Cheney: Obama policies risk catastrophic attacks
Former vice president Cheney
does not appear to support the
new policies of the new president.
Former vice president Dick Cheney has warned that President Barack Obama's anti-terror policies risk exposing the United States to a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack.
In his first interview since Obama's inauguration, with Politico Tuesday, Cheney was unapologetic about the bitter controversies surrounding his own influential role in president George W. Bush's "war on terror."
Cheney said Obama would regret his commitment to closing down the Guantanamo Bay internment camp and ending harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects.
"These are evil people. And we're not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek," he said in the interview, conducted at an office near Cheney's new home in Washington's Virginia suburbs.
Cheney is giving a tough
warning to the new president.
In an exclusive interview with Politico, the former vice president says he fears that the Obama team doesn't know what it takes to defend the United States:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed. ...
“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said
Protecting the country’s security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” he said. “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.” ...
This may be a family feud.
But could it be possible that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Vice President Dick Cheney share a common ancestor?
Cheney's wife Lynne says yes.
In an interview on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Cheney said that in the course of researching her husband's genealogy for her new book, "Blue Skies, No Fences," she discovered that the two public figures share an ancestor eight generations ago