Former Vice President Dick Cheney, May 21st, 2009.
“If liberals are unhappy about some decisions, and conservatives are unhappy about other decisions, then it may seem to them that the President is on the path of sensible compromise. But in the fight against terrorism, there is no middle ground, and half-measures keep you half exposed.
“You cannot keep just some nuclear-armed terrorists out of the United States, you must keep every nuclear-armed terrorist out of the United States. Triangulation is a political strategy, not a national security strategy. There is never a good time to compromise when the lives and safety of the American people are in the balance.”
Calm, measured, logical common sense.
Read the rest of the speech here.