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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:12 PM
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Bush Speechwriter: Obama Is 'Most Dangerous' President Ever
Someone sounds 'bitter'.

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/terrorism/former-bush... /

The Plum LineGreg Sargent's blog
Former Bush Speechwriter: Obama Is Most Dangerous Man Ever To Occupy Oval Office


Former Bush chief speechwriter Marc Thiessen kicked up a big fuss yesterday with a Washington Post Op ed slamming Obamas executive orders by saying that if theres another terror attack, Americans will hold Obama responsible.

Today Thiessen ratchets up the rhetoric a couple dozen notches in a post at National Review:

The CIA program he is effectively shutting down is the reason why America has not been attacked again after 9/11. He has removed the tool that is singularly responsible for stopping al-Qaeda from flying planes into the Library Tower in Los Angeles, Heathrow Airport, and Londons Canary Warf, and blowing up apartment buildings in Chicago, among other plots. Its not even the end of inauguration week, and Obama is already proving to be the most dangerous man ever to occupy the Oval Office.


Obama is already the most dangerous President ever?

Heres the thing about this. You have here an assertion that crosses over from mere opinion into verifiable or disprovable assertion. If youre going to say that someone has already proven himself to be dangerous, as opposed to merely being potentially dangerous, you need to point to empirical evidence of this, such as lives lost to foreign threats on your watch. There havent been any such lives lost under President Obama yet, unlike other past Presidents.

That aside, whatever side of the arguments on torture and Guantanamo Bay youre on, this is the sort of toxic rhetoric that is supposed to draw condemnation from the sort of non-partisan Beltway pundits that routinely call for civility and bipartisan comity in our political discourse. Yet were not hearing much of anything about this increasingly vitriolic attack campaign from those folks at all. And Im not expecting to either.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:14 PM
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1. Bitter, party of one...
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:15 PM
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2. Isn't "bitter" British slang for beer?
:D
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:16 PM
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It's not patriotic to criticize the Commander in Chief
This guy needs to shut his mouth.
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:21 PM
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11. That's what we need to tell these four flushing talking heads.
After all, they spent eight frigging years telling us that it wasn't patriotic to criticize the President when he was their bud.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:16 PM
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3. Marc, we sincerely hope he is
because anybody who threatens you is good for this country.
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Siwsan Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:16 PM
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4. If you're attached to the bushco-neocon criminal cartel, he is
I guess he would be considered dangerous to them and their agenda. Now that his papers are going to be open to scrutiny, I wonder if even little georgie is starting to have some sleepless nights.
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:25 PM
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16. Dumbya hasn't been sober since Tuesday and it may be awhile before he is.
I'll bet he's a nasty drunk too - Who's going to take away his bottle long enough for him to sober up enough to hear the news?
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:16 PM
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5. The most dangerous president to the republicans sick war-mongering imperialism & corprorate ideology
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 05:20 PM by LaPera
And that certainly is a GREAT thing!!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:23 PM
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13. That is my thought also. Indeed he is dangerous.
Dangerous to those who have been profiting off the health and safety of the world. And they say it like it's a bad thing. Odd.
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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:17 PM
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6. Are Sarah Palin and Marc Thiessen trying to get President Obama killed with their hateful rhetoric?
"Some people" might think so.

Hekate


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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:24 PM
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15. Bingo! That's the problem.
The incitement, in so many words.
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mattvermont Donating Member (428 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:18 PM
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7. regardless of tools available
The powers that be can make him "the most dangerous president in history" with a few phone calls.
Another fabricated attack is likely, if it fits the greater agenda. Prove me wrong.
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corpseratemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:54 PM
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19.  I think you're right :o(

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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:18 PM
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8. Did he bother holding Bush responsible for 911?
Goose meet Gander.

I'll agree, Obama is the most dangerous President ever for the SCUMS who would steal our Liberty.
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:18 PM
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9. I can hardly wait for all of the investigations to begin for the Bush misAdministration.....
Sure would be nice to see one that reopens "What really happened on 911" as well.

These Repukes are just falling all over themselves to condemn President Obama.
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:21 PM
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10. Obama Is Most Dangerous Man Ever To Occupy Oval Office
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 05:22 PM by Ernesto
Tell that to the innocent dead Iraqis and their families!
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:50 PM
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26. Hell, tell it to the families of the 911 victims. n/t
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book_worm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:23 PM
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12. Proof positive that Obama has been doing a great job.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:24 PM
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14. The more dangerous to the far right, the better...
n/t
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:27 PM
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17. Of course he is. Dangerous to the profits of the corporate criminals who...
...feed parasites like Thiessen.

NGU.

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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 05:28 PM
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18. The light of day always scares the bejesus out of the undead.
They prefer dark places like under rocks, under their beds, in undisclosed locations,and locked in secret rooms.
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DeltaLitProf Donating Member (459 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:09 PM
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20. Explanation for the lack of commentary on Thiessen's rant
He's a nobody.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:18 PM
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21. The tens of trillions of $ damage junior's policies and actions inflicted on the American economy
and stock markets must not have risen to being dangerous. :shrug: :P
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:22 PM
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22. and junior* wasn't dangerous? creating terrorists for 7 years.....great googley moogley
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:41 PM
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23. He gives the chimp way too much credit
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 06:44 PM by jimshoes
for something they had absolutely no control over. But I expect they will not miss an opportunity to try and polish the turd's record on "terra". And they always seem to forget the big one that happened while someone was asleep at the switch on Sept 11.
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MiniMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:28 PM
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24. That's PRESIDENT Obama you asshat
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:30 PM
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25. Marc Thiessen sounds like a loon.. He is a vintage '03 neocon.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 07:38 PM by annabanana
aside from being a "B*sh speechwriter" (which is nearly oxymoronic).. What else is he involved in?

History Will Remember Bush Well
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123241445616196157.html

here he is with Rummy in '03
http://www.kennerly.com/editorial/gallery.php?page=043


Title of Image Donald Rumsfeld, Marc Thiessen et al
Credit: David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

Date March 21, 2003

Location Washington, D.C.


(L-R) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and chief speechwriter for Secretary of Defense, Marc Thiessen, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Larry DiRita, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Captain T. McCreary, public affairs advisor to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard B. Myers and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force General Richard B. Myers (back in foreground) work in Rumsfeld's office at the Pentagon.

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