Dick Cheney
The Wall Street Journal published an editorial yesterday by former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz. In their piece about 9/11, they said this of President Obama, "No American president has done more to weaken the US, hobble our defenses or aid our adversaries." Mr. Cheney has made many memorable statements in the aftermath of 9/11, including this exchange with Tim Russert on Meet the Press, March 16, 2003. About this photo: Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to servicemembers March 18, 2008, at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Photo credit: Senior Airman Julianne Showalter / US. Air Force

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