Dick Cheney’s Delusional, Revisionist, Scaremongering Bullshit.

16 Mar

In an interview with CNN‘s John King yesterday, former vice president Cheney declared that President Obama’s decisions to close Guantanamo and end torture, among other policies, “raise the risk to the American people of another attack.” When King asked whether Cheney thought Obama “has made Americans less safe,” Cheney replied, “I do.”

This stands in stark contrast to the analysis of the US intelligence community. In reality, torture made Americans — both at home and those serving overseas — less safe. Former FBI special agent Jack Cloonan testified that the Bush-Cheney policies had convinced him that “revenge in the form of a catastrophic attack on the homeland is coming.”

The  delusional demagogue defended the Bush administration’s torture and detention policies as “essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that” prevented new attacks after 9/11. “And now he [Obama] is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack,” Cheney said.

In February, Cheney told Politico that Obama’s adherence to the Geneva convention and his refusal to use torture meant “there’s a high probability” of a nuclear attack on America, and he accused Obama of being “more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States.”


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