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GOP Rep Says Dick Cheney Will Rot In Hell Over Iraq War

GOP Congressman: "Lyndon Johnson's probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War — and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney."

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is probably going to hell for his role in the Iraq War, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) said while speaking at a Young Americans for Liberty conference in Raleigh, N.C.

"Congress will not hold anyone to blame," Jones said. " "Lyndon Johnson's probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War — and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney."

The remark drew applause from the audience, while Jones went on to praise Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) for helping him understand the role of the constitution and Congress when deciding whether to go to war. (Young Americans for Liberty stemmed from Paul's 2008 presidential campaign.)

Jones himself voted in favor of the war in 2003, but has expressed regret about the decision and become a vocal critic.

"Too many times in Washington nobody apologizes, especially when you send young men and women to die," he said. "We apologize if we get caught by the police driving drunk, if we have an affair, then we apologize. But never does anyone apologize for buying into a lie to send men and women to die."

If Jones' name sounds familiar, it may be because of another initiative he'd taken up: changing the name of "french fries" to "freedom fries."

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