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Cheneys: Rarely Has a President Been So Wrong About So Much
Newsmax ^ | 18 Jun 2014 | Drew MacKenzie

Posted on 06/18/2014 5:17:35 PM PDT by kingattax

America's enemies have been "emboldened" by President Barack Obama's decision to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan and are now a major threat to U.S. citizens, says former Vice President Dick Cheney and his attorney daughter Liz Cheney.

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," they wrote in a commentary for The Wall Street Journal, while saying that Obama should have left a contingent of U.S. forces in Iraq to prevent terrorists affiliated with al-Qaida from gaining a stronghold in the region again.

"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 [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] 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."

Dick Cheney, who was vice president in the George W. Bush administration, and his daughter, the former deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, said that the fall of Iraqi cities Fallujah, Mosul, and Tikrit and the establishment of terrorist safe havens across the Arab world present "a strategic threat" to the security of the United States.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; yesterdayonfr
Purpose driven incompetence. cuff the clowns and close down the circus.
1 posted on 06/18/2014 5:17:35 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Dyslexia


2 posted on 06/18/2014 5:19:56 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kingattax
"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many"

Like that quote!

3 posted on 06/18/2014 5:21:14 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: kingattax
I really wish Cheney was the evil ogre that the left portray him as.

I wish he had pleaded with Bush to be made the dictatorial leader of Iraq and had gotten his wish.

I wish he still ruled there ruthlessly suppressing all inter-tribal conflicts while slowly integrating Kurds, Sunnis, and Shiites into the military and political institutions.

Maybe just about now he would be handing the keys over to a truly united and diverse Iraqi government rather than it reverting once more to a failed state.

4 posted on 06/18/2014 5:23:12 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: kingattax

You can’t say that out loud, man! Can’t you see he’s black!


5 posted on 06/18/2014 5:23:44 PM PDT by Blogatron (- Permanently banned from owning an NBA team.)
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To: kingattax
And so many strived so hard to pretend this country isn't being destroyed. I expect the libs to cover for their own, but I will NEVER forgive all the useless pubs that said nothing and feathered their own nests.
Sorry, Cheney.. squeaking a bit now is a little late. Oh, that's right, I forgot. Decorum and all that.... Can't say anything bad about the new guy, even if he is flushing the USA down the toilet.
6 posted on 06/18/2014 5:24:47 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Blogatron

which half ?


7 posted on 06/18/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: kingattax

Affirmative Action does NOT work when it comes to the most important and highest office in America. The Obama voters and Obots are too stupid to even vote. They should have their voter registration cards revoked for life as they are no better than felons. And many did it twice.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: The Cajun

Evan Sayet explained it all quite clearly way back in 2008.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=evan+sayet+youtube&FORM=VIRE3#view=detail&mid=B0BBEBA341C040D770CEB0BBEBA341C040D770CE


9 posted on 06/18/2014 5:25:52 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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10 posted on 06/18/2014 5:46:41 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: kingattax
It ceases to be incompetence when everything he does is wrong. With sheer incompetence, some things would turn out right. No, this is in the realm of malice and criminality.

Incompetence it most definitely is not.

11 posted on 06/18/2014 5:51:45 PM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: Qwackertoo
Affirmative Action does NOT work when it comes to the most important and highest office in America.

Affirmative Action does NOT work PERIOD !!!!!

Not even a smidgeon.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 5:53:02 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Iron Munro

True Enough!


13 posted on 06/18/2014 5:54:21 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: infool7

Good talk. I’ve seen it multiple times over the years.
I like the referencing of The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom.


14 posted on 06/18/2014 6:14:40 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: infool7

As a side note, I enjoyed Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 6:18:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I don’t believe that Evan’s description fits Dear Leader and his henchmen but defiantly describes those that are foolish enough to still support this administration in the face of so many scandals only one of which would have ended any of the previous administrations.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 6:33:53 PM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: kingattax

Ol’ Dick better watch out or GWB may come forth and scold him.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 6:36:50 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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18 posted on 06/18/2014 6:40:28 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: kingattax

Bottomline ... everything is going to plan


19 posted on 06/18/2014 6:43:25 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ll bet Cheney has a framed picture of that on his desk.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ll bet Cheney has a framed picture of that on his desk for special meetings.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Theodore R.

Yea? And Cheney will take him hunting!


22 posted on 06/18/2014 7:00:15 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: kingattax

Dick and Liz just started a PAC. I received this, today....


Dear Friend,

We stand, right now, at a critical moment in the life of our nation.

The policies of the last six years have left America diminished and weakened. Our enemies no longer fear us. Our allies no longer trust us. Empty threats, meaningless redlines, leading from behind, retreat, and “engagement” with rogue regimes have put America on a path of decline.

Threats to America’s security are on the rise. Al Qaeda is resurgent, establishing new safehavens across the Middle East, including in Iraq, where President Obama withdrew all American forces with no stay behind agreement. He has announced he intends to do the same in Afghanistan. Syria has become the most dangerous training ground for Islamic terrorists since the attacks of 9/11. President Obama has repeatedly misled the American people about the attacks in Benghazi and the true nature of the threat we face.

We are emailing you today because we know America’s security depends upon our ability to reverse President Obama’s dangerous policies.

This morning we launched the Alliance for a Strong America. We hope you will join us in this fight to restore American strength and security.

The Alliance for a Strong America will:

advocate for the policies needed to restore American power and leadership in the world;

provide information to concerned Americans about the critical national security threats facing the nation;

explain the indispensable role America and American power must play in the world to defeat the broad array of threats we face;

fight to restore the strength of America’s military - the greatest fighting force and the greatest force for good the world has ever known.

ensure that national security issues are a critical part of America’s national discussion in the coming years and beyond.

Please show your support by joining us today.

Sincerely,

Dick and Liz Cheney


23 posted on 06/18/2014 7:06:08 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: kingattax

Rarely?! How about never? I cannot think of one single thing he has done that I agree with. There may have been one or two over the past six years, but I cannot come up with even one right now.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Moonman62

That picture is worth 10,000 words.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 8:32:53 PM PDT by aquila48
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