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1 Dangerous politics on Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:08 am

gypsy


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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31355927/
IA head: Cheney almost wishing for an attack
Former vice president has said he thinks Obama is making U.S. less safe

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Gerald R. Ford Foundation's annual Journalism Awards on June 1 in Washington, DC. Cheney has strongly defended the Bush administration's record on national security.
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updated 12:36 p.m. PT, Sun., June 14, 2009

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 the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, halting enhanced interrogations of suspected terrorists and reversing other Bush administration initiatives he says helped to prevent attacks on the United States.

Last month the former vice president offered a withering critique of Obama's policies and a defense of the Bush administration on the same day that Obama made a major speech about national security.

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."


Asked if he agreed with Panetta, Vice President Joe Biden told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he wouldn't question the motive behind Cheney's criticism.

"I think Dick Cheney's judgment about how to secure America is faulty," Biden said. "I think our judgment is correct."

2 Re: Dangerous politics on Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:47 pm

SSC


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Panetta and Cheney both have been raked over the coals in discussions here. A strange coupling in an article...

3 Re: Dangerous politics on Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:57 pm

gypsy


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well it was interesting. news article... I agree with Panetta.

I don't think he has been raked over the coals here..

4 Re: Dangerous politics on Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:51 pm

SSC


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You raked him over the coals over Pelosi......
Cheney is telling it like it is , we are at risk now with our national security being altered.

5 Re: Dangerous politics on Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:59 pm

gypsy


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I said she should be investigated and if she is then everyone involved should be. i was referring to the cia director in charge.when she was suppose to have been told all this info.
cheney is lying truth/fact has the complete run down /videos of his lies.so does Chris matthews~ on msnbc i don't remember saying anything against penetta~ if i did i will rectify that, statement~

6 Re: Dangerous politics on Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:17 pm

SSC


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Your reply has nothing to do with our security being compromised due to the Obama changes. That was the subject .

7 Re: Dangerous politics on Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:19 pm

gypsy


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I posted the article Dangerous politics.. it has everything to do with my reply

8 Re: Dangerous politics on Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:30 pm

gypsy


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SSC wrote:You raked him over the coals over Pelosi......
Cheney is telling it like it is , we are at risk now with our national security being altered.
this is what I replied to. ur post..

rosco 357


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June 15, 2009
(CNN) – A CIA spokesman is sharply downplaying Director Leon Panetta 's recent comments that appear to question whether former Vice President Dick Cheney is hoping for another terrorist attack against the United States.

"The Director does not believe the former Vice President wants an attack," CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said in a statement to CNN. "He did not say that. He was simply expressing his profound disagreement with the assertion that President Obama's security policies have made our country less safe. Nor did he question anyone's motives."

The statement comes days after the New Yorker published an interview with Panetta during which he said Cheney's recent criticism of Obama – including the decision to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba – show the ex-vice president "smells some blood in the water on the national security issue."

"It's almost, a little bit, gallows politics," said Panetta. "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."

Cheney's office released a terse statement from the vice president Monday responding to the comments, saying "I hope my old friend Leon was misquoted."

"The important thing is whether or not the Obama Administration will continue the policies that have kept us safe for the last 8 years," Cheney said.

Vice President Joe Biden also appeared to distance himself from Panetta's comments Sunday, telling NBC "I don't question [Cheney's] motive."

10 Re: Dangerous politics on Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:19 pm

gypsy


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Right Panetta wasn't saying Cheney said that, he said(Panetta) it almost seems like..
my opinion, cheney statements does give one that impression`

11 Re: Dangerous politics on Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:10 pm

SSC


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If one is looking to pick Cheney apart again. In my opinion Cheney is VERY concerned about our countries safety having been in office during the horrific attacks and being experienced in what needs to be in place as far as security.

12 Re: Dangerous politics on Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:14 pm

rosco 357


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SSC wrote:If one is looking to pick Cheney apart again. In my opinion Cheney is VERY concerned about our countries safety having been in office during the horrific attacks and being experienced in what needs to be in place as far as security.

yep he was there then and i agree.

13 Re: Dangerous politics on Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:38 pm

gypsy


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until that fact is proven and all inquiries investigations to find the truth are complete, then I disagree.
I agree with Panetta statement. the article I posted: he is approving Obamas leadership, not past ones,or cheney's opinions/comments, which have not been proven or is the truth..

14 Re: Dangerous politics on Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:50 pm

SSC


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ok..you agree...you disagree...you agree

15 Re: Dangerous politics on Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:40 pm

gypsy


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yesmam,that is what we have the right to do~. Oh and Welcome back Very Happy

16 Re: Dangerous politics on Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:07 pm

SSC


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Thank you Gypsy

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