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A Letter To Dick Cheney

June 22, 2014

Dear Dick Cheney, Based on your Wall Street Journal op-ed, co-authored by your daughter, I can only assume you still feel your opinions are relevant. Well, you are wrong....

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DavidVA

Jun-27-14 2:37 PM

OK blues, Bill Clinton had access, tried to kill bin Laden and failed. That doesn't sound like access to me. That sounds like intel, and intel has a very short shelf life.

When you shoot a cruise missile (no drones back then), the target has to stay put long enough for the ordinance to arrive. Even drones, with on-board cameras and real time response, lacked the capability.

It's not like it is in the movies.

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DavidVA

Jun-25-14 4:03 PM

George - I assume you have a source for this drivel? I can't think of any case where Clinton had access to bin Laden, and I follow that stuff pretty closely. I can remember the glee involved in arming the nascent al Qaeda to fight the Soviets, though. Google Operation Cyclone. That was Papa Bush's baby, and the beginning of the rise of the group.

FWIW, we trained and armed them - the Law of Unintended Consequences at it's most virile.

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GeorgeB67

Jun-25-14 7:38 AM

Lots of "revisionist hisorty" from this author here! Let's not forget that 9/11 occurred less then 8 months into Bush's term. It was planned for years as a result of massive intelligence failures under the Clinton administration. Clinton was handed Bin Ladin on a silver platter, at least twice, by other countries and he wouldn't take him because he didn't want to deal with him.

Clinton buried his head in the sand (and elsewhere) for 8 years, which lead to the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history.

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carlaw

Jun-24-14 6:51 AM

Dick Cheney is getting more popular by the minute as your president and his party drive this country right out of business. We will not survive another 2 years with this total lack of leadership,ethics and transparency. Cheney's opinions are not only relevant and welcomed but vital.

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