It has been annoying seeing the media pushed seemingly willingly to embrace a conservative opposition of the stimulus package and economics in general. But to start to take on a Dick Cheneyesque approach to our defense is getting to be a bit much. Politico, looking for easy stories and having a former VP down the hall seem to be in hog heaven.
As Glenn Greenwald notes for Maddow, it seems to be about laying out an argument for why Obama is a failure in the aftermath of a potential terrorist attack. Now, GW wasn't after 9/11 for some reason, he even gets some strange cred for it, but the argument is being made preemptively against Obama. Really that is SO Dick Cheney.