May 22nd, 2009
08:42 AM ET
14 years ago

Liz Cheney speaks out

(CNN) - Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has increasingly taken a visible role to defend her father.

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soundoff (155 Responses)
  1. MLH

    Defend him against what? Has he been arrested for war crimes? Have the news networks stopped covering his snarky remarks? He has a right to speak, and the rest of us have a right to think what we want of his words and actions.

    May 22, 2009 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  2. rightsaid

    Evil begot evil. There is no way to justify torture.

    May 22, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. robert

    honestly who cares what LIz Cheney thinks?

    May 22, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  4. Edward Veidt

    Liz Cheney should note her father's incredibly low approval ratings. She should take note that no one much actually likes him or cares about anything he has to say.

    Liz is no Meghan McCain.

    May 22, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Byron

    can't we send the Cheney family to Dubai or something over in the middle east since they love it so much? Make Cheney ambassador to Iraq please. The daughter can be the first gay iraqui.

    May 22, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  6. hypocrites_are_everywhere


    You & Dick are full of it! You sound like the OJ Simpson family trying to defend his innocence!

    Someone is hiding something and we want to find out! You & Dick need a little bit of enhanced interrogation so that you could tell some truth! This will certainly save many lives (not your/Dick's derriere)! 🙂

    May 22, 2009 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  7. Tracy

    Let's face it, she is being positioned to run for some type of political office so the best strategy that they can come up with is to attack, attack, attack – defend, defend, defend. Wow, what a departure from what we have seen in the past 20 years.

    May 22, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  8. Sniffit


    May 22, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  9. AIPAC criminals on CNN working overtime

    trying to wiggle out of their heinous crimes against humanity. LOL

    you're not gonna be able to fool us no more.

    May 22, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  10. Sniffit

    Go away Liz. You have been sniffed and found wanting. We know what you're shoveling from the smell.

    May 22, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  11. Ipso Facto

    So, here's where I wait to see if all those party line patriot haters who piled on Meghan McCain as a know-nothing daughter of a political figure also pile on this nutjob as a know-nothing daughter of a political figure.

    I suspect not, since she is not challenging their narrow closed- mindedness, but let's wait and see.

    May 22, 2009 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  12. AVR

    If Waterboading was legal, Not torchure, and effective in yielding accurate information, then why wasn't every detainee waterboarded?

    Why was it only reserved for 3 prisoners?

    Why wasn't it widely deployed to other prisons in Iraq and Afganistan?

    If Cheney truely believed what that it is legal, then why do no it?

    May 22, 2009 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  13. Julian

    Beautiful Liz. Thank you!

    May 22, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  14. Jaimon

    Now THIS is an interview. Strong questions, strong responses. Both sides scored points. Roland Martin needs to watch this and learn.

    May 22, 2009 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  15. Pragmatic

    Interesting that the word "defend" defines all Cheney, Ms. Cheney and Matlin do ... no solutions – no ideas ... just stonewall and repeat their old tired song and dance ... sometimes a good defense is a vigorous offense but when you are only attempting to defend the indefensible – its only pathetic.

    May 22, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  16. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    She's just as dillusional as her daddy. Did they sit down and the dinner table and discuss enhanced interrogation techniques? If not, then she needs to shut the hell up.

    May 22, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  17. David in Houston

    The neocon, er...I mean the apple doesn't fall far...

    May 22, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  18. Ray

    She is another example of how things go in the Republican world, where nepotism and the buddy system corrupted our government. Well, she has the right to rave on if she wants and we have the right to laugh at her silly little efforts to cover her fathers behind.

    May 22, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  19. Post always rejected by CNN

    Boo hiss give this woman a whip and chair...she belongs in a circus.

    May 22, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  20. K V Thrivikraman

    May 22, 2009

    Former VP Dick Cheney has asserted that water boarding, a torture technique, was carried out under Bush administration. Now it looks like, either Bush did not know about this or he was misinformed when he said 'We Don't Torture'.


    May 22, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  21. Cathy

    Why won't the Cheney's just GO AWAY!?!?

    May 22, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  22. frank , pennsylvania

    cheney is more interested in defending his legacy than the security of this great country! His is doing a great harm to the image and security of this nation! He should be prosecuted!

    May 22, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  23. bob

    like father like daughter..what the hell does she know about water boarding for God's sake...please just go hunting with your dad and leave us alone to go on with a better life than that which your dads' administration left us

    May 22, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  24. katiec

    We care as much about what Liz Cheney has to say as we do her father, and that is nothing.
    CNN, you continue to support, headline Cheney, pushing him down
    the throats of Americans who have NO respect, give no credit o
    anything he has to say. He is a dishonorable, unethical man, guilty of many misdeeds against us and our country.
    Please stop it.

    May 22, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  25. Paul

    I can't wait to hear Liz Cheney defend her father ... in a court of law.

    May 22, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
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