September 22nd, 2010
08:40 PM ET
12 years ago

Liz Cheney: President 'unwilling' to keep nation safe

Washington (CNN) - Liz Cheney blasted President Barack Obama in a statement Wednesday, saying he seems "unwilling to do what it takes" to protect the country from a terrorist attack.

Cheney released the statement following a report in the Washington Post that quotes journalist Bob Woodward's new book detailing the Obama administration's deliberations over U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

According to an excerpt, Obama sat down with Woodward last July to discuss the White House's struggle with the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

"We can absorb a terrorist attack. We'll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger," Obama reportedly said in the interview.

In response, Cheney, the chairman of "Keep America Safe," said that Obama's "comment suggests an alarming fatalism on the part of President Obama and his administration."

"Once again the President seems either unwilling or unable to do what it takes to keep this nation safe. The President owes the American people an explanation," Cheney said.

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soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. rdepontb

    Venomous little twerp, trying her worst to fall into her dad's footsteps from his darkest days! She'd be better off changing her name, and loco expression, and trying something else for a living. America does not need this kind of violent outburst, plain and simple.

    September 23, 2010 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  2. unretired05

    If Liz Cheney thinks she can fight terrorism maybe she should sign up for a tour of duty in Afganistan. OOps too late we didn't ask but we were told.

    September 23, 2010 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  3. Cheney and Armey are a couple of Dicks

    If the Lizard had read the book, she would have seen a true leader having all sides presented in the discussion of an Afghan policy. But, she is blinded by her hate of a competent president.

    September 23, 2010 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  4. evelin

    who will listens to such a hateful person!

    September 23, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  5. john

    Where was she when her Dad was VP and America was attacked? very Homeland Security Official will tell you that it is not a matter of if we are attacked again, it is a matter of when.

    September 23, 2010 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  6. Cheney and Armey are a couple of Dicks

    President Obama has kept us a lot safer than the two idiots that led our country from 2001-2008. It was only 8 months til 9-11, and then 200 domestic terrorist attacks in their first year and a half.

    September 23, 2010 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  7. Mike

    Gee. her daddy and georgie bush did a fine job in keeping America safe. And who exactly was VP & Pres on the "911 attacks" ? Who ? Who was it Liz. Typical republican. Never let the facts stand in the wway of a good, old-fashioned smear. This girl needs an education and, msost of all, a conscience!

    September 23, 2010 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  8. W.G.

    Liz Cheney is a republican who┬┤ s the daughter of a very rich rebublican .

    September 23, 2010 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  9. Timeonics

    Yet another 527 that thinks they know how to 'keep US safe'. Next will be their candidate (t-party-small t) of choice in 2012.

    September 23, 2010 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
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