Editor's Note: AC360° feedback from Thursday night brought response on former VP Cheney’s speech, with most comments centered on his speaking out now after being silent during his eight years as Vice President. We also heard from viewers about Anderson’s interview with Liz Cheney - some thanked him for standing up to her while others felt he did not challenger her enough on her facts. “Extreme Challenges: The Next 100 Days” was popular with viewers, who expressed how much they enjoyed the lively, extended discussion as well as the hi-tech set. Read below some of what we heard, then tell us what you have to say:
Why are we listening to Cheney speaking on national security when he took 5 military deferments to stay out of the service? He has no validity! Keep him off the airwaves. I will not be watching tonight…to listen to a failed VP with no power being propped up by his daughter.
Thank you, Anderson, for at least pressing Liz Cheney a bit on the Cheney’s' outrageous claims. I only wish you and your associates were harder on these people. As far as I am concerned, Dick Cheney is a criminal, and the media needs to call him on it. I honestly think he wants the country to be attacked just so he can say "I told you so". And what makes Liz Cheney an expert on national security anyway-when did she get her security clearance?
Thank you for having the courage to stand up to Cheney's daughter. She is as despicable as her father. I am SO happy and proud of president Obama. I hope the majority of the country continues to support him. Torture is wrong - there is no middle ground on it. I would rather die than have my life saved because of torture.
Okay now...wait a minute. We elected a President. His name is Barack Obama. Dick Cheney is a private citizen, as is his daughter. Why should they be given air time to criticize a sitting President's policies? No matter how much he pontificates, Cheney will never be able to justify the abysmal conduct of the Bush administration (in which he was a prime player). In a just world, he would be put on trial and there he could talk endlessly about how wonderful those torture techniques were and then they could cart him off to the funny farm for an extended stay.
Dick Cheney holds no elective office, and the policies he espouses were repudiated by the American people in the last election. So why is his speech on national security given equal weight with that of the President of the United States? And why in the world was his daughter invited to the program to speak on his behalf?
I so totally loved the panel and format of the discussion with Fareed, Christiane, Michael and David! The clean, yet hi-tech set with the black backgrounds make for very appealing visuals. The level of conversation was so refreshing as was the extended duration, allowing for highly intelligent and legitimate opinion and experience to be shared and disseminated ... I LOVE this. I hope you plan on using this format in the future.
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