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
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Correct on the latter, not so on the first.
Poverty and lack of education where the Koran is the only thing taught provides a tool always offering a steady stream of recruits.
Look up the story on the shootings in India last year. The culprits were recruited from impoverished backgrounds. They are easily led and feel they have no future. Perfect cannon fodder.
I heard Cheney once say that toward the end of Bush's presidency, Bush turned away from the beliefs that he and Cheney once held...Bush turned left and Cheney stayed to the right.
Cheney's family is solid. His daughter and wife are excellent speakers and they share Cheney's belief in America first. I hope to see more of Cheney's daughter in the public light..and soon.
“Cheney would have made the best president since Reagan, bar none.”
TOTALLY agree with you.
He looks like Bob Dylan.
I wonder if this COULD have been accomplished if the American people supported the notion.
Guess we will never know....
Anybody asked Blair about his role in springing the Lockerbie bomber...?
He always looks STONED and like he has had some BAD plastic surgery!
We could have turned the Middle East into a parking lot had we chosen to do so. Unfortunately, since we have somehow come to represent the Nazis in the years after WWII we aren’t allowed to do anything other than “understand” and “build.”
He looks like he just went 35 rounds in Lolapalooza 2010, and lost. That rack of military ribbons looks like they were cut from the back of a bag of Kennelration Camel Chow.
Someone needs to tell him to get rid of the fish net. It’s putting a damper on his ogreish manly good looks.
Too bad about that seagull poop on the front of his jacket. Some dictators just can’t get catch a break.
One thing you can say in his favor, he’s got that Michael Jackson touch on the hair down pat. You half expect to see him grab his crotch, stand on his tipee toes, and yell, “Oh!”
Cheney had the right idea. The delivery of the message that any terrorist world-wide should be scared to death, because we were coming for them, quickly changed to, well that is except for Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Al Fatah. When that became evident despite Syria and Iran funding and training terrorists to kill U. S. forces, we became the paper tiger to the world.
Good luck turning that perception around. These people seek to destroy us, and we act as if we’ve never heard of them.
Too bad he is in poor health... But there is the daughter Liz. Sounds like she got a good dose of DNA, along with the influence of Lynne as well ... Groom her for the future...
His role in the affair was giving the Scots a referendum back in 1997 on whether to have a devolved government. After that, the natural leftist inclinations of the Scottish people could display themselves in their full depressing ‘glory’ in this episode...
What a visionary. Would the Syrians have come around? You really don’t hear much about them.
If a doctor told you that you had cancer and in order to survive you needed a radical procedure to remove it all, you would do what’s recommended...or you would die.
The current Arab/Islamic Mideast status quo is a cancer on civilization.
In that sphere, Cheney’s views are too radical, because we, the West, rather choose to slowly die.
I thought we should have left Iraq after catching saddam, the cost to us at that time was $800,000,000 and 8 months. Then a third of our troops should have headed into Syria level them and the guys still in Afghanistan and the other two thirds should have effected regime change in Iran, with a two prong attack, then all our troops leave and we would have given those countries much work to do rebuilding with no help from us except a note saying, this is what you get for screwing with the USA. Estimated cost: 1.2 - 2.45 billion. We should have had a public hanging for Saddam and Imanutjob and a few others at Ground Zero.
No, we got bogged down in not killing civilians who are the victims of the bad guys. Not a bad aim, it takes a tad longer and costs a boatload of money.
This begs the question:
What stopped Cheney?
Was it Cheney's boss?
Check out his testimony in front of the UK hearings on the war this year (you can find them on C-SPAN). He gives the greatest justification for the war you'll ever hear. They try to get him to denounce the US/Bush and he won't do it. Says he'd do it all again.
Interesting. I’ll look further.
The idea that you can go into a cruel dictatorship, kill the dictator, disband the army, and expect nothing bad to come of the leadership vacuum is stupidity bordering on insanity.
That's not Mickey Rourke, that's Gene Simmons from KISS after someone drew a fake beard and mustache with a magic marker.
Dick Cheney was right.
That dude on the right looks like my left one after surfing
Off to a flying start in Hartford I see.
No Gene Simmons after a Kiss concert
Ah, my beloved Bigtime. My favorite Bushie, and once again dead-on.
The current middle east is a mess. Blame the British and their lame attempt at partitioning this and partitioning that. They gave the Jews too little and failed to properly leverage the Sunni/Shi’a split. Now, six decades later, the Jews have made a marvel of their skinny slip of a grudging bequest of a homeland, and the Arab world is a seething quagmire lofted from Third World status only by grace of the West’s insane thirst for oil and myopic insistence on purchasing it elsewhere. Cheney is, as usual, absolutely correct: the configuration needs to be revisited with the benefit of hindsight.
Yeah, I kinda figured that....thanks.
In his book, Blair writes Cheney wanted to deliver a message to nations he felt were supporting terrorists and terror organizations.9/12/01 would have been a good day to do it. Thanks nuconvert.
God Bless Dick Cheney!
This is from Bev Perlson. She is with the Band of Mothers. They watch over our soldiers like mother hens. She is a wonderful lady. They had a powerful weekend in Kansas.
One of the videos from Leavenworth
The Band of Mothers will have photos and After Action Report soon! Col Allen West spoke at the rally and hit it out of the park! He is the Leader our country is calling for and he stands by our troops
Just got back from the Leavenworth 10 rally in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. It was terrific and I will try and get a write-up done before I leave for DC on Wednesday.
I just want to call attention to everyone here in this state that we have a Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient from the state of Illinois sitting in Leavenworth. His name is Sgt. Michael Patrick Leahy. Please go to http://www.supportsgtleahy.com/
and sign the petition for this Soldier, there are only 1006 signatures on this petition!!!!!!!!!
I only have one thing to say about this case: The terrorists that Sgt Leahy, Mayo and Hatley were convicted of killing were laughing about the American Soldiers they had killed.
Please send this email all over and ask those you know to sign the Clemency petition. PLEASE SEND A DONATION to help Sgt Leahy’s familiy. I had the honor of meeting his lovely wife this weekend and she is truly a warrior who has every intention of seeing her Hero come home. Jamie Leahy makes the trip to Leavenworth every two weeks, from Bolingbrook, Illinois. I can tell you folks, it’s almost an 8 hour drive.
Also, I am heading to DC this week and I plan to converge on John McCain’s office on Thursday. He sits on the Armed Services Committee and it is time he helped the Leavenworth 10. These Soldiers should be allowed to sign the same Pledge the terrorists are now given: the terrorists sign a Pledge that they won’t return to the battlefield and they are sent home! What is good enough for the terrorists should be good enough for American Soldiers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IT WOULD BE A BIG HELP IF EVERYONE WOULD PICK UP THE PHONE TOMORROW AND CALL SENATOR MCCAIN’S OFFICE AND DEMAND THAT THE LEAVENWORTH 10 BE GIVEN THE SAME PLEDGE TO SIGN THAT THE TERRORISTS ARE BEING GIVEN AND RETURN THEM TO THEIR FAMILIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Senator McCain......(202) 224-2235
Links regarding the Pledge the terrorists are allowed to sign and then released to their “village elders”:
NY Times Article - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/asia/24reconcile.html?src=mv
Diana West Article on releasing the Taliban - http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1415/Clemency-for-Our-Troops.aspx
Please bombard McCain’s office tomorrow with calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Band of Mothers
They should have invaded Iran: We would’nt be having the
problems with them now.