Skip to comments.Vanity: Disappointed in Cheney
Posted on 06/16/2013 11:38:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
After watching former Vice President Dick Cheney I'm very disappointed.
He defended the NSA Surveillance Program by saying he started it in 2004.
But what Cheney fails to realize is.. he and George W. Bush are NOT in office anymore.
Whatever the program was, when he was in charge has been CHANGED and EXPANDED.
Obama is now in charge and Cheney is out of the national security loop. How can he defend this program?
I love Dick Cheney but this is beyond the pale!
The program was reauthorized by Obama, the same Obama who was critical of it when Bush used it. At that point Obama owned it.
WY is usually right, but Dick Cheney is wrong a good bit.
Well that is gift that we have received from Obama.
But in the case of the NSA you have to be careful what you ask for. In this case your view would lead to the cancellation of the PRISM program. No more snooping on foreign phone calls to the U.S.
Are you sure that's what you want? It really is an all or nothing choice.
All he’s saying is Obama inherited the NSA surveillance program, right?
Why in God’s name are all these freakin R’s giving Obama & Co. cover ?
If it’s an all or nothing choice, I’ll take ALL. Quite obviously all this wonderful surveillance capability did nothing to stop Boston or Major Hassan. We’d be safer if we just stopped letting Muslims into the country, deported those who are not yet citizens & got out of sticking our noses in the Mideast. If they bother us again, nuke Mecca!
I understand and I still have moments when I actually believe anything they say. Then I come back to reality and the two card monte theater that is our political reality.
Obama has taken mosques off the target list entirely.
FYI, neither Cheney nor Allan Simpson are native sons as neither was born in Wyoming.
I am very disappointed in Cheney. He knows clearly what is going on. Almost all the elites of both parties care most about one thing -- State Power.
The American people have an absolute right to know if the NSA is doing a massive sweep and storage of electronic data.
This goes to the core of what it means to be a free people.
So much data in the hands of corruptible men can only lead to one thing -- a totalitarian police state.
Regardless of how anyone views Snowden, the American deserve to know if their government is violating our fundamental Constitutional rights.
If GOD says something different than what you want to hear will you be disappointed in HIM?
Really you honestly think Chaney does not realize he is not in office?
Or out of the loop?
The problem with that is that we don't know the details of the NSA work that could have led to the prevention of the Boston bomb attack.
Let me give you a plausible for-instance.
Let's say that NSA intercepted communications from Chechnya to the Bomber Brothers that mentioned one of the local Boston mosques. Assume that information was sent to the President with a request for his support for a wiretap on all communications to and from that Mosque. Assume Obama turned down the NSA request.
I find that possibility to be real since Obama won't allow Mosques to be wiretapped. You assume that the failure in Boston was due to a failure by NSA. What about the FBI? What about Obama?
Be careful. This a Baby and Bathwater choice that our enemies are salivating over. And the great majority of Dems as well. Be careful what you ask for.
And that just might bring things to the table.
True of all Gov't programs.
It's not the NSA. It's the guy in charge that's the problem.
A country will reap what it sows when it votes.
We've ALWAYS had surveillance and spies...from the Revolutionary War to the present.
The manner in which you stated this implies certainty and a familiarity with the groundwork put in place during the Bush administration. What would you expect Cheney to do? He is not going to condemn something that he had a hand in implementing, lest he be exposed as a hypocrite. He is a politician first - patriot is somewhere long down the list.
Never fall in love with a politician. :-)
No....The Dems went after the NSA during the Bush years...again and again and again...all part of the Bush bashing agenda
I guess Cheny’s not immune to Obama’s blackmail, huh?
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