It's Cheney's Fault Yemen's So Dangerous

Ex-VP deserves 'warm jihadi thank-you note': former ambassador
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2010 6:47 PM CST
Dick Cheney, as seen by Mad.   (Wikimedia Commons)

(Newser) – Dick Cheney’s attacks on President Obama over counter-terror policy are absolute hogwash, a former US ambassador writes, given that the former vice-president, who “proudly micro-managed all things Gitmo,” is personally responsible for getting terrorists back into al-Qaeda’s Yemen operation. Indeed, Marc Ginsberg says, Cheney deserves “a warm jihadi thank-you note for playing such a direct role” in the group’s resurgent threats to US interests, domestic and foreign

“So, let me get this straight,” the former envoy to Morocco writes for the Huffington Post. “Cheney authorized the release of unrepentant hardened terrorists to … his Halliburton buddies in Saudi Arabia. … Having cut their shackles from the Saudis, these escapees are now training and recruiting … and threatening to attack the US embassy in Yemen, and Cheney has the chutzpah to accuse Democrats of being soft on terrorism!”

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