August 30, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
Obama: Bush-Cheney 'Security Apparatus' Makes Us 'Pretty Safe' (DANIEL HALPER, 8/30/14, Weekly Standard)
"I don't have to tell you, anybody who has been watching TV this summer, it seems like it is just wave after wave ofupheaval, most of it surrounding the Middle East. You're seeing a change in the order in the Middle East. But the old order is having a tough time holding together and the new order has yet to be born, and in the interim, it's scary."Then he told the Democratic donors not to worry because measures put in place by Bush and Cheney "make us ... pretty safe.""The good news is that we actually have a unprecedented military capacity, and since 9/11 have built up a security apparatus that makes us in the here and now pretty safe. We have to be vigilant, but this doesn't immediately threaten the homeland. What it does do, though, is it gives a sense, once again, for future generations, is the world going to be upended in ways that affect our kids and our grandkids."
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 30, 2014 3:17 PM