January 6th, 2010
03:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Liz Cheney echoes father

Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day.
Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day.

(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."


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  1. Kahuna

    The daughter of the clown who mishandled America's military adventures for 8 years; yea, I'm sure I'll give her opinions a lot of credibility.

    January 6, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  2. Dan

    I was a Republican of 20 years, but the Cheney family turned me Independent. The more they cry "terrorist", the more thankful I am for my decision.

    January 6, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. northwest

    Think how much better this world would be if never heard the word Oil Dick Cheney , both are a disgrace .
    Has warmonger nightmare Cheney forgotten his hands are not on the reins and hers never will be.
    Obama is doing just fine he don,t take orders from the party of NOT beens .

    January 6, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  4. steve rothacker

    what a bunch of hogwash. His actions with Freddie and Fannie caused the crash. these people have elevated views of themselves. Ditto Lieberman

    January 6, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. G. Smith

    Qestion: What credentials and expertise does Liz Cheney have to qualify her to direct the President regarding national security issues? Answer: NONE

    The Cheneys are out of office and should mind their own business, not that of the People.

    January 6, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  6. Dennis

    Yet another misguided idiot!

    January 6, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  7. Richard

    I reaaaaalllly trust her judgement. Acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. Hopefully we will be hearing from more children of WAR MONGERS!

    January 6, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  8. Sheila Allen

    The Cheney's need to learn the country does not reolve around them. They do not speak for the american people. The Cheney's are wrong. One of this country's main problems are people like the Cheney's.

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  9. Sheila

    As if ONE Cheney spewing hate and discontent isn't bad enough!

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  10. The Root Word of Progressive is Progress

    Put a sock in it, Liz!

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. Dyan, Minnesota

    As my mother used to say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  12. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Dick cheney must have forgot over 3500 Americans was killed on his WATCH SEPT 11 as Vice President. Liz Cheney the founder of the nonprofit group Keep America Safe didn't do her job.

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  13. J

    The Cheney supporters kind of remind e of battered wives....no matter how bad they have been treated, they always go back for more...and say things like "no no he wasn't fightin me, i was walkin' right into the punches!"

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. S M R

    So has her father shared classified information with her or is she just another GOP CLOWN shooting from the hip?

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  15. JD from Moraga, CA

    Parrotting her father = "blasting" the President? Please. Once the has-been (father) and never-was (daughter) actually have something intelligent to say – that will be news!

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  16. Cabot

    This family is pure trash and rotten to their core.

    January 6, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  17. Bob in VA

    Another rightwingnut freak who can do nothing but yak, yak, yak. No one cares what you think.

    January 6, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  18. Rick in AZ

    And she was elected to what???

    January 6, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  19. u2canfail

    little Liz, go home and read some history. See what your father and "W" did before you speak. (Something about the shoe bomber please.)

    It is too funny! Ignor the facts, and blab on. How stupid is she?

    January 6, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  20. greg

    First were was Mr. Cheney when he had a chance to defend America, oh ya, better things to do like college deferments to stay out of vietnam. Second, the people who masterminded this latest attack were released from gitmo by who......Mr. Bush. Before anyone get to excited I did serve my country proudly for 20 years in the Air Force

    January 6, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  21. Economist

    Why do you treat these pinheads like they have an opinion that matters. It doesn't. You just add more noise to the discussion, further confusing the already poorly informed American public. Instead of reporting all the inane chatter, why not report your best understanding of the truth?

    January 6, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  22. goobs

    Oh those Republicans...always thinking that someone is soooo scared of them. Liz Cheney is a star in YOUR eyes only. Look no further to see what is wrong with the country. It's much deeper than the stimulus plan and health care reform. Pathetic.

    January 6, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  23. ST

    Its funny how they can point fingers at Obama about this Security breach! But when Bush And Cheney had intelligence 3 different times about where Bin Laden was hiding they passed on getting him! Humm sounds like that was a way bigger mistake that has ended up costing the American BILLIONS! Thanks Bush & Cheney!

    January 6, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  24. Lynn

    The GOP certainly knows how to produce their women. First Palin now Ms. Cheney. Doesn't Liz have a job to keep her busy or is she looking for one in politics. Fat chance.

    January 6, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  25. Susan

    What these two (Tweedledum and Tweedledummer) should do is crawl back under the rock they came from and take the moron Sarah Palin with them.

    January 6, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
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