Skip to comments.Cheney steps up assault on Obama
Posted on 05/12/2009 4:26:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON (AFP) Former vice president Dick Cheney stepped up his assault on President Barack Obama on Tuesday, warning he was making "huge" mistakes on the economy and stripping America's anti-terror arsenal.
Cheney, who has emerged as a fierce defender of the last US administration -- while former president George W. Bush's has remained silent -- also said Obama's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay terror camp was a "terrible" idea.
"Bottom line is, we successfully defended the nation for seven-and-a-half years against a follow-on attack to 9/11," Cheney said in an interview with Fox Business Network.
"That was a remarkable achievement. Nobody would have thought that was possible, but it was. I believe it was possible because of the policies we had in place, which they're now dismantling."
Cheney defended the harsh CIA interrogation methods used on terror suspects, branded by critics as torture, which the Obama administration has halted.
He also weighed in on Guantanamo Bay camp which Obama has vowed to close within a year.
"I think it's a terrible idea," Cheney said.
Cheney's interview represented his second attack on the administration within three days, especially targeting anti-terror policies repudiating the tactics of the former Bush administration.
"I think that we are stripping ourselves of some of the capabilities that we used in order to block, if you will, or disrupt activities by Al-Qaeda that would have led to additional attacks," Cheney said.
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Image abroad is more important than public safety. Elections have consequences.
Baghdad Bob Gibbs is a fat-ass clown and buffoon.
I’m glad Cheney is doing this. Gibbs is an obnoxious, pig-faced little creep.
there is still one real man left in DC.
“Let them hate us as long as they fear us”
The rePUBE party have become nothing but defensive sniveling wussies (couldn't post the p word).
Gibbs and 0bama need to go hunting and fishing with Cheney.
tough man with a bad heart
(i know how it feels)
Someone ask Obama if he would trade Cheney for Biden . . . . Our VP Can whip your VP.
cheney has something Obama needs......Experience.....Character....Leadership.
Cheney always has been a good man.
Fighting the good fight.
“referring to the damage it had wrought on the US image abroad.”
You can fertilize your garden with that.
How much better is our image now? The One doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of cooperation from anyone. Of course, there have been so many machinations in the first 100 days that who could trust him?
Yes! The predominant image of the USA abroad is “that country with an unpredictable goofball for a president.”
Speaking of which, I have two neutered tomcats who are tougher than some of them.
I always liked Cheney. I can’t help it. I am a sucker for him. I never believed the lies like some of my friends did.
Good move by former Vice President Cheney.
He has put this administration on notice that
if something happens during their watch,
it’s THEIR fault.
They could have kept in place the policies that
have kept us safe these last years ........but NOOOOO.
Ok there are a couple, on the pundit side of the administration who cannot stop! They just yammer on and on and don't let others have a say, even when it is someone elses turn to respond. But those are the dncmedia wing of it.