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Feb 4, 2009

Cheney Criticizes President Obama

(From Samspolitics.com) In an interview with Politico.com former Vice President, Dick Cheney, criticized President Obama for not prosecuting the War on Terror as Bush did. Cheney is referring to Obama's plans to close Gitmo and prohibit the use of enhanced interrogation techniques. In addition, Cheney believes that President Obama is too concerned about America being loved around the world. Cheney makes an excellent point, as much of the world is a moral wasteland, and America should only be worried about sticking to our core values. America is the greatest country in the world because we are the only country that consistently fights evil around the world. If we start acting in a way because we want to be liked, then America will no longer be exceptional.

Cheney said:
“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...The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama administration believes.” (For more click on link above)