Sniping at the president by Republicans, including former vice president Cheney, and by conservative radio and TV commentators, borders on — if not passing into — asinine.Georgia Republican Bob Barr, who distinguished himself by not lying.
The criticism has included such childishness as blasting Obama for waiting a few days before making a national speech on the incident. For heaven’s sake, the president was briefed on the incident from the moment it occurred; he made statements almost immediately indicating his concern and that he was being regularly briefed; he took time to gather the facts and meet with his national security team; and then he appeared publicly to give a rational, measured, but hard-hitting response. And for this, a former vice president criticizes him.
January 9, 2010
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