Dick Cheney may have more gall than any politician living today.
The former vice president of the United States says the Benghazi, Libya attack last year that resulted in the deaths of four Americans – including the U.S. ambassador to Libya – is an example of President Obama’s failed leadership in foreign policy.
Simply astounding, coming from this man … of all people.
He must be suffering from amnesia. He has forgotten, apparently, that 9/11 occurred on the watch of the administration he served. Wasn’t the vice president part of the national security team when terrorists flew airplanes into the Twin Towers and into the Pentagon? Weren’t they responsible for the colossal breakdown that allowed the terrorists carry out that hideous attack against Americans on U.S. soil?
And wasn’t it the Bush administration that tried and failed to bring Osama bin Laden to justice? If memory serves, that triumph occurred in May 2011 when President Barack Obama – the man Cheney criticizes with such gusto – ordered the commandos to conduct the raid that killed bin Laden.
I’ll acknowledge that plenty went wrong in Benghazi. Chaos ensues whenever firefights erupt. It happened in Benghazi and the Obama administration did a terrible job in its aftermath of explaining what happened on that terrible day.
But to hear Dick Cheney describe the attack as the result of a leadership breakdown simply takes my breath away. If there ever was a breakdown, it occurred in the months leading up to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 – when President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were in charge of keeping the country safe.