Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney are coming to Yorba Linda’s Richard Nixon Presidential Library on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 7 p.m., to discuss the “unique and indispensable nature of American power and why the United States must lead again.”
The former Vice President and his daughter, a former deputy assistant secretary of state, teamed up to write a new book, “Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America.”
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Cheney’s new book is being billed as a blistering criticism of Obama’s foreign policy, claiming that Obama has abandoned the tradition of American leadership in the world. Obama has “significantly diminished” American power just as the threat of terrorism is “rapidly growing,” Cheney said in a statement his publisher released, according to Fox News.
Thomas Buergenthal, who served as a judge at the International Court of Justice for the first 10 years of this century, said he believes the former U.S. vice president could be brought before the International Criminal Court, according to Newsweek. “Some of us have long thought that Cheney and a number of CIA agents who did what they did in those so-called black holes should appear before the ICC,” said Buergenthal, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp as a boy.
Liz Cheney pulled out of a U.S. Senate race last year. In 2009, when she worked for the State Department, Liz Cheney told MSNBC she opposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and supported extending federal benefits to same-sex couples. Gay marriage, she said, should be decided by the states, according to the L.A. Times.
That gave a conservative Super PAC fodder for an attack ad depicting her as soft on gay marriage and “wrong for Wyoming.” Cheney might have used the opportunity to stand up for her sister, Mary, who had married her longtime partner, Heather Poe, in 2012. Instead, she accused her opponents of playing dirty with a “scurrilous” attack.
And then she really sold her sister out.
“I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage,” she told Fox News’ Chris Wallace. “Listen, I love Mary very much, I love her family very much, this is just an issue on which we disagree.”