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Like every other voice in the Republican echo chamber talking about the 9/11/2012 attack on the US embassy in Bhengazi, Cheney repeats the talking point that the White House was militarily unready to respond because neither jets were put in the air nor a tactical team on the ground. Unlike other voices, Cheney uses criticism of the White House response to Benghazi to accomplish the gross feat of praising the Bush team for getting fighters in the air on 9/11/2001.

Consider the audacity. Yes, jets went up during the 9/11/2001 attacks; but, no, they did not prevent hijacked airliners from hitting two of their three east-coast targets. And sending up jets was the best the Bush White House did in defense against the attacks. For months leading up to putting jets in the air Bush ignored abundant CIA intelligence warnings, including the one in August 2001 that stated "Bin Laden determined to strike in US".

It seems I'll probably never stop being angry about that colossal negligence. And Bush officials not being held accountable for it is compounded whenever Cheney opens his mouth in public about 9/11 and journalistic voices fail to remind the audience that Cheney participated in the enormous security failure that left the US military flat-flooted on the morning of the attacks; and that he then repeatedly lied to their faces in order to start a completely unnecessary and counter-productive war in Iraq, resulting in so many more deaths.

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