Obama’s Strategy of Being Likeable isn’t Working

Posted: 30th December 2009 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in National Security / Foreign Affairs

According to Politico, Dick Cheney is again striking out at Obama for his weakness on national security.  I’ve said before that I don’t know if I necessarily agree with former Presidents (or VP’s too I guess) commenting on a current President, but I will admit that Cheney is right.

Basically Cheney is railing against the fact that Obama wants to pretend we are not at war, and he thinks that by pretending a threat isn’t there, it will just go away.

Also quoted in the Politico article is a comment from Obama that is supposedly from November 27, 2007 on New Hampshire Public Radio:

“I truly believe that the day I’m inaugurated, that not only does the country look at itself differently, but the world looks at America differently. If I’m reaching out to the Muslim world, they understand that I’ve lived in a Muslim country and I may be a Christian, but I also can understand their point of view. …

“The world will have confidence that I am listening to them, and that our future and our security is tied up with our ability to work with other countries in the world. That will ultimately make us safer. And that’s something that this administration has failed to understand.”

That appears to be the crux of the Obama Administration’s national security plan, as many critics have said all along – the world will like me and thus will like America since I’m the President, so why would anyone want to try to attack us?

Maybe now Obama will realize his error and get serious about things that should be taken seriously.

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