I see the Nameless One and his spawn have dredged themselves up from the depths of the earth's mantle in order to advocate for more war crimes in the Wall Street Journal while passing the blame for their own actions onto President Obama because he hates America or something. You know, unlike the guy that lied us into a ten-year war.
As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).
Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is "ending" the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—as though wishing made it so. His rhetoric has now come crashing into reality. Watching the black-clad ISIS jihadists take territory once secured by American blood is final proof, if any were needed, that America's enemies are not "decimated." They are emboldened and on the march.
Yes, Dick and Liz actually wrote these words after faking intelligence to illegally gin up a case for an illegal war that was 100% based in falsehood, killed hundreds of thousands, and cost us trillions of dollars. These two accusing Obama of being wrong should be done so from insude a very, very, very small prison cell.
When Mr. Obama and his team came into office in 2009, al Qaeda in Iraq had been largely defeated, thanks primarily to the heroic efforts of U.S. armed forces during the surge. Mr. Obama had only to negotiate an agreement to leave behind some residual American forces, training and intelligence capabilities to help secure the peace. Instead, he abandoned Iraq and we are watching American defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.
Actually, after we spent nearly eight years murdering the hell out of the Iraqi people, they told us to get the hell out of their country and to not come back. Because it was their country, and that they didn't give us a choice, we left. I'm sure Cheney would have just invaded again and hit the magic regime change button a second time, which totally would have solved the problem.
But hey, war criminal gets to write op-ed in WSJ. WaPo's Paul Waldman destroys Chaney quite handily.
When it comes to being wrong about Iraq, Dick Cheney has been in a class by himself. It was Cheney who said, “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.”
It was Cheney who said: “it’s been pretty well confirmed” that 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta “did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service.”
It was Cheney who said: “we do know, with absolute certainty, that [Saddam Hussein] is using his procurement system to acquire the equipment he needs in order to enrich uranium to build a nuclear weapon”
It was Cheney who said in 2005: “I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.”
All those things, and many more, were false. There is not a single person in America — not Bill Kristol, not Paul Wolfowitz, not Don Rumsfeld, no pundit, not even President Bush himself — there is no one who has been more wrong and more shamelessly dishonest on the topic of Iraq than Dick Cheney.
You were wrong about everything in Iraq, and you will always be remembered as the worst veep this country ever had.