Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been making the rounds over the last few weeks telling everyone that President Obama is making us “less safe” by moving away from some of the Bush/Cheney approaches (torture) of the last 8 years.
He usually includes a warning of how the changes President Obama is bringing could lead to a future terrorist attack. It’s as if he’s betting on a future attack so that he can then lay the blame on Obama and say “I told you so.”
The problem with this line of thinking, this tortured logic, is where it leads. If Obama is responsible for a terrorist attack that happens while he is President then aren’t Dick Cheney and George W. Bush responsible for 9/11?
Remember that the Bush admin ignored warnings of a hijacking plan and according to Richard Clarke they ignored many of the warnings of the Clinton admin about the Al-Qaeda problem from the get go.
Dick Cheney should be careful as to how he wants to lay blame on the current President because if Obama deserves blame for some theoretical terrorist attack in the future then the Bush/Cheney admin deserves blame for the very real attack on 9/11 that killed nearly 3000 Americans.