Friday, October 23, 2009

Cheney: Says It All And Pounces On Obama

"Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that the Bush administration had developed a new strategy on the war in Afghanistan before leaving office -- a strategy that he said "bears a striking resemblance" to the one announced by President Obama in March.

In a speech to the Center for Security Policy, Cheney said the Bush administration handed Obama's transition team a policy review of the Afghan war conducted last fall to meet the new challenges posed by the Taliban.

"They asked us not to announce our findings publicly, and we agreed, giving them the benefit of our work and the benefit of the doubt," Cheney said."

Interesting political strategy: denounce the Bush administration for its failure to lead on Afghanistan but adopt its policies wholesale - all while asking the Bush people to remain silent. Proving once again that it's all about them.

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