Dick Cheney must have received the new Iraq war talking points from the Frank Luntz camp because George Bush warmongers like John Bolton are trying to defend themselves by saying the decision made to invade Iraq were over ten years ago, so what does it matter now? See, shut your pie hole so we can attack Obama. Freedom, baby.
Cheney was on ABC's This Week and shrugged off all his wrong predictions and lies that led us into a war against a country that didn't attack us by saying it's a waste of time debating it because, what's the point?
KARL: You wrote in your op-ed, "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many." But a lot of your critics...
KARL: -- left and right, say that you are the one that has over and over and over again been wrong on Iraq. And they point to statements like these.
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CHENEY: Regime change in Iraq would bring about a number of benefits to the region. (END VIDEO CLIP) (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
CHENEY: We will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. (END VIDEO CLIP) (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
CHENEY: And I think they're in the -- in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency. (END VIDEO CLIP)
KARL: Now, Rand Paul, pointing to things like that, wrote in "The Wall Street Journal" also, "Many of those clamoring for military action now are the same people who made every false assumption imaginable about the cost, challenge and purpose of the Iraq War. They have been wrong for so long, why should we listen to him -- listen to them again?" your response?
CHENEY: With all -- all due respect, John, I was a strong supporter then of going into Iraq, I'm a strong supporter now. Everybody knows what my position is. There's nothing to be argued about there.
But if we spend our time debating what happened 11 or 12 years ago, we're going to miss the threat that is growing and that we do face. Rand Paul, with all due respect, is basically an isolationist. He doesn't believe we ought to be involved in that part of the world.
Dick Cheney doesn't care so why should you? Who needs history anyway, right? Why drudge up that horrible past so he can keep leading us into a horrible future. He's like a cursed Wall Street stock speculator that has been wrong on every stock pick he's ever made and lost every cent of money he's ever had for himself and his clients and there's no way to get rid of that curse.
What would happen to him in the open market?
As I wrote before, what f*&king gall this man has.
He goes on to opine how the current administration doesn't understand anything about the threat to us now.
Cheney: And when we have a situation developing in Pakistan, for example, where there are nuclear weapons, where supposedly that technology has been sold to the North Koreans, at the same time, the president announces the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan right next door, that we're -- we're missing the boat. We don't understand the nature of the threat and we're unwilling to deal with it.
Almost everybody without a political agenda in this country knows the threat that faces us now and it's all because of what Dick Cheney and his cohorts said and did to this country by lying us into the Iraq war in the first place.
Why is this such good news? Because it gives the public a chance to reject former Vice President Dick Cheney’s self-serving ideas and faux jingoistic worldview once more. The worldview in which there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and a link between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Or that in 2005, “they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.” Or the worldview that Dick Cheney “kept us safe” (*Cough* 9/11). We can all use words like gall and chutzpah as we cringe at the public display of self-delusion.
Cheney has embarrassed himself. And that’s awesome.
But also it acts as an antigen against some future foreign policy follies. The concept is simple (even for the anti-vax dolts), once you get measles, you’re immune from the disease. Think of Dick and Liz’s reemergence as a booster shot against reckless bellicosity overseas: It’ll only sting for a second.
Now that we've had our shots, it's time to make him disappear from the TV screen. For good.