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Cheney: Obama Isn’t Incompetent, He Is Just Following His Ideology

Steve Guest Media Reporter

Dick Cheney suggested that when looking at Obama’s presidency “there is no way to view it anything other than his ideology, it’s what he believes.”

The former vice president and his daughter Liz appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show Monday. Liz Cheney argued Obama’s “Apology Tour” was “unprecedented, in terms of an American president apologizing for this nation at stop, after stop, after stop.”

Hugh Hewitt: And a last question for you Mr. Vice President, I’ve asked you this a few times over the years when you have been in the studio or on the phone, some people say President Obama is simply incompetent, some people say this was his ideological intention to weaken the United States and push us into world wide retreat. What is it in your view, incompetence or ideology?

Dick Cheney: I think it is ideology. I have been, like I said… [inaudible] but it’s possible early on to go through and see some of these things perhaps as mistakes or misjudgments, but if you put the whole package together now over six years, there is no way to view it anything other than his ideology, it’s what he believes.

Hewitt: Liz, do you agree with that?

Liz Cheney: I do, I think that he certainly you know has this view that many Progressives and many liberals share which is that America has been a negative influence on the world. He has gone so far as to travel the world. We have a section in the book called the “Apology Tour,” that details what he did in the first month in office. Which, I think, you know is clearly unprecedented, in terms of an American president apologizing for this nation at stop, after stop, after stop. So, I think he came into office with the idea that he had to withdraw America from the world. Frankly, he also needed resources for his domestic agenda and the place to get those was from our military budget with he proceeded to cut significantly.

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