Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz penned an acerbic op-ed on Tuesday accusing President Obama of “abandoning” Iraq and putting Americans at greater risk of terrorist attacks from al Qaeda.
Cheney, a primary advocate of the Iraq War that has left more than 4,500 U.S. soldiers killed in action since 2003, accused Obama of being “blithely unaware” of the threat of al Qaeda.
“Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,” The Cheneys wrote in their op-ed, published by the Wall Street Journal.
The former vice president has been a vocal critic of President Obama since shortly after Obama took office. In an interview last month, Cheney referred to Obama as a "very weak president." While former President Bush has largely been silent when asked to comment on his successor’s time in office, Cheney has taken shots at Obama on a wide range of issues and has been particularly harsh in his assessment of the president’s foreign policy:
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