Appearing on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, former Vice President Dick Cheney plainly stated that there are much bigger problems than are going on in Iraq.
Using a recent Rand Corporation poll, Cheney listed all of the other terrorist organizations that are popping up around the globe who are as dangerous as ISIS, if not more, especially those with nuclear capabilities.
There’s been a 58% increase in the number of groups like al Qaeda — Salafi-Jihadists, and it stretches from west Africa all across north Africa, east Africa, through the Middle East all the way around to Indonesia — a doubling of the number of terrorists out there.
I worry about Pakistan. Just a couple of weeks ago, in Pakistan, the Taliban — the same group we just released five of the leaders of from Guantanamo — raided Karachi Airport. Why do I care about that? Well, Pakistan is unique in that it has a significant inventory of nuclear weapons.
During the interview, Cheney stated that he is worried that there will be another 9/11 and that “the next time, it will be with far deadlier weapons than airline tickets and box cutters.”
Cheney: Sen. Rand Paul ‘basically an isolationist’
June 23, 2014
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday said he hasn’t picked a 2016 presidential favorite yet, but called Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) an “isolationist” whose policies “won’t work in the aftermath of 9/11.”
“I haven’t picked a nominee yet, but one of the things that’s right at the top of my list is whether or not the individual we nominate believes in a strong America, believes in a situation where the United States is able to provide the leadership in the world basically to maintain the peace,” said Cheney on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Rand Paul, by my standards, as I look at his philosophy, is basically an isolationist,” he added. “That didn’t work in the 1930s, it sure as heck won’t work in the aftermath of 9/11.”