Exclusive: Dick Cheney speaks out on VP debate
Former vice president on nominees, 2012 race
- Duration 8:15
- Date Oct 12, 2012
Former vice president on nominees, 2012 race
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-- former vice president of the United States Dick Cheney standing by to give us his explosive reaction last night's debate but first a recap of the face off between crazy uncle Joseph Biden and congressman Paul Ryan now without question.
The headline of the night was Biden's downright bizarre strange -- will -- behavior now.
For nearly ninety minutes he was either uncontrollable.
-- laughing or rudely interrupting his opponent.
Cannot even subjects like the -- Ghazi terror attack or -- nuclear weapons program were enough to prevent these bizarre outbursts.
It's never too early to speak up for our values.
Think he was quoting him what he let me tell you about the Mitt Romney I know this is don't raise taxes on small businesses because there are job creators.
Only show -- what I don't understand you're fit Vice President -- it's incredible problems but you knew both saw Benjamin Netanyahu.
Hold up that picture of -- -- with the Red Line thank heavens we have these sanctions in place.
It's in spite of their offers an awful because they've given twenty waivers -- -- sanctioned.
So I have to point to are the results.
Or four years closer toward a nuclear weapons.
-- in that case if there's one.
When we see the look.
Today coming -- and had a tough situation absolutely.
We're going in the wrong direction slower than it -- last year and last June was slower than the year before.
Job growth in September -- slower than it was in August and all this was slower than it was in July.
-- that was a review of the vice president's unhinged behavior last night and it's thirty has that was when it came to substance.
The results were even worse now we will have a complete -- fact check coming up and our next segment.
But I would be remiss if I did not include the biggest lie of the night at the top of this program.
Now it involves the administration and what they knew and when they knew it with regard to being -- There were no protests because lies in that that 1 morning we were told by intelligence community.
The intelligence community told us that they want to let our security for all we weren't told where we do what want more security do we did not know they -- more security.
-- -- blatantly not true as we now know this was determined to be the result of a coordinated terrorist strike and we know what our intelligence knew it.
In less than 24 hours and on the subject -- security.
-- -- officials testified under -- this week that additional resources war in fact requested.
And in fact denied in other words tens of millions of people were misled and yet again.
By this administration last night on national television and the vice presidential debate joining me now on the phone with reaction.
We're honored to bring in the former vice president of the United States Dick Cheney mr.
vice president thank you for joining us.
Well thank you John it's always good build -- Iowa -- listened we I guess we've got to start I know you -- known Joseph Biden on a long time we know he's had a a tendency if you will to be very gaffe prone.
Here I -- I found this I don't even how to -- it very.
Very disturbing his behavior.
It seemed uncontrollable life you know I would describe it not only is rude but probably the most.
Emotionally unstable debate performance in modern American politics.
I don't think he could stop it everybody knows is going to be a split screen here.
What -- how do you interpret this.
Well I was I was disturbed by it frankly I've I've got pretty specific.
Certain requirements Simon stated when I look at the perspective but most of them that's for the vice president -- the that's the ability to step -- at a moment's notice and take over it and do what somebody is calm cool and collected.
The last question -- six.
Good information and it makes those life or death decisions that we could present to make for all of us.
There have been tried Republican presidential type of our -- before -- more closely with the fifth in the Reagan administration's part of the congressional leadership.
The what I -- -- Joseph Biden last night I would not want to -- evidence that that he'll pull off into the senate.
Characteristics that -- used to display when it came down to the White House during the last administration would have.
Congressional -- them down comedians on policy here for the the president to report on some foreign policy issue if you could always count on Joseph.
A one to talk longer than anybody else to -- to -- -- other people of this sort of but it -- skip last night.
It was classic.
I think Joseph Biden and you -- in the flesh there last night.
And less safe from my perspective that's not the kind of personnel they have actually -- -- And you know I guess -- and you know everyone talks be one heartbeat away from the presidency and you know for a time last night as I was I was tweeting and lifetime -- mr.
You know it was funny and then at one point they sent out -- -- said.
This isn't funny anymore.
Because it seemed to un controlled.
Manic and then I saw dramatic I don't know if you pick this up and -- not many many.
That very many people in the media that seem to be defending him picked it up.
But -- his mood changed -- -- -- This is just part of a personality trait -- you've seen before he said he's seen some of this on display in in the past.
Well I can even in millions and disabled would have congressional types don't that the White House.
-- about what kind of personality your assessment people best total joke in general.
But to you know I couldn't help but I think last night.
-- -- questions why did Obama pick him.
Because vice president.
Eight campaign against him in the 08 election of course Joseph.
Supposedly won every debate then but he only a 1% of -- vote.
These new unique personality.
I've worked produce over the years I'd like -- say you know there's no question in my mind when I look at.
Joseph Biden and Paul Ryan on the stage their lesson I don't think power has got what it takes to take over -- -- -- I don't think Joseph Biden does.
You know that we did there's certain things that he said -- just factually an actor one of them as I dealt with -- the issue of being -- there was there request we didn't know offer extra security we -- know.
What it happened that this was in fact a terror attack we know within 24 hours.
We had testimony this week from State Department officials and others.
On what it happened here.
He he seem to throw the State Department and our intelligence services.
Down the stairs at the same time and and not tell the American people the truth that's pretty disturbing to me as well I want to get your thoughts on that.
But I did its part and parcel with the kind of thing we've seen previously -- -- they like to take credit for having gotten bin Laden.
But the guys who really deserve the credit of the Intel professionals who cracking down over a ten year period of time and and that special ops guys the military what got it.
I don't know it got a situation where they've got trouble again that he would be thrown off they don't want to give.
The intelligence community the credit they deserve for the bin Laden's capture but they're perfectly prepared to place blame on them when something goes wrong -- -- Obama policy in the Middle East.
-- but how do you think when you when you did -- two debates you think you're very aware that that there's going to be a split screen mr.
You're very aware that at any moment you could beyond camera.
They sequestered Joseph for a full six weeks hasn't been an interview I think it going back as far as may.
Do you think they're trying to hide something as a relates to the vice president one and number two.
How does this play maybe the maybe -- -- hard core left wing loony base likes it how does this play with women in the country independence in the country had eight.
What do you think the fall out of of this bizarre performance will be.
Well I think I think it hurting.
And I don't think he gained or any of the ground that Obama lost in the first -- That is to say it's you know if you if they would contend that didn't demonstrate that you gotta calm cool and -- ready to take over Kabul which noticed.
A church that didn't do that -- the from the standpoint of one lead over with undecided it's my guess is it was definitely pretty ineffective.
Prime mister vice president as always thank you -- time and coming up well it.