CIA Director Accuses Cheney Of Wanting The US Attacked

June 15, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – CIA Director Leon Panetta has caused a stir once again in the media, after accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney in an interview of hoping for a terrorist attack in America.

The strongly confrontational words came after an equally confrontational speech made by Cheney, where he accused the Obama administration of willfully opening the US up to attack by enemy forces, by not using torture as a means of national security.

“When you read the implication behind it, it’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that’s dangerous politics,” US News quoted Panetta’s original interview with the New York Times.

The remark has caused a stir in the media over the weekend, with some saying it is a rather unfair statement, while others have conceded to the point.

It is a comment that seems to feed more off of the GOP’s latest attitudes to the national security, economic, and foreign policies of the Obama White House. For instance, Rush Limbaugh’s assertion that he wanted the Obama policies to fail, a statement that some have drawn parallels to Panetta’s comment.


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2 Responses to “CIA Director Accuses Cheney Of Wanting The US Attacked”

  1. Old Man Dotes on June 15th, 2009 12:23 pm

    Why would anyone be surprised that the head Nazi of the GOP and the chief torturer of the Republican party would try to incite terrorists attacks on the USA? After all, it was the terrorist attack of 9/11 that allowed the Republicans to ignore most of the Constitutional protections and spy on and suppress the freedoms of Americans without the required court orders. Dick Cheney’s power and wealth were vastly increased by terrorism; it’s his power base, and with out, he’ll fade into obscurity (unless he is tried for his crimes).

  2. frank burns on June 15th, 2009 10:18 pm

    What about Bush’s “trifecta joke.” He told it often not long after 9-11, until his advisers told him it was not a wise idea. The trifecta joke is where Bush implied that he had hit some sort of jackpot with 9-11 plus a war. If you don’t remember, look it up: “trifecta joke.”

    Bush’s popularity ratings were sliding fast after he was elected, right up to 9-11, and then he saw the opportunity to claim WMDs in Iraq and become a “wartime president.” Sad but true, and the fact is, the nation was so distraught with 9-11 few people even had any inkling what was taking place. Bush does not seem like that bad of a guy, I figure Cheney and his neo-con gang were behind it the whole time; that is why he is the one most keen on “proving” that their weakening of America by destroying what it stands for was necessary and prudent.

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