"I guess the other thing that offends the hell out of me is we had a track record of eight years of defending the nation against any further mass casualty attacks from Al Qaeda..."
- Cheney, proud that Team Bush froze on 9-11, Link
"After John Wilkes Booth, there were no other successful assassinations of President Lincoln."
- Lincoln's Secret Service detail
"Cheney thinks it was a sterling success when it came to national security and counter-terrorism. Perhaps there's something to this. After all, except for the catastrophic events of 9/11, and the anthrax attacks against Americans, and terrorist attacks against U.S. allies, and the terrorist attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Bush's inability to capture those responsible for 9/11, and waging an unnecessary war that inspired more terrorists, and the success terrorists had in exploiting Bush's international unpopularity, the Bush/Cheney record on counter-terrorism was awesome. After the previous administration established a record like that, President Obama didn't ask Cheney for tips? The nerve."
- Steve Benen, Link
"Bush and Cheney sent thousands of America's bravest halfway around the world to be sacrificed to the 'terrorism gods' at the rate of half a dozen per week. Bush/Cheney didn't keep Al Qaeda from attacking us. They just saved them the fucking plane fare."
- Steve T