Holbrook admits he is clueless about Cheney security concerns


A senior diplomat in the Obama administration Sunday challenged former Vice President Dick Cheney’s assessment of the new administration’s ability to keep the country safe.

Cheney was asked two weeks ago on CNN’s State of the Union whether he thought President Obama had made the country less safe since taking office. “I do,” Cheney told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. “He is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack,” the former vice president added.

But U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke, a senior diplomat in Obama’s State Department, said Sunday that he didn’t understand where Cheney was coming from with his criticism.

“I don’t have a clue what he’s talking about,” Holbrooke said.


The context of VP Cheney's concerns revolved around Obama's wrongheaded decision to close Gitmo and various CIA facilities. It also concerned his decision to avoid interrogation techniques the CIA has found effective and necessary to get information on planned terrorist attacks. The Decision on Gitmo makes sense only as a empty PR gesture to make liberals feel better, but the reality appears to mean releasing al Qaeda trained terrorist on the streets of the US and subsidizing them. Holbrook truly is as clueless as his boss.


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