Sunday, June 14, 2009

CIA Panetta Says Cheney Wants US to be Attacked

CIA chief Leon Panetta claims that former vice-president Dick Cheney would like to see another attack on the US to prove his point that Obama is not inform of the consequences to abandoning advance interrogation techniques on terrorist suspects.

In an interview to The New Yorker, Panetta said, "I think he (Dick Cheney) 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."

While Panetta says Cheney’s words are dangerous politics, I say, “Why be coy? Let’s see if Cheney is right.” This would be a mute issue if Panetta did something about it. Instead, we are releasing terrorists to the US to be tried in civil court, and release some to Bermuda to live the remaining lives unsupervised and unchecked. I call Panetta a coward. If you are taking a vital element away from ones arsenals, then you are giving your opponent a chance to attack.

If Panetta believes Obama knows what is good for America, then the CIA chief should have nothing to worry about. Am I right? So, my advice to al-Qaeda and other terrorist who hate us, give it your best shot. Go and prove Cheney is wrong.