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Be Afraid, Cheney Warns. Be Very Afraid.

Kaitlynn Riely

Posted: Feb 5th 2009 8:05AM

Filed under: Politics, News, Media, Notre Dame, Breaking News

Just when you thought the Bush-era warnings of Armageddon around the corner were over, Cheney strikes again.

The former vice president hasn't been seen in public since Inauguration Day, when he was rolling around in a wheelchair due to an injury sustained lifting boxes. But a few days ago, he gave an interview to Politico, in which he warns there is a "high probability" that terrorists will attack with biological or nuclear weapons in the next few years. He worries that now that his boss is out of office and back in Texas, the Obama administration policies will make the attacks more likely to succeed.

"When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to doing anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry," Cheney said.

I think he's just worried we are not worrying enough now that he's not there to worry us.

But for all his worrying, Cheney is a confident man. Saturday Night Live recently mocked Dick Cheney, parodying him as a man with no regrets from his often-controversial eight years in the Bush administration. He told Politico he still thinks Guantanamo is a "first-class program" and said he believes one day files will be made public that show that policies like waterboarding were directly responsible for preventing another Sept. 11-like attack.

Cheney reminds me of another SNL creation: Debbie Downer.

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