Published February 04, 2009
Former Vice President Dick Cheney predicts a "high probability" of a nuclear or biological terrorist attack in the coming years and said the Obama administration is ill-equipped to prevent it.
In a candid interview published Wednesday on Politico.com, Cheney said he fears President Obama will put the county at risk
"When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry," he told the Web site.
The outlook for terrorism couldn't be more grim to Cheney, Politico.com Editor-in-Chief John Harris described to FOX News on Wednesday.
Cheney -- who fervently supports the operations at Guantanamo Bay prison and the use of aggressive interrogation techniques -- told Politico that the detention center is "a necessary facility" running a "first class program."
Obama signed his first executive order on Jan. 22, ordering the prison in Guanatamo Bay prison be closed. The president has also strongly opposed the use of torture as an interrogation method -- a position that has garnered widespread support from Americans, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday that showed 50 percent of Americans also disagree with Obama's order.