Former Vice President Dick Cheney is not happy. He is not happy one bit! All of the Bush administration’s policies that in effect abolished the basic civil liberties of not only Americans, but those in foreign countries like Iraq, have been reinstated by the Obama admininstration.
It really has got to be infuriating for Bush cronies to see that within the first sixty days of President Barack Obama’s four year trek, almost a dozen policies and practices of the Bush administration have been tossed out the window. Our personal favorite? The veil of secrecy and exclusion of the press when it pertained to issues of Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, families of fallen soldiers can decide whether or not the press can photograph their loved ones coming home from the Middle East. The media can be present to report the news.
However, Dick Cheney tolf CNN’s John King that the Obama adminstration “is making choices that in my mind will raise the risk to the American people.” The choices that Cheney is specifically referring to are the closures of Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA prisons around the world, along with the banning of of controversial interrogation techniques such as waterboarding. By eliminating these tactics, Cheney is really saying that the United States will look soft to hostile countries and terrorist organizations, which is an open invitation to 9/11 part two.
According to Dick Cheney, terrorizing innocent people and holding them hostage without due process is “absolutely essential to the success we enjoy, of being able to collect the intelligence that led us to defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11. I think it’s a great success story. It was done legally, it was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles.”
Incredible! And when it comes to the declining economy, sickening health care practices and insurance, poor public education, high unemployment and Katrina coupled with numerous other important domestic issues, Cheney confessed that these were “secondary” to the pre-emptive war in Iraq. Did you read that clearly? The American peoples plight came in second when put up against invading a country that didn’t attack us on 9/11. “Secondary?” No. Katrina proved that every day Americans weren’t even in the equation, not even cracking the top ten spot.
“I think it was the right thing to do,” Dick Cheney told John King arrogantly.