Cheney: Obama policies harm US safety

Former US VP believes closing Guantanamo Bay, banning interrogation methods raise attack risk.

March 15, 2009 16:38
Cheney: Obama policies harm US safety

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Former US Vice President Dick Cheney said he believes President Barack Obama's terrorism-fighting policies are making Americans less safe. Cheney says the Bush administration programs involving suspected terrorists and intelligence gathering about possible future attacks were critical to keeping the US safe. Since becoming president, Obama has ordered the closing of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and banned certain methods of interrogation for suspected terrorists. To Cheney, those changes are raising the risk of attacks on the US. The former vice president appeared Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

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