Breaking News: Cheney’s Still Breathing

Oh, sorry. I read that headline wrong. It’s actually Cheney strongly backs eavesdropping operation. In any case, I hope you’re sitting down for this bombshell, Shakers.

Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday strongly defended a secret domestic eavesdropping operation and said that had it been in place before the September 11 attacks the Pentagon might have been spared…

"There are no communications more important to the safety of the United States than those related to al Qaeda that have one end in the United States," Cheney said. "If we'd been able to do this before 9/11, we might have been able to pick up on two of the hijackers who flew a jet into the Pentagon."
You know what’s weird? Until this very moment, I had no fucking idea that the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing “Bin Laden determined to strike in US” was not a piece of paper handed to the president but the transcript of a phone call between al-Qaida operatives. Boy, do I feel silly.

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