Politics

CIA Chief Leon Panetta-"Cheney Almost Wishing U.S. is Attacked"

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CIA Diretor Leon Panetta has leveled a harsh accusation against Dick Cheney, saying it seems like the former Vice President is hoping the United States will be the victim of another terrorist attack.

Cheney has lashed out at President Obama in several speeches and interviews recently, saying he thinks the new president is making the country less safe. He criticized Obama for ordering Guantanamo Prison closed, and for stopping the "enhanced interrogation" of terror suspects.

Speaking to The New Yorker, Panetta said Mr. Cheney "smells blood in the water:"

"It's almost, a little bit, gallows politics. When you read behind it, it's almost as if he's wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point. I think that's dangerous politics."

Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, Vice President Biden wouldn't say whether he agreed with Panetta, but added: "I think Dick Cheney's judgment about how to secure America is faulty. I think our judgment is correct."