Today marks the 11th anniversary of September 11th, which for many is a solemn day to quietly reflect on the most grievous terrorist attack on US soil that resulted in the loss of 3,000 human lives. But that certainly hasn’t stopped Republicans from inappropriately engaging in the Washingtonian blame-game.
Emerging from his thousand years rest underground, the former overlord of the league of calamitous intent and VP in name only, Dick Cheney, apparently still doesn’t understand hypocrisy or irony (or human emotions), as he recently assailed President Obama on ignoring intelligence briefings.
“If President Obama were participating in his intelligence briefings on a regular basis then perhaps he would understand why people are so offended at his efforts to take sole credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden,” Cheney said in an email.
“Those who deserve the credit are the men and women in our military and intelligence communities who worked for many years to track him down. They are the ones who deserve the thanks of a grateful nation.” (Raw Story)
National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Vietor fired back by telling conservative columnist Marc Thiessen that President Obama preferred to read the intelligence briefings. You know, instead of trying to read the fairway on a golf course.
“The President is among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet,” Vietor added to The Daily Caller. (Raw Story)
Never mind that George W. Bush repeatedly ignored the daily intelligence briefings in August of 2001; nevermind how, when bin Laden’s terrorist network of radical Muslims were attacking the country, President Bush was sitting in a classroom in Florida like Forrest Gump on a bench; and certainly never mind how President Bush’s ruthless cabal of neocons and armchair warriors, such as Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz, cynically used the heinous act of war by bin Laden as the reason to launch their real sordid agenda (see PNAC) of regime change in Iraq; nevermind how George Bush repeatedly said that he “truly wasn’t concerned“ with getting bin Laden anymore; never mind how he relied on a ragtag militia of opium farmers to take out bin Laden in the horribly botched operation in Tora Bora during December of 2001; and most certainly never mind how Bush abandoned the just war in Afghanistan and hunt for bin Laden to pursue a petty vendetta and personal commerce war in Iraq, which resulted in the loss of thousands of american soldiers and cost America trillions in dollars, because revisionism is simply more fun than rigging presidential elections.
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