Friday, October 25, 2013
Dick Cheney, war criminal with a bad heart whines Obama didn't get bin Laden the right way - Cheney's way
Is this funny or what? The Bush-Cheney cabal couldn't have caught bin Laden if his head was handed to them on a plate! They had 8 years to do it. They didn't come close. And now he has the gall to suggest that he could have and would have done it better.
Even funnier is Cheney whining that he and Bush never got credit for their part in the "puzzle." They did the intel for many years and that's what allowed Obama to send in the troops and take credit for the kill instead of pointing to Bush and Cheney and saying "These two wonderful guys made it all happen!"
Cheney is one of those folks who know how to use the "Big Lie": Just keep repeating the lie over and over again and eventually people will start believing it. Just keep saying we did it right. Iraq was necessary. We had to kill Saddam Hussein. We were forced to make a regime change. We did it for the Iraqis' own good. We went after the bad guys responsible for 9/11. Hussein had WMDs so we had no choice.
Maybe Cheney actually believes these things even if they have no connection with the truth, but I doubt that. Bush and Cheney screwed up this country so badly that we've still not recovered and may never recover for they set in motion dark forces which spawned, among other things, an anti-government attitude which filtered down to the hoi polloi and, in my opinion, played a part in the emergence of the Tea Party teapot crackpots as well as the resurgence of the neo-Nazi and other anti-government militarists around the country. They also put in place a tax structure that basically takes the rich out of the picture while the rest of us carry the burden on our backs.
Cheney is a little paranoid. He says that lately he's been fearful that terrorists could kill him through an electrical device pointed at his heart. That's just silly. Cheney was and is one of the best friends the terrorists ever had. His shenanigans as Vice President - attacking the wrong people for 9/11 which basically destroyed the country of Iraq - brought renewed hope and strength to the Islamist terrorists. Through the farcical Homeland Security Act, the terrorists reached one of their major goals which was to strike such a feeling of fear among our people we would gladly give up our freedoms to be "safe." Witness the number of cameras on our street corners and the police departments outfitted in military regalia, all paid for by Homeland Security, and then re-read George Orwell's book, "1984."
Finally, Cheney is a war criminal. He was part of that triumvirate which lied us into the war in Iraq. Over 4,000 of our young men and women died as a result of their lies. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died. Our Iraq/Afghanistan veterans are committing suicide at a terrible rate and many thousands more sit in wheelchairs or hospital beds crippled for life.
AND ALL OF THIS WAS TOTALLY UNNECESSARY AS IRAQ AND SADDAM HUSSEIN HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ATTACK BY SAUDI ARABIAN MEN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001!!!!
Cheney and Bush and Rumsfeld, along with several others, should have been tried for war crimes by an international tribunal. Not only did they start an unnecessary war in preemptive fashion based upon facts they knew to be false, but they authorized, in violation of the Geneva Convention, the use of torture.
It is time, I think, that the media decline to interview or publish what this despicable man, with blood dripping from his hands and lies slithering through his lips, has to say about anything.