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Fugelsang slams Cheney: ‘You did nothing’ to prevent 9/11 attacks

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 13:23 EDT
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Tuesday night on John Fugelsang’s “Viewpoint,” Fugelsang invited viewers to play along at home as he hosted a new game, “Are You Qualified to Criticize Obama on This?”

Along with actor Frank Coniff, who played “TV’s Frank” on the show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” Fugelsang lampooned former Vice President Dick Cheney (R)’s recent comments attacking the Obama administration.

“All of Mr. Cheney’s clips come courtesy of ‘The Sean Hannity Show,’” Fugelsang said, “where Sean lubed up his nose for Mr. Cheney’s phone-in interview to call the 9/11/12 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi ‘one of the worst incidents I can recall in my career.’”

He then rolled interview audio of Cheney, who claimed “the State Department and the White House ignored repeated warnings from the CIA about the threat” to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

“So, is Dick Cheney qualified to criticize Barack Obama on this?” Fugelsang asked. A “wrong answer” buzzer sounded and Fugelsang said, “Ooh, sorry, Dick. You see, back on August 6, 2001, your administration was given a presidential daily briefing literally titled, ‘Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S.,’” a warning that the Bush administration ignored.

“The CIA warned you for months, you did nothing,” Fugelsang continued. “Bush continued his month-long vacation, and after 9/11 — the greatest security failure in national history — the one person in your administration who should’ve been fired — your national security advisor — was promoted to secretary of state. Which means some of us can criticize Barack Obama, but you ignored more warnings than Andy Dick’s agent.”

Watch the video, embedded below via Current TV:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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