October 13th, 2009
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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. keith A. sillsbury

    more nuts to feed the squirrels. lets see, four attacks diverted just last week. Iraq standing on its own and happy about it. Pakistan fighting terrorists instead of helping them. every nation in the world regaining respect for us. Thinking about how to jump into the fight instead of just jumping in and getting thousands of our troops killed. And the most important, Not spending all the tax payers money in other countries and spending it on the American people because we're loosing our jobs and our homes due to poor management and greed in favor of the elite and rich that the republican GOstoPo has been in favor of for the last century. I am so glad the republican party is about to cease to exist. It's crumbling beneath thier feet and their too stupid and greedy to see why.

    October 13, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  2. dick delson

    she appears to be a bright woman, but if she believes the b.s. that her father throws out, then she has no credibility. I believe Dick Chaney should be tried for war crimes. And did he ever find the WMD's that are hidden in his closet?*

    October 13, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Dan, TX

    LOL, Liz Chaney? Why not just ask Sarah Palin, she's far more qualified than Liz Chaney!

    October 13, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  4. mjm

    Danny......The Nazi's were Socialist...that would be Obama, not Cheney.

    October 13, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. g

    don,t you think one cheney lie has destroyed the country all ready no more bushes or cheneys

    October 13, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    Stupidity personified!

    October 13, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. ltl lulu

    I think Ms. Cheney should be watched VERY closely! She is hanging on SO tight to the fact that their ideas are so much better on foreign policy, that I CAN ACTUALLY SEE them fabricating some sort of CATASTROPHY to make their point. If you think these evil people are concerned about the safety of everyday Americans, I am afraid you would be wrong. The only thing they care about it is gaining their power back by ANY means possible!! REALLY SCARY!!

    October 13, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  8. Tony

    If she let's us waterboard her on national TV, I'd be willing to let her talk.

    October 13, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  9. Joan

    Whenever she comes on any talk show I end up having to turn channels because her rudeness and know-it-all attitude are just too hard to watch. She constantly cuts off the other quests on the show especially if they are challenging something she has said. Did her parents not teach her any manners? She sounds like a town hall yeller. She will not even listen to the other side of the issue which she comes by honestly enough. The apple didn't fall far from the tree on this one. If she ever decides to run for office, it will be so easy for her opponents to find tons of clips showing that she is certainly Dick Cheney 2.

    October 13, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Just when we thought the Cancer that is Cheney was gone, his spawn pops up to brighten our day!

    October 13, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  11. bellablue

    It's no wonder we have no real God to call upon these days! He has completely been replaced by the Republicans who are LITTLE GODS WHO THINK THEY KNOW IT ALL!!!

    October 13, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  12. Brain Doc

    Why a reply at all. I forgot, her political contribution to policy making is what? She's the representative to what state? Senator? Governor? Oh I forgot, she's LIZ CHENEY. Name recognition alone should get attention right? Cause we're not at all concerned with star power in America. At any rate, who cares what she's spearheading. It's obvious the gene pool left her with an IQ of several standard deviations lower than low average. Why is her name on this website at all? Let's cover REAL news, alright, back to business. Health Care, Afghanistan, Nuclear proliferation/non-proliferation, Energy, Global Warming..........

    October 13, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  13. RJ- GA.

    She is only known, because of her father. Tell me Liz, didn't 911 happen on your father's watch ? Tell me how now the Republocans going to keep us safe ? There will be no more non-competive bids for Haliburton, first be in foreign service, before you can give an opinion ! Not just hired to work in government, because of nepotism !!!

    October 13, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  14. John, Sacramento

    The single most important positive in our foreign policy quagmire is that a recent Pakistani poll (gallup) shows that the support of the people for the Pakistani Army going after the Taliban has increased from 29% to 58% over the past 2 years. Since OBL lives there, this is our best hope for continuing pressure on his capture/assasination. Be interested to hear Liz Cheney's opinion on why taking some bold action such as invading Pakistan would bring better results than Pakistani public support......trying to defend the Bush.Cheney foreign policy as a success story is impossible. It was a dismal failure, primarily because it dis-regarded the opionions of the people of the countries that we invaded or considered invading. The Nobel committee had it correct. "Peace is a state of mind, not a piece of paper".

    October 13, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  15. Lia

    It 's like darth vader and his spawn resurrected again! Why don't they just STAY AWAY!

    October 13, 2009 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  16. Al Bluengreenenbrownenburger

    Hi! My name is Cheney! All I can do is viciously attack!

    Cheney is an old Caucasian name. It means "vicious, word-twisting thug"

    October 13, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  17. JOHNSON oklahoma

    Is joe the plummer still looking for running mate i think we found you one. who cares what the cheney's think

    October 13, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  18. Truthful

    Protect Us Liz, Just like your father was doing on 9/10 and 9/12...I think he took a day off in there somewhere.....

    October 13, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  19. wi liberal

    what does she know about foreign policy? what a joke! She should be Sara Palin's running mate in 2012!

    October 13, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  20. Mary penland

    If the majority of the people had wanted Mr Bush's tatics to continue, we would have voted for Mr McCain. Mr Obama is our (note OUR) president and we should not be daily in the business of reversing the election and trying to destroy Mr Obama's presidency. I predict that my great-grandchildren will probably live in a USA that is more like Iraq or Pakistan than the country we know today. I am afraid that someday there will be no orderly change of Presidents. If one party looses, it will continue to protest and protest and protest. Why bother voting?

    October 13, 2009 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  21. L Powers

    Cheney's not qualified to keep America safe. How many people has he killed so far by their recklessness beginning with the occupation of Irag whose people had never killed a single American.
    God forbid he should be barred from power forever. Dick should be in prison with the rest of the ruthless killers.

    October 13, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  22. NVa Native

    Keep (Corporate) America Safe.
    The attack of 2001 happened eight months into the Evil DIck's watch, we won't ever forget how he and Dubya abandoned/failed us to work on secret meetings with BIg Oil exes, health care lobbyists, foreign policy with Bechtel, KBR, Blackwater radical religious crusaders, and more meetings with only corporate interests.
    She's as arrogant and ignorant as her father. And just as evil.

    October 13, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  23. AP in Illinois

    Liz Cheney is such an upatriotic traitor to criticize our President and the United States anti-terrorism efforts. You are either with us or against us. Apparently she is against us.

    What happened to being unpatriotic when you criticize the President's foreign policy, especially when fighting terrorism? I guess that only applied to Non-Republicans during the Bush Administration. It seems that line of thinking suddenly changed on January 20th of this year. That makes total sense coming from the total hypocrites that the Republican party has become.

    October 13, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  24. itsmekapinatl

    We are safe and have been safe. This is propaganda nonsense that has been indoctrinated into the mind set of simple minded people who live their lives in fear ;orchestrated by a former administration who perpetuated; "if you don't look like me, think like me, then you are a threat to me. Do the math; under the time of this current president's administration there has not been any known threats or attacks against the U.S. So, with that in mind, we have been kept safer under President Obama's time in office to date, than our former "village idiot"

    October 13, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  25. Macadamia

    Why is Cheney still on the news, go away already. This name gives me nightmares.

    October 13, 2009 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
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