The Bush-era policy that resulted in one key terrorist being waterboarded 183 times worked “very, very well” – so well, in fact, that President Obama’s administration shouldn’t be investigating it, but rather copying it, said former Vice President Dick Cheney Sunday.
“We had a track record now of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from Al Qaeda,” he told Fox News Sunday. “The approach of the Obama administration should be to come to those people who were involved in that policy and say, how did you do it? What were the keys to keeping this country safe over that period of time?”
For some time now, Mr. Cheney has been Mr. Obama’s chief critic on matters of security policy – a role that perhaps no vice president in history has taken on before.