(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."
Liz Chaney and Papa DIck both need to shut up! He because he screwed up the country for eight years and she needs to shut it because she knows nothing and every time she opens up her mouth it shows.
So what? Liz Cheney is an irrelevant wanna-be anyway. She has made no positive impact on our nation, but she sure won't hesitate to give you her opinion. The problem is, no one cares what she thinks. Same goes for Dick "Five Time Deferrment" Cheney
Like father like daughter; partners in torture emmitting tortured logic.
And we should listen to these TRAITORS for which reason?
I call upon the Cheneys to stop calling.
Why Liz Cheney and her father won't shut up and go away
Shut her up.... who cares what she thinks?
Why do we as American's have such a short, selective memory? Richard Ried (shoe bomber) was tried in a US court.
What's the surprise or news value here? Liz Cheney herself is just an echo of her father, and adds nothing except noise to the political debate.
Shut your pie hole. Who cares what you or your old man thinks
So Liz Cheney is as dishonest, poisonous and crazy as her Dad; who didn't already know that? Why does the media even repeat such ridiculous garbage???
This family is toxic. Truly odious stuff.
Do you remember that the Bush administration prosecuted shoe bomber Richard Reid in Federal Court for attempting to down a transatlantic flight using the same type of explosives found on Mr. Abdulmutallab.
No one then questioned the Bush-Cheney administration's judgment. Liz Cheney ... the faint echo – face of the party of "I don't recall ....." You can't rewrite history, babe!
Why does anyone care what Liz Cheney has to say?
why would Obama listen to the Cheney's? He didn't get elected listen to crazy people.
Liz, Please shut up and get a life
Oh look daddy, I'm just like you. I can act and walk and talk just like you. he he
Both Cheneys are spot on. Treating these attackers as common criminals is exactly what led to 9/11 – the Obama administration knows and and so does America. Obama is too afraid of being seen as falling in line with Bush to do what is right for the country.
Why does anyone waste time reporting the comments of Liz Cheney, the political equivalent of Paris Hilton???!!!
And we care , Why ? Another Cheney on a ballot some where ?
All of the Cheneys' are very scary people
Two blundering idiots in the same family !!!!!!! WOW!!!!!
Who cares what Liz Cheney thinks? Why is this news? And if shes advocating the methods her father approved, we sure shouldn't listen to her - abrogating human rights and rationalizing torture do not make us safer!
MAYBE WHILE YOU'RE at it , you can get your daddy to fess-up and tell what him and paul bremmer did with that 9 billion dollars in cold hard cash that just disapeared into thin air...... and have him explain where did he get the money to buy picasso's to stash away for the grand kids....... while you 2 look for dirt on people and how come you republicans are quiet on this topic while you hunt for dirt on democrats and undermine the president.
There is one word to describe Cheney but I know if I use it my post won't get through.
They are just disgusting and hypocrites.