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. GOPer

    This from a family who has not had the courage to serve their country in the military. They are however comfortable sending other military members to their death in Iraq. Liz Cheney makes me sick!

    October 13, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  2. gms

    are the 'allies' we abandoned the SAUDIS? the people who organized the whole 911 attack? and the Bin Ladens who were quickly shuttled out of this country by Bush and Cheney? with friends like these....

    October 13, 2009 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  3. Dean

    Someone put a muzle on this woman She is as clueless as her daddy

    October 13, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  4. WAL

    Wow, it's amazing how the ignorant disdain those who put us on the offensive against our enemies after an attack on American soil. They kept us safe in our most vulnerable hour. We owe them a our gratitude.

    “You (Athenians) would rather see the state ground to dust by its enemies than preserved by your betters and be compelled to acknowledge this to their faces… They are your betters and for that your craven hearts may never acquit them.” – Jason of Athens, Tides of War by Steven Pressfield

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  5. Louis

    THE ROTTEN APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE. Earth to Liz–your father's policies led us into the debacle in Iraq–an unnecessary war that cost a trillion taxpayer dollars, killed 4,000 brave soldiers, killed 100,000 innocent civilians, and created 2 millions refugees. Who's your daddy now?

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  6. thersa

    They had their eight years and failed miserably. Where's Bin Laden, huh?

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  7. JEAN - ATL

    Is anyone as sick of these agents of greed, fear, hate, and lies as I am? At this point I feel that we can't believe anything about anything that comes out of the right wing nuts, and other like-minded peoples' mouths. They have spent years and months predicting and hoping that we get attacked so that they can be right about spending more and more on defense, even to the detriment of something as vital as healthcare reform for all Americans. ENOUGH!!

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  8. Gabe

    Why is Cheney still talking and not rotting in jail somewhere?

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  9. Eric

    Maybe Film Professor needs to go back to school.
    The Nobel Peace Prize has been a joke before just as it is a joke in the hands of President Obama. He has accomplished NOTHING in his foreign policy, except to embolden those who hate us and our freedom. He received it for exactly what Liz Cheney said...words, talk...not action.
    And the world is NOT our corporation. We are not all on the same team, striving for the same goals. Grow up and see the world for what it really is. A complicated and, at times, dangerous place.

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  10. katiec

    Why would anyone in their right mind listen to anything Liz Cheny has to say??
    Her fathers foreign, domestic policies almost destroyed our country.
    Why is she getting headlines, CNN?

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  11. Lisa in FL

    Let's talk about T-R-E-A-S-O-N shall we there Lizzy? Do we not prosecute treasonists anymore? 'Cause there sure are alot of them these days. Anyone?

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. janet

    Cheney and his spoiled idiot daugther are unAmerican. Isn't that what they always said about anyone who dared criticize his Administration??? He should be in jail for lying to the American people, invading a Country for no reason, and starting an immoral, unethical, shameful war.

    October 13, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. Dex Houston TX

    I can't decide which caption works best for thes article:
    "The Rise of Satan's Daughter!"
    "The Evil Seed of Darf Vader"
    " Daddy Dearest"
    " Liz Cheney the Destroyer"
    "Like Father Like Daughter!"
    "I'm With Stupid"
    "Daddy Knows Best"
    "Daddy's Little Demon!"
    "The Devil Wears Prada!"
    I got a million of them.....

    October 13, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  14. DianeR PCFL

    I wonder how Ms. Cheney will resond when her father is hauled before the World Court in the Hague as a war criminal. Perhaps her time would be better spent creating a Criminal Defense Fund for "Daddy-Dearest" – because he's gonna' need it when Attorney General Holder gets through with his CIA hit-squad-torture investigation.

    October 13, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  15. who cares

    Good girl! you love your daddy, don't you? It is time for her to find a man to keep her busy.

    October 13, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  16. Dan

    Long overdue. Good luck, Liz.

    October 13, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  17. JS007

    Hmmm Liz...last I heard 9/11 happened under YOUR DADDY'S watch. Then he invaded the wrong country (Iraq) and wasted $2 Trillion there. I'm sure giving Halliburton contracts had nothing to do with his decision. The Dollar just hit another all-time low against the Euro today; America CANNOT AFFORD any more war! CNN, stop giving these crooks free airtime.

    October 13, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  18. chicago4obama

    9-11 was on the Bush/Cheney watch. We lost over 4,000 men and women not counting the thousands of soldiers who were critically injured in Iraq because of the lies about wmd. Now this idiot wants to go back to the good old days.

    October 13, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  19. David

    Liz,

    Your father lied and twisted U.S. intelligence to further his own twisted agenda.

    So nice to see you have decided to follow in his footsteps.

    Pathetic...

    October 13, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  20. PULEEEZZZ!! lets tell some truth

    REPUBLICANS: party of lies, death, war, propaganda, greed, manipulation, pseudo patriotism, ... I think that covers it

    October 13, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  21. mbackeh

    I don't listen to this Liz and don't look at that Dick. Disgraced and pathetic. Hope they understand that fear mongering is not working this time. The world respects U.S now and have no reason attacking us.

    October 13, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  22. peter vaguely

    Keep talkin' Lizzie.
    Between you and Rush and Ms. Mavericky the GOP is DOOMED!
    Hugs and Kisses, sweety.

    October 13, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  23. Ron in GA

    How about a story about someone in the CURRENT administration?
    Say something like "Obama trying to dismantle insurance industry and put tens of thousands out of work" or "School safety czar advises teen on homosexual practices"?

    October 13, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  24. Farrell in Houston

    HELLO LIZ, 9/11 happened under your Daddy's watch but you missed it because you were in the "bunker" with him.

    October 13, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  25. Peter

    Cheney Family are Anti-American.

    Dick Cheney is not in Jail till, only because America gives all Criminals an opportunity of Fair Trial.

    October 13, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
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