As you read this, keep in mind that the worst terrorist attack on American soil happened under the watchful eyes of Dick Cheney and George Bush. And keep in mind that President Obama’s foreign policy on terrorist have led to more legitimate terrorists captured and or killed in four years, than in Bush’s entire eight years.
With those two facts in mind, read the humor of Dick Cheney.
“Obviously am not a big fan of President Obama,” the former vice president told ABC News. “I think he’s been one of our weakest presidents. I just fundamentally disagree with him philosophically. I’d be hard put to find any Democratic president that I’ve disagreed with more.”
Even Jimmy Carter, Cheney was asked? “Yes,” he said.
Of course, the feeling is no doubt mutual; Obama and his backer say the policies of Cheney and President George W. Bush in Iraq and elsewhere lowered U.S. standing in the world.
Cheney did give Obama credit for the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, but said the intelligence that led to that action came from programs developed from the Bush administration.
He also criticized Obama’s decisions to withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We should not be running for the exits. We should not be turning our backs on our friends in that part of the world,” he said.
Cheney will not be delivering a critique of Obama at next month’s Republican convention; ABC reported that he plans to skip the proceedings.