Dick Cheney Says Benghazi Attack ‘One of Worst Incidents I Can Recall in My Career’

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Fox News saying the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was “one of the worst incidences” he could recall. Um, let’s see, September 11, 2001, didn’t ring a bell for him. There’s more — he also attacked President Obama’s response, claiming that the Obama administration “lied” about Benghazi. Of course, Dick Cheney is of the same ilk as Mother Teresa, right?

CHENEY: I watched the Benghazi thing with great interest, Sean [Hannity]. I think it’s one of the worst incidences, frankly, that I can recall in my career. It put the whole capability claiming the terrorist problem solved once we got Bin Laden, that Al Qaeda was over with. If they told the truth about Benghazi, that it was a terrorist attack by an al-Qaeda-affiliated group, it would destroy the confidence that was the basis of his campaign for re-election.

They lied. They claimed it was because of a demonstration video, that they wouldn’t have to admit it was really all about their incompetence. They ignored repeated warnings from the CIA about the threat. They ignored messages from their own people on the ground that they need more security. They reduced what was already there. Source

I’m sorry but is this the same Dick Cheney who played a role in the shenanigans leading up to the invasion of Iraq — on a lie, no less?. You remember the whole weapons of mass destruction premise for going after Saddam Hussein, but there were really none. Or better yet, how about those 13 diplomatic missions that were attacked under his watch as the vice president of the United States? There’s a word for Dick Cheney. Well, you can say it, I won’t.

This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.

Author: JANET SHAN

  • DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist

    “Or better yet, how about those 13 diplomatic missions that were attacked during under his watch as the vice president of the United States? ”

    Or even — No, I cannot use “better yet” — worse , much worse, how about those 4,000-plus American service men and women and those 100,000-plus innocent Iraqi men, women and children who were killed because of dozens of Cheney-Bush lies ?

  • JANET SHAN

    Dorian — Amen to that. I recall Bush’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ PR stunt that backfired within days. Cheney should be the last person to call President Obama a liar.

  • DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist

    Hi Janet,

    While Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” was indeed a deceptive stunt,I am thinking more of the numerous brash, shameless lies he, Cheney and the rest of the neocon cabal told during the seven-year carnage in Iraq.

  • SteveK

    Who’s this Cheney fellow and why, other than reporting the news of his arrest for war crimes, should the fool be given air time or consideration of any kind?

    Next thing you know his daughter will be brought forward (backward?) again.

    Edit to add: With the exception of misleading Fox News Headlines of course.

  • slamfu

    Cheney is either a shameless liar, or he believes what he says and is a world class master of self deception and denial. The disconnect with reality that permeates the GOP today is a very serious issue. Cheney in particular is a real piece of work.

  • Today

    Who shook that rat-terriers cage and woke him up.

  • The_Ohioan

    I’ve yet to see the quote from the Obama camp that “al Queda was over with”. Especially in light of all the controversy about drones being used everywhere. I can handle two thoughts at one time; but two opposite thoughts make my head ache.

    I’ve seen quotes of “al Queda is on the run” and “al Queda is on the way to extinction” but not “al Queda is over with”. If the president wanted to expand his drone program, and it seems he did, why would he say he had no enemy left? It’s a mystery. Maybe Mr. Cheney can solve it.

  • http://cma-steadystate.blogspot.com steadystate

    Slam, I tend to agree with you. It’s self-deception and double speak of a pathological sort.

  • roro80

    When does this guy get to shut up already? The audacity to talk about this in terms of “lies” and “ignoring” the threat…I mean, hello! Remember all the things that happened on your watch, Dick? Starting with, oh, I dunno, 9/11? After which you lied to the public in order for your defense contracting company to make…how much was it again, Veep Cheney? And then the whole breaking-the-world’s-economy thingy? Lying about the affect of gay marriage on straight marriages to get re-elected with your lackey the Shrub? Seriously, take a hint from your prez and just go away. Arg.

  • sheknows

    See, you put a politically recognizable face on tv and spew a pack of lies and point fingers and repeatedly tell the American people how TERRIBLE” Obama is, and that is your ” mission accomplished “. It is just one more Republican voice raised against the president regardless of the fact that he himself committed some of the worst crimes against the American people ever recorded in modern times, people don’t remember that, or even know that.
    They just have to get as many voices talking trash as possible..that’s all.

  • bluebelle

    I think when Bush and Cheney left office it was decided that Bush would go into hiding and Cheney would remain the public face of his administration. Cheney may be trying to rehab the Republican party by making Obama’s presidency look as incompetent as possible, thereby helping his old boss look a little better in retrospect.