On Sunday, Former Vice President Dick Cheney blast the Obama Administration for weakening the United States the intelligence community by prosecuting CIA interrogators. This interview was shown on Fox News Sunday hosted by Brett Baier.
Cheney states the prosecution “outrageous political act”. It will permanently damage the nation’s ability to protect it’s citizenry.”We had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from al Qaeda. The approach of the Obama administration should be to come to those people who were involved in that policy and say, ‘How did you do it? What were the keys to keeping this country safe over that period of time?'” Cheney said.
This come on the heels of Attorney General Eric Holder calling for a special prosecutor to see if the criminal act had been commuted by CIA Interrogators.
The Former Vice President said, “Instead, they’re out there now threatening to disbar the lawyers who gave us the legal opinions — threatening contrary to what the president originally said. They’re going to go out and investigate the CIA personnel who carried out those investigations,” Cheney added.
Meanwhile the White House responded with National Security Advisor General Jim Jones in an Exclusive interview ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper says the Obama Administration has made nation safer.
On Monday, Jones said Obama has greater success in international relations means more terrorists have been captured.
Jones said that “we are seeing results that indicate more captures, more deaths of radical leaders and a kind of a global coming-together by the fact that this is a threat to not only the United States but to the world at-large and the world is moving toward doing something about it.”
General Jones did not provide any specifics, however Jones said, “there is an increasing trend and I think we seen that in different parts of the world over the last few months for sure.” He added that he was not “making a tally sheet saying we are killing more people, capturing more people than they did — that is not the issue.”