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. Danny, Columbus-OH

    Are we going to wake up ad day without hearing a Cheney?

    May 22, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. M. Jordan

    Yeah, defending him because he belongs in a prison himself. The only honorable person in the Bush cabinet was Powell and he had the good sense and integrity to leave.

    May 22, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  3. Grog in Ohio

    Ah... the Cheney Family Torture Tour continues. Republican "family values" on exhibit.

    May 22, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  4. wisconsin mom

    Liz, no one cares what you have to say! Your father thinks that he is Jack Bauer and I'm so happy that he is finally gone! He's crazy!

    May 22, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. Eric

    What is the sudden infatuation with the Cheney's? CNN is unwatchable so I've simply tuned out, anyone can tune into FOX News and get their fill of 24/7 fear mongering.

    May 22, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  6. Mike

    I hope she keeps telling it like it is, I am glad to VP Cheney's poll numbers are climbing and obamas dropping as America begins to hear the true story and not filtered through abc,nbc and msnbc.

    May 22, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  7. Jack Fl

    OMG, a wanna be defending a has been.

    May 22, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  8. David

    The only reason she is taking a more 'visible role' defending her father is because the media keeps sticking her on TV when nothing she has to say makes any difference whatsoever. Why don't they interview the family dog next?

    May 22, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. Charm

    I find it funny that the Cheney's keep insisting that the "enhanced interrogation" tactics didn't cross the legal line into torture due to review with lawyers to prevent crossing that line. I'm sure that if you locked anyone of these torture defenders in a cell and used the same "enhanced interrogation" program on them, they would be screaming torture and lawsuit in a heart beat. Liz really needs to shave her blond hair and don the darth helmet like her father has.

    May 22, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  10. Ken from missouri

    Does this woman think she has any creditabilty she is a joke I hope
    that her dad will charged with the crimes that he commited .

    May 22, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  11. JonDie

    Cheney and the other Stalinists who run the GOP have no other program...except to create United Soviet of America where the rule of law is unknown and torture in concentration camps is the norm.

    May 22, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  12. David

    And why do we care what she thinks? She is even MORE irrevelant that her paraniod dad.

    May 22, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  13. Jennifer

    I am so sick of seeing her on this press tour bashing the President of the United States. What gives her the authority on national security? She's no expert, and she doesn't have privy to any intelligence briefings, so she should just shut her trap and go away!!

    May 22, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  14. Tracy---Indianapolis, IN

    She wouldn't have to defend her father if he would sit his tired A$$ down somewhere.

    Obama 08,12

    May 22, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  15. LacrosseMom

    Seriously who cares what this vile woman has to say?

    GOP= hate, lies, fear and division.

    May 22, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  16. phoenix86

    Anyone who listened (not just watched) the speeches yesterday can clearly see that Cheney is much more knowledgeable about how to deal with terrorism than is Obama. Cheney is concerned about the safety of US citizens. Obama is concerned about the legal rights of the terrorists.

    The contrast could not have been starker.

    May 22, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  17. redleg

    This is someone whose own father considers her so morally unfit to defend the US (like himself) that he would rather a convicted felon do it (remember the moral waivers?).

    May 22, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  18. jeeze

    You're gay, Liz. Your daddy doen't love you.

    May 22, 2009 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  19. Ms. White

    I guess she was at the debriefing

    May 22, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  20. aj

    watched the interview and saw no logic...just diversions...the whole family is just trying to re-write history and save thier reputation

    May 22, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  21. Dexter Skagway

    "To defend her father." That's it in a nutshell. The whole Cheney thing is a defense against the legal consequences of having ordered war crimes. That's why the once-secretive Cheney now is shouting loud.

    May 22, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  22. JML

    Right, why? Liz your daddie is WRONG as 3-left feet. Why is it that republican's are constantly on the wrong side of law

    May 22, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  23. VEGAGE

    She is just part of the liar clan. Does not deverve to be listen.

    May 22, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  24. donttreadonme

    I don’t think that these tactics should be used on everyone, but should be reserved for specific urgent threats and when loss of life can be avoided by quickly gathering information. Bush acted prudently and correctly in this case.

    May 22, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  25. Mark Nigeria

    Given that the data on wterboarding and other torture measures is still classified, how does Liz Cheney know about all this? Could this be another breach of the official secrets act?

    May 22, 2009 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
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