On 9/11 Anniversary, Dick Cheney Lies About Obama Taking ‘Sole Credit’ for Killing Bin Laden
This is just a disgusting remark to make on September 11: Cheney Knocks Obama on Bin Laden, Intel Briefings.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney took aim at President Obama’s national security record in a late Monday statement.
“If President Obama were participating in his intelligence briefings on a regular basis then perhaps he would understand why people are so offended at his efforts to take sole credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden,” Cheney told the Daily Caller in a statement.
President Obama has never tried to “take sole credit” for the killing of Osama bin Laden. That’s nothing but a scurrilous low-class right wing lie.
Here’s what President Obama really said about who deserves the credit:
Tonight, we give thanks to the countless intelligence and counterterrorism professionals who’ve worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome. The American people do not see their work, nor know their names. But tonight, they feel the satisfaction of their work and the result of their pursuit of justice.
We give thanks for the men who carried out this operation, for they exemplify the professionalism, patriotism, and unparalleled courage of those who serve our country. And they are part of a generation that has borne the heaviest share of the burden since that September day.
Finally, let me say to the families who lost loved ones on 9/11 that we have never forgotten your loss, nor wavered in our commitment to see that we do whatever it takes to prevent another attack on our shores.
And tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11. I know that it has, at times, frayed. Yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.