[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/13/art.cheneys.gi.jpg caption="Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day."](CNN) - Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day, saying Wednesday the president has not taken sufficient national security steps in the wake of the botched plane bombing.
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and the founder of the nonprofit group Keep America Safe, released a statement calling on President Obama to reverse his decision to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, and to overrule the Justice Department's decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a civilian court in New York City.
Cheney also called on President Obama to classify the attempted Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, as an enemy combatant to be tried before a military tribunal.
"President Obama has weakened American security by treating terror as a law enforcement matter, refusing to use every tool at his disposal to prevent attacks, and taking his eye off the ball. America's homeland security and counterterrorism systems will continue to erode in the absence of strong, consistent, unwavering presidential stewardship," said Cheney. "It's time for the President to make defending this nation his top priority."
They both should be in jail and CNN you need to stop giving these hate/fear/obstructionist jerks any more time.
Give the time to our troops. They are the ones protecting us.
But Liz, Clinton kept us safe after the WTC bombing in '94 and it was YOUR dad and his puppet that screwed up on 9/11 (and shortly after with Richard Reid the shoe bomber). There is no such as a thing as a "war on terror" because terrorism is a technique. You CAN have a way on Al Queada, and looking at your dad's record (where IS Bin Laden?), you have very little to brag about. You DO however, work very well at creating fear to justify anything you want to do.
But it was OK to try the shoe bomber in a civilian court? And the Bush/Cheney administration had seven years after that to take "sufficient national security steps in the wake of the botched plane bombing." Obviously that didn't happen, since the system hasn't changed in the last year. Cheney is the most blatant hypocrite in the Republican Party, and that's no mean feat. Not to let Obama off the hook for not implementing those changes immediately, especially given all the free time he's had. I mean, it's not like he inherited any other problems from the previous administration.
Great! Why would you even print what Liz Cheney has to say? Giving space to someone who has absolutely no background in national security is akin to printing my comments on nuclear physics. By printing this you give her instant credibility when she has none on her own.
Cheney doesn't seem to realize that he is no longer Vice-president in charge. We know Bush was a puppet and Cheney was actually running things. Cheney is trying to tell Obama how to run things after he and Bush made a big mess of things. They mismanaged two wars and the economy. I didn't hear any critizism from Cheney when Bush handled the shoe bomber the same way Obama is handling the Christmas bomber. The republican hypocracy is galling. Cheney, stop acting like Higho Chavez, you are not vice president for life, now shut up and go hide in shame for what you and Bush did to this country.
How come all of the dopes are in one family. The whole Family needs to go back to Wyoming and crawl bach into their hole.
if obama can't lead the U.S., how is he going to be president of the world? he has proven that his leadership stops at community organizer.
Go gettem Liz...Obama is getting a dose of criticism from the left as well. Well deserved I might add.
Liz is just a chip off the Cheney block. She hates America as much as her father. Why does CNN pay any attention to these traitors?
Liz Cheney is just as irrelevant as her father. They both need to go crawl back under their rock.
For those of you who keep talking about term limits, don't you think Dick has been destroying the country long enough?
and her opinion is important because?
When you have an idiot father, you tend to have idiot daughters.
Most vice president run for the office. My question what happen ? He would be making these decision today on our country security.
No one cares about the opinion of an old cronie who lied for blood.
It must be a genetic defect.
Is this the same Cheney who tried the "Shoe Bomber" in a civilian court? What hipocrits. The attacks were against civilians, they should be tried in a civilian court.
Dumb and dumber – Like father like daughter
When will they go away? They just keep on talking up the fear. They are done they screwed up the country enough already. I wish the news would stop talking to these idiots.
Those who got us into the mess we are in are speaking out.
Iraq disaster, deception &lies leading up to this grossest of the follies this country's leaders ever committed is a sorry stain on our glorious history.
These people should be apologizing to Americans.
The parrot speaks or is that a dummy with her father's hands up her you know what.
Let the libs rant and rave because she is a Cheney–she is 100% right.....
Like father, like daughter....didn't like him, don't like her!!
Who cares what she says? Her father is a war criminal who committed treason by outing a CIA agent for his own political gain. He is a war profiteer who should be in jail .
Nobody cares what you say, Liz, nobody.
Is she joking? Sorry Liz your Father already ruined any hope for your political career. No run along.