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Submitted by Rafi Marom (United States), Mar 31, 2011 at 19:57

Dear Dr. Pipes:

You are absolutely right in writing that President Obama is really acting like President Bush the Younger. I was present at a Republican Jewish Coalition meeting held in Washington in December,2008 at which then Vice President Dick Cheney gave some valedictorian remarks in this vein.

What I remember from two years ago was a lot of praise for Mr. Obama's decision to keep Robert Gates as the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Cheney also told the audience of the reaction of the newly elected President to his first intelligence briefing given to both him and to President Bush. Mr. Chaney told us that Mr. Obama was truly impressed with the information, not partisan ideas, but, the results of the intelligence community, dealing with the very dangerous prisoners being held in Guantanamo, the slowly improving situation in Iraq, the problems facing the U.S. in Afghanistan and a whole plethora of other concerns in the Middle East. As Mr. Chaney told the story, in his opinion, Mr. Obama came out of the briefing a very different man.

Your observation only confirms the difference between Obama the President and Obama the Candidate.

And, if anyone doubts what I have written, one can do what the great American philosopher, Casey Stengel said," You can look it up."


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