Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cheney: Obama is more radical than I thought

Former Vice President, Dick Cheney, sat down for an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Monday. Mr. Cheney criticized the Obama administration's decision to try 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City. He also criticized Obama's approach to the war in Afghanistan.

Here's a couple of small excerpts from the interview:
HANNITY: You said that.. the President is looking far more radical than you expected... I was criticized a lot [during the campaign] because I was warning of the president's radical associations. How radical do you view him now? How radical do you view his opinions?

CHENEY: I saw him when he got elected as a liberal Democrat, but conventional, in the sense of sort of falling within the parameters of the national Democratic Party. I think he's demonstrated pretty conclusively now during his first year in office that he's more radical than that, that he's farther outside the parameters, if you will, of what we've traditionally had in Democratic presidents in years past.
On trying KSM in a civilian court in New York City:
HANNITY: Do you think that part of this is to put our CIA on trial? To put you on trial? To put President Bush on trial? Or maybe if it's not designed to do that, ultimately, will that happen?

CHENEY: Uh... I don't know. I don't know whether that's a motive for them or not. Um..., it could be. It could be that Holder expects to be able to use this to go back and sort of review in depth the Bush/Cheney administration policies in terms of what we did to prevent attacks against the United States. I think that's a loser for them. I think the vast majority of the American people appreciate the fact that we had good, tough policies, we had great people carrying them out, and we succeeded.
Click here to watch the aforementioned part of interview [part two].

Click here to watch part one of the interview where Cheney discusses the President's mishandling of the war in Afghanistan.

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