It's takes some brass to attack someone for doing something you Failed to do for 7 years. http://thinkprogress.org/...
On the eve of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama of taking “sole credit” for the killing of Osama bin Laden and ignoring his presidential daily intelligence briefings.If he was WHAT!?
“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,”
Participating in his Presidential Daily Briefings? You mean PDB's like this one?
After us missile strikes on his base in Afghanistan in 1998, Bin LadinIs that what he means?
told his followers he wanted to retaliate in Washington
Al-Qaida members - many of whom are U.S. Citizens - have resided in or traveled to the U.S. for years and the group apparently maintains a support structure that could aid attacks.
FBI Information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country Consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including surveillance of Federal Buildings in New York
Oh, and by the way - President Obama has never taken "Sole Credit" for ending the terrorism of Osama in Laden. From the White House Press Office from earlier this year.
[L]ast year, when we delivered justice to Osama bin Laden, I made it clear that our success was due to many people in many organizations working together over many years — across two administrations. That’s why my first call once American forces were safely out of harm’s way was to President Bush. Because protecting our country is neither the work of one person, nor the task of one period of time, it’s an ongoing obligation that we all share.Ok, so that's that.
But then we shouldn't be surprised by this mewling and whining by Cheney. Remember that when OBL was finally taken down he tried to claim that the credit belong with the CIA Torture/Water-Boarding program, except that the fact is that Khallid Sheik Mohammad Lied to Us about the courier who eventually led us to Bin Laden's compound.
…while the CIA may have learned the courier’s nickname earlier, they didn’t learn his true name until “four years ago”–so late 2006 at the earliest. And they didn’t learn where the courier operated until around 2009.So that would be another Cheney Fail. I'm thinking he should just shut up now, but we all know he won't.
From these dates we can conclude that either KSM shielded the courier’s identity entirely until close to 2007, or he told his interrogators that there was a courier who might be protecting bin Laden early in his detention but they were never able to force him to give the courier’s true name or his location, at least not until three or four years after the waterboarding of KSM ended.
8:45 AM PT: Remember when Chris Wallace of Fox News tried to blame 9-11 on Bill Clinton by claimng "he did nothing about the Cole Bombing".
It was Bush who did nothing and ignored Richard Clarkes desperate memos and PolMil Action Plan for Afghanistan.