Most politicians piss on your leg and tell you its raining.
Dick Cheney waterboards you, gets you involved in one 9 year war with a fourth rate power, one 7 year war with a fourth rate power, subjects your legal system to enhanced interrogation, muddies up the already confused definition of "terrorist" and then later tells you he's pissed on your leg, too.
He expects you to appreciate all the battles he fought and the "shoot outs" he had with pesky government agents in his own administration. He worked really hard to piss on your leg.
He says the current administration is threatening your safety by not pissing on your leg enough. He's mad that the current administration does not want to piss on your leg. Their lack of urinary desire makes America less safe, in his loudly stated opinion.
He wants you to know all about this pissing contest but at the same time forget how things actually happened.