Skip to comments.Obama says Cheney approach "hasn't made us safer"
Posted on 03/22/2009 12:46:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hit back at former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of his policies on terrorism suspects, saying Cheney's approach had brought the United States scorn instead of security.
Obama told CBS network's "60 Minutes" program that the policy on detainees at Guantanamo Bay military prison under the administration of former President George W. Bush had been "unsustainable".
"How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney? It hasn't made us safer. What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment," Obama said, according to excerpts released by CBS on Saturday. The interview was to be broadcast on Sunday,
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It was certainly better then Jimmy Carter’s approach.
Yeah?! On basis of what?? I think the 2001-2008 track record of is pretty good for Bush/Chehey. And for us.
Considering this man has never held a gun and stood a post, his opinion on what makes us stronger vs. weaker is about as irrelevant as anything can be.
If one terrorist event happens in the U.S. after this statement, I want to hear his excuses to the victims and their relatives. Dolt!
What are “60 Minutes?” Is it a TV show? If so, it must be sympathetic to Hussein who only appears in front of preselected audiences and takes prepared questions from sympathetic questioners. Anyway, I don’t know anyone who watches it.
He’s basically saying it’s our fault terrorists plot evil against us.
This is coming from our “Wimp in Chief,” commanded by his teleprompter?
Screw yourself, Obamaloon. You’re doing a darned good job of doing it to us.
I’ll take the scorn of the entire world over thousands of dead Americans, Zero.
He’s on 60 minutes again?!?!
No, but he sat in classrooms of Ivy-league colleges and discussed such international political theories as “band-wagoning” and “balancing” with other arrogant liberal know-it-alls so he has it all figured out.
How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?..........
Depends on how you define justice. There are a lot of dead ones out there thanks to Bush/Cheney.
May not be a lot put through the US justice system though.
I’d rather have dead ones.
We haven’t been hit since 9/11 - now that Zero is in how soon will we be hit using >his< policies????
“How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by Vice President Cheney?”
Screw Justice! The best thing for “Terrorists’” is a Bullet in the Brain! The ones that we captured were cowards (obviously they didn’t want to meet their virgins).
What type of Justice did the RoP give anybody they captured? Seems like I recall they sliced people’s heads off
And you cutting the military, making friends with our enemies and basically offering a policy of appeasement is!
“Obama makes me miss Bill Clinton cause he spent most of his time screwing interns instead of the entire nation!”
He’s right. The Cheney approach did not make us safer. Obama still became president.
My country is in GREATER DANGER NOW with the Obombya in control than it ever was with Bush/Cheney.
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