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According to former vice president Dick Cheney, Obama has been successful at one thing during his tenure as President and that is doing more than any President who came before him to ‘aid America’s adversaries.’ He also accused Obama of ‘hobbling our defenses’ against Islamic terrorist groups.
His comments were made in a brutal Wall Street Journal op-ed that Cheney wrote alongside his daughter Liz.
Cheney said that the policies put into place by Barack Obama emboldened terrorist organizations and hostile terror-supporting countries.
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‘President Obama has been more dedicated to reducing America’s power than to defeating our enemies,’ the Cheney’s stated in the piece.
‘He has enhanced the abilities, reach and finances of our adversaries, including the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, at the expense of our allies and our own national security,’ said Cheney and his daughter.
‘He has overseen a decline of our own military capabilities as our adversaries’ strength has grown.’
The pair claims that Obama has been downsizing the military to the point where it is putting American lives in danger.
‘By reducing the size and strength of our forces, he has ensured that future wars will be longer, and put more American lives at risk,’ they wrote.
The pair also attacked Obama for his cancelling of the ‘enhanced interrogation program’ as it is known.
This is the program that many see as using torture to unsuccessfully get intel.
Speaking of the prisoner releases from Guantanamo Bay, Cheney said, ‘As he released terrorists to return to the field of battle, Mr. Obama was simultaneously withdrawing American forces from Iraq and Afghanistan.
‘He calls this policy ‘ending wars.’ Most reasonable people recognize this approach as losing wars.’
The op-ed piece also accuses Obama of throwing away President George W. Bush’s accomplishments in stabilizing Iraq and of giving in too much to Iran.
‘President Obama and Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry were so concerned with pleasing Iran’s ruling mullahs that they were willing to overlook the American blood on Iranian hands and decades of Iran’s activities as the world’s leading state sponsor of terror.’