Cheney: Obama 'More Sympathetic' to Bush Administration Counterterror Tactics





President Obama has started to come around to the Bush administration's way of thinking when it comes to fighting terrorism, former Vice President Dick Cheney said in an interview aired Tuesday.

Cheney, who two years ago accused Obama of endangering America by dismantling controversial counterterror policies from the Bush administration, said he's since observed Obama become "more sympathetic to the kinds of things we did." In the interview with NBC News, Cheney repeatedly said the president has "learned" while in office the value of programs ranging from Predator drone strikes to the Guantanamo Bay detainee camp.

The Obama administration has stuck by a few key reversals of Bush administration national security policy, most notably in ending the use of "enhanced" interrogation techniques. But it has continued to use military tribunals and so far has stalled on its campaign to shutter Guantanamo Bay. Cheney said he doesn't expect Guantanamo Bay to close.....




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