Olbermann rips Liz Cheney for her father’s ‘dereliction’ on 9/11

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Olbermann rips Liz Cheney for her father’s ‘dereliction’ on 9/11 By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 -- 3:49 pm

On MSNBC's Countdown Wednesday, Keith Olbermann slammed Liz Cheney for claiming President Barack Obama is "unwilling or unable" to keep the nation safe, noting that her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and former President George W. Bush, were unable to prevent the September 11th attacks.

Cheney's statement is in response to a claim made in Bob Woodward's recently published book that Obama told him America "can absorb a terrorist attack."

"Americans expect our president to do everything possible to defend the nation from attack," writes Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and Chairman of Keep America Safe.

"We expect him to use every tool at his disposal to find, defeat, capture, and kill terrorists. We expect him to deter attacks by making clear to our adversaries that an attack on the United States will carry devastating consequences. Instead, President Obama is reported to have said, 'We can absorb a terrorist attack.' This comment suggests an alarming fatalism on the part of President Obama and his administration. Once again, the president seems either unwilling or unable to do what it takes to keep this nation safe. The president owes the American people an explanation."

In his book, Obama's Wars, Woodward writes,

"I said very early on, as a Senator and continue to believe, as a presidential candidate and now as president, that we can absorb a terrorist attack. We will do everything we can to prevent it. But even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever, that ever took place on our soil, we absorbed it, and we are stronger. This is a strong, powerful country that we live in, and our people are incredibly resilient.
Then he addressed his big concern. "A potential game changer would be a nuclear weapon in the hands of terrorists, blowing up a major American city. Or a weapon of mass destruction in a major American city. and so when I go down on the list of things I have to worry about all the time, that is at the top, because that's one area where you can't afford any mistakes. And so right away, coming in, we said, how are we going to start ramping up and putting that at the center of a lot of our national security discussion?"
As Greg Sargent of the Washington Post notes, "The full context of the quote, from page 363 of Woodward's book, shows very clearly that the criticism is thoroughly bogus... If anything, this amounts to the direct opposite of being cavalier about the terror threat."

While serving as vice president, Cheney's father claimed that the United States was in danger of being attacked again.

In an interview with Meet the Press in 2002, then Vice President Dick Cheney said, "The prospect of another attack against the United States is very, very real. It's just as real, in my opinion, as it was September 12... Not a matter of if, but when."

"If we make the wrong choice [this election], then the danger is that we'll get hit again," Dick Cheney told a crowd at a town hall meeting in Iowa in 2004. "That we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States."

On Countdown, Keith Olbermann labeled Cheney "today's worst person in the world" for her press release.

"Madame, who in the hell do you think you're talking to?" said Olbermann, after reading her press release. "The negligence, dereliction of duty and nonfeasance of your father led directly to this country having to absorb a terrorist attack. To quote you, your father and Mr. Bush failed to use every tool at their disposal to find, defeat, capture, and kill terrorists and were unwilling or unable to do what it takes to keep this nation safe."

"During the summer of 2001, as al Qaeda operatives were in flight training and finalizing plans for the attacks, the administration's public focus was on other matters," writes Robin Wright at The Washington Post.

After his first meeting with NATO heads of state in Brussels in June 2001, Bush outlined the five top defense issues discussed with the closest U.S. allies. Missile defense was at the top of the list, followed by developing a NATO relationship with Russia, working in common purpose with Europe, increased defense spending in NATO countries, and enlarging the alliance to include former East European countries. The only reference to extremists was in Macedonia, where Bush said regional forces were seeking to subvert a new democracy.
Top officials continued that public focus right up to the eve of the al Qaeda attacks. On Aug. 2, 2001, Cheney emphasized the bold new U.S. plan for a 21st century approach to security. "We're fundamentally transforming the U.S. strategic relationship around the world as we look at missile defenses and modifications to our offensive strategic arms," he said at a news conference with Republican congressional leaders on Capitol Hill.
On August 6, 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency sent Bush a memo entitled Bin Laden Determined to Strike Within the United States (.pdf file).

In 2003, Thomas Kean, the head of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, more commonly known as the 9/11 Commission, publicly stated that the attacks could have and should have been prevented.

"Your father and Mr. Bush, Miss Cheney, were utter failures whose track record on terrorism will go down in infamy," Olbermann continues. "And worse still, your statements suggest that this country is not capable of absorbing the consequences of a terrorist attack, even though it already has, because it had to, because your father and Mr. Bush failed to absorb the warnings screamed at you by the intelligence community."

"America, Miss Cheney, absorbed eight years of your father and George Bush. We have proved we can absorb anything. And the only explanation owed to the American people, Miss Cheney, is by you. Is the name of your group 'Keep America Safe,' is that deliberately ironic or are you in secret agreement that your father and the last president failed utterly to do that? Liz Cheney, chairman, today's worst person in the world."

This video is from MSNBC's Countdown, broadcast Sept. 22, 2010.

Olbermann still doesn't get it.

On the morning of 9/11 Dick Cheney was in charge of all NORAD orders from the White House command bunker at a time when NORAD was placing false tracks on radar and running simulations of planes being hijacked and flown into buildings.

On a day in which there were zero intercepts and the Pentagon itself was hit.

Meanwhile the President of the United States, upon being informed that a second plane had struck the World Trade Center and "America is under attack," picked up a book and began to read about a pet goat.

Bush read a book while Cheney ran war games. While their operation *succeeded* in killing our people and taking us to war.

The terrorists who hate our freedoms are the ones who destroyed them.

Olbermann's limited hangout?

Could this be Olbermann's way of staking out a seat on the 9/11 Truth bus?

I can hear him now "I was pointing at Cheney in Sept 2010. But who knew it went so deep?"

The bus already left the station Keith.

Fake left wingers drive me nuts. Rachel Maddow, you reading?

He is another "gate keeper"

There are hundreds of them, all through the "liberal" msm, the alternative media, the progressive media.

Their jobs depend on the big foundations, like the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and others, all linked to the highest centers of power. It is ok to go just so far, to let off some steam and make everyone feel that democracy is working, but there are limits. Realizing the truth of 9/11 is beyond the limits.
He cannot go there.
He doesn't even consider getting on the train.

We need terrorists ALIVE, to stand trial a deliver their secrets

Herblay FRANCE

bonjour ,
for me Keith Olbermann is creating an alibi for the day he needs to show on who's side he was on. The problem is that at the same time he is confirming and reinforcing the official story.
But his work is useful to help unconditioned hard core Bush supporters to open a bit their eyes to the lies that they have been feed.

To Liz Cheney I would tell her no Obama should not "kill terrorists" he should capture them and imprison them .Do you no realise the stupidity of what you are saying. Your father, Dick Cheney and his pal Bush would be the first to be killed for treason and terrorism ! Of course you should know that they have bought their safety ranches ( hide aways) in Paraguay where there are no extradition agreements with the United States should Obama ever day to courage to put them on trial. And Liz we want the terrorist ALIVE because a court case can permit us to understand how they did it, with what money, with what help etc Dead the enquiry stops there.



Miss Cheney is a very dangerous person.

I guess Obie used her own propaganda tactics against her. Clever! But not exactly a "red pill" moment.