Cheney: Obama owes apology for security criticism of Bush administration
October 2nd, 2011
11:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Cheney: Obama owes apology for security criticism of Bush administration

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney praised the Obama administration Sunday for using a drone strike to kill American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but said President Barack Obama should now apologize for criticizing former President George W. Bush's actions against suspected terrorists.

Al-Awlaki - an American whose fluency in English and technology made him one of the top terrorist recruiters in the world - was killed Friday in Yemen, according to U.S. and Yemeni government officials.

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  1. Sandy

    Why dont you hold your breath and wait for that apology.

    October 2, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. Colorado

    Cheyney needs to apologize to the American people for the "Fictional lying" about Iraq, apologize to the Families of our Brave troops .who died because of his war mongering!!!!! He is probably one of the most "Dangerous" VPs in American history!!!! Go away Cheney! Your a "Menace" to American Pride,and Dignity!!!

    October 2, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. Ibrahim

    Cheney owes an apology to America and the whole for the death of the more than four thousand soldiers killed in iraq and the million of innocent iraqi !!!!!! Then Obama will follow suit

    October 2, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  4. vic , nashville ,tn

    Who invade the wrong country? Who took the eye ball from Al- Qaeda?
    “Anti-terrorism success won’t help Obama” head line, Media and republicans won’t give credit toObama but we will in 2012
    Bush and Cheney send more than 200 000 thousands troops to Iraq and Afghan with Only one goal change regime in Iraq that is it. Bush own words by march 23-2002 he don’t care where is Osama Bin Laden he don’t spent much time on looking for Osama Bin Laden
    Bush and Cheney believed Pakistan lies
    Obama trust our intelligence agency took action on that facts with small forces he got the terrorist leaders

    Mr. Cheney
    So you owe apology to American people

    October 2, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  5. Ibrahim

    Cheney owes an apology to America and the whole world for the death of the more than four thousand soldiers killed in iraq and the million of innocent iraqi !!!!!! Then Obama will follow suit

    October 2, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  6. Kenny K

    I don't think Ms. Condie Rice is going to come out and support Cheney's request for apology this time.

    October 2, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  7. Tom

    Both Bush & Cheney should be brought up on War Crimes.

    October 2, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  8. GI Joe

    Go unplug yourself, war criminal!

    October 2, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  9. Sorensen

    The old guy has now totally lost it. The Bush administration, largely if not totally run by the old guy, was one long series
    of fatal mistakes costing the USA billions of dollars and thousands of lives. He should just go away and chew butter.

    October 2, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  10. Bill

    I am glad Cheney keeps flapping his mouth. It only serves to remind people of what a disater this country had for eight long years.

    October 2, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  11. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Cheney: Obama owes apology for security criticism of Bush administration◄
    Why is an apology necessary – was anyone TORTURED in order to find out the whereabouts of these criminals???

    October 2, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  12. Drew

    Dick, Dick, Dick...There is a difference between actually killing enemies of our country, you know the bad guys, and tourturing prisoners and holding them hostage indefinately in Guantanamo. Go fish for that apology!!

    October 2, 2011 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  13. Mary

    Ok Bush and cheney go jail and need to make an apolgy to the familes of the American Soldiers who fought you battle I remember dessert Storm

    October 2, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  14. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    Is Cheney still trying to make himself relevant? Please, go sit down somewhere or better yet, get a heart transplant.

    October 2, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  15. Indy

    Cheney owes a huge apology to the world for breathing our air, going to be mighty hot air where he will end up going

    October 2, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  16. Suffolk

    Changed channels. When I want to listen to Dick Cheney pretending that the US believed Iraq was a threat, then I'll listen to Fox Faux News. What is up with CNN giving him this platform?

    October 2, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  17. Scott

    I think Cheney should take a vacation to any place in Europe. Spain would be a good start.

    October 2, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  18. 100% ETH

    Yep Yep Yep..., Yankees laughing @ U.

    Now, Ur Daughter has a right, to sleep in one bed with somebodies Daughter, and they both Goth Aha! Aha! Aha!...!!!! She...didn't have that Right in your time.
    Go 4 Coffee, Mr.

    October 2, 2011 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |