Dick Cheney Says The U.S. Could Suffer ‘Far Deadlier Attack’ Than 9/11

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said the United States could suffer a terrorist attack in the next decade much worse than the one on 9/11.

Cheney was a guest on “The Hugh Hewitt” radio show and was asked if he believes the U.S. could survive the decade without another attack on the homeland, he said “I doubt it,” reported the Huffington Post.

“I think there will be another attack and next time, I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one,” Cheney said. “Imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container and drive it down the Beltway outside Washington D.C.”

“If that were to happen, do you see the government reconstituting? Because it would have to be military rule for a period of time at least,” Hewitt said.

Cheney said he helped create a national security directive following the attacks on September 11, 2001, so the federal government would be able to perform essential functions.

“It was very, very important and we operated and actually trained under circumstances of how we would go about providing for a government to survive if we’re having nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union falling all over the country,” he said.

As reported on June 18 in The inquisitr, Cheney and his daughter Liz recently formed a new 501 (c)4 nonprofit group called “The Alliance For A Strong America” to confront President Obama about national security issues.

The Cheneys wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal criticizing Obama, in part writing “Rarely has a U.S. President been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”

In a video released to promote the new group, Cheney opens by saying “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 engagements with rogue regimes, have put America on a path of decline…”

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.”

During September, 2004 as President George W. Bush was running for reelection against Democrat John Kerry, Cheney made the case in Iowa why the administration should get a second-term.

“If we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we’ll get hit again – that we’ll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States,” he said.

[Image via the Washington Post]

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