In a recent interview on Hugh Hewitt’s radio, former vice president Dick Cheney predicted that a new terrorist attack was coming to the US. In the interview, he stated that the attacks would be even worse than those experienced on September 11, 2001 and that the attacks would likely come in the next few years.
When asked if the US would be able to “get through this decade without another massive attack on the homeland,” Cheney responded by saying, “I doubt it. I think there will be another attack and the next time I think it’s likely to be far deadlier than the last one. You can just imagine what would happen if somebody could smuggle a nuclear device, put it in a shipping container, and drive it down the beltway outside Washington D.C.”
Cheney also alluded to a cold-war era plan that would give the government ultimate power during an attack, although he claimed that the government would maintain “the constitutional-based government authority.”
“Basically, it involved having a government in waiting if you will ready to go in the event of nuclear attack on the United States so that we could always maintain the constitutional-based governmental authority,” he said.
“We operated and actually trained under circumstances of how would we go about providing for a government to survive if we were having nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union falling all over the country,” he added.
Cheney is known to be a fearmonger when it comes to the issue of terrorism, so his comments should come as no surprise. However, if a terrorist attack does happen in the US, the Bush administration that Cheney was a part of, along with the current Obama administration, are largely responsible for provoking those attacks by instigating conflicts and killing innocent civilians in the Middle East.