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Thursday, September 23, 2010 , , , 0 Comments

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Ever since she lost that sweet State Department job — shocking that Hillary didn't keep her on when Dick and his sidekick left town — Liz Cheney has been all about Liz Cheney.

Not content with being scolded by fellow conservatives for attacking Justice Department lawyers who had represented suspected terrorists (like lawyers do) she's now decided that President Obama would just as soon shoot hoops and not worry about the possibility of terror attacks.

Liz Cheney blasted President Barack Obama in a statement Wednesday, saying he seems "unwilling to do what it takes" to protect the country from a terrorist attack.

Cheney released the statement following a report in the Washington Post that quotes journalist Bob Woodward's new book detailing the Obama administration's deliberations over U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

According to an excerpt, Obama sat down with Woodward last July to discuss the White House's struggle with the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

"We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger," Obama reportedly said in the interview.

In response, Cheney, the chairman of "Keep America Safe," said that Obama's "comment suggests an alarming fatalism on the part of President Obama and his administration."

"Once again the President seems either unwilling or unable to do what it takes to keep this nation safe. The President owes the American people an explanation," Cheney said.
What's the lesson here? That discussing how to deal with terrorism is off-limits? Or that people "need to watch what they say"?

Anyway, there's an easy response, one that Liz may have heard before. At home. "Fuck yourself."

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