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Boehner says Obama “Tries” to be soft on terror

May 29, 2010

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“I don’t know why the administration continues to change the terms of the debate. Why they refuse to say that this is a war against terrorism or a war against terrorists,” Boehner said in an appearance on the conservative Mike Gallagher radio show.

“I guess they are trying to be soft,” Boehner said. “They are trying to be kind and considerate.”

Boehner is, of course, lying.

Obama frequently uses the words “terrorist” and “war on terror.”

Boehner is safe in his lies because nobody on the right will question them. Almost all Obama’s speeches are on line but nobody on the right is going to look to see if it’s true or not.

This is from Obama’s 2009 State of the Union address:

We are now carefully reviewing our policies in both wars, and I will soon announce a way forward in Iraq that leaves Iraq to its people and responsibly ends this war. And with our friends and allies, we will forge a new and comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan to defeat al Qaeda and combat extremism. Because I will not allow terrorists to plot against the American people from safe havens half a world away.

In Obama’s speech on national security in May 2009, he used the word “terror” or “terrorist” 27 times.

During his recent speech to West Point he used the word “terror” or “terrorist 5 times including this:

Al Qaeda and its affiliates are small men on the wrong side of history.  They lead no nation.  They lead no religion.  We need not give in to fear every time a terrorist tries to scare us.  We should not discard our freedoms because extremists try to exploit them.  We cannot succumb to division because others try to drive us apart.   We are the United States of America, and we have repaired our union, and faced down fascism, and outlasted communism.  We’ve gone through turmoil, we’ve gone through Civil War, and we have come out stronger — and we will do so once more.

The 90,000 troops in Afghanistan and more than 100 drone attacks prove Obama isn’t soft on anything. He’s done WAY more than Bush did to combat terrorism and the right wing is struggling hard to make that somehow not be true.

Good luck with that.