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Cheney Defends Surveillance; Calls Snowden a 'Traitor'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday strongly defended the recently exposed U.S. surveillance programs, which he helped craft in the aftermath of 9/11, but sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of a range of issues from the Syrian civil war to the Benghazi terror attacks.

Cheney, a Republican vice president from 2001 to 2009 under the Bush administration, told “Fox News Sunday” the National Security Agency-led programs have to remain confidential to keep the information from enemies and that he and other U.S. intelligence officials were concerned about a nuclear attack.

“It was 19 guys with box cutters and airplane tickets,” but the next time it could have been a “nuclear attack,” the 72-year-old Cheney said.

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  • Live Free or Diet||

    "It was 19 guys with box cutters and airplane tickets,"

    Which only worked until the passengers realized they weren't just going to get an unscheduled cruise to Cuba.

    Now Cheney has shown us the light: Nothing is too private for the government to intrude into. I guess that means we'll be repealing Roe v Wade.

  • jamesgavin01||

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  • Ted Levy||

    Yet one more reason to support Edward Snowden

  • sasob||

    Cheney has a lot of nerve to be calling anyone a traitor after he, himself, has been instrumental in betraying many of the ideals of liberty on which this country was founded. Just another Nixon boy.

  • ΘJΘʃ de águila||

    Cheney falls in with McCain, Graham, Peter King, Reid, Pelosi, Feinstein and Obama.

  • BFawlty||

    +1

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    Hey, give Cheney this much; he isn't jumping on the bandwagon just because Obama isn't his team.

    How about this narrative for fit; Snowden is a scumbag who was about to get in all kinds of trouble for something - we don't know what yet - and skipped town while dumping accusations of scandal behind him to confuse the issue. His assertions may well be factual, or hogwash, or a mix (leaning toward factual myself). So I'm leaning toward "Smowden is telling the truth for reasons that won't make him look good when uncovered"

  • Sevo||

    "How about this narrative for fit; Snowden is a scumbag who was about to get in all kinds of trouble for something - we don't know what yet - and skipped town while dumping accusations of scandal behind him to confuse the issue."

    How about one shred of evidence that there is anything to that hypothetical?

  • Butler T. Reynolds||

    Can't believe that conservatives are still using mushroom clouds to justify their tyranny.

  • wendy31||

    just as Pamela responded I am startled that people can earn $4264 in four weeks on the internet. have you read this web link . www.Pro76.com

  • Aresen||

    “It was 19 guys with box cutters and airplane tickets,” but the next time it could have been a “nuclear attack,” the 72-year-old Cheney said.

    Ah, Dicky Cheney, the man you can trust with total power (but not with a shotgun). Yes, we can find our weapons-grade Pu239 just one aisle over from the box-cutters at Walmart.

    We have nothing to fear but Cheney himself.

  • Jefferson's Ghost||

    Hey Cheney, pot much blacker than kettle

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