December 1st, 2009
08:19 PM ET
9 years ago

Bash: President pushes back at critics

(CNN) - President Obama took a not so veiled hit at former Vice President Dick Cheney and other Republicans who accused him of dithering.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Dick Cheney • President Obama
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  1. Jason

    Of course he did, he can't take any form of constructive criticism. He needs to break free of his ego and stand by his decisions and not feel the need to respond to every critic.

    December 1, 2009 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  2. Steve, New York City

    "Dick" Cheney is completely useless – he is a two-faced, loud-mouthed war monger . . . WHO CARES what Dick Cheney says – maybe his next endeavor will be turning the GOP's "purity" test into a "racial purity" test.

    December 1, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  3. vic nashville , Tn

    Afghani and Pakistani they don’t like us they think we are the nation of Christianity

    Very hard to explain them that we like to help them

    Really tough for Obama

    December 1, 2009 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  4. mannygazbee

    he needs to have a conference to discuss the failings of dickcheney in public. not by being too academic about it. how many smart americans are there anyway!

    December 1, 2009 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  5. Dithering

    I thought dithering was his middle name. He should embrass his inner self, he's good at dithering, he does it better than any past president. It's his special skill.

    December 1, 2009 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  6. Scott, Tucson

    Well it only took obama some 92 days to make his decision on the request for more troops, if that's not dithering than what is?

    December 1, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  7. Tony kabetha

    The president satisfied many beyond our expectation, its easy to challenge him and by single out ly one element which can be seen to be good, but as a president he goes goes beyond known measures and circumstances and balancing out the domestic and allies support, partisanship, economy, difference from the past and the policy he stand and what he campaigned for.

    December 1, 2009 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  8. New Yorker

    He can take all the hits he wants but the fact remains he was dithering. Bush and Cheney were experienced enough to know that the troop increase is needed and as difficult as it is for Obama to send them I have no doubt that ti was any less difficult for Bush to send them when he had to. Just that the liberals want everyone to think that Bush was heartless. BTW, Bush didn't use his condolences for the troops families for photo ops.

    December 1, 2009 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  9. Republicans who accused him of dithering

    the republicans make me sick

    we are in the multitude of messes we are in solely because of them

    not a one questioned dummies Bush and Cheney about these lies

    I wish the GOP would just fold up shop

    December 1, 2009 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |