12 February 2009

Leahy on Cheney credibility

HuffPo's newly exalted Sam Stein (the guy who got to ask Obama about Sen. Leahy's proposal for a Truth Commission during the news conference earlier this week) also got a chance to ask Sen. Leahy about former V.P. Dick Cheney's recent asinine comment that the Obama administration was making it easier for terrorists to successfully attack the United States. Leahy's answer was virtuosic:

"I just want to say here Bush and Cheney were in charge when the last attack happened," Leahy said. "They were warned about the last attack before it happened. On September 10th their proposal was to cut our counter-terrorism budget substantially. I don't need any lectures from him. They screwed up badly.

"They are also the same people who said the war in Iraq would be over in a couple weeks, shock and awe and we would find the weapons of mass destruction. Their policy was to let Osama bin Laden get away when we had him cornered and send the troops into a useless war in Iraq. No, no, I don't think he has a great deal of credibility."

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