The new tricky Dicky Cheney- who just won’t go away he is so desparately clinging to power, guns, money, bad hair & religion- used his warmonger award speech to call President Obama’s strategy in Afghanistan ‘dithering.’ The White House didn’t let this one pass, dispatching press secretary Robert Gibbs
“I think it’s a curious comment, given — I think it’s pretty safe to say that the vice president was for seven years not focused on Afghanistan. . . . What Vice President Cheney calls “dithering,” President Obama calls his solemn responsibility to the men and women in uniform and to the American public. I think we’ve all seen what happens when somebody doesn’t take that responsibility seriously.
It is also being reported that The Cheney-Bush administration didn’t even have a senior WH official dealing with the war in Afghanistan for years. Even Reb. Sen. Lamar Alexander found Cheney’s remarks so ludicrious that he threw this out “I want [Obama] to take the time to get it right.”
And then there is Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who worked for C-B, “I will tell you, I think that the strategy that the president put forward in late March is the first real strategy we have had for Afghanistan since the early 1980s.”