White House Refuses Darth Cheney Demand
Back story on this is Cheney was interviewed on CNN regarding Awlaki's body sploded into pieces. He wanted an apology from Obama adminstration over what Obama had stated in Germany, mainly[HuffPo]
The thing I am waiting for is for the administration to go back and correct something they said two years ago, when they criticized us for quote overreacting to the events of 9/11," Cheney said. "They in effect said we had walked away from our ideals, taking policy contrary to our ideals when we had enhanced interrogation techniques. They have clearly moved in the direction of taking robust action when they feel it is justified. In this case, it was. They need to go back and reconsider what the president said in Cairo." The former vice president was referencing the speech Obama delivered in Cairo in 2009, in which he said the the trauma of 9/11 caused American to "act contrary to our ideals" and announced that "I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States" and ordered Guantanamo Bay to be closed.GITMO is still open, Obama has stepped up the drone strikes..which is good. But, leftist are criticizing due process of law over killing of Awlaki. Some HuffPo readers had forgotten that cuz any mention of the name Cheney drives them nutzo. HuffPo removed several comments from yesterday calling for the killing of Liz & Dick Cheney. Via GoogleNews
WASHINGTON — The White House Monday rejected a call for an apology by ex-vice president Dick Cheney, who said a US strike against a top Al-Qaeda suspect in Yemen vindicated harsh Bush-era anti-terror policies. Cheney had argued that the US drone attack last week that killed US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi equated to tough treatment meted out by the previous administration to Al-Qaeda suspects, including enhanced interrogations. But White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the Obama administration's record on chasing down terror suspects showed that America could make itself safe without compromising its ideals. "If specifically, he's saying that an apology is called for because of measures that were taken that this president absolutely does not believe is the right way to go, he's not going to apologize," Carney said.BTW, HuffPo is pushing Awlaki was evil cuz of Booosh!!