Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz have formed a new 501 (c)4 nonprofit group to confront President Obama about national security issues, reported the Washington Post.
Shortly after the Cheneys wrote and op-ed for the Wall Street Journal criticizing Obama, they announced the new organization Wednesday.
The Cheneys press release read:
“The formation and launch of The Alliance For A Strong America, a 501 (c)4 grassroots organization that will advocate for a restoration of American strength and power. The group will be led former Vice President Cheney, who will serve as Chairman and Liz Cheney, who will be the group’s President. The committee is supported by citizens who are dedicated to the hard but necessary task of preserving freedom and restoring American strength and power in the wake of the Obama administration’s national security failures.”
In the over 2-minute video released, Dick Cheney begins with: “The policies of the last six years have left America diminished and weakened. Our enemies no longer fear us. Our allies no longer trust us. Empty threats, meaningless redlines, leading from behind, and engagement with rogue regimes, have put America on a path of decline…”
Liz Cheney then says, “We are forming The Alliance For A Strong America because we know America’s security depends upon our ability to reverse President Obama’s policies. We know that America is the exceptional nation and that there is no substitute for American leadership around the world. We know that America’s Armed Forces are the greatest fighting force and the greatest force for good the world has ever known…”
As previously reported by The inquisitr, Dick Cheney has frequently criticized Obama for withdrawing American Forces in Iraq and for wanting to do the same in Afghanistan, as well as for allowing Syria to become “the most dangerous training ground for Islamic terrorists since the attacks of 9/11.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) spoke about the New Cheney group on the senate floor Wednesday, saying, “If there’s one thing this country does not need, is that we should be taking advice from Dick Cheney on wars,” Reid said. “Being on the wrong side of Dick Cheney is being on the right side of history.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: “It’s pretty clear that President Obama and our team have distinctly different views on Iraq from the team that led the United States to invade Iraq back in 2003,” adding “he’s entitled to his opinion.”
Liz Cheney briefly ran for senate from Wyoming challenging incumbent and fellow Republican Mike Enzi before dropping out in January citing family health concerns.
[Image via New York Daily News]