Dick Cheney, known by some as “the most evil man in America,” appeared on FOX News Sunday. The subject was the revelation by Edward Snowden that the government has been spying on its citizens. He had the nerve to label the 29-year-old man a ‘traitor.’
Of course he has to defend the program, he initiated it.
“I think he has committed crimes in effect by violating agreements given the position he had. He was a contractor employee, but he obviously was granted top secret clearance,” Cheney said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I think it’s one of the worst occasions in my memory of somebody with access to classified information doing enormous damage to the national security interests of the United States,” he added.
Let me see. Who lied to the American people, lied to Congress, and put the United States into a war zone for no reason, with the exception of increasing the value of his defense company stocks? Who was the puppet master that encouraged a president to control the population through fear tactics, when we had no reason to exist on that level? And who, by degrading the Islamic world, did more damage than you to our national security? I believe the word is ‘hypocrisy.’
When asked about President Obama’s use and defense of the program, Cheney was quick to point out the mistakes made in Benghazi, and the IRS situation, (which we now know was run by a conservative), and he said, “he’s got no credibility.”
May I point out that Mr. Cheney is the least credible man in America? Not one thing he ever said while in office was the truth.
While most Americans, who believe that our freedom is slowly being taken away from us, cry out for a complete suspension of the spying program, the President points out that he added oversight not in place when the Bush-Cheney administration was in office.
“I came in with a healthy skepticism about these programs,” Obama said earlier this month. “My team evaluated them. We scrubbed them thoroughly. We actually expanded some of the oversight, increased some of safeguards. But my assessment and my team’s assessment was that they help us prevent terrorist attacks.”
In true Cheney fashion, he continued to attempt fear tactics.
“Sooner or later, there’s going to be another attack,” Cheney said, one that could include biological agents, or even a nuclear device.
Cheney turned to another tactic he frequented in office, labeling others without proof.
“I’m suspicious because he went to China. That’s not a place where you would ordinarily want to go if you are interested in freedom, liberty and so forth,” he said. “It raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this.”
The ‘devil on Bush’s shoulder’ may label Snowden a traitor, but I have a final word. Thank God we do not have him in a position to lessen our national security any longer.
The Guardian Express