Cheney Upset That NSA Intercept Made Public

The National Journal has a story in today's paper that shows how upset Cheney was that the September 10th NSA intercepts were made public. It also shows that the administration was looking for any possible excuse to shut down the inquiries into 9/11.

Early on the morning of June 20, 2002, then-Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham, D-Fla., received a telephone call at home from a highly agitated Dick Cheney. Graham, who was in the middle of shaving, held a razor in one hand as he took the phone in the other.

The vice president got right to the point: A story in his morning newspaper reported that telephone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency on September 10, 2001, apparently warned that Al Qaeda was about to launch a major attack against the United States, possibly the next day. But the intercepts were not translated until September 12, 2001, the story said, the day after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Because someone had leaked the highly classified information from the NSA intercepts, Cheney warned Graham, the Bush administration was considering ending all cooperation with the joint inquiry by the Senate and House Intelligence committees on the government's failure to predict and prevent the September 11 attacks. Classified records would no longer be turned over to the Hill, the vice president threatened, and administration witnesses would not be available for interviews or testimony.

Thanks GW...

That's some reading... All should be added to the evidence archive.

Best wishes


To me this looks fishy.

Isn't this just another way to appear completely innocent? "Look, the memo wasn't translated in time, otherwise we could have stopped those evil Arabs from doing this."

Who is at fault? The lazy translators, that's who. Or the translating bureau, for taking so long. Or maybe they'd say, "Look how can we translate stuff so quickly? We have so much to get to, and this was just one of hundreds of documents to translate that day..."

Meanwhile, we all are meant to assume that Arabs really did this. That case is still open, to say the least. And they want to close it, quick, before anyone aks questions.

'Leaks' are quite often intentional.


Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Nationwide spying could have averted 9/11: Cheney

WASHINGTON: US Vice President Richard Cheney suggested Sunday that the September 11 attacks could have been averted, if the government could have order surveillance of phone calls and emails without warrants.

In his first comment on a new rights controversy that has hit the US administration, Cheney said: "It's the kind of capability if we'd had before 9/11 might have led us to be able to prevent 9/11."

They often speak the truth.

I believe what he may be saying is: If law enforcement could have intercepted all of Cheney's phone calls and emails prior to the attacks, we could have prevented the 9-11 Shock and Awe show from happening at all.

Likewise, when GWB says that 9-11 happened because "terrorists hate our freedoms," he perhaps speaks of himself and the VP, and others, who do seem to hate our freedoms.

Who removed the tape recording system that ..

Nixon had installed and eventually helped in his downfall ?

I believe that all of any elected officials calls, conversations and conferences should be recorded for historical purposes.

Spy Agency Sought U.S. Call

Spy Agency Sought U.S. Call Records Before 9/11, Lawyers Say

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court.

``The Bush Administration asserted this became necessary after 9/11,'' plaintiff's lawyer Carl Mayer said in a telephone interview. ``This undermines that assertion.''

Ever notice...

How everything always revolves around Cheney? Hmmmm...

"So where is the oil going to come from?... The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies."

Richard Cheney - Chief Executive Of Halliburton


"This enemy lies constantly -- almost totally without penalty," Dick Cheney
Yep -Listen to the man!

Cheney is an evil, evil man.

Cheney is an evil, evil man.


Isn't it Mark Crispin Miller who observed that the Bush fascists always displace (sublimate?) that which characterizes themselves onto others? I forget the psychological term, but I'm pretty sure part of Miller's theses in one of his books was that the Busheviks accuse others, like OBL, of being all the things the Busheviks are (terrorists, evil, etc.).

"What we're confronting now, in other words, is something wilder, something much harder to deal with, than mere political corruption -- although this bunch is so corrupt that it defies description. I think that there is madness at the top of this enterprise -- not just in the Oval Office, as in Nixon's case, but all throughout the upper tier of Bush & Co.'s managers. Whether it's Bush melting down onstage or, say, Karl Rove behind the curtain, there's a fanatical unreason -- an unnatural unanimity of viewpoints -- that you finally cannot argue with, and that you can't defeat in the traditional way because they will do anything to win."

"I'd say it's a pathological mindset. I wouldn't dignify it by calling it philosophical. And I wouldn't prettify it by calling it ideological. It's perfectly natural for reasonable people to assume that their relentless adversary is likewise rational. We tend to think that if we could just, say, wake Dick Cheney up at 4 a.m., before he had a chance to get his talking points together, he would 'fess up. But Cheney isn't making anything up. He appears to believe in every word he says, against all evidence."

- Mark Crispin Miller


I think that's the term you're looking for. Everyone does it to some extent, but someone with a ginormous "shadow side" has a lot more material to project onto an external enemy, and a lot more energy behind the projection. I'd say the Bush fascistas have some pretty big shadow sides.

yes, "projectivity"

"Projectors are those people who consistently attack others for the things they hate most in themselves. When Bush talks about Saddam Hussein, he's talking about himself . . . What's significant about Bush's projectivity is that it perfectly expresses or reflects the larger projectivity of the Christo-fascist movement . . . Movements to rid the world of evil are always paranoid because they're fundamentally driven by the crusaders' inner evil-doers. You can kill every evil-doer in the world. You can kill everybody. But you can never kill enough of them if it's the evil-doer in yourself who most disturbs you."

Mark Crispin Miller in an interview with Buzzflash. July 23, 2004

First rule of thumb with Cheney... to never, ever take anything that comes out of his mouth at face value and always suspect it to be a lie until proven otherwise.

The creature (he is not a man, can't be a man) is nothing less than pure, unadulterated eeeeeevvvvvvviiiiiiillllll.

The true threat to liberty comes not from terrorists but from our political leaders whose natural inclination is to seize upon any excuse to diminish them.
~~ Walter Williams, Nightly Business Report, September 2001

Sure, in an era of instant information

Poor Dick wishes "they had this information"..puuuleeeeze!
Spare us the crap, the NSA had it..did not somebody who received this "intercept" ask anyone else; "What do you make of this?' Perhaps We should warn somebody."
Or perhaps, they already knew and did not want anyone else to know and to keep the knowledge secret.

On Hardball they keep

On Hardball they keep pronouncing Dick Cheney's name as ... Vice President Ch "EE" ney. I always thought it was Dick "Chain-e" But it makes more sense this way because Dick "Ch ee ney" has a little weeny rhymes. lol

The correct pronounciation

The correct pronounciation is actually Cheeney, or so
Chris Matthews says. He made a specific comment on how only those close to the family pronounce it that way.

The correct pronounCIAtion is...

....actually: "TRAY-tor"

9/11 = TREASON

Pronouncement of V.P Dick Cheney's name.

On Hardball they keep pronouncing Dick Cheney's name as ... Vice President Ch "EE" ney. I always thought it was Dick "Chain-e" But it makes more sense this way because Dick "Ch ee ney" has a little weeny rhymes. lol

I suspect he's already

I suspect he's already chain-eid with an anchor to the depths of the pit of hell.

He a very bad man. An evil man. Satan's little helper. And I think he LIKES it that way.