Obama Pandered to Lefties With Memo Release: Cheney

Ex-VP slams Obama terror policies
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2009 10:37 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dick Cheney said President Obama’s release of Bush administration torture memos was meant “essentially to appease a certain element of the Democratic Party or because of campaign commitments,” Politico reports. Speaking on Fox News, Cheney did a mocking impression of al-Qaeda’s reaction: “Gee whiz, isn't that great? Barack Obama and his administration are no longer going to ask our guys tough questions when they are captured.”

“Now, maybe we won't behead their people when they capture them,” the former VP continued. He noted that Obama used political reps, not national-security spokesmen, to explain the release. “I think that says something about the mindset,” Cheney said. He said the administration was acting as if “there’s no longer a threat” from terrorists, and slammed Obama’s dumping of the term “war on terror.”