So sayeth White House deputy national security adviser John Brennan, at least. Funny how that never occurred to him and his fellow Democrats when George W. Bush was in the White House. Someone needs to be taken out behind the woodshed. Consider Brennan's whining and bellyaching about being called out for sucking at his job:
Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda. Terrorists are not 100-feet tall. Nor do they deserve the abject fear they seek to instill. They will, however, be dismantled and destroyed, by our military, our intelligence services and our law enforcement community. And the notion that America's counterterrorism professionals and America's system of justice are unable to handle these murderous miscreants is absurd.
The Democrats don't have a very long memory, nor do they have much of an attention span. Let's take a trip down Nancy Pelosi's memory lane shall we?
"Bush is an incompetent leader. In fact, he's not a leader,'' Pelosi said. "He's a person who has no judgment, no experience and no knowledge of the subjects that he has to decide upon.''
"He has on his shoulders the deaths of many more troops, because he would not heed the advice of his own State Department of what to expect after May 1 when he ... declared that major combat is over,'' Pelosi charged. "The shallowness that he has brought to the office has not changed since he got there.''
"Not to get personal about it, but the president's capacity to lead has never been there. In order to lead, you have to have judgment. In order to have judgment, you have to have knowledge and experience. He has none,'' Pelosi said.
"This president has demonstrated very clearly that he does not have the capacity to present a plan to transition,'' she said.
"The only way we can get more troops from other countries is to have a president who respects the other countries. It's hopeless for George Bush. He has made it hopeless."
Brennan (and others in his party now worried that the Obama Administration's failures-most especially in the area of Foreign Policy-might just result in a loss of power and a lot of Democrats sitting on their own front porches come December 2010) seems to be under the impression that the only reason anyone is criticizing Obama is because of some perceived political gain:
Politics should never get in the way of national security. But too many in Washington are now misrepresenting the facts to score political points, instead of coming together to keep us safe.
Apparently Brennan didn't tie off with Pelosi before making such a claim:
"The risk in many of us speaking out in the way that I'm speaking out to you right now is that people will say, 'Oh, it's just political,' '' Pelosi said.
Yet in the end, Pelosi said, she is confident that the failures in Iraq, as well as discontent over domestic issues, will defeat Bush in November.
"He's gone,'' Pelosi said of Bush. "He's so gone.''
That's pretty much where we are now with Obama, Nance...but thanks for playing.
PS-Can I replay one tiny little crumb over again for effect please?
In order to lead, you have to have judgment. In order to have judgment, you have to have knowledge and experience.
Now who ELSE might I say that about...hmm, let me think...