Thursday, May 21, 2009

In The Interest of National Security

At 10 a.m. today, President Obama will deliver a major national security speech. President Obama will give a 35-minute speech, at the National Archives, that outlines his principles on national security. Specifically, President Obama will focus on enhanced interrogation techniques, closing Guantanamo Bay and how to handle the detainees.

President Obama seeks to counter the attacks from the conservatives, mainly from former Vice President Dick Cheney, about how to keep the country safe. Cheney has been a vocal critic of Obama’s policies, saying they leave the country vulnerable to terror attacks.

Immediately following President Obama’s speech, Cheney will deliver an address “Keeping America Safe: An Address by Dick Cheney” at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. Cheney will take questions in an open-press appearance.

I'll be watching both speeches.

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