Who could forget the day that GW Bush was so busy trying to fathom the complexities of My Pet Goat that he left managing the nation under attack to ChickenHawk Cheney, known for his five deferment heroics. In the months that followed, it became clear that Cheney was the power behind the throne, and the only quality that exceeded his bellicosity was his incompetence, especially at weapons handling. That earned him the title Dead-eye Dick. No single individual was more responsible for the thousands of deaths, untold suffering, and trillions of dollars squandered in the failed Republican War in Iraq. Now he and his horrid daughter, The Lizard of Lies, are teaming up to try to make it happen all over again, while blaming the mess that he created on Barack Obama.
…In an Op-Ed [Murdoch’s Faux Print delinked] published with his daughter, Liz, in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, the Cheneys write:
“Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”
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 Russert: “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… [emphasis added]
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You won’t see a more classic example of projection. Had he added Vice, he would have described himself.
Chris Hayes brought us up to date on the Iraq crisis, and especially how several Republicans, especially ChickenHawk Cheney and his hate-filled daughter, are doubling down for more war.
Fallows is spot-on! The neocons who led us down the road to perdition over Iraq should shut up, not try to get us to repeat the same tragic mistake.
Rachel Maddow also nailed both Dead-eye Dick and the Lizard of Lies, focusing on the Lizard’s sordid history.
Cheney was so extreme that, toward the end of the Bush Reich, even Crawford Caligula stopped obeying him. He deserves the inside of a cell, nothing more.