(CNN) - Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day, saying Wednesday the president has not taken sufficient national security steps in the wake of the botched plane bombing.
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and the founder of the nonprofit group Keep America Safe, released a statement calling on President Obama to reverse his decision to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, and to overrule the Justice Department's decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a civilian court in New York City.
Cheney also called on President Obama to classify the attempted Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, as an enemy combatant to be tried before a military tribunal.
"President Obama has weakened American security by treating terror as a law enforcement matter, refusing to use every tool at his disposal to prevent attacks, and taking his eye off the ball. America's homeland security and counterterrorism systems will continue to erode in the absence of strong, consistent, unwavering presidential stewardship," said Cheney. "It's time for the President to make defending this nation his top priority."
Who gives a crap what Liz Cheney thinks? For that matter who cares what DICK thinks?
These Cheney's should be ashamed of themselves. She sounds just as dumb as her daddy.
Liz Chenny is a wacko just like her disgusting father. They both can't stand that they have no say in America. Her father destroyed our country and now Liz would like to do the same thing. They both should be in a nut ward blowing bubbles!!!!!
What an idiot!!! Liz and her father are just attention-seeking people. I would like to know what steps she would have implemented
All that Haliburton money counts for something.
Liz echoes her father? I cannot believe it.
Dick has done more damage to our country in the last nine years than any other has been politician. Even the intelligent republicans are beginning to realize that Dick is bordering on the edge of treason, and disagree with his remarks.
He should be tried as a civilian for conspiracy to commit air piracy and murder, and sentenced to death. He can not be an enemy combatant, we are not at war with Nigeria.
Oh my God! The whole world - even Ron Paul from his own party - tells Dick to shut up so then he pushes his daughter out there to spew his stupidity for him.
Please someone remind me - what political experience or knowledge that ANYONE would care about does this woman have to offer?
And her opinion matters because.....????
Funny how the shoe bomber (and several others) got a trial in civilian court during Dick's reign of terror but now it's not cool.
Have a nice day!
Our nation's security IS President Obama's top priority.
What is probably confusing you is President Obama respects our Constitution and the rule of law, unlike you, your father, GW Bush and the Republican leadership.
Lovely. Insignificant prattle in STEREO now.....
Who cares? Could she be more transparent in her attempt to climb the ladder? She's no one and she never will be.
The Lizard needs to brush up on the Bush/Cheney treatment of the shoe bomber and Jose Padilla, as well as the Constitution of the United States that her daddy trashed while in office.
Obama has done more in 8 months to keep Americans safe than the previous occupants of the white house did in 8 years. Of course Liz no longer gets the classified information that her dad made available to her when he was number 2, so she is unaware.
Uh-oh...Obama is caught trying to have it both ways again...and typically Obama is playing the blame game...is teflon Obama accountable for anything to the Left?...or is this partisan hack what they want?...he has chastized the Right before and during his time in office, yet when he is criticized he calls for an "end to partisan attacks"...what a thin-skinned ninny he has turned out to be!
Oh well somebody better do something now that Liz has spoken...**sarcasm** Who gives a crap what she has to say?!?!
Don't worry Liz, President Obama will protect you too, and keep you safe. No need to hide in bunkers anymore.
this woman is just as pathetic as her father. both are unamerican an should not be allowed TV time to spout such hatred for our president.
cheney should be in jail not on TV. republicans are all goons and criminals in my opinion.
Why doesn't Liz enlist to fight the enemy herself?
Ohhh... that's right. Lesbians is wrong sometimes.
Anyone who is not an American citizen is not entitled to the same rights. They should be tried as enemy combatents. John Walker Lindh had a right as he was born here....personally i would have tried his for treason and asked for the death penalty...but his rich folks got him out of that one....
Funny how only the Republican stories allow blog comments. All the Democratic scandals/news are permalinks....
Like father, like daughter.... Go hunting with your dad Liz and see how much you want to be like him after that.
You go, Liz! You're one of my favorites.
We're expecting great things from you.
Back under the rock, please.
Yet ANOTHER example of a disgusting excuse for a HUMAN BEING
She can 'echo' Darth Vader all she wants, it still won't change the fact that Cheeney is becoming the MOST HATED MAN IN AMERICA
Keep up the GOOD WORK!!!
I guess stupidity is hereditary.