Dick Cheney: Obama 'Can't Blame George Bush' Anymore

Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 10:42 PM

By Greg Richter

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney said President Barack Obama is to blame for most of the multiple problems America finds itself in, so he should stop trying to pin it on his predecessor.

"They can't blame George Bush anymore," Cheney told GOP stalwart and New York City radio host John Catsimatidis in a prerecorded interview aired Sunday on his radio show,  "The Cats Roundtable."

"I think he's been a failure as a president. I think the scandals, with respect to the Veterans Administration, with respect to the IRS, these are bad situations."

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"The absolute gutting of the United States military" is an even bigger problem, said Cheney, whose remarks to Catsimatidis were first reported by Business Insider.

"I just read a piece this morning in the Stars and Stripes that they're getting ready to lay off 500 majors under the United States Army," many of them on deployment in Afghanistan, Cheney said. "Not long ago they did the same thing with a large group of captains."

The next president will end up paying the price for Obama's military cuts, said Cheney, who was Secretary of Defense for President George H.W. Bush.

"They're dramatically cutting back the defense budget, year after year after year," Cheney said. "That's a terrible precedent to set because it's going to cripple us in future years. When you make decisions about the defense budget, and especially when you're cutting back on it, you are crippling your successors as president."

It takes years to train replacements when it is rebuilt later, he said.

It isn't Cheney's first criticism of Obama. He and daughter Liz Cheney wrote in a June Wall Street Journal opinion piece, "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," in reference to the rise of the ISIS terror group in Iraq following the pullout of U.S. troops.

A few weeks earlier, Cheney called Obama perhaps the weakest president in his lifetime.

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