“Even the fact that we attempted the mission shouldn’t be out there. The level of detail that was apparently discussed by administration officials with the press is just one more time we are seeing this president put politics above security,” she said today on “America’s Newsroom.”
Cheney’s criticism resembles Charles Krauthammer’s, who called the Obama administration’s response to Foley’s death a “political reaction.”
“The only reason to release the information he released about that rescue attempt was for his own political gain. There is no national security reason to do it. In fact, it weakens our national security,” Cheney said.
Speaking on Obama’s expression of “anger” yesterday during his statement on Foley’s gruesome death, Cheney said, “It doesn’t matter to me whether the president harnesses anger or doesn’t harness anger. What matters is does he recognize that ISIS poses a direct, clear, immediate, and strategic threat to the United States?”
“Is he willing to do what’s necessary to defeat the threat,” she continued, “or is he going to spend his time on the golf course?”
“His foreign policy is a disaster of historic proportions. The world is burning. The president seems not to know how to handle that. So what he does is, he makes a statement. He talks about how terrible the enemy is and he hits the links. That’s not going to defend the nation or protect us.”
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