(HinterlandEditorial) — The mere mention of Dick Cheney’s name makes my blood boil and I don’t expect him to offer President Obama any encouragement or understanding, but his latest comments on Fox News take the word ‘hubris’ to another level. He said 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. How does he have the gall to claim four lives lost is worst than the 3,000 killed during the terror attacks on American soil? I am in no way diminishing the importance of the four Americans killed in Benghazi, but Dick Cheney is just full of sh*t.
There’s more ugliness that emanated from Cheney’s mouth — 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? If anyone should be accused of lying, repeatedly, it’s the Bush Administration.
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 during under his watch as the vice president of the United States? If the truth be told, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did more damage in the Boston terror attack than al Qaeda did in Benghazi. The Republicans’ freak-out is making a mockery out of this country. Where’s the outrage from the Republicans about the 19 people, including two kids, wounded in New Orleans during Mother’s Day shooting? There’s a word for Dick Cheney. Well, you can say it, I won’t.