Dick Cheney's at it again delivering more scary and threatening words to anyone who will listen to his BS rhetoric. Dick, Dick, Dick haven't you eaten your cornflakes today?
Someone put a muzzle on this guy he still thinks he's in power.Seriously, Dick go play some golf, go hunting or fishing.Is your ego so big you have to waste people's time with more devlish hard threats to the Democrats.You and Bushy wasted 8 years with your broken policies, unprepared decision making,and threats to people around the world people got sick of your bullying tactics.
Did someone take your geritol Dick? I know you do this for the attention like so many former headliners who just want to make the public aware your still alive.Not getting the attention you deserve you have to come out with these outlandish statements.Dick take a chill pill America is tired of your BS and doesn't really care what you think.Your history now go play some golf. I know it must be tough having millions of dollars in your bank account without anyone to listen to you but America will survive quite well without your meddling.Like Houdini just disappear we don't need more rubbish.
Cheney: Obama pretending we are not at war
Posted: December 30th, 2009 10:14 AM ET
From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
Cheney is out with new criticisms of Obama.
(CNN) – In blistering new comments Wednesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney says President Obama's reaction to the botched terrorist attack on Christmas Day is proof the president "is trying to pretend we are not at war."
In his first statement since the Christmas Day terror attempt, Cheney hits Obama for what he describes as the president's "low key" response to the events last week, and criticizes the administration's broader approach to national security.
"He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war," Cheney says. "He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war."
Cheney adds that Obama outwardly "pretends we aren't [at war]," and the former vice president repeats his months-long criticism that the new president has made America "less safe."
"Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war?" Cheney asks. "It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency – social transformation—the restructuring of American society."
Democrats note President Bush was not subjected to criticisms from either Democrats or the media when he waited six days to respond to Richard Reid's attempted shoe-bombing of an airline on December 22, 2001. Like Obama, Bush was on vacation when that botched terrorist attack occurred 8 years ago.
Obama has referred to both conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq as wars, though his administration has been reluctant to use the phrase "War on Terror."
Cheney's comments are the latest criticisms of the new administration over the course of the last year, in which he has declared President Obama has put the country's security at an elevated level of risk as a result of a string of national security decisions that largely went at odds with Bush administration practices.
Cheney's past comments have met criticism from many Democrats and some members of the media who say he would be better off following the example set by former President George Bush, who has remained largely silent on the actions of his successor.
However the former vice president's forceful critique of Obama has been met with praise from conservative corners, leading the conservative publication Human Events to award him the title of "Conservative of the Year."
Cheney's statements also echo that of several congressional Republicans who have criticized the president's response to the terrorist attempt over the last several days.
GOP members of Congress have sharply pressed on how the suspected terrorist could fly in the first place after his own father had warned authorities his son was possibly under the influence of religious extremists.
Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Michigan, the top Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, said the White House isn't sharing information, and posted a message on Twitter accusing the administration of "stonewalling."
"The threat to the United States is real. I think this administration has downplayed it," Hoekstra said. "They need to recognize it, identify it."
Hoekstra also sent a fundraising e-mail to supporters Tuesday derailing "week-kneed liberals," a solicitation the Democratic National Committee later called "shameful."
Meanwhile, South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who Democrats blame for holding up the confirmation of the president's TSA nominee, said the new administration has "downplayed terrorism."
"The president has downplayed terrorism since he took office," DeMint told CBS Wednesday. "He doesn't use the word anymore."
Full Cheney statement:
Statement from former Vice President Cheney 12/29/09:
As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war.
He seems to think if he has a low key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war.
He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war.
He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war.
He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war.
He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, “war on terror,” we won’t be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe.
Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war?
It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency – social transformation—the restructuring of American society.
President Obama’s first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war.