Thursday, May 21, 2009

Obama on National Security Cheney on 9/11

Both sides may be sincere in their views, but neither side is right. The American people are not absolutist, and they don’t elect us to impose a rigid ideology on our problems. They know that we need not sacrifice our security for our values, nor sacrifice our values for our security, so long as we approach difficult questions with honesty, and care, and a dose of common sense. That, after all, is the unique genius of America. That is the challenge laid down by our Constitution. That has been the source of our strength through the ages. That is what makes the United States of America different as a nation.

It was a historic speech and in contrast we had Dick Cheney.

9/11 was mentioned at least 25 times and he admitted to breaking the rule of law.

It is a fact that only detainees of the highest intelligence value were ever subjected to enhanced interrogation. You've heard endlessly about waterboarding. It happened to three terrorists.

And the hypocrisy.

And to call this a program of torture is to libel the dedicated professionals who have saved American lives, and to cast terrorists and murderers as innocent victims.

I smell "bad apples."

There was no debate about national security. One guy is the President and attempting to build our nation and move forward while learning from our past. And another is guy still telling you to fear brown people and if you disagree with him you are Un-American.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message.

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