Editor’s Note: With all that is going on in Iraq and our ever so weak Commander in Chief, don’t doubt what Dick Cheney is saying. Obviously the hope is for an attack never to occur, but look at the reality of this situation.
Former vice president Dick Cheney believes that a terrorist attack even worse than the destruction of the twin towers on September 11, 2001 is probable before the end of the decade.
Cheney appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Tuesday and was asked if he thought the United States would ‘get through this decade without another massive attack on the homeland.’
‘I doubt it,’ Cheney said. ‘I think there will be another attack and the next time I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one. You can just 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.’
Hewitt wondered if the government could continue in such a scenario and Cheney recalled a Cold War era plan for constitutional government in the event of a nuclear attack.
‘Basically, it involved having a government in waiting if you will ready to go in the event of nuclear attack on the United States so that we could always maintain the constitutional-based governmental authority,’ he explained.
‘We operated and actually trained under circumstances of how would we go about providing for a government to survive if we were having nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union falling all over the country.’
Cheney and his daughter Liz last week announced the launch of The Alliance for a Strong America, which they’ve described as a ‘grassroots organization that will advocate for a restoration of American strength and power.’
The Cheneys have posted a video to YouTube about their organization, which the video’s description says will attack ‘the dangerous policies of the Obama Administration’ and promises to keep ‘policies necessary to protect the nation’ in the spotlight.
Concerning the current situation in Iraq, the Cheneys oppose the president’s plan for the uprising and are critical of his actions before the uprisings that allowed the jihadi group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to grow.
‘Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many,’ the Cheneys wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal last week.
‘Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is “ending” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—as though wishing made it so.
‘His rhetoric has now come crashing into reality. Watching the black-clad ISIS jihadists take territory once secured by American blood is final proof, if any were needed, that America’s enemies are not “decimated.” They are emboldened and on the march.’
The Cheneys contend that the uprising in Iraq is not just a threat to Iraqis, but to Americans, as well, as the country could become a safe-haven for al Qaeda and other terrorist groups that could carry out 9/11-style attacks on the U.S. and its allies.