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.