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CIA head says Cheney almost wishing US be attacked
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WASHINGTON CIA Director Leon Panetta says former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's approach to terrorism almost suggests "he's wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point."

Panetta told The New Yorker for an article in its June 22 issue that Cheney "smells some blood in the water" on the issue of national security.

Cheney has said in several interviews that he thinks Obama is making the U.S. less safe. He has been critical of Obama for ordering the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, halting enhanced interrogations of suspected terrorists and reversing other Bush administration initiatives he says helped to prevent attacks on the U.S.


Panetta said of Cheney's remarks: "It's almost, a little bit, gallows politics. When you read 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."

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  -CIA head says Cheney almost wishing US be attacked Old Coot  Jun-14-09 01:14 PM   #0 
  - Almost?  high density   Jun-14-09 01:17 PM   #1 
  - I said the same thing! He's got his crystal ball and flying monkeys and is conjuring as we speak  Number23   Jun-14-09 07:57 PM   #71 
  - All hyperble aside, does anyone really think Cheney does NOT  hlthe2b   Jun-14-09 01:18 PM   #2 
  - Ha! electronically-amplified and assisted heart,  ashling   Jun-14-09 01:58 PM   #14 
  - Lol!  jeff30997   Jun-14-09 02:00 PM   #15 
  - A heart in cold storage.  asjr   Jun-14-09 03:18 PM   #40 
  - Nearly choked on my coffee when I read this.  Earth Bound Misfit   Jun-14-09 03:41 PM   #42 
  - Maybe Cheney, in his infinite wisdom and love of keeping the American people safe,  Voice for Peace   Jun-14-09 02:49 PM   #29 
  - Dammit, don't bogart that thing. Pass it over here.  Jackpine Radical   Jun-14-09 09:44 PM   #79 
  - Were not the attacks of 9-11 most fortuitous in clearing the way for Cheney to implement  indepat   Jun-14-09 02:53 PM   #32 
  - PNAC. Fool me twice.  troubledamerican   Jun-14-09 06:54 PM   #65 
  - 9/11 was Cheney's moment in the sun. Of course, he yearns  JDPriestly   Jun-14-09 04:19 PM   #44 
  - Torturing people to create bad evidence to start a war is TRULY demonic.  Raster   Jun-14-09 04:50 PM   #47 
  - Cheney? Nice?  tavalon   Jun-15-09 10:43 AM   #102 
  - Mortal coil? He's got an induction motor?  Xipe Totec   Jun-14-09 06:36 PM   #61 
  - Good one!  The Blue Flower   Jun-14-09 06:46 PM   #62 
  - I'm waiting for Chandra's heart to reject him!  Joe Bacon   Jun-14-09 06:52 PM   #64 
  - get ready for the media outrage  ErinBerin84   Jun-14-09 01:18 PM   #3 
  - I'm afraid you're probably correct......  dhill926   Jun-14-09 01:41 PM   #8 
  - This was mentioned on MTP as well, in the Biden interview.  pinto   Jun-14-09 01:23 PM   #4 
  - We were attacked by terrorists. One killed a doctor. One killed a soldier. One killed a guard.  onehandle   Jun-14-09 01:25 PM   #5 
  - One was Muslim. nt  Old Coot   Jun-14-09 01:29 PM   #6 
  - Still a right-wing radical. n/t  Bolo Boffin   Jun-14-09 01:32 PM   #7 
     - Yep. Osama and his fan club are Right-Wing Radicals.  onehandle   Jun-14-09 05:04 PM   #52 
        - Al-Qaeda = Anti-Choice Fundamentalists = Racist Hate Groups  AlbertCat   Jun-15-09 09:27 AM   #97 
           - Yup  tavalon   Jun-15-09 10:44 AM   #103 
  - Exactly. Right wing terrorists have mounted a full assault and we aren't doing ANYTHING to stop it.  Xenotime   Jun-14-09 04:49 PM   #46 
  - Of course he is....  dickthegrouch   Jun-14-09 01:44 PM   #9 
  - Almost? n/t  myrna minx   Jun-14-09 01:46 PM   #10 
  - Something I've been thinking for quite a while now  Turborama   Jun-14-09 01:48 PM   #11 
  - I'm glad someone finally said it in public...God knows we've been saying it...  Frustratedlady   Jun-14-09 01:55 PM   #12 
  - Not wishing... ASKING. BEGGING. DEMANDING. Just to make his cynical point.  truthisfreedom   Jun-14-09 01:58 PM   #13 
  - The snarling android wishes for another attack to justify his legacy of...  MilesColtrane   Jun-14-09 02:01 PM   #16 
  - That's exactly why he wants an attack.  intheflow   Jun-15-09 09:22 AM   #96 
  - Well he is certainly telling the world we are less safe now  Chemisse   Jun-14-09 02:09 PM   #17 
  - Like the so called recent terrorist conspiracy attack of that NYC synagog?  sasquuatch55   Jun-14-09 04:07 PM   #43 
  - I'm glad somebody finally said this. Sure feels like it to me, too.  calimary   Jun-14-09 02:09 PM   #18 
  - Curveball's not dead?  Arkana   Jun-14-09 10:58 PM   #85 
  - If Cheney wanted more attention, he just got it  chill_wind   Jun-14-09 02:10 PM   #19 
  - K&R  mvd   Jun-14-09 02:18 PM   #20 
  - Its called  boomerbust   Jun-14-09 02:28 PM   #21 
  - Cheney is such an ASS  orbitalman   Jun-14-09 02:36 PM   #22 
  - There is no almost  SpartanDem   Jun-14-09 02:37 PM   #23 
  - He helped plan the first one. I have no doubt he orchestrated the whole affair.  truthisfreedom   Jun-14-09 02:39 PM   #26 
  - I'm almost wishing that Dick Cheney ... oh, never mind. Can't think of anything horrible enough.  gauguin57   Jun-14-09 02:38 PM   #24 
  - I know exactly how you feel.  Turborama   Jun-14-09 09:50 PM   #80 
  - Please do not pull a Dick Durbin and apologize  bluestateguy   Jun-14-09 02:38 PM   #25 
  - You beat me too it  beltanefauve   Jun-15-09 01:11 AM   #90 
  - Yes, Mr. Panetta...dangerous politics, indeed...  tex-wyo-dem   Jun-14-09 02:47 PM   #27 
  - Exactly. k/r  Hatalles   Jun-14-09 02:48 PM   #28 
  - Well, if anyone knows how to "arrange" an attack on this country, it would be Cheney.  Fly by night   Jun-14-09 02:50 PM   #30 
  - "panetta" .....that name don`t sound amerikin !  madrchsod   Jun-14-09 02:52 PM   #31 
  - It sure ain't regular Mericun, nt  Enthusiast   Jun-15-09 03:33 AM   #92 
  - Cheney should be careful what he wishs for...  Butch350   Jun-14-09 02:59 PM   #33 
  - Not if they want to get paid  get the red out   Jun-14-09 03:04 PM   #38 
     - I hear ya.  Butch350   Jun-14-09 03:10 PM   #39 
  - Oh shit, what the fuck does Cheney have up his sleeve now?!  earth mom   Jun-14-09 02:59 PM   #34 
  - About time someone points out the obvious.  bobburgster   Jun-14-09 02:59 PM   #35 
  - Cheney and a few million other neocons  skepticscott   Jun-14-09 03:00 PM   #36 
  - Cheney needs to be watched  get the red out   Jun-14-09 03:03 PM   #37 
  - Watch the TV series "Jericho" on DVD to find out what happens next  shadowknows69   Jun-14-09 03:35 PM   #41 
  - I wonder if that show got cancelled because they were  MadMaddie   Jun-14-09 09:24 PM   #77 
     - +1  get the red out   Jun-15-09 10:07 AM   #99 
  - I had'nt noticed....  and-justice-for-all   Jun-14-09 04:33 PM   #45 
  - I thought he was just wishing for a book deal  underpants   Jun-14-09 04:53 PM   #48 
  - Why is that war criminal scum bag still walking the streets????  Hulk   Jun-14-09 04:54 PM   #49 
  - Methinks Dick Cheney is NOT a very nice man.  yoyossarian   Jun-14-09 04:54 PM   #50 
  - Biden handled this very well on MTP this a.m., as follows:  No Elephants   Jun-14-09 05:02 PM   #51 
  - What's new?  DissedByBush   Jun-14-09 05:09 PM   #53 
  - Link please  me b zola   Jun-14-09 05:28 PM   #54 
  - Oh, have we succeeded in Iraq? I missed that report.  shadowknows69   Jun-14-09 05:36 PM   #55 
  - I always knew that we would win?  panzerfaust   Jun-14-09 07:01 PM   #68 
  - Remind me, please: After we captured Saddam, with whom were we at war in Iraq?  No Elephants   Jun-14-09 06:34 PM   #60 
  - if i remember correctly we didn't capture saddam  ldf   Jun-14-09 10:43 PM   #84 
  - Wishing for an end to the brutal, unjustifiable aggression of one state against another  ronnie624   Jun-15-09 09:58 AM   #98 
     - Wishing for us to fail in Iraq  DissedByBush   Jun-15-09 01:56 PM   #111 
  - Cheney wins the ex Vice President nuisance award  Rosa Luxemburg   Jun-14-09 05:52 PM   #56 
  - I hope Panetta's remarks gets lots and lots of publicity  RufusTFirefly   Jun-14-09 06:18 PM   #57 
  - Cheney hates America......  Swede Atlanta    Jun-14-09 06:18 PM   #58 
  - Cheney or no Cheney - the USA will get attacked again  ConcernedCanuk   Jun-14-09 06:27 PM   #59 
  - PNAC. New Pearl Harbor. Blah blah blah.  troubledamerican   Jun-14-09 06:51 PM   #63 
  - "Sneer" - xVP Dickie 'Five Military Deferments' Cheney (R - Homelander)  SpiralHawk   Jun-14-09 06:58 PM   #66 
  - Other priorites  panzerfaust   Jun-14-09 07:02 PM   #69 
  - BULLSHIT!!  panzerfaust   Jun-14-09 06:59 PM   #67 
  - Miserable bastard is only trying to justify his own despicable position...  rasputin1952   Jun-14-09 07:19 PM   #70 
  - His lawyer Addington said "we're one terrorist attack from getting rid of that  muntrv   Jun-14-09 08:10 PM   #72 
  - "Wishing"? He is probably PLANNING the next attack!  New Dawn   Jun-14-09 08:43 PM   #73 
  - B I N G O  kestrel91316   Jun-14-09 09:22 PM   #76 
  - And when we are it is incumbent...  nankerphelge   Jun-14-09 08:53 PM   #74 
  - KICK AND RECOMMEND!!!  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-14-09 09:16 PM   #75 
  - re: Cheney wishing US be attacked again  rschop   Jun-14-09 09:28 PM   #78 
  - it's a conspiracy : Cheney & Rush Limpballs want America to fail  Swagman   Jun-14-09 10:12 PM   #81 
  - "Almost" in about the same sense that you could "almost" say....  burning rain   Jun-14-09 10:31 PM   #82 
  - Blackwater, Cheney's Secret Army, Changes Name to "Xe". Beware!  Stinger2   Jun-14-09 10:33 PM   #83 
  - Naturally  Prophet 451   Jun-14-09 11:22 PM   #86 
  - Cheney didn't "let" 9/11 happen  disndat   Jun-15-09 11:54 AM   #109 
     - Not getting into that one n/t  Prophet 451   Jun-15-09 12:00 PM   #110 
  - He should be prosecuted for his crimes  vanboggie   Jun-14-09 11:23 PM   #87 
  - Good for Panetta  shellgame26   Jun-15-09 12:17 AM   #88 
  - It is getting hit by terrorists: right wing extremists. nt  caseymoz   Jun-15-09 12:18 AM   #89 
  - Thank you, Leon Panetta. what have you been waiting for?  livefreest   Jun-15-09 03:21 AM   #91 
  - There is no doubt in my mind  Enthusiast   Jun-15-09 03:38 AM   #93 
  - Same here, and it wouldn't surprise me to learn  Auggie   Jun-15-09 06:54 AM   #94 
  - At Justice, according to the magazine, the cases have languished.  sattahipdeep   Jun-15-09 08:14 AM   #95 
  - Uh-oh! Is it time for his daughter...uh, "GOP Strategist," to make another round...  KansDem   Jun-15-09 10:11 AM   #100 
  - Ever notice how he only has one daughter?  tavalon   Jun-15-09 10:47 AM   #104 
     - Yes, I've noticed...  KansDem   Jun-15-09 10:55 AM   #106 
        - She suffers from teh gay, you know  tavalon   Jun-15-09 11:00 AM   #107 
  - I was overjoyed when Obama  disndat   Jun-15-09 10:42 AM   #101 
  - He speaketh the truth  liberal N proud   Jun-15-09 10:47 AM   #105 
  - if this country gets attacked again  SemperEadem   Jun-15-09 11:20 AM   #108 

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