Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lieberman refutes Cheyney's accusations

I will be the first to admit that I'm not a fan of Sen. Lieberman, but he is a Senator who marches to the beat of his own drum much like his friends, McCain (AZ) and Specter (PA). My dislike really stems from his support of President Bush's "war on terrorism" and very critical tone to anyone who questioned those policy decisions.

For that reason, I found it suprising to hear Senator Lieberman criticizing Dick Cheyney. Over the weekend the former VP had gone on CBS's program "Face the Nation" and accused Obama of making the nation less safe. Politico has a nice (brief) write-up but I thought I would include a part of Lieberman's quote since he is so well regarded as someone who is 'tough' on terror and clearly not an Obama supporter.

You can watch the interview by linking to the Politico article here.

Lieberman said on Monday, “Our guard is up. In fact, I'd say that when it came to Afghanistan, obviously, this Obama administration has put more resources into the fight against terrorism than had previously been the case,” Lieberman added in an interview on MSNBC. “On balance, we remain as safe as we can possibly be in a world in which there is Islamist extremists who want to attack us.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that Lieberman is sticking up for the Obama administration. He's not exactly one of my favorites--but anyone who opposes Cheney is a friend of mine!