Dick Cheney Admits He Lied In 9/11 Testimony

Dissecting the forthcoming Showtime documentary by RJ Cutler, The World According To Dick Cheney, Maureen Dowd points out the unrepentant admission by ex-VP Dick Cheney that he lied when giving testimony before the 9/11 Commission. From her column for the New York Times (read the whole thing for even more lies):

…Did he change, after the shock to his body of so many heart procedures and the shock to his mind of 9/11? Or was he the same person, patiently playing the courtier, once code-named “Backseat” by the Secret Service, until he found the perfect oblivious frontman who would allow him to unleash his harebrained, dictatorial impulses?

Talking to Cutler in his deep headmaster’s monotone, Cheney dispenses with the fig leaf of “we.” He no longer feigns deference to W., whom he now disdains for favoring Condi over him in the second term, and for not pardoning “Cheney’s Cheney,” Scooter Libby.

“I had a job to do,” he said.

Continuing: “I got on the telephone with the president, who was in Florida, and told him not to be at one location where we could both be taken out.” Cheney kept W. flying aimlessly in the air on 9/11 while he and Lynne left on a helicopter for a secure undisclosed location, leaving Washington in a bleak, scared silence, with no one reassuring the nation in those first terrifying hours.

“I gave the instructions that we’d authorize our pilots to take it out,” he says, referring to the jet headed to Washington that crashed in a Pennsylvania field. He adds: “After I’d given the order, it was pretty quiet. Everybody had heard it, and it was obviously a significant moment.”

This guy makes Al Haig look like a shrinking violet.

When they testified together before the 9/11 Commission, W. and Cheney kept up a pretense that in a previous call, the president had authorized the vice president to give a shoot-down order if needed. But the commission found “no documentary evidence for this call.”…

[read the whole article at the New York Times]

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  • honu

    I hope that as Cheney goes on and the more he reflects over his life he’ll feel compelled to confess more. Trying to understand what really happened on 9-11 is an exercise in futility (WTC 7 anyone? The Shanksville plane remnants? The lack of a real investigation of the crash in the pentagon?) and his and W’s response was so bizaare (go to war with Iraq?? How about commit to Bin Laden in Afghanistan or consider that 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia) that there really seemed to be an agenda that went beyond the “attack”.

  • Anarchy Pony

    All mentions of Cheney should be qualified with (Known Cyborg). As in; Dick Cheney(Known Cyborg).

  • Anarchy Pony

    All mentions of Cheney should be qualified with (Known Cyborg). As in; Dick Cheney(Known Cyborg).

    • Anne Funke

      are you a real person saying real things? I’m not judging. I’m really just asking.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Dick Cheney + Artificial heart = cyborg.

      • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

        No he is a actually a Pony, and he serves no man.

        • Anarchy Pony

          Damn straight.

  • BuzzCoastin

    DICK
    ‘nuf said

  • BuzzCoastin

    DICK
    ‘nuf said

    • Anne Funke

      EVERYONE NAMED RICHARD IS COMPLACENT INT HE NINE LEVETHEN MURDERS

  • lifobryan

    I still believe that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were pure pretext … but not for the ostensible reasons. All of that carnage continues to provide an endless organ harvest – a veritable cornucopia of heart & liver transplants to keep Cheney’s ghoulish husk lurching onward ad infinitum.

    • Anne Funke

      and the reptlians. and the reflectors on mailboxes for fema’s death camps.

  • Anne Funke

    I hope we can further deflect long enough that nobody finds out that Dubya is/was Obama-lite.

  • Anne Funke

    I hope we can further deflect long enough that nobody finds out that Dubya is/was Obama-lite.

  • Anne Funke

    What i wonder is, why no one is talking about building thirteen. More of a shack really; the one that went down in the wake of building seven and four falling. Well, a shed. But it housed all of the custodial staff that new about the c-4 being planted. It was really Senora Esquelez’s fault. She came to me, I being the manager, and was all “Oh, Senior Funke, que es the holes in all of the concrete pylons?” and I was all like, don’t you worry dear miss, there’s nothing to be troubled about; Dr. Cheney and his men have only our bests at heart. AND THEN KABOOM buildings seven through thirty three fell down. Immediately. Then I immediately learned spanish and married that slut.

  • Juan

    That evil, psychopathic fuck, Cheney and the entire criminal shrub cartel got away with mass murder, war profiteering, and a shit-load of other criminal acts. The Obama cartel is doing pretty much the same things, just the rhetoric is slightly different.
    It’s too bad these pricks, and the criminal bankers whom they server will never do even a day in jail. Who says crime doesn’t pay? It certainly pays if your KBR, Goldman Sachs, et al.

  • Juan

    That evil, psychopathic fuck, Cheney and the entire criminal shrub cartel got away with mass murder, war profiteering, and a shit-load of other criminal acts. The Obama cartel is doing pretty much the same things, just the rhetoric is slightly different.
    It’s too bad these pricks, and the criminal bankers whom they server will never do even a day in jail. Who says crime doesn’t pay? It certainly pays if your KBR, Goldman Sachs, et al.

  • http://twitter.com/ZombiePrepNet Zombie Prep Network

    He sure is a Dick.