Well this is a nasty surprise. Cheney apparently likes parts of Obama’s record:
“Cheney has kind of backed away lately, largely because Obama has met Bush and praised him when it comes to things like Afghanistan, the use of drones and interrogation,” said Bruce Buchanan, a political scientist at the University of Texas.
Cheney and Bush’s record on interrogation was illegal, brutal, and pro-torture. For Obama to be even remotely on the same page as these men is a truly saddening day for human rights. It also offers a starker view of a president in danger of permanently alienating anyone in the Democratic party to the left of the Clintons.