Colin Powell has Obama's back. The former secretary of State said former Vice President Dick Cheney has no basis for claiming the current president's policies are putting America at risk. Powell highlighted the fact that the Obama administration has continued or escalated many of Bush's security programs and procedures on CBS' Face the Nation Sunday. He supports Obama's efforts to put an end to waterboarding during interrogation and the current administration's preference of criminal courts over military commissions to try suspects. Powell also cautioned fellow conservatives who refer to Obama as a socialist, saying the constant criticism without the contribution of new ideas is unproductive. "Have we so lost our faith in this country that we think one person, one man, can suddenly change our entire system?" Powell asked. "That's kind of absurd."