Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday his predecessor, Dick Cheney, is "dead wrong" when he says President Barack Obama's national security policies are making the United States less safe. Biden said the exact opposite is true and added that President George W. Bush's vice president was part of a dysfunctional decision-making system.
"I don't think he is out of line, but he is dead wrong. ... The last administration left us in a weaker posture than we've been any time since World War II: less regarded in the world, stretched more thinly than we ever have been in the past, two wars under way, virtually no respect in entire parts of the world," Biden said. "And so we've been about the business of repairing and strengthening those. I guarantee you we are safer today, our interests are more secure today than they were any time during the eight years" of the Bush administration.
Since becoming president, Obama has ordered the closing of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and banned certain interrogation methods for suspected terrorists.
"Weaker posture"?!? Yeah, that's why we haven't been attacked in 7 years. That's why most of Al Qaeda's leaders have been taken out. Bozo the VP just doesn't get it--the U.S. was considered an enemy by Muslim extremists long before George W. Bush took office and coddling terrorists will make us less safer. Biden can criticize Cheney all he wants (personally I think Cheney should STFU and at least wait a year to criticize the current administration's foreign policy), but going after President Bush, when we haven't been attacked since 9/11 is just stupid and ass backwards.