Skip to comments.Terrorists Repeatedly Struck U.S. Before 9/11, Cheney Claims
Posted on 07/16/2006 11:26:15 AM PDT by John Semmens
Vice President Richard B. Cheney told a gathering of Michigan National Guardsmen that terrorists started their war against the United States long before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Chenney cited the deaths of 241 U.S. Marines during the 1983, bombing of a military barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, the first terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, terrorist attacks on U.S. forces in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993, simultaneous terror bombings of two U.S. embassies (Tanzania and Kenya) in East Africa in 1998, Terrorist bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000. "Time and time again, for the remainder of the 20th century, the terrorists hit America and America did not hit back hard enough," Cheney said.
Cheney's remarks sparked an immediate outcry from several sources.
The NY Times accused the Bush Administration of another cover up. "We never heard of any of this before," said Bill Keller, editor. "Why has the Bush Administration waited until now to release this information-if, in fact it is real and not just more lies like the weapons-of-mass-destruction fabrication?"
Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw Chenney's remarks as suspiciously "Machiavellian." "With polls showing big gains for Democrats in the upcoming November elections, the announcement that the terrorists have been making war on America for over 20 years has the smell of a 'dirty trick,'" said Pelosi. "The vice-president is trying to cast blame on prior administrations in order to divert attention from the failures of President Bush and the Republican majority."
"If this really happened as Vice-President Cheney contends, why don't I remember any of it?" asked Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.). "Does the Bush Administration think the American people are so gullible that they swallow this tall tale?"
"Had the 2004 election turned out differently, I feel confident in saying the events alleged by Mr. Cheney never would've happened," said Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.). "Foreign leaders had more confidence in me. They would have worked with me to prevent these tragic events. The unfortunate reelection of George Bush has permitted his 'cowboy diplomacy' to turn the world against us and inspired the very attacks of which Mr. Cheney complains."
He's right....Iran started war with USA in 1979....
It's satire, people.
My favourite line is:
"If this really happened as Vice-President Cheney contends, why don't I remember any of it?" asked Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.).
"and the Encyclopaedia Galactica also noted the intoxicating effect alcohol can have on certain carbon-based lifeforms"
Senator Edward Kennedy, can't remember 1993, 1998, 2000....shoot, he can't remember crashing his car, spilling his drink, banging that chick....or that girl's name he drove off the bridge....
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