Cheney backs Obama on drones
In a broad interview with Charlie Rose on CBS, former Vice President Dick Cheney backed the President's program of targeting U.S. citizens abroad with drones. "I think it's a good program. And I don't disagree with the basic policy that the Obama Administration has pursued in that regard," Cheney said.
Cheney joins a handful of other Republicans who have defended the program unconditionally, even as more lawmakers are calling for increased oversight of the Administration's targeting of U.S. citizens.
Cheney, of course, was and is a big proponent of the Bush Administration's use of waterboarding, and even told Rose that he has no regrets about it. "I didn't have any. Absolutely not." He added that waterboarding "absolutely" should still be part of American counterterrorism methods, despite what people like Stanley McChrystal say about it offending American values. "The question I think you've got to answer, Charlie, is how many people are you wanting to let die so that you don't, you know, offend your values?"