Last month, Vice President Cheney claimed that President Obama is “making some choices that…raise the risk to the American people of another attack,” referring to Obama’s decisions to close Guantanamo and end torture. In a Politico chat today, former House speaker Newt Gingrich said Cheney is “clearly right” that Obama is making the U.S. less safe:
Moderator: Mr. Gingrich: Do you agree with Dick Cheney’s assessment that we are less safe under the Obama administration?
NewtGingrich: Dick Cheney is clearly right in saying that between the Court decisions about terrorists and the administrtaion actions the United States is running greater risks of getting attacked than we were under President Bush.
Gen. David Petraeus, however, has said he disagrees with Cheney’s now notorious statement.