Barack Obama yesterday returned a jab from Dick Cheney on terrorism by accusing the former vice president of putting the US at risk by revving up anti-American sentiment, reports Politico. Cheney charged last week that the president's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility increased the risk of a terrorist attack. "How many terrorists have been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by former Vice President Cheney?” Obama asks in a 60 Minutes interview to air tonight.
"It hasn't made us safer. What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment," Obama adds. He dismissed the Bush administration's Guantanamo policy as "unsustainable."