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. Shucks

    Yes Lizzy, I think we should alienate our allies again, lie to the American people again, Act like the arrogant fools we once looked like again, and just plain look like a country of white, radical, bible thumping, gun loving religious morons like we came across for the last 8 years. Yes Lizzy, I think that would be a wonderful idea if this was 60 years ago, Russia was still a world power, and Pearl Harbor was just bombed. Does this woman actually have a brain, or is she just a medium for her fathers thoughts and wishes?

    October 13, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  2. Mississippi Miss

    Sounds like a reasonable approach to dealing with the systematic dimantling of the policies that the Bush administration worked tirelessly to get passed. All of that work must not be in vain, but must be appreciated in our renewed attempt to explain it, and to save it.

    How soon we forget. It is greatly appreciated that President Bush and Dick Chaney, and those who helped to implement the Patriot Act, have laid a strong foundation upon which to BUILD a safer nation.

    October 13, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  3. Cathy in AZ

    Liz Cheney needs to go back under the rock her father crawled out from under!

    October 13, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Brett

    Dear Liz,

    Your father was a fear-monger, a liar and a coward. Obvious, he instilled these attributes in you. But you can leave the dark side. Janet Jackson took control of her life and left Papa Joe. You can do it too.

    October 13, 2009 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. MichaelTrost

    The idiots just keep on giving. Where is the home for these morons?

    October 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. John

    To dispense with politeness, Dick Cheney is a war criminal

    If waterboard is not torture, then we owe an apology to Japanese soldiers who were CONVICTED BY THE UNITED STATES for exactly this crime.

    Liz, your father's definition seems to be that if it doesn't leave a mark, it is not torture. Sounds like you are giving permission to every rogue state to torture Americans, as long as it doesn't leave a mark!

    October 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. susanj

    This woman is as unbelievable and as vile as her father. The Democrats won – it's our turn now. We have to fix what Bush and her repugnant father did for 8 years. She needs to crawl back into the hole she came out of after 8 years. What a dirtball.

    October 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. Mark

    I think it's time to end this debate. Lets separate the US into Dems and Republicans and see if the terroritsts go after flower child democrats or the gun toting republicans who have for centuries given their own blood to protect them.

    October 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. Realistic

    Stupidity breeds stupidity

    October 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  10. Ray

    So Miss Cheney is helping the terrorists, supporting them by publicly dissing our president.

    Shame on you, Cheney!

    October 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. mr2percent

    Mrs. Cheney and her father have a warped view of how the world works. They oppose diplomacy, they defend torture and holding prisoners with out charges. Perhaps someone should remind them that his is America. We were able to survive for 225 years without resorting to torture and without suspending habeas corpus.

    Despite the track record of this country before their arrival on the national level, they believe two of the core principles in founding this nation to be useless.

    Scaring people into giving up inherent American liberties may have worked once, Cheney Family, but it will not work again.

    October 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. Sarah

    "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." Too bad we did not have a group like this when we really needed one like when her lying daddy was leading the charge.

    October 13, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  13. Tony Rosario

    Really sad and lame.

    October 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. Deb in Northglenn, Co

    What gives any of these people the expertise to discuss national security issues? None of them have served in the military. Liz had two State Dept jobs because of who her Daddy is. Kristol hasn't been right about anything in years. Burlingame's brother was an airline pilot. We are supposed to believe that these people know more than the Joint Chiefs and the rest of the National Security people in Washington? Sorry, their way (Liz's Daddy's way) had it's chance and failed. Give the new guy a chance and shut up.

    October 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  15. Greg

    "Months after her father's prolonged campaign against President Obama's national security policies..." Keep ticking CNN

    October 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  16. Hendrik Pihl

    They say like father like son,in this case it's Cheneys daughter.
    Go away Liz,your father has done enough damage,and we don't
    need another Cheney to put this country in a negative direction.
    enough is enough

    thanks

    Hank

    October 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  17. mike

    Now Liz Cheney is trying to get involved in foreign affairs. Wow, the Republicans are relentless at trying to tear down the president at every turn. They are forever trying to launch an attack at someone. When are they just going to engage in healthy debate instead of attacks.

    October 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  18. Wade

    The First Amendment is great isn't it?

    I love how everyone here wants to shut her up, yet insist on speaking nonsense themselves.

    The bogus Haliburton stories are the best.
    You people have a severe case of selective memory loss.
    Dick made nothing from those contracts... at least not anything on paper. If he had, he would be sitting in prison right now.

    All the other allegations are just that... allegations.
    Innocent until proven guilty. Remember... he doesn't have to prove his innocence, a court of law has to prove him guilty.

    If you don't like what she has to say, don't listen.
    It's your right.

    October 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  19. olu

    Why don't we try Dick Cheney' for all his evil deeds and throw him in jail where he belongs for the rest of his life? I think this will change his equally evil and senseless daughter's focus for once.

    October 13, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  20. jaywingfuller

    Liz, dear, get help. Your mind has obviously been abused by your father to the point that you no longer can see, hear or think for yourself. I'm so sorry he tried out the interrogation techniques used by the Bush adminstration in Gitmo on you first. Bad daddy. Bad. Be assured, there is help for your brain-washing.

    October 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  21. Carl from MI

    Yeah, because the Cheney's are all experts on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy!! How's the view from the cheapseats, Liz? Daddy knew absolutely nothing about running the country and foreign nations HATED him and Dubya.

    So who's listening to these losers? Oh yeah... Republicans and Conservatives... the party of NO!! These were the same people chanting 'Country First' last summer... now they can't even show the slightest patriotism or country loyalty all because a BLACK DEMOCRAT is currently President. For shame!!

    I can't wait until the midterms when even more Republicans are sent to the unemployment line!! Don't let the door slam you in the...

    October 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  22. Dee

    There is no way that she serious, this has to be a joke. I guess that they wan't to keep the "war" going... Defending George W's policies is ludicrous, not one decent policie inacted in 8 years. The only thing that had a leg to stand on was Afghanistan. Iraq was a stupid move, US PATRIOT Act was insane, "No Child Left Behind" was outrageous, I just don't see how any sane person could defend these actions...

    The best thing that could happen is to put Liz, her father, Rush Limbaugh, John McCain and his crypt keeper wife, and the Palins, on an Island with no form of communication to the main world. They are a bunch of radical Conservative idiots.

    October 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  23. Steve

    Poor girl. She's going to end up dirty, bereft of principles and morals just like her fathead father.

    October 13, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  24. Wow in LA

    I think that it is interresting that a person can be bashed so horribly because she wants to keep America safe. it must be nice for all of you peace loving Liberals to sit bash a person this way because she wants to perserve the freedoms that America has enjoyed, and so many have lost their lives to defend. As much as you think there is no bad men out there, there are. And these people would kill you, maliciously, even as you were offering your little peace flower. Obama's propaganda machine has all of you spun so tightly that you spew hatred on this person, yet call yourselves educated or enlightened. Our society is deteriorating right before our eyes, our children, our morals. Welcome to the Socialist States of America!!!

    October 13, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  25. Jeff

    Keep it up Liz, give me and other disenfranchised Republicans a reason to vote democrat again! I guess anyone who deviates from the Bush administration's policies is wrong. I guess no one kept us safer than George and your dad, and no one ever will. Please!

    October 13, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
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