Cheney Defends NSA: 'We Need to Protect This Nation'Submitted by emalvini on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 16:15
Cheney Defends NSA: 'We Need to Protect This Nation'
Saturday, 24 Aug 2013 10:21 PM
By Cathy Burke
In an impassioned defense of the National Security Agency, former Vice President Dick Cheney said the spy agency has been pivotal in defending America against terrorists and should not be disbanded.
“The biggest threat facing us are terrorists armed with something more dangerous than plane tickets and box cutters,” Cheney told a sold-out crowd Friday at Steamboat Ski Area, Steamboat Today reported.
As George W. Bush’s second-in-command after the 9/11 attacks, Cheney helped design the NSA surveillance programs.
Cheney spoke alongside his daughter, Liz Cheney, who is running for the Senate in Wyoming.