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Dick Cheney: Obama Weakest of Presidents, He's Made 'Some Big Mistakes'

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    Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks about national security at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. Cheney on Thursday sharply criticized President Barack Obama's handling of terrorism policy and defended harsh interrogation methods that Obama has labeled torture. May 21, 2009
July 30, 2012|3:55 pm

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has said that President Obama is possibly the worst president that America has ever had.

In the first interview following his heart transplant, former Vice President Dick Cheney has stated that Obama is one of the worst Democratic presidents to ever serve America. Adding that Mitt Romney is better equipped for the job, Cheney believes that Obama has failed both domestically and internationally.

"I think Obama's made some big mistakes," Cheney said on an ABC interview with Jonathan Karl.

"You can't be judged and shouldn't judge– people in those senior levels by the polls. You can't be judged and shouldn't judge– people in those senior levels by the polls," he said. "I look at what the Obama administration's done and it's basically head for the exits," Cheney added in regard to Iraq. He also criticized president Obama's actions in the Middle East and Egypt.

The Republican then went on to state the Obama was even worse than Jimmy Carter, in terms of Democratic presidents.

"I obviously I'm not a big fan of President Obama," Cheney said. "I think he's been one of our weakest presidents. I just fundamentally disagree with him philosophically. [It would] be hard put to find any Democratic president that I've disagreed with more."

When asked if Obama deserved credit as being the first President to take a stance on homosexuality, Cheney stated that the issue was not really relevant to the elections.

"I don't know that it's relevant now. You know?" Cheney responded. "There are a lot of big issues. And I'm sure that's a big issue for some people obviously. But I don't think the election's gonna turn on that issue."

In regards to his own popularity as Vice President, Cheney stated that people in high positions can't be judged by polls.

"I mean, you left office as one of the most unpopular vice-presidents modern time," Karl prompted.

"You can't be judged and shouldn't judge," Cheney said, "people in those senior levels by the polls."

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