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Mitt Romney sides with Cheney

From NBC's Mark Murray
In a post on the conservative National Review political blog, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney weighed in on today's Obama vs. Cheney showdown on national security. And he vigorously sided with the former vice president.

"Two speeches, two very different men," Romney writes. "Former Vice President Cheney seeks no political future. He speaks from the vantage of one who witnessed the killing of our fellow citizens, who deliberated and defined the strategy that would successfully prevent further murders of our fellow Americans. His address today was direct, well-reasoned, and convincing."

Romney continues, "President Obama, on the other hand, continues to speak as a politician... He struggles to explain how he is keeping faith with the liberal advocates who promoted his campaign but in doing so, he breaks faith with the interests of the American people. When it comes to protecting the nation, we have a conflicted president. And his address today was more tortured than the enhanced interrogation techniques he decries."