Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gallows Politics - UPDATED

Boom! goes the dynamite!

"I think he smells some blood in the water on the national-security issue. 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."

-- CIA Director Leon Panetta, in an interview with the New Yorker, on former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticisms of the Obama administration.

UPDATE (6/18/09): Since posting this on Sunday, Ed Schultz has had a run-in with Joe Scarborough regarding this issue. Schultz agrees with the assessment. Scarborough is shocked, shocked I tell you!, that anyone would think Cheney would want "Americans to die" (Scarborough's words, not Panetta's) so he could say he was right.

Scarborough tries to discredit Schultz by equating the support Schultz says he's receiving to the 9/11 Truthers, but Schultz isn't buying it. And then of course comes the obligatory book plug at the end of the segment.


Annette said...

This seems to be a consensus from several people who know the former VP, that he is almost hoping for another attack so he can say, "see I told you we kept you safe".

But, I think he has several others helping his cause, like most of the republican party.

veralynn said...

I just posted this to FB. Of course he wants another attack to be vindicated. Unfortunately, he may get his wish. It took 7 years to plan and institute 9/11. And osama doesn't like that the President is taking all of his recruitment tools away. I am hoping it doesn't happen, that we have been able to take some of their distribution (money) lines out. I just see another attack more than likely. Then God help us all.

Fraulein said...

Yep -- another attack is EXACTLY what Cheney wants. It's so crucial for people to understand this! Can you cross-post this one? Thanks!