Former Vice President Dick Cheney blasted President Barack Obama on Monday for proposed cuts to the military, saying the President would prefer food stamps to a strong national defense.
“I’ve obviously not been a strong supporter of Barack Obama. But this really is over the top,” Cheney said. “It does enormous long-term damage to our military, and they act as though it’s highway spending you can turn on and off.”
Cheney noted that “friends” he’s worked with in the Middle East no longer trust the United States and lamented that budget considerations were taking a toll on the prestige of the American military.
“[Obama would] much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military or support for our troops,” he said.