Cheney resurrects the 'War on Terror'

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney has been roundly scoffed at today for suggesting to Politico's Mike Allen that President Obama was 'pretending to be at war.'

Allen devoted about 5 paragraphs refuting Cheney's statement and other media outlets responded with the same air of incredulity. 'What about Bush's failure to respond to the shoebomber?'

Byron deals with the shoebomber talking point here, but Cheney's statement is not just smacking down the president for addressing the issue from Hawaii in between golf outings, he is miffed that Obama is dismantling three key elements in the 'War on Terror.'

From his full statement:

He (Obama) seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war.

He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of Sept. 11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war.

He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core Al Qaeda-trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war.

He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at war.

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