Not with Dick Cheney, it isn’t:
Dick Cheney says he wants to know if he heard Leon Panetta correctly.
After the CIA director apparently told The New Yorker that he thinks the former vice president is crossing his fingers for another attack on America, Cheney said Monday he hopes his “old friend” didn’t really say those words.
“I hope my old friend Leon was misquoted,” Cheney said, in a written statement to FOX News. “The important thing is whether the Obama administration will continue the policies that have kept us safe for the past eight years.”
What’s even more important is whether Dick Cheney will ever come to understand that when he hammers on for weeks (enlisting his daughter to do so as well) about how Barack Obama is endangering the United States by ending or changing Dick Cheney’s preferred interrogation/detention policies, he (Cheney) is, in fact, suggesting that Obama will be to blame for any new terrorist attacks on U.S. soil — and thus is in no moral or ethical position to get all self-righteous when Obama’s CIA director accuses Cheney of positioning himself to gloat if or when there is another terrorist attack.
I think we already know the answer to that one, though.