May 22nd, 2009
07:54 AM ET

Video: National Security speeches

Anderson talks with a panel about the national security speeches by former Vice President Cheney and President Obama.

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  1. william macenauer

    In response to you Terry of TX.
    I must say you have to be a Republican to even think the way you do!
    The only people that really think in a defensive mode the way you do, are the the ones creating an environment of aggresion that worry about defense.
    Why would you defend if you don t offend?
    That s a no brainer.

    May 24, 2009 at 3:41 am |
  2. william macenauer

    hi anderson,
    why is dickie cheney so vocal now? we have heard his mouth go off now in the last few days more than he ever spoke in the last eight years when he was vice-president. Could he be in what we call a defensive mode? maybe afraid that the true picture of his intensions might land him in the hoosecow for high treason? along with his complice the last president georgie boy. i never would have believed that they could pull it off, collecting at both ends of this war with iraq. imagine being in the oil business for years and starting a war to pick up the oil in iraq, and at the same time selling fuel to your own country at a higher rate through one of your own companies. I might say that is quite genious! At the same time quite risky, wouldn t you say?
    I dare you to print this article, or are you afraid to find some ghosts that might uncover the plot. Very patriotic of the Bush and Cheney combo!

    May 24, 2009 at 3:34 am |
  3. Katherine, CA

    As different as President Obama & Cheney, I am from Terry, TX. I'm a lifetime Republican now 62, voted since I age 21, married to a retired military (Viet Nam vet), also a lifetime Republican. I will confess to having voted twice for Geo W. – shame on me. With those votes I gave that president and his administration my trust and support and find their actions and decisions were not founded on any moral ethic whatsoever! It is indisputable that they developed whatever necessary to support their agenda without regard for this nation and its people. They apparently were consumed with being right, righteous, and powerful. Their legacy is that of shame and embarrassment to this great nation. While VP; Cheney was often disrespectful to those interviewing him and punkishly cocky. "So?" ! This nation's people deserved better. We deserve better now, and I hope not to see much more of his self-serving insatiable need to be right. He's so very wrong in my book!

    May 23, 2009 at 12:07 am |
  4. Mareo, PA

    We all know now that the RNC have three leaders, R ousch , N ewt , C heney. Wich one of these contestant will hurt their party more R , N or C.

    May 22, 2009 at 7:23 pm |
  5. Isabel

    It's a shame the US maintain a base of torture, that violent democratic principles (theoretical or otherwise) of the parents.

    A just opposition is good for any government. It is good to have a critical quality, but the opposition can't forget who won in the last election and which ideas which the people believed to be more correct.

    May 22, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  6. Eleanor Coombs, Ga

    I listen to President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney on yesterday and both sound convincing in their debate. Being Democratic, and someone who doesn't believe in capital punishment...never mind any other. I lean heavily to what the President suggests. My question :
    Is Elizabeth Cheney politicking to run for some office in the near future? Why is she so visible lately? I had almost forgotten what her dad Mr. Cheney look like until the the Campaigning was leaning Democrat in 2008.
    Anyway CNN your contributors have done an excellent job in making the average person who knows not anything about politics, more aware of what's going on in anon bias way. Thank you.

    May 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm |
  7. Terry, TX

    Cheney was great....no apologies...we would do it again attitude. It is so refreshing to hear common sense and true concern for this Nation's Security. Why... because they have been there....done that....and it is something this current administration could learn from....hmmm....well maybe not this administration.

    May 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm |