Skip to comments.Cheneys: Rarely Has a President Been So Wrong About So Much
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.
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Like that quote!
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.
You can’t say that out loud, man! Can’t you see he’s black!
which half ?
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.
Evan Sayet explained it all quite clearly way back in 2008.
Incompetence it most definitely is not.
Affirmative Action does NOT work PERIOD !!!!!
Not even a smidgeon.
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.
As a side note, I enjoyed Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.
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.
Ol’ Dick better watch out or GWB may come forth and scold him.
Bottomline ... everything is going to plan
I’ll bet Cheney has a framed picture of that on his desk.
I’ll bet Cheney has a framed picture of that on his desk for special meetings.
Yea? And Cheney will take him hunting!
Dick and Liz just started a PAC. I received this, today....
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Dick and Liz Cheney
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.
That picture is worth 10,000 words.