Yesterday, on the eve of 9/11, former vice president Dick Cheney criticized President Obama for trying to credit himself with much of the success behind the raid that took out Osama bin Laden. Cheney remarked that Obama would understand why people would be offended at his administration’s claim had he been “participating in his intelligence briefings on a regular basis.”
In an e-mail sent to the Daily Caller, Cheney said that the current administration should not be trying to take all the credit for the bin Laden raid.
“If President Obama were participating in his intelligence briefings on a regular basis then perhaps he would understand why people are so offended at his efforts to take sole credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden…
“Those who deserve the credit are the men and women in our military and intelligence communities who worked for many years to track him down. They are the ones who deserve the thanks of a grateful nation.”
Last month a group of former military and intelligence operatives criticized the Obama administration for taking too much credit for the raid.
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