The Cheneys are back.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney, recently a Wyoming Senate Republican candidate, have joined to form “The Alliance for a Strong America,” a grassroots organization built to assail President Obama's foreign policy.
“Empty threats, meaningless redlines, leading from behind, retreat and ‘engagement’ with rogue regimes have put America on a path of decline,” Dick Cheney said in announcing the new group.
“We are forming the Alliance for a Strong America because we know America's security depends upon our ability to reverse President Obama's policies,” added Liz Cheney, who dropped out of her Senate bid against sitting Republican Sen. Mike Enzi.
The Alliance for a Strong America will be a 501(c)4, just like Obama’s Organizing for Action.
They released a YouTube to announce the group. The transcript is below:
LIZ CHENEY: I’m Liz Cheney.
VP CHENEY: I’m Dick Cheney. We stand at a critical moment in the life of our nation. The policies of the last six years have left America diminished and weakened. Our enemies no longer fear us. Our allies no longer trust us. Empty threats, meaningless redlines, leading from behind, and “engagement” with rogue regimes, have put America on a path of decline. Threats to America’s security are on the rise. Iran is marching towards a nuclear weapon. Al Qaeda is resurgent, establishing new safe havens across the Middle East, including in Iraq where President Obama withdrew all American forces with no stay behind agreement. He has announced he intends to the same in Afghanistan. Syria has become the most dangerous training ground for Islamic terrorists since the attacks of 9/11. President Obama has repeatedly mislead the American people about the attacks in Benghazi and the true nature of the threat we face.
LIZ CHENEY: We are forming The Alliance for a Strong America because we know America’s security depends upon our ability to reverse President Obama’s policies. We know that America is the exceptional nation and that there is no substitute for American leadership around the world. We know that America’s Armed Forces are the greatest fighting force and the greatest force for good the world has ever known. The Alliance for a Strong America will educate about and advocate for the policies needed to restore American power and pre-eminence. We will provide information to citizens about national security and defense policy, and ensure that these issues are a critical part of America’s national debate and discussion over the next two years and beyond.
VP CHENEY: In March 1983, President Ronald Reagan said, “It is up to us in our time to choose, and choose wisely between the hard but necessary task of preserving peace and freedom, and the temptation to ignore our duty and blindly hope for the best while the enemies of freedom grow stronger day by day.” We hope you will join us today in the hard but necessary task of preserving peace and freedom and restoring American strength and power.
LIZ CHENEY: Join us today at StrongerAmerica.com.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.