I'm sure Politico figures getting the ex-Vice President talk to them is a coup. I'm just as sure it is no such thing, he'd spout his fear mongering to a gay illegal alien Martian with the IQ of a rock if he thought it would get play. Do some of you think the last election might have taught him something?
“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.
I don't know about reading them their rights on the battle field but there is a problem.
“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.”
“If it hadn’t been for what we did — with respect to the terrorist surveillance program, or enhanced interrogation techniques for high-value detainees, the Patriot Act, and so forth — then we would have been attacked again,” he said. “Those policies we put in place, in my opinion, were absolutely crucial to getting us through the last seven-plus years without a major-casualty attack on the U.S.”
So in case you're wondering what the problem is other than wet pants caused by this kind of talk, there is the little issue of trying to do something in the legal arena with these so-called miscreants. These ham fisted illegal activities that Dick is so proud of preclude courtroom convictions in anything other than a kangaroo court. That's a fine outcome if infinite illegal detention is the route you choose to take, but it is a real problem for a free nation with actual laws and even a Constitution.
If you drifted in here because Dick's name caught Google and you're offended, I have a piece of news for you, the labels are accurate and the fact that you're defined by being a cowardly traitor to the nation of the United States is an outgrowth of the nerve, dedication, and brilliance of those who founded this nation with a revolution. Being spit on would be the best treatment you could expect from those people. And I don't give a damn about Republican or Democrat or whatever, you are an award winning pussy.
The fact that Dick Cheney walks around free and is listened to by anyone is an affront to the law and the very existence of the United States of America. You're all gonna die because the Obama guy is President. I have a two word explicative for you Dick, it starts with an F and ends with a U, since the law won't do it.
Should it be necessary to mention that legal law enforcement methods had enough to stomp the 9/11 attack and the inability of our national police (FBI) and the intelligence (CIA, etc) agencies to talk to each other and act as though they have a clue was the excuse for illegal behavior by the highest officials in our nation? The absolute incompetence of those charged with our safety is reason for us to give up something? Well, there are lots of rude words for that idea as well.
It is beyond me how Dickless Cheney is relevant to a discussion of anything other than how long his jail sentence is.