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DNC Runs Ad Hitting Back at Cheney

First, the White House struck back at criticisms former Vice President Dick Cheney has lobbed at the Obama administration, and now the Democratic National Committee is having its say.

The DNC tomorrow is releasing a new television ad on cable stations nationwide that question the vice president's assertions on national security.

Cheney on Sunday called the Justice Department investigation into CIA interrogations an "outrageous political act" that will do significant long term damage to the nation. He also said the interrogation techniques used against suspected terrorists were essential for preventing another terrorist attack within the continental U.S. borders.

The Democrats' new ad highlights the former vice president's assertions that Americans would be greeted as liberators in Iraq, that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction ahead of the Iraq war and his newest comments on the importance of "enhanced interrogations." The ad reads, "Dick Cheney, Wrong Then, Wrong Now."

"Long ago, the American people concluded that Dick Cheney could not be trusted on matters of national security and why he thinks they should or would trust him now is mind-boggling," DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse said in a statement.

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