By JOHN F. HARRIS & MIKE ALLEN & JIM VANDEHEI
An Interview With Alleged War Criminal Dick Cheney
February 04, 2009 “Politico“
Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.
In an interview Tuesday with Politico, Cheney unyieldingly defended the Bush administration’s support for the Guantanamo Bay prison and coercive interrogation of terrorism suspects.
And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk in ways more severe than most Americans — and, he charged, many members of Obama’s own team — understand.
“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.
Dick Cheney Fear Mongering During Politico Interview: Warning of Massive Terrorist Attack
David Shuster talks to John Harris about the interview Dick Cheney gave to his pals over at Politico.