Dick Babbles, Politico Plays Stenographer, and Ackerman Attacks

So, Dick Cheney babbled to a couple of Politico “reporters,” who dutifully wrote down his dictation, encased it in an article, and published it without a single attempt at actual journalism.

Spencer Ackerman said all that needs to be said:

Cheney was asked if he thinks the Bush administration bears any responsibility for the disintegration of Afghanistan because of the attention and resources that were diverted to Iraq. “I basically don’t,” he replied without elaborating.

Right, and why follow that one up? It’s not like a high-profile Senate report demonstrated over the weekend that the Bush administration allowed Osama bin Laden to escape the battle of Tora Bora in December 2001, a crucial mistake that allowed al-Qaeda to regroup in Pakistan.

There’s more.  Lots more.  With links.  Many links.  And no mercy at all.

Spencer.  I love you, man.

Greg Sargent takes on Cheney’s further blabbering about Obama’s bow.  And he reports that Cons aren’t at all pleased with Dick’s media popularity:

They won’t dare say this publicly. But Republicans in key messaging roles are privately voicing serious frustration with Dick Cheney’s ability to win media attention for his national security attacks on President Obama, claiming the attention is making it easier for the White House and Dems to mock GOP views as “cartoonish” and the stuff of “caricature.”

Damn skippy.  But you know what, fellas?  Truth sure as shit hurts.

I wonder if Cheney’s one fan is now having second thoughts.

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