Cheney: Obama has learned that some Bush policies are right

The media has been tip-toeing around this issue for months, of course. Needless to say, no one in the administration ever mentions it either.

Leave it to Cheney to pour a little righteous truth on to the media, in effect, shaming them for their lack of reporting on the simple fact, that most of Obama's counterterrorism policies were begun by George Bush, and that reason he hangs on to them is because they work.

The Hill:

In his first interview since undergoing major heart surgery last July, Cheney said he thinks Obama has been forced to rethink some of his national security positions now that he sits in the Oval Office."I think he's learned that what we did was far more appropriate than he ever gave us credit for while he was a candidate. So I think he's learned from experience. And part of that experience was the Democrats having a terrible showing last election."

Cheney also asserted that Obama has learned that the prison at Guantanamo Bay simply cannot be closed, despite the promises he made while campaigning for the White House.

"I think he's learned that he's not going to be able to close Guantanamo," Cheney said. "That it's - if you didn't have it, you'd have to create one like that. You've got to have some place to put terrorists who are combatants who are bound and determined to try to kill Americans."

Cheney made the comments about Obama in an interview that is set to air Tuesday on NBC's "Today." The interview was Cheney's first since before he underwent heart surgery in July. Doctors introduced a device into his heart that pumps blood from the ventricle chamber to his aorta.

During the campaign, Obama played the typical far left candidate who was against anything Bush was doing to protect us. No one in the press is calling him out on this monumental flip flop, especially since the rhetoric he used during the campaign was so harsh and unyielding, virtually accusing Bush of having dictatorial aspirations.

Meanwhile, Cheney is mulling over a decision on whether he should get a heart transplant. This should quiet any speculation that he would throw his hat into the ring in 2012.



The media has been tip-toeing around this issue for months, of course. Needless to say, no one in the administration ever mentions it either.

Leave it to Cheney to pour a little righteous truth on to the media, in effect, shaming them for their lack of reporting on the simple fact, that most of Obama's counterterrorism policies were begun by George Bush, and that reason he hangs on to them is because they work.

The Hill:

In his first interview since undergoing major heart surgery last July, Cheney said he thinks Obama has been forced to rethink some of his national security positions now that he sits in the Oval Office.

"I think he's learned that what we did was far more appropriate than he ever gave us credit for while he was a candidate. So I think he's learned from experience. And part of that experience was the Democrats having a terrible showing last election."

Cheney also asserted that Obama has learned that the prison at Guantanamo Bay simply cannot be closed, despite the promises he made while campaigning for the White House.

"I think he's learned that he's not going to be able to close Guantanamo," Cheney said. "That it's - if you didn't have it, you'd have to create one like that. You've got to have some place to put terrorists who are combatants who are bound and determined to try to kill Americans."

Cheney made the comments about Obama in an interview that is set to air Tuesday on NBC's "Today." The interview was Cheney's first since before he underwent heart surgery in July. Doctors introduced a device into his heart that pumps blood from the ventricle chamber to his aorta.

During the campaign, Obama played the typical far left candidate who was against anything Bush was doing to protect us. No one in the press is calling him out on this monumental flip flop, especially since the rhetoric he used during the campaign was so harsh and unyielding, virtually accusing Bush of having dictatorial aspirations.

Meanwhile, Cheney is mulling over a decision on whether he should get a heart transplant. This should quiet any speculation that he would throw his hat into the ring in 2012.



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