Obama bow to Saudi king led to Times Square plot: Scheuer
The Times Square bomb “100% worked,” the NYPD was “dead beat” by the bomber, and President Barack Obama’s bow to the Saudi King led to the plot, in the first place. That’s all true if you believe Fox News guest Michael Scheuer.
It’s not the first time Scheuer, formerly in charge of the CIA’s Bin Laden issue station, has raised eyebrows. In 2009, Scheuer said “the only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States.”
In January, Scheuer said the U.S. should encourage terrorists to focus their anger on Israel. “Ultimately Israel is a country that is of no particular worth the United States,” he said.
The following month, Scheuer told Fox News’ Steve Doocy, “We’re not killing enough people,” in Afghanistan.
Fox & Friends invited Scheuer Tuesday to talk about Faisal Shahzad, the failed Times Square bombing suspect. The bomb was “a 100% success for [the terrorists] across the board,” he said.
“It did work. It absolutely worked. It worked in every sense except for corpses,” he told Fox News’ Alisyn Camerota. “Corpses are nice. They make a lot of news but what this is going to cost us is not significantly different than if there was corpses.”
The NYPD was “dead beat,” said Scheuer. “A pro [and] the bomb goes off and everybody would be blaming the NYPD for having failed.”
But it’s not the fault of the NYPD, according to Sheuer. “The fault lies with the federal government. A federal government that has its head in the sand, has for the last 20 years and has not been square with the American people.”
Kilmeade then gave Scheuer the chance to connect the failed bombing to Obama’s foreign policy. “The speech in Cairo, it was supposed to begin the healing process that George Bush caused so much damage. We’re supposed to be on a new era and a new page. Have we turned a page? Has anyone acknowledged? Has anything gotten any better?” asked Kilmeade.
“No, Mr. Obama has made things much, much worse because he promised the Muslim world things that he will never do. He recognized that our relationship with the Israelis was a problem. He’s never going to change that,” answered Scheuer.
“He accepted the courtesy and even hugged Hosni Mubarak who is one of the most brutal dictators in the Muslim world,” Scheuer continued.
“He bowed to the Saudi King when he was out there in Saudi Arabia — showing his subservience,” he concluded.
This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast May 4, 2010.