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. Vgal

    Sweet – one more nut job with so much money and nothing better to do than to send other, poorer people's children to war over oil.

    October 13, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  2. Teresa

    Such a waste of time and energy...

    October 13, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  3. Debbie

    Liz Cheney...the younger, female mouthpiece of Dick. Just say no to Dick and the new mouthpiece.

    October 13, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  4. Paddy

    If the majority of the voting individuals in the US decided that the Bush/Cheney ideology did not work, can no longer work and confirmed this by having chosen Obama over Cheney in the elections, the Cheney and his cult are just singing to the choir.
    Give it up Cheney, while your ego tells you to continue to fill the country with your rhetoric, every other indication says stifle yourself!
    There has to be other more news worthy issues!
    Paddy in St Louis

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  5. Robert J. Havecker

    Dick Channey should be in jail rather than trying to catch some of the national spotlight with his daughter. What we really need is a grass roots movement to put Channey where he belongs. Only a mental midget would listen to this type of rediculous retoric.

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  6. Chas in Iowa

    Your daddy's policies will see him found guilty of crimes against humanity yet! The administration he served in has been labeled the most corrupt, conceiled, scandalized, lawless in our nations history. The days of war mongering in the name of corporate profits and individual gains are over. The Blackwater free ride is over.

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  7. J. A. - Houston

    Where is the sense of professionalism of the media? They are behaving worse than those tabloids!!!

    People with extreme views are like those oddities shown on the circuses, i.e., appealing to the lowest common denominator. We are not a circus or a Third World country!!! It's embarrassing to see my countrymen stooping so low. ARE THOSE EXTREME FANATICS SO UNHAPPY WITH THEMSELVES THAT HAVE TO TRASH THE ENTIRE COUNTRY?

    We don't know any more who is a real and decent reporter. Did they forget the real meaning of reporting? Where did they get their Journalism degree from?

    It is a sad day for America when people who call themselves patriotic are spreading plain hatred!

    I do hope that God has mercy on them... even though they don't deserve it.

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  8. Tristan

    We don't need enemies with 'patriots' like these.

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. Norm

    Oh blah blah blah...
    Blah blah blah...
    Anything to seek attention and distract attention away fron DICK's criminal activities. Isn't it nice his twisted daughter is joining the cause too.

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. Ben

    Girl, don't go away mad, just go away. It's your husbands fault our country's in the situation that it's in anyway. Everyone knows he was pulling the strings in the previous administration. Go away Darth Vader and take your loud mouth wife with you.

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  11. Dave

    I agree that Obama's foreign policy is full of holes. He promised to shut down Gitmo and that has not happened. He promised to pull out of Iraq and that has not occurred. He said Afgahanistan was the "good war" but he does not seem to want to fight it. He has succeeded at networking with thugs and dictators. His diplomatic skills, while great, have not stopped Iran's nuclear program. On the domestic front, I believe President Obama's administration is less transparent than any other President. Do you know what is in the health bill? Do any of the congressional leaders? Has anyone read it? Will they just vote on a draft that has been prepared by special interests? I find this administration to be very different than they presented in the campaign.

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. John jr

    These two contribute NOTHING to anything except discord! A new conservative group? Just what we need. All the Cheneys have ever done is lined their pockets with war profits and that all! They just need to go away and stay away they are just cheap creeps!

    October 13, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  13. Steve, New York City

    8 years of watching her ugly, snarling sadist of a father was more than enough. Please – stop torturing us with these putrid people!

    October 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  14. Mauiharper

    Obama's barometer of success is somewhat measured by how ticked off the previous administration gets. He is doing very well – Keep up the good work Obama and watch the conservative warmongers' heads explode!

    October 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  15. Bill

    1. Kicking Out Bush and Bush Regime is in itself an Accomplishment.
    2. Defeating Bush and his successor McCain is an Achievement of Peace.
    3. Obama deserved the Nobel Prize on the very day he Won Elections.
    4. It is just like as if someone could defeat Hitler in elections, would have achieved peace.
    5. The real accomplishment however is yet to come when Bush will be Tried and Jailed for the Death of 4300 US Troops, in the unjustified war.
    6. Bush Misled America into the War, by lying about WMDs of Iraq.

    October 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  16. ~~ July ~~ ( Working HARD to make TX Blue )

    oh don't worry lizzy .. we are keeping it safe .. away from you and your daddy dearest

    October 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  17. bernice

    Who cares what Liz has to say...Repubs are at rock bottom..It's so funny watching them swirm..praying that O'Bama don't succeed...Their little religion act has finally caught up with them haha..
    All their lies..They got away with it for years..Thank you God..the majority of Americans are waking up!!!!

    October 13, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  18. GI Joe

    Fool's names and fool's faces -------

    Cheney name is smut in this country. Haliburton riches. Fear tactics to controll the masses.


    October 13, 2009 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  19. Bob

    Sounds like a great organization to raise the millions he will need for legal fees. She isn't worried about jail. She's doing this so Mr. Potter doesn't spend her inheritance on legal fees.

    October 13, 2009 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  20. geecee

    Still hate-mongering and fear-mongering, huh, Liz. Just can't help yourself, can you? Just shut up and go away. We aren't interested in anything you or your evil father have to say. We aren't interested in your criticims of our President. We voted for him, he won. Get lost and bring Bill Kristol with you (I hate that Chesire cat grin of his. Ugh!!). Delusional lunatics, all of you.

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

    This is a disfunctional family in a disfunctional party. She would be much happier as a Democrat, but she can't make that move. This is a symptom of her disfunction.

    October 13, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  22. annieb86

    Do they really want to go the goofing off, vacationing route? Seriously? Have they forgotten Bush spent more time on vacation than in office?

    October 13, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  23. jackie of louisville

    Liz you are a IDIOT!!!! Just like that daddy of yours, you just don't want you olde man to go to jail, so you come out to talk for him. I was wondering how long would you all stay inside. Take a seat Cheney Klan

    October 13, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  24. yagottabe kiddinme

    Let's remember who took their "eye off the bar" in the War in Afganistan.....BUSH and CHENEY who wanted Iraqi OIL for Haliburton, decide to go into Iraq, diverting resources away from the real threat....
    Here's to a Liz/Sarah ticket in '12....dumb broads ticket

    October 13, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  25. Dack

    The Cheneys are moaning because their war profiteering is coming to an end.

    October 13, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
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