Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview Wednesday night he was “stunned” that President Barack Obama compared the world scene and ISIS to the situation faced last month in Ferguson, Mo., following the death of Michael Brown during his speech to the United Nations earlier in the day.
“To compare the two as though there is moral equivalence is outrageous,” said Cheney, citing the beheadings and random killings at the hands of ISIS recently.
Cheney made the comments to Sean Hannity on his eponymous Fox News show alongside his daughter, Liz Cheney.
“I think he has a world view and what he’s found increasingly is not consistent with reality,” said Cheney on why the president struggled with how to deal with ISIS previously.
Cheney also told Hannity that Obama should pay more attention to the views of his military commanders, most of whom told the president well prior to the recent military action that arming the Syrian rebels was in the nation’s best interest.
“He clearly lacks the experience, and I think also the respect for our senior commanders,” said Cheney.
“These are tremendously capable people…he certainly should listen to the senior military commanders who are responsible on the ground for executing on policy and take their advice occasionally. But almost always when the subject comes up, he nearly always rejects what they recommend.”