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Tough talk in WashingtonPosted Monday, April 20, 2009, at 6:03 PM
Seems like Republicans are ganging up on President Obama over the past few days.
Obama's been criticized for supposedly being too friendly to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Remember before the election when one of the criticisms of Obama was that lack of experience in foreign policy might lead to naivety? As Obama says, just talking to Chavez doesn't threaten our country.
I think Obama's on the right track with his attitude that the U.S. should set an example by working with, and listening, to other countries. Arrogance, as a nation, doesn't help us.
And we still have all the firepower we need to take care of those countries that may try to hurt us.
Now Obama's absorbing verbal jabs for revealing what some think is too much about the CIA's interrogation techniques against alleged terrorists.
Obama was criticized for being too critical of his predecessor's policies. Well, we do have freedom of speech. And Republicans haven't spared the rhetoric lately.
Looks like business as usual in Washington: Each side out for themselves.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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