Obama Getting It From All Sides

Cheney criticizing Obama
Cheney criticizing Obama

Well I guess when you’re elected president, people not only line up to praise you, but they also line up to criticize you.  Just this week alone he’s heard negative feedback from the public on the Special Olympics comments made on “The Tonight Show,” a growing concern on the economy, calls for his Treasury Secretary to resign, and of course no one is forgetting the AIG debacle where several executives received millions of dollars in bonus money.  Well the president is dishing it back, seemingly reminding everyone who’ll listen, “I’m the president,” in trying to accept responsibility.  He even had response to former Vice President Dick Cheney, who also had something to say.

Cheney has been critical on President Obama’s plans on closing Guantanamo Bay by claiming that the move will make America less safe.  “Now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, rasie the risk to the American people of another attack,” the former vice president told CNN.   

Obama questioned the previous administration’s belief on detainees saying, “how many terrorist have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?”  He continued, “it hasn’t made us safer.  What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment.”  Obama has said previously and restated that the Bush administration’s policy on holding detainees for years with no trails is “unsustainable.”

Not for nothin’, but I guess you have to take the bitter with the sweet in the position he’s in.  Everyone’s not going to agree with you all the time.  Especially in times such as this.  Even if he does everything right, people are still going to come up with things to criticize.  It started two years ago when he decided to run for president and will go on well after he leaves office.


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