Update: The White House shuts down Cheney.
I figured after Eric Holder's Newsweek interview, the loathsome Dick wouldn't be able to keep his pie hole shut, even though he should, given that it was the Bush administration that set free Gitmo detainees -- it didn't even bother to convict them in federal courts -- in Saudi Arabia for art therapy, after which they returned craftier than ever, making underwear bombs. There's no question, that this is about Dick's precious ego. He's very concerned that Obama isn't using useless worn out rhetoric such as "war on terror." I can't stand that phrase. It makes me sick to my stomach, mostly because it reminds me of how we invaded Iraq and killed scores of Iraqi women and children for "weapons of mass destruction" that weren't even there and how the U.S. engaged in torture. Torture. Disgusting.
But where's Sarah? She hasn't chimed in:
Cheney: Obama 'trying to pretend we are not at war' – says goal of presidency seems to be 'social transformation' -- The former vice president, in a statement to POLITICO: '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.' Politico