The Obama/Cheney spat is doing nothing to help the country

President Obama and Dick Cheney are in a pissing contest over who is right on Gitmo.

President Obama and Dick Cheney are in a pissing contest over who is right on Gitmo.

By Gregory Moore

If there is one thing that we may all agree on, it is the fact that witnessing, seeing, and/or hearing the two speeches given by President Barack Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney makes for great theater.

That and it shows our enemies that we are not a united country as everyone wants to make it out to be.

Whether you are Democrat or Republican, for or against the policies that were in place for the last eight years or for the ones the current administration would like to put in place now, listening to the Commander in Chief and a former vice president bicker over semantics isn’t solving the Gitmo issue; all it is doing is giving talking points to a bunch of talking heads and added fodder to our enemies.

Yet instead of either side being grown up enough to say that we need to find a solution to a very serious problem, they want to point fingers like they are on the playground.

And now let’s add Tom Ridge to the firefight.

The former Homeland Security chief disagrees with Cheney’s views AND he disagrees with some assertions that Obama has made.

Oh and he thinks both guys are WRONG in how to approach the problem.

“Yeah, I disagree with Dick Cheney,” the Pennsylvania Republican and former Bush administration official told CNN’s John King, adding he “does not” think the country is more vulnerable to an attack under President Obama.

The interview will air this Sunday on “State of the Union w/John King”.

Okay fine so nobody has a clear answer on how to deal with Gitmo.

But how do you get rid of the damn partisanship from both sides of the aisle and come to a concensus as to what to do with the detainees?

The only way to do that is for both sides admit that both have made mistakes both past and present and that in the future they will work towards the common interest of national security.

That would be the easy solution to the problem but we all know that is not about to happen.

The country is deadlocked into watching to grown men pull out their  talley wackers and see who can piss the farthest to the wall from the urinal.

That’s sad commentary at a time when this country really should be uniting behind the administration and the administration should be listening to the joint voices saying we can fix this and other problems but it is going to take time.

Should Gitmo be closed down?


But do we need to watch the partisan mudslinging and pissing contests every day on the cable networks?

Probably not.

But then again, if I’m not mistaken this is sweeps month right?


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