Cheney On Cheney: Why The Angler Won't Stop Talking

Friday, May 22, 2009

While most presidents, and certainly most vice-presidents retire from the spotlight when their terms of office end, former Vice President Dick Cheney has been everywhere lately. He spoke at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. yesterday, in a speech that immediately followed President Obama’s. He defended his opposing views on National Security and the controversial interrogation tactics he implemented under the Bush administration. To give us his take on the man and his plan, The Takeaway is joined by Jake Bernstein, a reporter for ProPublica and the co-author of the Cheney biography, Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency.
"It's an ideology that he's trying to protect. He believes in a strong executive, he believes in this wartime president that has unfettered power, and he's going to fight for that."
—Author Jake Bernstein on Dick Cheney

Guests:

Jake Bernstein

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

Comments [3]

Dave Brubeck

Yes, James I'm with you.
And when you look at the Clinton missile strikes and Obamas massive defense spending that should be called offensive spending we see both parties are equally at fault. It looks like it will be a very long time until America ends it's war of terror.

May. 24 2009 06:57 PM
James P Vos

Why "news" programs on NPR - like The Takeaway - are giving voice to Cheney is beyond me. He's a former VP and y'all are eating up his current argument that it's a question of policy on torture, when it's not... it's about criminal behaviou. Torture is illegal! But you're using this torture diversion and (typical of the elite media) are not addressing an illegal war based on lies. That's the bigger crime. You know that and you can do better (but I'm not holding my breath).

May. 22 2009 05:03 PM
Tom Gosnell

I find it very interesting that under the previous administration anyone who questioned the policies of the administration was labeled unpatriotic. I guess this is no longer view. Otherwise, we would not be hearing from Dick Cheney because I am sure he would never be unpatriotic.

May. 22 2009 10:16 AM

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