The former vice president’s daughter forms a new group in opposition of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President, Dick Cheney is heading a new group called Keep America Safe. As reported by POLITICO, the group’s purpose is to voice opposition for the foreign policy of President Barack Obama’s administration.
As noted in the report, two of the main issues the group plans to speak against are the president’s plans for Guantanomo Bay and the building of a missile shield in Eastern Europe. The group is a non-profit and launched a fund raising drive via web video Tuesday. Joining Cheney in the launching of Keep America Safe will reportedly be William Kristol, editor of Weekly Standard, and Debra Burlingame, the sister of an American Airlines pilot who was killed during the September 11 attacks.
Liz Cheney, who has been vocal in defending the Bush administration, is quoted in the report as stating “The policies of the Bush administration since September 11 are those policies that kept us safe, there’s no turning away from that legacy at all. I think it’s a very important one and one where we ought to be grateful for the men and women in the military and the intelligence community and the policy makers who kept us safe.”
Cheney is also stated by POLITICO to note that the groups website will include memos from the Bush administration lawyers justifying waterboarding to make the case that it is not torture.
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