October 13th, 2009
05:17 PM ET
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Liz Cheney gets serious with Obama foreign policy attacks

Liz Cheney and her father have been among the most forceful conservative critics of President Obama's foreign policy.

Liz Cheney and her father have been among the most forceful conservative critics of President Obama's foreign policy.

(CNN) - Months after her father's prolonged campaign against President Obama's national security policies, Liz Cheney is spearheading a new organization aimed at organizing conservative opposition to the new administration's foreign policy approach.

The new group, Keep America Safe, says its aim is to provide a cogent and organized rebuttal to a series of recent moves that expressly divert from the more muscular policies of the Bush administration. The group plans to tackle hot-button issues like the way forward in Iraq and Afghanistan, defense spending, CIA interrogation techniques and the planned closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

"We have watched with concern and dismay as the Obama administration has cut defense spending, wavered on the war in Afghanistan, and launched investigations into Americans serving on the front lines of the war on terror, while at the same time expanding legal protections for the terrorists that plot to attack this country," Cheney, along with the group's two other founders, wrote on its Web site. "These policies, along with President Obama's abandonment of America's allies and attempts to appease our adversaries are weakening the nation."

Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol and Debra Burlingame, the sister of the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 - the flight that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11 - are also heading up the new effort.

The new group says its goal is to focus media attention on continuing and emerging national security threats, and marshal grassroots opposition to the president's policies.

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  1. Joseph B

    If her name was not Cheney, this would not be news. Sure wish the Cheney's would have kept America safe in 2001.

    October 13, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  2. Mark

    What a joke. All she is trying to do is to make Darth Vader look less like the criminal he is and ignores the horrible foreign policy he supported that has damaged our great country. She needs to go duck hunting with her father.

    October 13, 2009 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  3. Patricia Balke

    Bulletin!!! You lost the election. I hated Bush policies but in our democracy we hold elections, we don't form coups.

    October 13, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  4. Kevin from Canada

    Let me get this straight!! The rest of the civilized world is wondering how we can get her father to the world courts to answer for his war crimes, and this new source is only focused on the political aspirations of republicans and the fear of terrorism that they created. America wake up!! People fly planes into your cites and threaten you only because you are self serving and have little if no respect for world order and international law. Back in the early thirties they would have called you “good little Germans…”

    October 13, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. Preston

    Ugly is as ugly does. And it doesn't get much uglier than these guys and gals. Attack, vilify and mock. Now that's leadership.

    October 13, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. cfrench

    The angry apple doesn't fall far from the angry apple tree.

    It's always nice to hear from an angry republican, I have really been missing the "war on terror" fear mongering.

    October 13, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  7. Beverly - NYC

    Liz I sure you're in the Will, stop trying so hard. Where was your concern for the 4,000 American lives lost during your father's 8 years of failed domestic and foreign policy? Glad that the taxpayers are no longer footing the bill for your neopotism job to follow Daddy around the planet. Will this organization have anything constructive to say except NO, NO, NO!!!!

    October 13, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  8. Connie, Indiana

    I wish just one "news" organization would call these people out..News channels are in the business of sensationism pure and simple. I would like the know how some of these "news" personalities can stand there and listen to the lies and exaggerations and not even blink or call them to task. Nope have to go to a commerical, news medias are becoming a joke..It is time they act like news organizations and journalist and do their jobs the way it is suppose to be done.. a lie is a lie regardless of who it telling it.

    October 13, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  9. Stephon

    CNN, et al: Ignore the Cheneys and their new front organization. Stop giving them press..., and, like all bullies, they'll go away....

    October 13, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. Hap

    Now she's an expert. Her draft dodging Dad is delusional, and now he's passed it off to his daughter, I didn't know it was a genetic trait. William Krystol now that lends an aire of credibility. This is the same approach Cheney took when he strong armed Bush into making him VP. Started a "watchdog" group and built a power base of Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, and other right wing wackos to the point where they ran the party. What will this Chaney do? It will be interesting to watch, look for Liz to be a power player in 2012. Chaney/ Palin 2012, or the other way around, either way Dad will be in control, more americans will die, and Dick will get richer.
    Please everyone don't forget we were attacked under their watch, not to mention bankrupted, and had no international credibility.
    Go away fear mongers!

    October 13, 2009 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. frank

    WOW! Just what we need another Cheney protecting us. When will these people just shut their traps and let someone with an education lead us.

    October 13, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. Priscilla

    Liz Cheney is certainly just like her father – a rich loser! Go home Liz, your opinion doesn't count!

    October 13, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  13. A Real American

    Can anyone name one thing that Bush / Cheney were actually right about?

    October 13, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  14. Tina

    The politics in this country is starting to make me sick. I truly believe that Washington is polarized beyond hope and beyond repair. No administration will ever again be able to accomplish ANYTHING because those who came before will put every ounce of their energy into undermining and destruction. It's hard to look back in history and determine how or when this started happening, but it sure looks like there's no way to end it.
    They say Americans are madder than ever before, but right now, all I feel is a sense of hoplessness.

    October 13, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. John Metsopoulos

    This woman has got to be kidding , prior to her "foriegn policy" profession she worked to improve Coors (a homophobic company) image in the gay comunitty. She probally gained her foriegn policy experience by visiting Sarah Palin and seeing Russia from her house.

    October 13, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  16. Dave Kerns

    Vgal, since you dislike oil so much, and obviously have no use for it, explain to me how you plan to heat your home, drive your car, text from your cell phone, go on-line from your computer, be employed doing anything, have food to eat, out do anything that requires the consumption of electricity? And don't tell me about "green energy", it will be generations, if ever, before solarbiowindtidalcosmicfeelgood energy can replace oil as and effective, safe, available and reliable source of energy production.

    October 13, 2009 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  17. John in Iowa

    The problem is of course is that terrorists just need to be lucky once, just once, during Pres Obama's watch and people like Cheney will yell and point and go 'see! see! I told you!'
    In that regard he is on to a loser if it happens, though of course there will be no proof that it would not have happened on McCain's watch either.

    And I love to see all the posters going 'socialist states of US, end of our great country, becoming communist, Obama will take away all our rights and freedoms' etc etc.
    Oh grow up will you, less of the hysterics please. Nothing will change and the world will still be turning when the next pres gets in, whenever that will be.

    October 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. Brian mesaAZ

    Liz and her family are SOOO Un-American. Please do me a favor and report on something important. Let Fox cover this stuff.

    October 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  19. God

    Go away, Liz.. The last thing the country needs is another dimwit repukeblican hypocrite.

    October 13, 2009 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  20. If you liked Bush, you'll love Liz Cheney

    If Liz Cheney has confidence in her convictions, she will run for President in 2012. Liz is already doing a great job has Dick Cheney's public relations advisor, as evidenced by Dick's approval ratings. The Cheneys are proud of their lies about WMD in Iraq, being greeted as liberators, using Iraq oil revenue to pay for the reconstruction, etc.

    October 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  21. Bob

    I am amazed that with the spectacular failures of Bush Administration polices this man has the gaul to say anything about foreign policy or national security. I hope he doesn't start expounding on economic policy next.

    October 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  22. Bret

    Watch it now Liz- next thing you know Daddy will be teaching you how to get military buddies to demolish buildings using high tech explosives.

    October 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  23. Pete East

    Wow, you'd think the Liberals would have got there daily Two Minutes Hate out with the Rush Limbaugh ticker; but obviously they needed another helping.

    Take a good look at the comments here and see for yourself how sharp the teeth of the Liberal Hate Machine can be! Keep up the strawman arguments and the ad homonym attacks; we know it is all you have going for you.

    October 13, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  24. Chut Pata

    I know you got a job Ms Cheney
    But your Dad's heart problem is complicated
    So FCC ...

    October 13, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  25. Jeff U

    Kept us safe? Did she somehow FORGET that the most deadly terrorist attack on us in our history took place on W's and Daddy's watch?

    October 13, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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