So, with sanctimonious moralizing and empty generalizations Obama publicly condemned the previous administration’s genuine, lawful efforts to keep America safe. It’s as if Obama were still campaigning for the presidency employing the loopiest rhetoric from the Democratic extreme left.
BHO: All too often, our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight. But all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us, Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists and citizens, fell silent.
HH: Mark Steyn, this is a deeply dishonest statement. It lacks the specificity that would allow people to rebut it, and it is an attempt to give himself credit for that which he does not deserve, the national security success of the last eight years, and to diminish that success.....
If he keeps this up Obama will easily overtake Jimmy Carter as "worst president".
And here’s Dick Cheney’s much better national security speech.