Dick Cheney Calls Edward Snowden a Traitor … Deeply Suspicious’ Snowden May Be a Chinese Spy … Defends NSA Surveillance Program


Politics makes strange bed fellows, doesn’t it? In a rather remarkable Sunday talk show appearance, Dick Cheney appears on FNS to strongly defend the NSA data surveillance program in a way in which the Obama administration has failed to. After all the bad-mouthing that Obama has done over the years of GWB, Cheney and the Patriot Act surveillance programs, it is Cheney that comes to Obama’s defense.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Fox News Sunday  with Chris Wallace and discussed the recent revelations by “whistle-blower” Edward Snowden coming forward to state that the NSA data surveillance programs are Unconstitutionally collecting data on all Americans. Cheney called Snowden a “traitor” and questioned whether Snowden had have been a spy all along for the Chinese. As reported at the Politico, Cheney stated, “I’m suspicious because he went to China. That’s not a place where you would ordinarily want to go if you are interested in freedom, liberty and so forth.  It raises questions whether or not he had that kind of connection before he did this.”  Cheney further went on to  defended the NSA programs that were created when he was VP; however, he criticized Barack Obama for suggesting that the war on terror is winding down. Cheney said, “First of all he’s wrong, it’s not winding down … the threat is bigger than ever.”

“I think he’s a traitor … I think he has committed crimes,” Cheney said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”

The former number two to President George W. Bush said he suspects Snowden was a Chinese spy all along, questioning his decision to flee to Hong Kong ahead of releasing classified information on the NSA’s phone and Internet monitoring programs.

Cheney defended those data surveillance methods as essential to national security, arguing that the threat from terrorism is worse than ever.

“I think he’s a traitor… I’m deeply suspicious (Snowden is a spy) because he went to China. That’s not a place where you ordinarily want to go if you’re interested in freedom and liberty and so forth. So, it raises questions whether or not he had that kind of a connection he had before he did this. The other concern I had was whether or not he had help from inside the agency… That is to say, was there someone else in NSA who had access to some of this stuff and passed it to him. That’s presumably one of the things they’ll look at.”

Video Hat Tip - The Gateway Pundit

Hmm, think Cheney will get a thank you from Obama?

Let’s take a good look at what Obama has said in the past about the false choice between liberty and security in the past when he was not president.

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  • Comments

    17 Responses to “Dick Cheney Calls Edward Snowden a Traitor … Deeply Suspicious’ Snowden May Be a Chinese Spy … Defends NSA Surveillance Program”

    1. Tamikosmom on June 16th, 2013 11:21 am

      Food for Thought

      Obama Finally Gets Some Love… From George W. Bush
      November 9, 2010

      George W. Bush sat out the 2008 presidential race, and the 2010 midterms.

      But now that the voting is done, we’ve got a sense of what the former president thinks about the man who replaced him.

      In his 497-page memoir, Decision Points, Bush heaps praise on Barack Obama. …

      In Decision Points, Bush praises Obama’s “smart, disciplined, high-tech campaign to get his young supporters to the polls.” He writes that: “On election night, I was moved by images of black men and women crying on TV. Barack Obama had campaigned on hope, and that was what he had given many Americans.”

      Ultimately, argues Bush, Obama represented the future while McCain was the face of the past. “Like Dad in 1992 and Bob Dole in 1996, John McCain was on the wrong side of generational politics,” argues Bush. “Electing him would have meant skipping back a generation. By contrast, 47-year-old Barack Obama represented a generational step forward.”


    2. Tamikosmom on June 16th, 2013 11:24 am

      Food for Thought

      GWB’s entire “Islam is Peace” speech
      September 17, 2001

      Palestinians Celebrate 9/11 Attacks on US

    3. Tamikosmom on June 16th, 2013 11:36 am

      The Republican House Speaker

      Transcript: Exclusive Interview With House Speaker John Boehner on NSA Leak
      June 11, 2013

      JOHN BOEHNER: He’s a traitor. The president outlined last week that these were important national security programs to help keep Americans safe, and give us tools– to fight the terrorist threat th– that we face. The president also outlined that there are appropriate safeguards in place– to make sure that– there’s– there’s no– snooping, if you will– on Americans– here at home. But– the disclosure of this information– puts Americans at risk. It shows– our adversaries what our capabilities are. And– it’s a giant violation of the law.


    4. Westfield on June 16th, 2013 1:45 pm

      We Americans have been betrayed and trown under the bus and are now being dragged to the guillotine by the very ones that gave an oath with hand on the Bible to defend the American People and our constitution. Snowden a traior, yea maybe but he is a pimple on a dogs butt compaired to what is calling the kettel black. We are in such deep shit I do not see a way out short of the secound coming of CHRIST or by bloodshed and they know it. The public deception by our own government has reached proportion we have never seen in our history and this time it carries population control measures near concentration camp style. Ovomit is going to Africa costing millions while we cant buy fuel for boarder patrol agents vehicles and we pay IRS agents to storm troop like SS Nazis and millions out of work while Represenatives live like Kings. A giant FUBAR

    5. Katts on June 16th, 2013 1:59 pm

      Boehner’s B–S—-

      And Of course Cheny would agree. Republicans and Democrats are all in the same bed, cuddling their media childern and telling made-up patriot bed time stories.

      Snowdens a Hero.
      Cheny and Obama must be embarrassed as hell that a single dude thwarted their secret squirrel program, therefore Cheney’s Chinese, multiple participant theories

      Dr. Paul Craig (Reagan Administration), The Government’s Agenda

      “The presstitutes (Press as prostitutes) are busy at work defending Clapper and Obama. On June 9, CNN rolled out former CIA case officer Bob Baer to implant into the public’s mind that Snowden, far from trying to preserve US civil liberties, might be a Chinese spy and that Snowden’s revelations might be indicative of a Chinese espionage case.”

      Damn, with all this surveillance secret squirrel operatives couldn’t stop the Boston brother duo, which appears a sham, but then maybe stoppage wasn’t the goal so much as ALLOWING the bombing to unfold to create a crisis for a more nefarious agenda, the continued governmental grab of American freedoms. Lost Bostonian legs a small price.

      Ala Sandy Hook and gun control – another perfect crisis
      Obama was familiar with and used The Australian Plan
      http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/03/us-usa-guns-australia-idUSBRE9320C720130403 )

      Currently Obama’s considering off loading about 70,000 Syrian refugees into the country. How does that wash with the NSA’s Muslim security hysteria?

      Syrian Refugees

      Syrian Refugees

    6. Katts on June 16th, 2013 2:13 pm

      Believe it – Both paties are secure in their knowlege that low information voters out number informed skeptics by multiples.

      But in terror they realize the current governmental scandals contaminate both parties. So as the storms progress, the dog and cat huddle together.

      Their worst nightmare – a rising third party.

    7. Tamikosmom on June 17th, 2013 9:06 am

      Believe it – Both paties are secure in their knowlege that low information voters out number informed skeptics by multiples.

      5. Katts on June 16th, 2013 2:13 pm


      There lies the problem.

    8. Tamikosmom on June 17th, 2013 9:16 am

      And Of course Cheny would agree. Republicans and Democrats are all in the same bed, cuddling their media childern and telling made-up patriot bed time stories.

      4. Katts on June 16th, 2013 1:59 pm


      Rubio thinks immigration bill in good shape; Graham says a GOP block would add to party’s ‘death spiral’
      Published June 16, 2013


    9. Bargis Tryhol on June 17th, 2013 10:05 am

      The NSA revealed it had unveiled a kidnap plot against the President in 2009 by using telephone taps….


    10. katts on June 17th, 2013 7:02 pm

      These immigration bills are absurd. Ted Cruz appears the only hope.

      Please write to your State Senators using no uncertain terms …..

    11. katts on June 17th, 2013 7:16 pm
    12. Tamikosmom on June 17th, 2013 9:28 pm

      katts … Ted. Cruz has flipped flopped on his position encompassing illegal immigration within the last month. No matter how you look at it … he is in support of amnesty for over 11 million “illegals” once the borders have been secured.

      Was Cruz compensation, intimidated/blackmailed to bow?
      MAY, 2013

      Ted Cruz: Rubio has ‘worked in good faith’ on immigration reform
      May 6, 2013

      In spite of his praise, Cruz maintained that giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship was not something he supported.

      “I have serious concerns about any legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship for those who are here illegally,” he explained. “I think doing so is inconsistent with the rule of law and is profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who have followed the rules and waited in line for years — and sometimes decades — to come here legally.”

      JUNE, 2013

      Sen. Ted Cruz also supports temporary legalization status in the immigration bill
      June 12th, 2013


    13. katts on June 18th, 2013 11:06 am

      @ Tamikosmom

      You are right about Cruz. I had read that about Cruz’s flip flop, but in my hurry I couldn’t immediately find the referencing article that Obama now mysteriously hsd him by the gonads so I didn’t post.

      My letter to him was scathing. Hopefully, others will write

      This “illegal” article will light your fire.

    14. katts on June 18th, 2013 11:08 am

      Back to Snowden
      Very intereseting

      As the plot thickens

    15. katts on June 18th, 2013 12:25 pm

      #8 @ Bargis
      That is hysterical ..If only

    16. katts on June 18th, 2013 1:50 pm
    17. katts on June 18th, 2013 5:40 pm

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