The Prince of Darkness himself might be best-suited to write the foreword to former Vice President Dick Cheney's forthcoming book, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) suggested Monday.

Grayson, during an appearance on MSNBC, blasted the former Republican vice president for having attacked President Barack Obama's handling of defending the U.S. from terrorist attacks.

Cheney's attacks, Grayson argued, were only a tactic to gin up sales for his memoir, which is expected to be released this year.

"I wonder who's doing the introduction to his book?" Grayson said. "Maybe it's Mephistopheles; maybe it's Satan."

Grayson said that Democrats needn't be on the defensive when it comes to their handling of national security issues, arguing that it was Republicans in the White House and Congress who'd been neglectful of national security in the time preceding the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks.