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Liz Cheney: Prior U.S. Terror Trials Led To 9/11 Attack

On a Fox News Sunday round table discussion today, Liz Cheney joined The Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and Ceci Connolly of the Washington Post to speak about, among other things, the ongoing debate centered around the locale for the 9/11 terror trials. Cheney’s response, though, was the most direct: “When we prosecuted and successfully convicted people after the ’93 World Trade Center bombing, after the East African bombing, what it got us was 9/11 and 3,000 dead Americans.”

Host Chris Wallace set up the segment by asking about controversial comments from counterterrorism czar John Brennan, specifically the ideas that “politically motivated criticism only serves the goals of Al Qaeda” and the “not that bad” 20% recidivism rate for released terrorists. After pointed, but relatively restrained reactions from Kristol and Connolly, Cheney spoke about the problems that come with dealing with “terrorism as a law enforcement matter.” She then invoked 9/11 and said that the entire thing is “perplexing” as a political argument, but not surprising because of a general “level of incompetence.”

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