Dick Cheney has been given a sickening amount of air time to publicly try and rewrite his own history regarding how the Bush Administration lied us into a war with Iraq and then blame President Obama for its present state.
In a preview that will air this Sunday, Bill Clinton tells it like it is.
Gregory: The former vice president Dick Cheney said of President Obama in an op-ed claims that Al-Qaeda is decimated is not true, and in fact is on the march. The argument that America is less safe under President Obama. Do you believe Dick Cheney is a credible critic on these matters?
Clinton: (laughs) If they hadn't gone to war in Iraq, none of this would be happening.
Gregory: It wouldn't be happening in Syria. terrorist actors?
Clinton: Well it might be happening in Syria, but what happened in Syria wouldn't have happened in Iraq. Iraq would not have been in effect drastically altered as it has been, but Mr. Cheney has been incredibly adroit for the last six years or so attacking the administration for not doing an adequate job of cleaning up the mess that he made. And I think it's unseemly.
And I give President Bush, by the way, a lot of credit for trying to stay out of this debate and letting other people work through it.