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See Dick Cheney And The White House React To 9/11

Postby SmithSmith » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:26 am

Newly released photos from the U.S. National Archives show former Vice President Dick Cheney, senior White House staff and the president himself on the fateful day.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/see ... 3f9d18c2dc?

So much colossal fail in one room. It's still hard to believe how much damage that administration did to this country and the world. Are we boring you, Cheney? I wish we had soundtrack from when Cheney reportedly said 'Somehow we have to make this about Iraq, there aren't enough high value targets in Afghanistan.' I don't believe it was said the day of the 9/11 attacks but shortly after it was determined with reasonable certainty that it was the work of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan.
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Re: See Dick Cheney And The White House React To 9/11

Postby Libertarian602 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:54 pm

Cheney may be a monster of epic proportions, but your criticism is that he was yawning?
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Re: See Dick Cheney And The White House React To 9/11

Postby Philly » Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:12 pm

The main criticism he seems to be making is that Cheney encouraged a shift of focus to Iraq claiming there weren't high value targets in Afghanistan, when there in fact were.

I personally think Afghanistan was every bit the f**k that Iraq was, if not worse.
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Re: See Dick Cheney And The White House React To 9/11

Postby uebermann » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:17 pm

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Re: See Dick Cheney And The White House React To 9/11

Postby phosphide » Sun Jul 26, 2015 6:25 pm

Here is the flicker page for the photos: Flickr

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Re: See Dick Cheney And The White House React To 9/11

Postby Kane » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:13 am

I don't remember eating that day.
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Re: See Dick Cheney And The White House React To 9/11

Postby re\/o » Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:25 pm

Philly2 wrote:The main criticism he seems to be making is that Cheney encouraged a shift of focus to Iraq claiming there weren't high value targets in Afghanistan, when there in fact were.

I personally think Afghanistan was every bit the f**k that Iraq was, if not worse.


The Iraq war/occupation may appear to be a poorly mismanaged adventure, but it actually wasn't. Cheney, Rumsfeld and their neocon cronies deliberately broke Iraq in order to maintain a long-term occupation. The longer the occupation the more money could be made for the military industrial-complex. They knew very well Iraq would fall into sectarian violence. So they ignored the generals saying they needed a standing army of 250k; they even fired a bunch of them. They disbanded the Iraqi army instead of simply replacing leadership. Everything they could have done to prevent Iraq from falling apart they ignored. Then in 06 after the Republicans got crushed in the midterms and Bush was tired of all the abuse he was taking, he fired Rumsfeld, ignored Cheney and tried to turn things around to save whatever little he could of his legacy. The surge was essentially the original plans that was recommended by our top military leaders. We even started to bribe tribal leaders to refrain from violence. In a matter of a few months everything in Iraq calmed down. It should have been like that from the beginning. You don't get tried for treason and the deliberate abuse of American servicemen and women for incompetency and poor management. Of coarse your average American will think what I am saying here is just some crazy conspiracy theory. It just goes to show you how misinformed and gullible they are. Oh well.
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