"I'm a bit concerned that we're now going to see a situation where because we've got bin Laden, there will be a rush to get out of Afghanistan, to pack up troops and say the task is done and we can leave," said Cheney in an interview with "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "I'm not sure that's wise at all."
In recent days, an increasing number of voices have called on the Obama administration to reevaluate its strategy in Afghanistan in light of the death of bin Laden in Pakistan.
When pressed by Wallace whether it was necessary to still have 100,000 troops on the ground in Afghanistan, especially in light of the fact that bin Laden was killed "deep in the heart of Pakistan" by a small group of Navy SEALs, Cheney acknowledged that it was "entirely possible we could change some aspect of our policy."
"What I don't want to see happen is what happened again in the 1980s," added Cheney. "After we solved the Soviet problem, everybody left Afghanistan. And ultimately, the Taliban took control, Osama bin Laden showed up and it became a safe harbor. They trained 27,000-some terrorists, and they launched an attack against the United States. If we turn and walk away from Pakistan and Afghanistan or that part of the world generally, I'm fearful that we're headed for trouble down the road. ... I don't think we need to run for the exits."
3. He needs to shut his mouth. He KNOWS Obama's not getting us out.
He's just a man with an ego a mile wide and a mean streak to match. He's a has been. I have no respect for him or desire to know his opinion about anything. Hes a great mis-leader, liar and con man. F U Cheney.
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