Normally I try to keep things a little more professional, but when it comes to seeing Dick Cheney on my television giving advice about Iraq, I find myself losing all sense of professionalism and going into full, “Are you f-ing kidding me?” rant mode.
There’s a rule I’ve said we should follow for quite some time now. If you had anything to do with the absolute embarrassment that was the war in Iraq, you should keep your mouth shut when you feel the desire to give advice or criticism toward how others might be handling the situation over there.
Because guess what? If George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld hadn’t pushed for their illegal war, then subsequently botched it about as badly as any group of human beings possibly could, Iraq wouldn’t be the giant mess that it is right now.
And I don’t recall the phrase “indefinite occupation” being used back in 2003 prior to us going into Iraq. Though that seems to be the “plan” Dick Cheney wants us to follow now.
My biggest question is, why the hell is anyone interviewing Dick Cheney about Iraq? Why would anyone care about the opinions of the man who swore to the entire world that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and was aiding terrorists? Why would anyone care about the opinions of the man who swore to the entire world that we’d be embraced as liberators by the Iraqi people once they were force-fed his version of “freedom”?
Oh, by the way, literally none of that turned out to be true.
And can someone please explain to this buffoon that it was actually his good pal George W. Bush who signed the SOFA agreement setting the date that all U.S. troops had to be out of Iraq?
So, not only did none of what the Bush administration tell the American people turn out to be true, but their failed actions in Iraq have actually resulted in some of the most radical Islamic militants on the planet quickly gaining control over the nation.
Want an idea of just how bad these individuals who comprise the I.S.I.S are?
Al-Qaeda thinks they’re too extreme, and this situation has brought about talks that Iran and the United States might work together to keep these insurgents from taking over Iraq.
You know how extreme you have to be for one of the worst terrorist organizations on the planet to essentially wash their hands of you and to make two nations that loathe one another contemplate working together just to ensure that you don’t seize control of a nation?
So, to Dick Cheney I say congratulations. The war you and your buddies completely screwed up might finally make Iraq an actual threat to the United States – something it never really was before.
But in the meantime do us all a favor and just go away. Nobody should give a damn what someone who was completely wrong on just about every single aspect of Iraq during their 8 years as vice president thinks we should be doing now.
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