Before President Obama could unveil his administrations plans for the Afghanistan conflict, former Vice President Dick Cheney slams him saying President may convey “weakness” and that Afghans may side with the Taliban if they think that the U.S. may be heading for the exits.
In a 90 minute interview at his Washington home, Cheney had this to say:
“I begin to get nervous when I see the commander in chief making decisions apparently for what I would describe as small ‘p’ political reasons, where he’s trying to balance off different competing groups in society,” Cheney said.
“Every time he delays, defers, debates, changes his position, it begins to raise questions: Is the commander in chief really behind what they’ve been asked to do?”
Obama officials have complained that due to the unwavering focus of the Bush administration on Iraq national security decisions are that much more harder to make.
When asked if the Bush Administration deserves any of the blame for the disintergrating situation in Afghanistan due to all resources pulled to Iraq Cheney said without elaborating, “I basically don’t.”
Of course he dosen’t. He’s just giving himself a big pat on the back. Forget about all the scandals that came out of a supposed Christian White House. Forget about Bush engaging us in a war with a nation that couldn’t even withstand a ten day invasion campaign against anyone. Or what about the lies that were exposed that the Bush adminstration told pertaining to 9/11? Or what about Bush borrowing billions of dollars against the American economy just to give it to the dictator led, radical Islamic, nuclear armed Pakistan? Does the secrecy of the Bush administration need repeating?
Cheney had his eight years in the White House to do enough damage, he just needs to do like former Secretary Powell and slide away from public view.