Liz Cheney criticizes Obama’s foreign policy
I was really impressed by Liz Cheney’s speech (C-SPAN, video link included). Especially when she compared his words with Ronald Reagan’s and mentioned “the divinity of the president” with the Left.
Relevant info from Talk Radio News Service:
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs during the George W. Bush administration, criticized statements made by President Barack Obama during his recent diplomatic trip to the Middle East and Europe. Cheney accused Obama of attempting to appear neutral at the expense of U.S. interests.
“I think an American president has to be America’s strongest defender…For him to set himself above the debate puts him in a situation of defending global interests at the same time he’s supposed to be defending American interests,” Cheney told The Talk Radio News Service following a speech at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute’s Conservative Leadership Seminar Monday. “It’s not the best way to achieve our national security objectives.”
Cheney criticized Obama for what she said was an unfair comparison of the Holocaust to the status Palestinian people.
“I think many Americans would say there’s absolutely no way you can talk about a moral equivalence there,” said Cheney.
While Cheney does not believe that the trip itself endangered the U.S., she asserted that Obama’s current national security policies pose a substantial risk.
“I didn’t hear the President in his speech say that America is committed to making sure Iran will not have a nuclear weapon,” Cheney said.