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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Compare Language of Obama and Cheney Speeches on National Security

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These are word clouds created by the language used in the speeches about national security given today by President Barack Obama and Dead-Ender Dick Cheney. The bigger the word, the more it was used in the speech. Click on the images to see larger versions. Notice any big differences? Like use of the words TERRORISM and 9/11 by Cheney vs. the words WILL, AMERICAN, PEOPLE and GUANTANAMO emphasized by Obama? Click for the complete texts of the speech by Obama -- and the one by Cheney. There he goes again. Hey, Dick, go back to your bat cave!

May 21, 2009 at 03:34 PM in Afghanistan, International Relations, Iraq War, Military Affairs, National Security, Obama Administration, Terrorism, Torture | Permalink


As one of the news reporters said this morning, we have never had a former Vice-president in such a confrontational debate with a seated President. Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich their comments to me are not so much about closing Guantonomo but more about insuring the Obama will not serve a second term. These tactics used by Gingrich and Cheney make me feel like we live in a third worlsd country. Are we headed for a junta? This is serious stuff. I hope with our help, President Obama can succeed.

On a lighter note, the news reported the other night that scientists had dicovered the oldest fossil. My immediate thought was it was Cheney and that he was found in an undisclosed hideout.

Posted by: Stephanie DuBois | May 21, 2009 4:09:49 PM

Let me first apologize for misspelling Guantanamo. My other point on Cheney is this. he talks about keeping America safe. But back when it was his turn to actually fight along side those individuals who did fight to keep our country safe, Cheney got 5 deferments and one or two of those was because his wife was pregnant. So I don't believe for one moment this is about America not being as safe under Obama.

Posted by: Stephanie DuBois | May 21, 2009 5:46:26 PM

It is infuriating that the mainstream media is giving this old "death squad" fossil so much attention. He and his whole mentality is obsolete.

Posted by: qofdisks | May 21, 2009 11:07:30 PM