Dick Cheney wouldn’t say if he thinks Barack Obama is a traitor or not, but it is clear that he thinks the president is executing terrible foreign policy.
The former vice president appeared on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday morning, where the host asked about Cheney’s Obama-slamming op-ed published last week in the Wall Street Journal.
“It almost seems like you’re accusing the president of treason here,” said ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jon Karl.
Cheney said Obama’s “dead-wrong,” but he didn’t mean him “any disrespect;” Cheney was just noting the facts on the ground as he sees them.
“We create a vacuum [in Iraq] and it’s being filled,” Cheney said, noting that neighboring nations and militant groups like the Islamic Army of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are seizing power as U.S. influence wanes.
“[Obama] is dramatically limiting the capability of future presidents to deal with crises by virtue of the policies he’s taken,” Cheney said. “The scope of the problem in part is based upon the unwillingness of the president to recognize we have a problem. They’re still living back in the day when they claimed, ‘We got bin Laden, terrorist problem solved.’ That wasn’t true then, it’s even less true today.”
This story has been updated.
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