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Why Does Dick Cheney Keep Talking? Bush And Cheney Guilty of War Crimes And Genocide – Iraq War!

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As I read the incredibly long interview with Dick Cheney published by Playboy Magazine yesterday, filled with his usual rewriting of history and sneering attacks on President Obama, the big question that came to mind was: Why do an interview with Mr. Cheney at this point at all? And, relatedly: Why does Mr. Cheney feel this endless need to maintain a public profile?

 

Could it be that he’s hoping he could run a vice-presidential search committee for another member of the Bush family (Jeb) and pick himself again? It beggars belief and would drive every interest group outside of the extreme right crazy, but I learned a long time ago to never underestimate Mr. Cheney.

 

A few tidbits popped out of the interview, including Mr. Cheney’s bland dismissal of the idea that there could be a hint of racism in the endless partisan assaults on Mr. Obama, and on Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. Accusing Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder, rather hilariously, of “playing the race card,” Mr. Cheney said criticism of the two men “hasn’t got anything to do with race.”

 

Obviously, race is a factor. Not in every critique on every subject, but it is there, not so deep below the surface.

 

Mr. Cheney also rather cynically brushed off the racism inherent in relations between largely white police forces like the one in Ferguson, Mo., and the largely black communities that they serve.

 

He spoke as though the only issue in the shooting last August of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson was whether Mr. Wilson had acted legally. A grand jury and the Justice Department concluded that he had, and for Mr. Cheney, that ended the discussion. He said not a word about the underlying issues, or in fact about the other Justice Department report that found a disturbing pattern of racism in the Ferguson police department’s behavior over the years.

 

Asked if the country would see “more Fergusons,” Mr. Cheney said: “I don’t know. I’m reluctant to generalize from it. I’ll leave it at that.”

 

At one point, Mr. Cheney recalled that Mr. Bush had come to him to say, hesitantly it seems, that he was going to support a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Mr. Cheney was on record supporting same-sex marriage, but apparently that was entirely because his daughter, Mary, is gay.

 

“I can remember having lunch with him at one point, and he was trying to explain to me what he was going to do,” Mr. Cheney said. “And of course he knew about Mary, and that’s partly what stimulated his concern. He was worried that somehow I would be offended by what he was doing.”

 

Are we supposed to conclude that Mr. Cheney was not offended? How strange. [New York Times]

 

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Evil Knows No Bounds, Draft Dogger Cheney Doubles Down!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2014 by sheriffali

 

Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday stood by the Bush Administration’s decision to wage war in Iraq, saying he has never second-guessed the decision even with Iraq once again descending into chaos.

 

“I was a strong advocate of going into Iraq,” Cheney told PBS in an interview, a week after launching a new political group designed to boost his foreign policy and national-security policies. “I think that was the right decision then, and I still believe that today.”

 

“I think we did what we had to do,” Cheney added, saying he is still not convinced Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction before the 2003 invasion. “And you don’t get to go back and say, well, we would have — what if we’d ignored all the intelligence?”

 

Cheney blasted President Barack Obama’s handling of the situation in Iraq, saying he should have more forcefully pushed to keep U.S. troops in the country after 2011 to help keep the country stable. “For me, the bottom line was, when we left office, Iraq was in good shape,” Cheney said. “And now we’re in a situation where obviously we’ve got another big problem.”

 

But the former Vice President largely agreed with Obama’s handling of the current crisis that has seen the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria make significant gains in the country. Cheney called for the deployment of additional U.S. military advisers and a swift transition for the Iraqi government, and he warned that American air strikes could have unintended complications. Cheney said the U.S. response to the Iraq crisis must be part of a broader strategy for the volatile region that he says Obama has not yet developed. He also called on Obama to halt the planned withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

 

“I would stop talking about withdrawing from Afghanistan,” Cheney said. “We ought to stay in Afghanistan. We shouldn’t be scaling back.” [Time]

 

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http://time.com/2919765/dick-cheney-iraq-obama/?xid=newsletter-brief

 

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Dick Cheney and daughter, Liz, in The WSJ writes about Obama: “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2014 by sheriffali

“I know that we as Americans have short attention spans, but most of us don’t suffer from amnesia. The Bush administration created this mess, and the Obama administration now has to clean it up.

 

The Cheneys wrote: “This president is willfully blind to the impact of his policies,” Mr. Cheney seemingly oblivious to the irony.

 

George W. Bush may well have been a disaster of a president (in a 2010 Siena College Research Institute survey, 238 presidential scholars ranked Bush among the five “worst ever” presidents in American history), but at least he has the dignity and grace — or shame and humility — to recede from public life with his family and his painting, and not chide and meddle with the current administration as it tries to right his wrong.

 

Mr. Cheney, meanwhile, is still trying to bend history toward an exoneration of his guilt and an expunging of his record. But history, on this, is stiff, and his record is written in blood.

 

This, from the man who helped lead us into this trumped-up war, searching for nonexistent weapons of mass destruction, a war in which some 4,500 members of the American military were killed, many thousands more injured, and that is running a tab of trillions of dollars.

 

During the lead-up to the war, Mr. Cheney said to Tim Russet: “I really do believe that we will be greeted as liberators.” Nothing could have been further from the truth.

 

Even if it were indeed rare to be “so wrong,” as Mr. Cheney puts it, he was vice president in an administration that was much more tragically wrong. His whole legacy is wrapped in wrong.

 

At one point in the article, the Cheneys state:

 

“Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing.”

 

Mr. Cheney must think that we have all forgotten the scene from “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Michael Moore’s 2004 documentary, in which President George W. Bush, brandishing a club on a golf course, looks into the camera and says,

 

“I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you.”

 

That is quickly followed by, “Now, watch this drive,” and a shot of Bush swinging at the ball.

 

In fact, on one of the rare occasions that Mr. Cheney was actually right, in 1994, he warned about the problems that would be created by deposing Saddam Hussein:

 

“Once you got to Iraq and took it over, and took down Saddam Hussein’s government, then what are you going to put in its place? That’s a very volatile part of the world, and if you take down the central government of Iraq you can easily end up seeing pieces of Iraq fly off. Part of it the Syrians would like to have to the west. Part of eastern Iraq, the Iranians would like to claim, fought over for eight years. In the north you’ve got the Kurds, and if the Kurds spin loose and join with the Kurds in Turkey, then you threaten the territorial integrity of Turkey. It’s a quagmire.”

 

 

That was quite prescient. And yet, the Bush administration pushed us into the Iraq war anyway, and the quagmire we now confront.

 

That’s why it’s so galling to read Mr. Cheney chastising this administration for its handling of the disaster that Mr. Cheney himself foresaw, but ignored.” [NYT – Charles Blow]

 

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FOX NEWS – “THE KELLY FILE” SPECIAL GUEST, Fox Pet Child And Hero Dick Cheney

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DICK CHENEY PROFITED 39.5 BILLION FROM IRAQ’S DEATH AND DESTRUCTION and blames Iraq’s chaos on President Obama,

 

6,781 Dead American Soldiers; 50, 159 Wounded; 100,000 Plus Innocent Dead Iraqis and Dick Cheney blames President Obama for Iraq’s Chaos.

 

At one point in the article, the Cheneys state:

 

“Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing.”

 

Mr. Cheney must think that we have all forgotten the scene from “Fahrenheit 9/11,” Michael Moore’s 2004 documentary, in which President George W. Bush, brandishing a club on a golf course, looks into the camera and says,

 

“I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you.”

 

That is quickly followed by, “Now, watch this drive,” and a shot of Bush swinging at the ball.

 

In fact, on one of the rare occasions that Mr. Cheney was actually right, in 1994, he warned about the problems that would be created by deposing Saddam Hussein:

 

“Once you got to Iraq and took it over, and took down Saddam Hussein’s government, then what are you going to put in its place? That’s a very volatile part of the world, and if you take down the central government of Iraq you can easily end up seeing pieces of Iraq fly off. Part of it the Syrians would like to have to the west. Part of eastern Iraq, the Iranians would like to claim, fought over for eight years. In the north you’ve got the Kurds, and if the Kurds spin loose and join with the Kurds in Turkey, then you threaten the territorial integrity of Turkey. It’s a quagmire.”

 

 

That was quite prescient. And yet, the Bush administration pushed us into the Iraq war anyway, and the quagmire we now confront.

 

That’s why it’s so galling to read Mr. Cheney chastising this administration for its handling of the disaster that Mr. Cheney himself foresaw, but ignored.” [NYT – Charles Blow]

 

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Dick Cheney, America’s Repugnant Reprobate Totally Disrespected President Obama in the WSJ and also says Obama is wrong about everything;

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2014 by sheriffali

Cheney, the man who profited 39.5 billion dollars from the Iraqi War that took the lives of 6,781 Soldiers; 50, 159 Wounded on Cheney’s Watch; and cost the Tax Payers 1.7 Trillion Dollars.

 

One has to wonder in amazement just how much lower in values America has to go when you see the Polling Data that a majority in America is in line with Cheney, the other Republicans and the Powered Botoxed talking heads at Fox News and their twisted guests.

 

“Tracking this hate back to just after the G.W. Bush departure, a compilation of a wigged-out right-wing sites and others of a similar mien continuously examine the premise, why the world “Hates” Obama or euphemistically, U.S. “leadership.” One of the president’s shortcomings is apparently his refusal to fight every Muslim nation on the planet. Whenever he doesn’t send your son or daughter to a far-off land to get butchered for essentially local civil-religious wars and multi-national oil interests, he’s accused of being an appeaser. His Nobel Peace Prize is held in total contempt by the warmongers. Trying to prevent needless deaths is perceived as “hostility to American power.

 

 

Other Obama-bashings include: His administration is a rolling disaster and “He’s failed from sea to shining sea.” A Pew Research Center survey is referenced that since 2009, favorable attitudes toward the U.S. had slipped everywhere in the world except Russia and Japan. American (read Obama)-hating surveys and lists are always appearing in assorted right-wing rags including the Wall Street Journal.” [Politicususa.com]

 

 

One doesn’t have to be Albert Einstein to know that at the end of George W Bush’s Presidency we were a country that was in disarray and on the verge of total collapse. The Housing Market had totally collapsed due to unregulated Banks that concocted a scheme titled “derivatives” that was the sole cause of millions losing their homes and others going under water. America’s Pillar of strength the Stock Market, the Dow fell to 6,500; Banking were being closed down at the rate of 150 plus per month wiping away people’s life savings. We were losing jobs at the rate of 800,000 per month and we had Two out of control Wars with a cost of 5.1 trillion dollars and counting, and yes, at the end of Bush’s Presidency it seemed very likely that we were about to become like Russia when the Soviet Union Collapsed – “A Bankrupt Country.”

 

 

Today, President Obama’s Leadership drew us out of the deep and unforgiving waters Bush and Cheney tossed us into.  One War has ended and the other is coming to an end and that is what has Cheney and the War Mongering Republicans up in arms, verbally abusing the President publicly every day. War is big business for the GOP and their “in the pocket contractors,” like Dick Cheney’s Halliburton that profited 39.5 billion dollars from the death and destruction caused by the Iraqi invasion.

 

How can anyone blame Obama for the chaos Bush and Bush’s Vulcans [gods of fire] caused by their policy “if you don’t agree with us you are against us and the go it alone unnecessary wars that turned the world upside down.

 

 

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