Dick Cheney is one of those names we wish would just disappear from existence. I won’t discuss my hatred for this man, but I am guessing most of you feel the same way.
Cheney and his daughter Liz wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal reflecting on 9/11 and tearing into President Obama for showing weakness on the world stage.
The Cheney’s wrote: “Defeating our enemies has been made significantly more difficult by the policies of Barack Obama. No American president has done more to weaken the U.S., hobble our defenses or aid our adversaries.”
They said they believe Obama cares more about “reducing America’s power than to defeating our enemies” and his policies have strengthened terrorist groups.
They also object to Obama stopping interrogations of terrorists and even letting people go (because waterboarding works so well, not to mention it is TORTURE):
“We are no longer interrogating terrorists in part because we are no longer capturing terrorists. Since taking office, the president has recklessly pursued his objective of closing the detention facility at Guantanamo by releasing current detainees—regardless of the likelihood they will return to the field of battle against us. Until recently, the head of recruitment for ISIS in Afghanistan and Pakistan was a former Guantanamo detainee, as is one of al Qaeda’s most senior leaders in the Arabian Peninsula.
As he released terrorists to return to the field of battle, Mr. Obama was simultaneously withdrawing American forces from Iraq and Afghanistan. He calls this policy “ending wars.” Most reasonable people recognize this approach as losing wars.”
And while the Cheney’s don’t discuss this year’s election, they do single out Hillary Clinton and lump her in with Obama on the Iran deal because of her tenure as Secretary of State:
“President Obama and Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry were so concerned with pleasing Iran’s ruling mullahs that they were willing to overlook the American blood on Iranian hands and decades of Iran’s activities as the world’s leading state sponsor of terror. In pursuit of the nuclear deal, they made concession after dangerous concession.
Every promise made to the American people about the Obama nuclear agreement has been broken. We were promised a “world-class” verification process. Instead, the Iranians are allowed in key instances to verify themselves.
We were promised the agreement would “block every pathway” to an Iranian nuclear weapon. Instead, the Obama-Clinton agreement virtually guarantees an Iranian nuclear weapon, gives them access to the latest in centrifuge technology and will likely usher in a nuclear arms race across the Middle East.”
They want the next president to “recognize that Islamic terrorists pose an existential threat to the U.S…. [and] instruct the military to provide plans necessary to defeat them and deny them safe havens.”
So, do you think they are voting for Trump?
Remember, both George W. Bush and his father have said strongly that they won’t vote for Trump.