October 13th, 2009
05:17 PM ET
5 years ago

Liz Cheney gets serious with Obama foreign policy attacks

Liz Cheney and her father have been among the most forceful conservative critics of President Obama's foreign policy.
Liz Cheney and her father have been among the most forceful conservative critics of President Obama's foreign policy.

(CNN) - Months after her father's prolonged campaign against President Obama's national security policies, Liz Cheney is spearheading a new organization aimed at organizing conservative opposition to the new administration's foreign policy approach.

The new group, Keep America Safe, says its aim is to provide a cogent and organized rebuttal to a series of recent moves that expressly divert from the more muscular policies of the Bush administration. The group plans to tackle hot-button issues like the way forward in Iraq and Afghanistan, defense spending, CIA interrogation techniques and the planned closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

"We have watched with concern and dismay as the Obama administration has cut defense spending, wavered on the war in Afghanistan, and launched investigations into Americans serving on the front lines of the war on terror, while at the same time expanding legal protections for the terrorists that plot to attack this country," Cheney, along with the group's two other founders, wrote on its Web site. "These policies, along with President Obama's abandonment of America's allies and attempts to appease our adversaries are weakening the nation."

Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol and Debra Burlingame, the sister of the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 - the flight that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11 - are also heading up the new effort.

The new group says its goal is to focus media attention on continuing and emerging national security threats, and marshal grassroots opposition to the president's policies.

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  1. ICARE

    Leave Obie alone!! You have had your 8 eights and left us a bill of 5 trillion dollars.

    Obie, just be your OWN MAN!!!

    October 13, 2009 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  2. Danny

    So Liz is as ludacris as her senile, neo-Nazi father. Apples really don't fall far from the GOP tree. :)

    October 13, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  3. Frank, Las Vegas

    Haven't we had enough of this fruit cake who's only goal is to keep daddy out of jail. Like the old saying, if her lips are moving, she's lying.

    October 13, 2009 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  4. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    What an idiot..... she'd rather live under the Bush/Cheney regime of lies and secret government.... shut her up.

    October 13, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  5. Enough

    After 9/11 Bush/Cheney kept us safe in our country. Not feeling to safe now that the new apologetic and sympathetic to the terrorists administration is in charge. Sorry, I have ZERO sympathy for the discomfort of the terrorists that killed thousands.................we should have done more. Heck, they'll just chop off our heads and Obama can invite them over for tea and make sure they are comfortable. What a weak and wimpy country we are becoming.............and everyone else knows it.

    October 13, 2009 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  6. Willy Brown

    Go Liz!

    October 13, 2009 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. Moderate Democrat

    The Cheney's version of keeping america safe involves letting 3000 people die in New York, Shooting Friends and torturing people at random over seas on foreign bases.

    No thanks bimbo! Unlike the unpatriotic five time draft dodging Cheney's, the rest of us have pride and honor. Go suck an egg you worthless bag of hot air, and please torture your dad for us!

    October 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  8. unshrub

    I guess if you are the son or daughter of a VP that makes you a foreign police expert.

    October 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. Dale

    Liz, why don't you run for president since your poor shooting dad helped ruin GWB's presidency?

    October 13, 2009 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  10. Carl

    Liz Cheney worked for the federal government during the years her father was Vice President. Can you spell it? N-E-P-O-T-I-S-M... Before becoming VP, Dick Cheney was employed by Haliburton. Can you spell it? N-O B-I-D C-O-N-T-R-A-C-T... It would seem to an outside observer that the Cheneys love to enrich themselves and their friends...at a cost borne exclusively by the American taxpayer.

    October 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  11. c in ca

    I cannot stand that woman!

    October 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  12. Michael M, Phoenix AZ

    Another "non-profit" organization? Wonder who will get the big bucks off of this one. More undermining tactics by the Cheney clan? He didn't get enough of it when he was VP?

    October 13, 2009 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. Obama supporter

    You lost. Go away.

    October 13, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  14. Obama Victim

    GO LIZ GO.............expose Obozo for the loser he is

    October 13, 2009 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  15. quasar63

    Told you this guy wasn't going away!

    October 13, 2009 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  16. Danny

    Like father like daughter. Cheney will do anything to try to salvage the failed Bush administration policies. He feels he was right no matter what the results indicate, and to hell with the Constitution if it gets in the way of his agenda.

    October 13, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  17. Bob

    Cheney and Limbaugh are like a bad cold they just won't go away.

    October 13, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  18. Jeremiah

    We got what we asked for with Bush by electing him two terms. Now we are getting what we asked for with Obama, pretty speeches with him thinking he is the biggest celebrity ever. I love the arguments between repubs and dems though. Repubs argue the guy is dumb, obviously not since he was smart enough to know how to get elected. (Although being from the opposite party of Bush was probably the biggest factor). Dems argue this guy has accomplished so much already. What has he accomplished? Really? NOTHING. And for once I agree with a Cheney, scary.

    October 13, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  19. John

    Liz Cheney's new organization on foreign policy approach = Ball Shut.

    Dick Cheney is going to Jail.

    October 13, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  20. Jeff in Virginia

    Liz Cheney (known liar) sets up a non-profit with William Kristol (known liar, failed war architect), and you are calling it news?

    These people wouldn't have ANY power if you weren't blatantly giving it to them. Where's the integrity CNN?

    October 13, 2009 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  21. susan

    Anything to cover up the Cheney unconstitutional history. They should be tried as traitors.

    October 13, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  22. CNN Junkie

    CNN. . .

    Nobody Leaves More Things There.

    October 13, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  23. Mark S.

    If someone had attacked her father the way she attacks Obama, that person would be in Guantanamo. What a pathetic, unpatriotic hypocrite she is, endorsing a party that hates her.

    October 13, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  24. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    The President has NOT cut defense spending. It has been reallocated to where it needs to go.

    Good Grief, I have had enough of the war mongering, fear tactics of this family.

    We are safer, happier, and much better off with our new President in office. I will be moving if America falls for these tactics again. WE ARE SMARTER THAN THIS.

    As far as vacations go....check out Bush's vacation time away from office. President Obama is working way more than any person in the last administration.

    October 13, 2009 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  25. CR

    So Liz Cheney is the new mouthpiece to promote her father's deceitful and reckless foreign policy agenda. Her credentials, other than being Cheney's offspring, are what? No thanks Liz. Crawl back under your rock.

    October 13, 2009 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
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