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Dick Cheney calls Obama's cabinet appontments "second-rate people"

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Bob Moen, Huffington Post, February 10, 2013: Dick Cheney Criticizes Obama National Security Appointees In Speech

    "CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday night that President Barack Obama has jeopardized U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and by degrading the U.S. military.

    "The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal," Cheney said in comments to about 300 members of the Wyoming Republican Party.

    Cheney, a Wyoming native, said it was vital to the nation's national security that "good folks" hold the positions of secretary of state, CIA director and secretary of defense.

    "Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people," he said."

    So let's see. When Dick Cheney left office, his final approval rating was just 13 percent, even lower than George Bush's final approval rating of 22 percent. Dick Cheney, for much of the Bush tenure was the defacto "Commander-in-Chief" who shuffled through and cherry picked intelligence data to make a case for war with Iraq. More than any other member of the Bush administration, Dick Cheney owns the debacle of the Iraq War.

    Why should anyone take his advice? He will go down in history as the liar-in-chief...the scoundrel that is still defending "his war" every chance he gets.