CIA chief Panetta: You know who wants to see America attacked? Dick Cheney

posted at 7:13 pm on June 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

Sorry: It’s “almost as if” Cheney wants to see America attacked, which narrowly distinguishes him from Osama Bin Laden, I guess. Unlike, say, Karl Rove, who’s the political spitting image of Ahmadinejad per Hysterical Andy.

“I think he smells some blood in the water on the national security issue,” Panetta told The New Yorker magazine for its June 22 edition.

“It’s almost, a little bit, gallows politics. When you read behind it, it’s almost as if he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that’s dangerous politics.”

Cheney issued a terse statement saying he hoped Panetta had been misquoted whereupon the CIA duly climbed down, insisting that “the Director was simply expressing his profound disagreement with the assertion that President Obama’s security policies have made our country less safe” without at all addressing the implications of how he chose that make that point. Actually, though, I think it’s cool that it’s safe once again to accuse your political opponents of supporting terrorism. It’s entirely consistent with the left’s view of Bush/Cheney as America’s principal enemies the past five years and it gives Gutfeld complete license to say things like this:

Panetta make a fundamental error in his reasoning. See, he mistakes Cheney for a leftwinger. Remember, it was during the Bush Administration that the left milked the hell out of tragedy and calamity to make sure they won in November. Liberal bloggers never met a car bomb they didn’t front page, and lefty pontificators would wet themselves whenever an opportunity to portray our soldiers as seething barbarians presented itself. Hell, you remember the mini-industry of films made about how awful the Iraq war was. They failed miserably at the box office, but helped achieve a loftier goal: they pulled crisis out of success, cementing a win in November.

I used to call these folks patriotic terrorists – people who claim they love their country, but need that same country to suffer, so they can win.

“Patriotic terrorists.” I like that. By the way, have I mentioned yet today that support for keeping Gitmo open has increased fully 15 points since January to 60 percent, thanks no doubt in large part to Cheney’s national security PR tour? Oh, I did mention it. A point worth making twice, then!


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I hate these guys.

Iblis on June 15, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Cheney issued a terse statement saying he hoped Panetta had been misquoted whereupon the CIA duly climbed down…

Looks like Cheney still has some bite–look at them cower.

Enoxo on June 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Dont go against Darth Cheney he has the force

William Amos on June 15, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Cage fight- Cheney v. Panetta.

LASue on June 15, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Demonrats don’t like being called the chickenshits that they are, end of story.

gsherin on June 15, 2009 at 7:18 PM

OT: According to the corner (NRO), Bambi has made a weak statement on Iran but I haven’t seen anything here. It was Lowry at 6:58

???

gh on June 15, 2009 at 7:18 PM

You know who’s defensive about their security policy? Its almost as if they know their policies are not going to work.That wouldn’t be the case would it?…I mean there was a speech in Cairo….

elduende on June 15, 2009 at 7:19 PM

I thought dissent was patriotic. I guess that went out with hopenchange.

munseym on June 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Gutfeld said it all for me.

canditaylor68 on June 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM

CNN’s Dirty Old Man Jack Cafferty was just talking about this a minute ago. He read off a few (well balanced) listener emails….The most charitable one was along the lines of ‘I can’t stand Cheney but I don’t believe he would really go that far’……

How long do they let the story lay out there and fester before they report on the waffling….“the Director was simply expressing his profound disagreement with the assertion that President Obama’s security policies have made our country less safe”…

BigWyo on June 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Cheney should have responded: “No, Leon, I want America to be defended. That’s why I must speak out.”

SwampYankee on June 15, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Cage fight- Cheney v. Panetta.

LASue on June 15, 2009 at 7:17 PM

Hell with that. I just want to see Cafferty in the same room with Cheney.

“Ooops, I crapped my pants” comes to mind.

BigWyo on June 15, 2009 at 7:23 PM

What trash.

Any bets on what’ll happen if Ann (Coulter) says Veep Jobs Is a 3 Letter Word wants to see America attacked?

Ryan Gandy on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Also sounds like they want that whole embarrassing Iran policy collapse thingy to go away…

elduende on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

I am trying to figure out what good that does for Panetta to say it? Even if he was right how does that move anything forward?

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

I am trying to figure out what good that does for Panetta to say it? Even if he was right how does that move anything forward?

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

They need any diversion they can find.

the_nile on June 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Dissent is now terrorism I guess.

ThePrez on June 15, 2009 at 7:26 PM

I am trying to figure out what good that does for Panetta to say it? Even if he was right how does that move anything forward?

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Obama attacks by surrogates that way he can claim he is always “hope and change”

William Amos on June 15, 2009 at 7:26 PM

we’ll it sets the stage to blame bush/cheney if we should get hit again. wich they would do anyway but this gives them something to put a finger on and say see we told you so and start wagging there fingers.

SHARPTOOTH on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

It wasn’t that long ago when the Democratic Party and al Qaeda shared the same talking points.

malclave on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Panneta should resign immediately. As head of the CIA, his duty is to be politically neutral. If he fails to resign, the Republican caucus should call for his head.

Archibald L on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Other than our active armed forces, Cheney has probably done more than anyone to keep this country safe since 9/11.

I always knew Panetta was a sleazy political hack, but when he made this statement yesterday, he confirmed my suspicions that he’s also a low-life, cowardly weasel.

AZCoyote on June 15, 2009 at 7:28 PM

we’ll it sets the stage to blame bush/cheney if we should get hit again. wich they would do anyway but this gives them something to put a finger on and say see we told you so and start wagging there fingers.

SHARPTOOTH on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

My thoughts exactly.

bazil9 on June 15, 2009 at 7:29 PM

malclave on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

yeah, this morning.

SHARPTOOTH on June 15, 2009 at 7:29 PM

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Also works to deflect attention from CIA for the big fail on this Iranian issue. The intelligence agency gets paid to know coups and stolen elections are in the offing or even a possiblity of one since you know Obama’s Iran policy was sort of dependent in the Mullahs acting in a certain way .

The agency obviously fumbled this or the dear leader would not have been caught out on the Rose Garden on Friday afternoon all but taking credit for the “robust’ election.

This little episode does not bode well for us at all.

elduende on June 15, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Yup, let’s all pile on Cheney for pointing out the obvious. Meanwhile, Obama got his 3am phone call, and voted present.

NO doubt as to who is the “weak horse.” So send in the clowns to obsfucate.

skeeter on June 15, 2009 at 7:30 PM

What was that about “the adults being in charge now”?

This is the most childish, stupid thing I have ever heard coming out of Panetta’s mouth…but then again, I haven’t heard everything he’s said, I’d have to research that.

Friggin childishness is a perfect pair up with liberalism. Children spend a lot of their time in fantasy worlds as well as liberals, and children are prone to tantrums.

Send Panetta to the corner. He needs a time out.

Spiritk9 on June 15, 2009 at 7:30 PM

It wasn’t that long ago when the Democratic Party and al Qaeda shared the same talking points.

malclave on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

TERRORIST!

/sarc

ThePrez on June 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Obama’s statement about what’s happening in Iran was pretty weak. He says he’s “troubled” by the violence, respects the sovereignty of Iran, will continue hard diplomacy.

4Freedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Looks like Cheney still has some bite–look at them cower.

Enoxo on June 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM

Cheney turns around “Did i hear anything , Panetta”

Panetta “No nothing , i said nothing, i meant nothing”

the_nile on June 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Obama on Iran at ABC

President Obama on Protests in Iran: “It Would Be Wrong for Me to Be Silent”

June 15, 2009 7:13 PM

“It is up to Iranians to make decisions about who Iran’s leaders will be,” President Obama said this afternoon, underlining “that we respect Iranian sovereignty.”

The president added, however, that he is “deeply troubled by the violence I have been seeing on television. I think that the, the democratic process, free speech, the ability for people to peacefully dissent, all those are universal values and need to be respected.”

gh on June 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Panetta is such a puss… I am sure Obama wrote his script for him…
more classic deflection from the real issues.

izoneguy on June 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Partisan fight aside, this is totally inappropriate for a CIA head to be saying.

Siobhan on June 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

After being applauded for increasing our humint and appearing to have left partisan rhetoric behind he says this. I posted a few paragraphs of the story earlier today and couldn’t believe my eyes. We have nothing but hacks running the whole show.

fourdeucer on June 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Wrong! Lizza and GrowFins are the ones who want to see America attacked.

Blake on June 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Oooh.

Can we play the “almost as if” game with Obama and his band of thugs, crooks, liars and cheats?

reaganaut on June 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

The head of the CIA is talking about america getting attacked again, and all anyone seems to care about is who it gets blamed on when it happens. I agree that Cheney isn’t “wishing” for America to get attacked…but WTF, this is the head of the CIA trying to point the finger for future attacks, would he do that if he wasn’t pretty sure they are going to happen?

Mord on June 15, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Panneta should resign immediately. As head of the CIA, his duty is to be politically neutral. If he fails to resign, the Republican caucus should call for his head.

Archibald L on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

I agree . Like I said earlier I do not see where it does any good. Has a CIA director ever said anything like that before.

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Cheney: Darth Vader
Panetta: Ewok

fogw on June 15, 2009 at 7:34 PM

It is pathetic to think that the head of the CIA has time to play politics. There is not a government agency left without the idiotic influence of the President. If there is a core left, it is rotten.

mobydutch on June 15, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Has a CIA director ever said anything like that before.

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:34 PM

No. But then this is what you get when you have a political hack instead of either a military man or a spook in charge of such a critical agency.

elduende on June 15, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Gallows, gallows, where have I heard this term before??
Oh yes, when Obama was “punch-drunk” on t.v. and forgave
himself by saying that he needed “gallows of humor” when
quizzed by commentator on why he was laughing inappropriately. I’m becoming rather nervous that this
word keeps cropping up here and there within the new
administration.

betsyz on June 15, 2009 at 7:39 PM

It’s almost as if there’s someone awake at CIA.

n0doz on June 15, 2009 at 7:39 PM

I blame Palin for why we have idiots in office. If it wasn’t for her, McCain would have won! /sarc

deidre on June 15, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Are they aware of an upcoming attack on America, and already looking to blame someone other then this terrorist appeasing administration?

christene on June 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Naturally Panetta backed down.

He knows the POWER OF THE DARK SIDE!!!!!!!

manofaiki on June 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM

I had a smidgen of respect for Panetta when he exposed Pelosi for the lying POS she is…
he’s squandered that with this latest asshattery.

cruadin on June 15, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Panetta’s lying. Just ask Nancy Pelosi.

atheling on June 15, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Has a CIA director ever said anything like that before.

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:34 PM
No. But then this is what you get when you have a political hack instead of either a military man or a spook in charge of such a critical agency.

elduende on June 15, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Washington DC where the men are men and the mice are nervous!

LSUMama on June 15, 2009 at 7:44 PM

“I think that’s dangerous politics.”

So is sitting on your hands while Kim, Hugo, Putin, and Mahmoud dance on graves.

Limerick on June 15, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Allahpundit! You are in such great form! You had me laughing throughout your post. You are a patriotic snarkorrist.

Thank you for your service. Bless you!

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Nice to know the head of the CIA knows how to keep his mouth shut. He is such a disgrace.

Wade on June 15, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Gee, Leon, it’s almost as if Sandy Berger the convicted thief knew that official documents indicated that you and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might be criminally negligent in failing to have detained Osama Bin Laden when you had the chance. That would be a very serious matter, Leon.

President Obama, you might consider muzzling your little CIA czar. His big mouth could cause this controversy to go places that would make you look really sleazy.

jeff_from_mpls on June 15, 2009 at 7:52 PM

we’ll it sets the stage to blame bush/cheney if we should get hit again. wich they would do anyway but this gives them something to put a finger on and say see we told you so and start wagging there fingers.

SHARPTOOTH on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Thats the first thing that came to my mind too.

They know they’re pathetic pussies and nostalgic daydreamers. They also know that the rest of the world knows they’re pathetic pussies with their hearts in the naivete of the “Maybe my head bands too tight?”..60′s and 70′s.
But really….who the hell is so dumb that they would believe that someone strong on defense would be the cause of another attack??…I mean..really? Can you imagine the type of person that could be elected President if that level of gullibility actually existed in this country?….Oh..wait.. they’ll pull it off.

We’re screwed.

Itchee Dryback on June 15, 2009 at 7:53 PM

I had a smidgen of respect for Panetta when he exposed Pelosi for the lying POS she is…
he’s squandered that with this latest asshattery.

cruadin on June 15, 2009 at 7:42 PM

That sums it up.

the_nile on June 15, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Cheney speaks…the Eath quakes.

I look at this like the scene where Luke thinks he can roll with Darth Vader and instead, he gets his hand chopped off. Panetta might need a new hand. It was just handed to him on a platter.

More importantly, it does cause one to pause and wonder what does Panetta know that we don’t? And then I regroup and realize Allah has everything under control, and HE, HE ALONE will send us the 411 for when it is time to duck and cover.

freeus on June 15, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Earth*

Sorry!

freeus on June 15, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Sucking up won’t get you anywhere with AP, unless you’re Megan McCain.

txag92 on June 15, 2009 at 7:59 PM

We again witness the projection by a individual (Panneta)who is trying to derail Cheney’s true message of preservation of the present national security. Cheney statements are clear, “the bad guys are still out there and we should not lower our guard” of the American Republic. Cheney says “If your going to release memos telling how we been keeping our country safe, please release those two memos that support my claims or refute them outright”.

I myself don’t see anything in Cheney statements that would remotely imply or justify Pannetta’s remarks. We again can bear witness to the the integrity of Cheney’s most recent reponse. Cheney wants to know first if Pannetta’s statement had been misquoted.
.
Cheney has once again been given a opportunity to go public whereby he can ask the Obama admistration for the release those two memos and on the same tact, ask congress how are Nancy Pelosi claims of being lied to by the CIA going. I consider this situation as a win for Dick Cheney and a loss for both Pannetta and Pelosi’s credibility. Good times.

Americannodash on June 15, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Panetta doesn’t have a clue about his job. Neither does Obama. With the economy they are projecting way out…a clinto administration tactic gone mad beyond reason.

tomas on June 15, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Panneta should resign immediately. As head of the CIA, his duty is to be politically neutral. If he fails to resign, the Republican caucus should call for his head.

Archibald L on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

Even Democrat hack Donna Brazile called for him to apologize for his remark while she was on Wolfie’s daily CNN O’bama Love-In this afternoon.

Obviously Leon got the memo.

Del Dolemonte on June 15, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Pretty funny, coming from Panetta, a card-carrying Clintonista sychophant, and member of the Hate-America-Frist, Anti-American/Anti-Semitic/Pro-Jihadi Democratic Traitor Left in this country, epitomized by his master, THE ONE, the Messiah Reborn, Barack HUSSEIN Obama (PBUH)(SWT)(SAW), the Racist Marxist Muslim, who’s sole goal is to Destroy this country!

Can you spell: I..R…O…N….Y….?

Dale in Atlanta on June 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Question for Leon, why are you and the other clowns in the 0bama administration doing your damnedest to make that supposed wish come true?

SuperCool on June 15, 2009 at 8:37 PM

What was the point of the comment, anyway?

If we get attacked, is Panetta really going to say, “It’s Cheney’s fault, because he wished it on us!!?”

Daggett on June 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Someone needs to ask Panetta:

If you’re so concerned about US security, why do you think someone like yourself, who has no experience in covert operations or their management, should be the director of the CIA at a time of such threat to our nation? Why would you allow yourself to even be put into the position of CIA director if you really care about our security? That would like putting a friend in as the captain of an aircraft carrier, who has never even been in the navy, and having that “captain” then complain that others are wishing that our aircraft carriers are going to run aground.

This is all so insane that it is out on the edge, even for this treasonous, anti-American, incompetent administration. Panetta is a master slug and his being director of the CIA endangers us all, since he has no idea what he’s doing.

Meanwhile … we have foreign terrorists on foreign soil being mirandized and, eventually, brought to our shores to abuse our civil court system. Yeah … I’m sure that makes everyone feel safe.

progressoverpeace on June 15, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Panetta does a good job of representing the level of intelligence, talent and patriotism of the Obama administration. What an idiot!

Star20 on June 15, 2009 at 8:41 PM

“By the way, I hear morale is not at an all-time high over at the CIA under Mr. Panetta’s leadership,” [Cheney] said.

I think you mean under Obama’s flimsy attempt at leadership, Dick.

Daggett on June 15, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Ugh John Kerry wants to use campaign funds to make “Iraq war movie”

Winter Spin ?

William Amos on June 15, 2009 at 8:03 PM

I understand he served in Vietnam. Cambodia, too.

Both at the same time.

I really think male gigolo Jeanne-Claude Kerri should take that money and make a biographical movie about the greatest player on the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series team, Manny Ortez.

I would pay to see that, especially if Kerri’s limp-wristed joke of a first pitch at Fenway Park on the opening night of the 2004 DNC convention was included in the bonus extras.

Del Dolemonte on June 15, 2009 at 8:43 PM

Senator Dianne Feinstein:, the California Democrat chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, wasn’t happy with the Leon Panetta selection:

“I was not informed about the selection of Leon Panetta to be the CIA Director. I know nothing about this, other than what I’ve read. My position has consistently been that I believe the Agency is best-served by having an intelligence professional in charge at this time.”

Coming from a woman whom I think lacks a great deal of intelligence, I think his recent comments reinforce her misgivings that he is not an intelligent professional.

Rod on June 15, 2009 at 8:43 PM

You know who wants to see America attacked? Dick Cheney

Leon, You know who wants to see America brought to her knees and made into a third world country? Obama

Branch Rickey on June 15, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Of course Cheney can’t wait for some type of attack. The scumbag is very anxious to start making the real “told you so” rounds.

greggish on June 15, 2009 at 9:14 PM

When I heard this quote from Panetta, my first thought was: “Really? This is the best they’ve got? When we have another terrorist attack here they’re softening the ground so they can…blame Cheney?!” Pathetic. Just pathetic. The real story here is that the Obama administration and our sorry excuse for an intelligence chief are so utterly certain that an attack is coming that they’re planning their blame-game moves in advance. Maybe if they put some of that energy into preventing an attack…oh, never mind.

Rational Thought on June 15, 2009 at 9:19 PM

greggish on June 15, 2009 at 9:14 PM

Right … Just keep shipping out those GITMO terrorists and keep mirandizing foreign terrorists and bringing them to US soil, in defiance of all US history and tradition.

You people are despicable, lying, traitorous scum and you are working to destroy this nation. Everyone knows it. Even you know it.

Go run and hug some more America-haters. I think Chavez is calling for you …

progressoverpeace on June 15, 2009 at 9:25 PM

I consider this situation as a win for Dick Cheney and a loss for both Pannetta and Pelosi’s credibility.

Americannodash on June 15, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Very good summary and conclusion. Thanks.

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 9:35 PM

this administration needs to appoint a czar to protect all the girly men in the Obama administration. They envy a real man with a real set of balls.

bluegrass on June 15, 2009 at 9:43 PM

We know who wanted the surge to fail?

Geochelone on June 15, 2009 at 9:49 PM

It is getting to the point where every time the Libtards open their mouths they lose more cred. They just don’t know when to shut up.

Let’s let them say what they want. Don’t interrupt them. When they are finished then we clobber them.

Geochelone on June 15, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Just a thought.. If you took the mustache off one of those Groucho Marx glasses/nose/mustache things, you’d have a good Panetta mask for Halloween!

Star20 on June 15, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Let me just add a statement that should appear in every Cheney thread:

Dick Cheney is a modern Cincinnatus.

progressoverpeace on June 15, 2009 at 10:08 PM

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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Thank you.

Americannodash on June 15, 2009 at 10:24 PM

“Patriotic terrorists.” I like that. By the way, have I mentioned yet today that support for keeping Gitmo open has increased fully 15 points since January to 60 percent, thanks no doubt in large part to Cheney’s national security PR tour? Oh, I did mention it. A point worth making twice, then! — Allah

And that, Allah, is why I continue to read you and have faith in the basic goodness you embody. Because it is worth making the point twice over that Cheney kept our country safe, our troops are not barbarians, and, in fact, were all that stood between Iraqis and al Qaeda, and made the world a better place no matter where they are, and who sent them there.

God bless ya, youngster.

Subsunk

Subsunk on June 15, 2009 at 11:25 PM

Nancy-poo calls the CIA liars. Leon makes absurd allegations against Darth. Biden just keeps blabbing. The 2 Jews are busy keeping the Reverend away…and systematically dismantling our Constitution. The boy-king is still giving campaign speeches and blaming Bush. And the Libs keep busy yelling nana-nana-boo-boo! Meanwhile, I will sleep well knowing that Dick Cheney is looking out for America!

redwhiteblue on June 16, 2009 at 12:18 AM

This ghastly, un-American, amateur thug Panetta is apparently unaware that the position of Director of the CIA is not a political office. This man is a mere slug and cretin. How terribly sad, when one recalls that the great original, Bill Colby, a totally qualified head of the CIA, was a Jedburgh First Lieutenant of the OSS during WW II. This grotesque ass Panetta would not know Jedburgh from Pennsylvania Avenue. This individual is simply an totally unqualified piece of excrement!

John Adams on June 16, 2009 at 12:28 AM

It’s almost as if Panetta wanted Cheney to want America to be attacked.

dullhammer on June 16, 2009 at 12:34 AM

It is so funny! The Uberleft fascists are so used to saying whatever they wish regardless of truth or justice or fairness that the stuff coming out of their mouths…look at letterman, Obama latest “gaff”, it is getting ridiculous, and fun. Won’t do much for America, but we might enjoy going to hell watching these clowns.

sharinlite on June 16, 2009 at 12:55 AM

“Patriotic terrorists.” I like that.

Me too. So true.

The CIA is about as demoralized as it can be. Only a wimpy fool like Panetta, who should never head such an agency, will put Mr. Cheney in the bull’s eye of the news, again. I like it.

Schadenfreude on June 16, 2009 at 1:22 AM

Disgusting.

Seems to me Panetta protests too much.

Why even acknowledge “blood in the water”….gee, could there possibly be blood in the water?

BHO is such a rookie an incompetent, freaking rookie. Hell he is still far to inexperienced to even be a decent junior senator. GMAFB.

And you bet your a$$ there’s blood in the water, that’s what happens when you fish for sharks you idiot BHO !!!!!

StockOption on June 16, 2009 at 1:27 AM

CIA chief Panetta: You know who wants to see America attacked? Dick Cheney

CIA director Leon Panetta made an irrational and false statement. Those are his words, and not from VP Dick Cheney. Cheney made NO such comment, nor did he even come close saying that he hoped the United States would be attacked, just to prove a point. Utter crap from Panetta!

byteshredder on June 16, 2009 at 1:30 AM

Cheney is winning the argument with the American people which is what counts. That’s why the attacks from the left are becoming ever more hysterical.

Hera on June 16, 2009 at 3:17 AM

4. whataloadacrap08:

So Iran had an election, huh? Big deal! Stop deluding yourself about these 12th Century savages. They’re playing a zero sum game of global domination while we’re splitting Clintonesque hairs over the definition of the word “is”!
Iran is an islamic theocracy run in tandem by fascist clerics drooling over the legalities of buggering underage family members, and a bug eyed “Twelver” intent upon triggering a global nuclear war that will usher in a new era of Mohammedan supremacy in the world.
And guess what folks, the Iranian population supports these whackos! Abdullah Six-Pack is sucking this Koranic crap up by the freakin’ barrel full. The riots in TerrorRan aren’t the birth pangs of “freedom”, they’re an Islamic fist-fight over who gets the honor of blowing your infidel carcasses to little itzy-bitzy pieces of goop.
“Hope and Change” my a$$!
Jun 15, 2009 – 4:28 am

AMERICAN VETERAN on June 16, 2009 at 3:31 AM

It’s almost as if Panetta wanted Cheney to want America to be attacked.

dullhammer on June 16, 2009 at 12:34 AM

Good One.

Geochelone on June 16, 2009 at 6:27 AM

Cheney was the Sheriff. Protecting his town with his Colt.
The new Sheriff is Obama. A 9 year old with a Matel Fanner 50 with Greenie stickum caps.

Jeff from WI on June 16, 2009 at 7:22 AM

Leon Panetta is no better or worse than the rest of the sycophantic suck-ups that Ogabe has selected to lead this great nation all the way to mediocrity.
If any of them actually said something intelligent, Ogabe might think he’d made a poor choice.
By the way, how’s the staffing at Treasury coming along?

SKYFOX on June 16, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Gutfeld said it all for me.

canditaylor68 on June 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM

Greg Gutfeld: God of all that is seen and unseen.

WordsMatter on June 16, 2009 at 9:27 AM

“When you read behind it” = When I read into what he’s not actually saying.

shick on June 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Panetta is a typical DEM wimpy dolt. Who cares what he says. He’s a SHE

Jeff from WI on June 16, 2009 at 6:52 PM