According to the New York Times, Congressional Democrats are “furious” that they were not told about a secret CIA program developed after 9/11 to kill senior al-Qaeda leaders. The CIA plan was to send operatives to assassinate these terrorists.
Seems to me Democrats should have been even more furious if the CIA had not been planning on killing terrorists.
House Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats are of course blaming their long-time nemesis… Darth Vader, a.k.a. former Vice President Dick Cheney. The top secret plan was allegedly kept from Congress initially on instructions from Cheney.
It’s no wonder Cheney didn’t want to let Congressional Democrats in on the plan. If Cheney had chosen to whisper them the plan, he would have been reading all about in the New York Times at breakfast the next morning…along with Osama bin Laden and the rest of the world. We know that to be true because no sooner had CIA Director Leon Panetta advised the Congressional Intelligence Committees on June 24, 2009, that he had scrapped the plan, it was splashed all over the front pages of the New York Times and Washington Post.
Democrats are outraged they were never told about a plan that never got off the drawing board and never became operational. The rest of us are disturbed that apparently in eight years time the CIA couldn’t figure out how to train and insert operatives to kill terrorists.
That the Democrats are once again trying to make a scandal out of a Bush-era policy intended to kill or capture terrorists speaks volumes to the state of the Democratic Party when it comes to national defense.