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Just after the nine elevenths -- your anniversary events around the country.
Back with the former vice president United States Dick Cheney.
Entire bush Cheney administration pretty much -- -- I think -- there's a by that one Terry change your.
Of things and and it it it prompted.
Talk here that it's just a matter of time before it happens again and and even this week and I was at ground zero.
More than a few security experts were worried.
That wants to ten year event is -- and we probably won't get serious again about and so.
The freedom -- administered fifteen -- out of a round number does -- about.
That we're gonna let down our guard and and -- -- given.
Planned defense cutbacks even in the latest that agreement and those that could be forced stand.
In -- -- -- frustration.
That's a proves that -- it's been for.
I'm worried too.
I really am my sense that there are there's an increasing tendency in the part of a lot of people who think that.
The events of 9/11 or a one off affair it hasn't happened again since we've got this whole body of -- of conventional wisdom now.
Developing over the notion that we quote overreacted.
We didn't have to do all that stuff to keep -- safe for the last ten years.
And -- I simply don't buy that and I think the evidence is overwhelming.
We lost 3000 people that morning to nineteen guys armed with.
With airline tickets and box cutters and I worry about is that the next attack.
Or next major attack will involve far deadlier weapons than what we saw on 9/11 will see somebody with a nuclear weapon or biological agent of some -- And the cost in terms of the potential.
Loss of life.
Will be far greater than what we saw -- 9/11.
The argument against that.
Is slow this year and maybe got it or stated I don't and that's phone call leader for it -- right.
-- got a some of Enron got his number two there's number three and it may move around that's -- promotional I don't know anyone would want the well and that's a but having said that that that al-Qaeda has been all but decapitated and and and and cut up.
I'm you say.
Not -- Well we've still got them the operating in Somalia.
You've got them operating in Yemen.
We've had more problems with the homegrown terrorists.
Than we did back then.
So I think it's far too soon for us to declare that the game's over with and we don't have to worry about it anymore.
I really do think we have to worry about it.
I think we need to maintain our.
Vigilance I think we need to stay ready the deal with -- threat than you've got to remember.
You know how much are you willing to bet.
The lives of 100000 people 200000 people.
That it's all wrapped up there's nothing more -- be concerned about.
You can't afford to let him get through one time.
With one major attack with a deadly weapon -- -- -- last time around we have to be able to stop every single attempt if we're gonna successfully defend the country.
Against the kind of thing that they represented.
Al-Qaeda wasn't the only terrorist organization after either there were others as well so.
I'm not I'm not ready yet to sign off on the proposition.
That everything's fine we can relax nothingness for there's likely to happen we've had a lot of continued attempts.
And I expect we'll see more that.
What do you think of the job the Obama administration is nonsense until well some things you've got to give them good marks I think they did well on.
On taking advantage.
The situation do.
Capture and kill some of an allotment that was a good piece to work -- -- with time publicly praise the president for that.
On the other hand jaws were dropping in the White House that yeah well.
But I you know that was not.
It's sort of a one time.
You get up in the morning and you find bin Laden -- the that was ten years of work that led up to that.
The career professionals in the intelligence and military.
Operations that had developed the intelligence and finally were able to track down his career and and ultimately capture.
But that wasn't just you know one time proposition that was ten years of effort by thousands of people and ultimately made possible.
Now and some areas I think they've had to reverse course they certainly campaign.
In 08 on the basis that everything we were doing was wrong.
They didn't like Guantanamo they didn't like rendition they didn't like enhanced interrogation techniques sector.
So they we're gonna change -- they even looked at the possibility of prosecuting.
People in the intelligence community had carried out our counterterrorism policy.
They backed off that that's good they're only one or two cases left there.
But generally there are no longer -- -- it's -- for now -- are called an attorney general it sort of pullback that He He might in his.
I certainly would hope not only has a terrible press that we take.
People career professionals.
Individuals who put their lives on the line for the country they operate in accordance.
With policy set by the National Security Council.
The president United States they do so with a letter -- hand from the Justice Department saying this is okay this is appropriate.
And it produces the desired result.
And they keep the country safe for eight years and then the next administration comes along prosecuted.
Nobody's gonna take any risk under that -- circumstance that would be a terrible.
Terrible precedent to set and that's what they embarked upon is that say -- backed off I think there's a good thing they backed off but it's very important not go back.
Now and try to reignite that process.
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