|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M – Th 11p / 10c|
Now, I heard about this, Dick Cheney blaming 9/11 on Richard Clarke, but I had a hard time believing it. Surely, that could not be true. But if I posted something every time Cheney said something stupid we would have way too much Dick on this Booze Cabinet. And there’s plenty already.
Clarke’s book, Against All Enemies, is a detailed account of the months and days before 9/11 and the sad aftermath as we marched toward war with Iraq. Clarke also famously went before the 9/11 Commission and declared that “your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you.”
To read his book you would understand the way that Clarke felt, as he frantically tried to get anyone in that government to respond to the increasingly loud chatter that would eventually result in 9/11. He couldn’t do it. He failed to get their attention.
It makes sense then to hear Cheney first blame Clarke for ” obviously missing it,” and then declare that he never read his book. Why would he? It would have told him what he didn’t want to hear.