This was an important and historic exchange that happened this morning. I hope you didn't miss it. When watching both Obama and Cheney I kept asking myself: who is the one that speaks with authority; who is the one whose words have weight; who brings the gravitas?
You can read a combined and edited transcript of both their remarks in a point/counterpoint format here from the Washington Wire. A great synopsis of today's speeches on national security.
Former Vice President delivered today one of the great compelling moments on post-911 national security. It was nothing short of superb. You can read the transcript here.
However, Precedent Obama was nothing short of empty rhetoric. It was an apology to the terrorists; it was a national embarrassment. Obama is not cool; he's cold. And on the issue of national security, he is woefully inept. I guess governing all 57 states, One is bound to make gaffs. Take this morning for example The Precedent introduces his Defense Secretary (reading from a script mind you) as William Gates. William Gates? For those less informed, our Defense Secretary is Robert Gates. (William Gates is the founder of Microsoft.)
Says Brett Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights,
“He wraps himself in the Constitution, talks about American values and then proceeds to violate them.”
It would bode you well to read through Tom Maguire's recap at his JustOneMinute on this important issue of national security. It is brilliant. One of the great pundit lines on this morning is from ALLAHPUNDIT over at HotAir. He says this,
"In a nutshell: We must look forward while also remembering that everything is Bush’s fault, and we must not abandon our core ideals unless doing so would make things too difficult for The One."
Obama really is quite intellectually slow of mind. And they dare called Bush stupid. You can read Precedent Obama's speech here.
As always, pray our national leaders according to 1 Tim. 2:1-4.