Jindal advises Cheney to tone down criticism of Obama



Baton Rouge (Louisiana, US), Apr.17: Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal has suggested that former Vice President Dick Cheney should tone down his criticism of President Barack Obama.


Cheney has repeatedly criticized Obama's national security policy, saying recently on CNN's "State of the Union" that Obama's decisions "raise the risk to the American people of another attack."

Asked to respond to Cheney's remark during an interview ABC's "Good Morning America," Jindal said: "I don't think we should question President Obama's patriotism or his intentions."

"I think Democrat or Republican, we should all agree that our current president, our former president would obviously want to do everything they could to keep us safe," he said. "Let's give the new administration a chance. Let's not question their intentions. Let's have a real debate on their policies," Politico quoted Jindal, as saying.

The Republican governor praised Obama for "showing more flexibility when it comes to Iraq than maybe some of the campaign rhetoric suggested."

"I am, quite honestly, pleasantly surprised. That's the kind of pragmatism, listening to the commanders on the ground, I think is very important," Jindal said.


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