“It almost seems like you’re accusing the president of treason here,” Karl said, “saying he’s intentionally bringing America down a notch.”
While adding that he intended “no disrespect” to Obama, Cheney launched into a comprehensive critique of the president’s foreign policy, which he alleged had created vacuums in Iraq and Afghanistan for terrorists to fill.
“He is dramatically limiting the capability of future presidents to deal with crises by virtue of the policies he’s taken,” Cheney said. “The scope of the problem in part is based upon the unwillingness of the president to recognize we have a problem. They’re still living back in the day when they claimed, ‘We got bin Laden, terrorist problem solved.’ That wasn’t true then, it’s even less true today.”