Have we ever had an ex vice-president so quickly and publicly condemn the current administration as Dick Cheney has done to the Obama administration? The man has been out of office less than three week’s and he can’t wait to taste the bitterness of American blood again.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.
In an interview Tuesday with Politico, Cheney unyieldingly defended the Bush administration’s support for the Guantanamo Bay prison and coercive interrogation of terrorism suspects.
And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk in ways more severe than most Americans–and, he charged, many members of Obama’s own team — understand.
“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,” Cheney said.
Cheney is not only the measure of humiliating and hubristic bad taste, he’s damaging the human
condition by wanting — nay, yearning for — another terrorist attack
on American soil to excuse his cruel and unusual treatment of the Gitmo detainees and the good citizens of these United States.
It seems Dick Cheney won’t be satisfied, or redeemed, until the entirety of the nation is one big, terrorist cell in need of constant and continued incarceration — and we’ll all be worse for the wearing of our fear on the sleeve of our national policy.