Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney published a scathing op ed in The Wall Street Journal reflecting on the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 and slamming Barack Obama for having done more to weaken the U.S. than any other president. Naturally the left went crazy over Cheney’s accusations.
In their editorial, published in the Journal on September 9, the Cheneys say “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,” the pair added.
The former VP is particularly critical of Obama’s penchant of releasing terrorists as well as Obama’s policy of refusing to even capture them in the first place.
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.
Cheney also scolded Obama, one-time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current Sec. of State John Kerry for bending over backwards for Iran’s Mullahs.
“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,” they wrote.
Naturally the far left went out of its tiny collective mind over the Cheney editorial slamming Obama as feckless in the war on terror.
Liberal writer Eric Boehlert led the way slamming Cheney for the article.
Dick Cheney was VP when 3K Americans killed by terror. so of course he and daughter lecture Obama ab keeping US safe https://t.co/NXq1uBAl07
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) September 10, 2016
Boehlert’s tweet was mild compared to the rest.
WSJ publishing an op-ed by Dick Cheney on 9/11 is like the Post Office issuing a Unabomber stamp.
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) September 11, 2016
— Robert (@robwiii) September 10, 2016
— Carolyn Gonzalez (@carogonza) September 11, 2016
Ex-VP Cheney? shouldn’t that be War Profiteer Dick Cheney? Or Human Stain Dick Cheney? Put him in his own #basketofdeplorabes.
— Scott Springer (@scott_springer) September 11, 2016
One leftist even thought there should be a law, or something, to prevent people from criticizing Obama on the anniversary of 9/11.
@daniel_thecuban poor choice. It’s disrespectful to be so arrogant on a date that is partly his responsibility.
— TEZNYCish (@TezNyc) September 11, 2016
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