Can you believe this guy:
President Barack Obama has hit back at criticism by Dick Cheney, disputing the former vice president's claims that closing Guantanamo endangers the United States, according to interview excerpts released Saturday.
"How many terrorists have actually been brought to justice under the philosophy that is being promoted by vice president Cheney?" Obama asked on the CBS program "60 Minutes," scheduled to air late Sunday.
"It hasn't made us safer. What it has been is a great advertisement for anti-American sentiment."
Obama also said the United States had not been effective at preventing detainees released from the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay in southern Cuba from returning to the fight.
"There is no doubt that we have not done a particularly effective job in sorting through who are truly dangerous individuals ... to make sure [they] are not a threat to us, he said.
But he also said the treatment of Guantanamo prisoners by the George W. Bush administration, which included lengthy detentions without trial, was "unsustainable."
Yeah, it's not like the Bush administration didn't take out over half of Al Qaeda's leaders or keep us safe from a terrorist attack in the last 7 years. But why should the former Most Liberal Senator in the U.S. turned Teleprompter President acknowledge something minor like that when he can turn a Jimmy Carter and embrace those who've long held anti-American sentiment even before Barry O became a community activist? Barack Obama is a joke and so are the people who elected him. It's scary to think that we have at least more 3-plus more years of this travesty as President