Biden On Meet The Press: ‘Cheney Trying to Rewrite History’
February 14, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on ABC’s This Week to once again, promote torture and disingenuously attack President Obama on his terror policies. Regarding the handling of the failed Christmas-day bomber, Cheney said that Obama failed by mirandizing Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab and not torturing him. Vice President Joe Biden appeared on two Sunday morning shows, CBS’ Face The Nation and NBC’s Meet the Press and forcibly shot back at Cheney, calling him out on his lies. “He’s not entitled to rewrite history. He’s not entitled to his own facts,” said Biden.
During his appearance on Meet the Press, hosted by David Gregory, Biden could not have been clearer: Dick Cheney’s attacks against the Obama administration are simply untrue:
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “Let me choose my words carefully here. Dick Cheney’s a fine fellow. He’s entitled to his own opinion. He’s not entitled to rewrite history. He’s not entitled to his own facts. The Christmas Day Bomber was treated the exact way that he suggested that the Shoe Bomber was treated. Absolutely the same way. Under the Bush Administration there were three trials in military courts. Two of those people are now walking the streets. They are free. There were 300 trials of so-called terrorists and those who engage in terror against the United States of America who are in federal prison and have not seen the light of day. Prosecuted under the last Administration. Dick Cheney’s a fine fellow, but he is not entitled to rewrite history without it being challenged. I don’t know where he has been. Where was he the last four years of the last Administration?”
Biden continued to hit home on Cheney’s extremely factually challenged attacks against the Obama administration’s terror policies:
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “I don’t know. I– I– I’m not gonna guess about his motive. All I know is he’s factually, substantively wrong. On the major criticisms he is asserting. Why he’s insisting on that. He either is misinformed or he is misinforming. But the facts are that his assertions are not accurate.”
Source: Huffington Post