Cheney speaks out on Benghazi attack, slams Obama admin for ‘failure of leadership’

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney says the Obama administration’s handling of last year’s attack in Benghazi, Libya, shows “a failure of leadership.”

In an interview with MailOnline Tuesday night, Cheney said the Obama administration should never have been caught off guard on September 11, 2012:

‘They should have been ready before anything ever happened,’ Cheney told MailOnline exclusively during a party in Georgetown celebrating the launch of a new book by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

‘I mean, it’s North Africa – Libya, where they’ve already had major problems,’ Cheney said. ‘You know that al-Qaeda is operating there, and you have some of the other al-Qaeda-affiliated groups there like Ansar al-Sharia and others.’


‘When we were there, on our watch, we were always ready on 9/11, on the anniversary,’ he recalled. ‘We always anticipated they were coming for us, especially in that part of the world.’

‘I cannot understand why they weren’t ready to go,’ the former two-term vice president said of the Obama administration.

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