Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.

And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk in ways more severe than most Americans — and, he charged, many members of Obama’s own team — understand.

“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.

Protecting the country’s security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” he said. “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.”

I have a second cousin who is a high-ranking officer in the military. He has been fighting terrorists for years. Say what you want about Dick Cheney and the policies of Bush, but Cheney is right, we are in a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business. One of the things that terrorists have is a tremendous amount of patience. They hate our freedoms, but will stop at nothing to use them against us, and use them to attack us. People point at Bush after 9/11, but I guarantee that attack was years in the making, probably under Clinton's watch, and make no mistake, Clinton was warned and chose to ignore it. We will be in an extremely vulnerable position once we are out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and they will keep coming. Remaining vigilant is our only hope, and I pray that Obama takes that heart or we will find ourselves in a much tougher position than we are in now.

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