Must have been a good policy

It seems that all those things that President Bush did may not have been so bad. I wonder where Code Pink, Huffington Post and Daily Kos are now?

(Emphasis below is mine)

Congress on Thursday passed a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists. Votes taken in rapid succession in the Senate and House came after lawmakers rejected attempts to temper the law enforcement powers to ensure that individual liberties are not abused.

Following the 250-153 evening vote in the House, the legislation to renew three terrorism-fighting authorities headed for the president’s signature with only hours to go before the provisions expired at midnight.

With Obama currently in France, the White House said the president would use an autopen machine that holds a pen and signs his actual signature. It is only used with proper authorization of the president. Minutes before the midnight deadline, the White House said Obama had signed the bill.
Obama said he was pleased the act had been extended.

Not only did he extend it, he did it remotely with a high speed autopen machine that can sign his signature. So while he is in France he is telling his Michael Moore and America hating supporters that he doesn’t care why they put him in office, he is going to do what is neccesary to secure this country.

I applaud him for being a wise man and leading with what he knows is right and not with his pride. This is not the first time he has extended it, this is the second time.

I also think this is a great example that it is easy to throw darts from the sidelines at the man in the chair, but why one shouldn’t. President Obama had not been enlightened to all the intelligence and security details prior to being sworn in, but now that he has been in the office and gets those daily intelligence updates he knows why President Bush did so many of the things he did after 9/11/01.

Now Obama would really impress me if he got in front of the podium just one time and rather than blaming Bush, gave him credit and applauded all that he had done.



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