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WH Hits Back: Obama 'Doesn't Need To Beat His Chest To Prove' Nation Is At War

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To put it simply: this President is not interested in bellicose rhetoric, he is focused on action. Seven years of bellicose rhetoric failed to reduce the threat from al Qaeda and succeeded in dividing this country. And it seems strangely off-key now, at a time when our country is under attack, for the architect of those policies to be attacking the President.

"Unfortunately too many are engaged in the typical Washington game of pointing fingers and making political hay, instead of working together to find solutions to make our country safer," he wrote.

Pfeiffer also defended Obama's policies as a big shift from when the U.S. was focused on Iraq for seven years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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