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Ronald Reagan caused September 11, says Dick Cheney

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Well, that's certainly one way to change the focus of the news away from your lousy Supreme Court nominee and your corrupt party. But blaming Ronnie for 9/11? Wow.

The Bush administration will aggressively pursue terrorism in Iraq and on "every other front," Vice President Cheney said Monday, asserting that the United States is now paying the price for two decades of weak responses to terrorist attacks.

Addressing Marines who have just returned from Iraq, Cheney said the failure of both Republican and Democratic administrations to retaliate decisively after terrorism incidents during the 1980s and 1990s led directly to the atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001....

The vice president highlighted seven occasions when he said he felt the United States did not hit back strongly enough. The first -- the 1983 bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 Americans -- resulted in U.S. troops being withdrawn from the city by the Reagan administration. Many of those killed came from Camp Lejeune, members of the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.
And actually, this isn't the first time. Bush and his administration have been publicly blasting Reagan for causing 9/11 for months now. Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan finally blasted back about a month ago, supremely ticked off that Bush was blaming Ronnie for 9/11.

I suspect if you asked the average conservative today who represents REAL conservatism, George Bush or Ronald Reagan - well, let's just say I don't think it'd be much of a competition.

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