Skip to comments.Tony Blair on Dick Cheney: He wanted to remake Middle East after 9/11, invade Iraq, Syria, Iran
Posted on 09/07/2010 4:48:41 AM PDT by nuconvert
Dick Cheney wanted to invade several Middle East nations, not just Iraq, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair reveals in his new book.
Blair writes that the former Vice President had a goal to remake the power structure of several countries in that part of the world.
Cheney "would have worked through the whole lot, Iraq, Syria, Iran, dealing with all their surrogates in the course of it -- Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.," Blair wrote in his memoir, "A Journey."
The former PM told Christiane Amanpour on ABC's "This Week" that Cheney, 69, believed "the world had to be remade after September the 11th."
"Dick was always absolutely hard-line on these things," Blair said. "I mean, I think he would openly avow this."
In his book, Blair writes Cheney wanted to deliver a message to nations he felt were supporting terrorists and terror organizations.
"He was for hard, hard power," he wrote. "No ifs, no buts, no maybes. We're coming after you so change or be changed."
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And Cheney was right. If we had kept Syria and Iran in line, there wouldn’t have been so many terrorists supported by those regimes coming in to Iraq to kill our soldiers.
Well, they did remake the Mideast. Obama didn’t learn that lesson and is still trying to play the old and anachronistic game of pre 9/11
When he captured Baghdad, Tommy Franks became a general of historical proportions because that action changed the course of history.
There is still time to take out Iran, after which Syria will disintegrate. The allies of the Gulf/Israel coalition will do the heavy lifting.
Kinda has a nice ring to it.
And Cheney was absolutely right! Too bad that Bush didn't listen to him.
Cheney would have made the best president since Reagan, bar none.
“And Cheney was right. If we had kept Syria and Iran in line, there wouldnt have been so many terrorists supported by those regimes coming in to Iraq to kill our soldiers”
Or supporting the Taliban to kill us in Afghanistan.
Quaddaffi looks like he fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
No, it does not
that pic is creeeeepy...4 dead eyes...
Cheney Chick, here! He’s a man’s man, and that’s the appeal! He calls it as he sees it, and he has the testosterone to say it. It would be a better world if he had been president at any point in time.
In the words of Dick Cheney himself ... “SO !!!”
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That would have led to the eternally-elusive "peace in the Middle East". What a missed opportunity.
Now it's back to the fraud of endless "peace talks" that only appease and strengthen our Muslim enemies.
God bless you and keep you safe and healthy, Richard Cheney. Americans who can reason still love you.
The wrong guy was at the top of the GOP ticket in 2000, and that should be clearly evident to anyone with a room temperature IQ.
President Dick Cheney would have kept the White House (and probably the Congress too) in GOP hands, and the Usurper from Kenya might still be a state Senator in the Land o’ Lincoln.
Yes but look at it this way. Many of the radical Muslims died for Allah in Iraq. And the young people in Iran are (relatively) liberal. It’s only a matter of time before everyone behind the ‘79 Revolution would die. Once that happens, Iran will become one of the most free and secular countries in the Middle East, almost like Turkey although they’re becoming more Islamist recently.
“The wrong guy was at the top of the GOP ticket in 2000, and that should be clearly evident to anyone with a room temperature IQ.”
Hard to say if Cheney with his health history would have been electable - the media would have pounded that message daily & put a lot of doubt in peoples’ minds
You got to wonder who stopped it.
Onme of the reasons I suported invading Iraq was the real estate dictum, “Location. Location, Location”. Figured, turn left, take out Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah. Turn right, and send all the mullahs off to meet the hidden Imam.
Cheney was right on the money.