Dick Cheney Absurdly Claims the Iraq War Was Worth it Because We Didn’t Find Weapons of Mass Destruction

Dick_cheneyI should have known when I heard the news that Dick Cheney would be touring different media outlets to promote his new book, nothing but absurdity would be spoken by the former vice president.  In fact, just a few days ago, I wrote an article displaying my absolute astonishment at how delusional this man really is.  Some of the claims he made were completely absurd.

So I really shouldn’t be shocked when I read his comments where he claimed that the Iraq war was worth it because we didn’t find any weapons of mass destruction.  Because, you know, now we know for certain Iraq doesn’t have them.

Honestly, that’s what he said.

“What we gain and my concern was then and it remains today is that the biggest threat we face is the possibility of terrorist groups like al Qaeda equipped with weapons of mass destruction, with nukes, bugs or gas. That was the threat after 9/11 and when we took down Saddam Hussein we eliminated Iraq as a potential source of that.

So, now that we removed Saddam Hussein, and found out that Iraq never had weapons of mass destruction, that’s what we got out of the war in Iraq.  That is the “payoff” he claims was worth over 4,000 American lives, tens of thousands of our troops permanently disabled and the seemingly countless number of Iraqi civilian deaths.

When I refer to Dick Cheney as pure evil incarnate, I honestly mean it.  He might very well be the most soulless human being I’ve ever witnessed.  And while we put most of the blame for the failures of the Bush presidency on George W. Bush himself, make no mistake, Dick Cheney was a primary catalyst in most every disgusting and unethical event that occurred during those 8 years.

Using Cheney’s “logic,” any and all threats should then be subject to military invasion.  Nothing quite like a man who profits heavily off defense spending pushing the need for perpetual war.

Because I hate to break the bad news, but the United States will always be facing some kind of terrorist threat and there will always be nations which might aid those who seek to inflict harm upon us.

But for Cheney to sit there and make the ridiculous claim that the war in Iraq was worth it because we didn’t find weapons of mass destruction, and we now know they don’t have them, is probably one of the most ridiculous statements I’ve ever seen.

What next, the financial crash was actually a good thing because it got millions of Americans out of jobs they hated?

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Freiheit

    I’m sorry but this inst reporting or anything but just a talking point for your ideas, i thought maybe I would learn something, but all I got was he is an “evil carnation”. So well done you tried to prove a point, but that’s why I go to other sources.

    • Tracey

      oh yeah?? which the FOXNEWS entertainment channel?

  • Freiheit

    Also In the middle east, you need to show you will not take 3000 civilian deaths because they do not like our way of life or what we stand for.

    • Tracey

      oh how so.. by droning down 3,000 pakistanis? of whom only 988 are actual insurgents? by killing 300 times more than were killed on 911 all over the middle east.. is THAT what you call “showing them”??? … we ourselves hv lost over twice the casualties on 9/11 IN SOLDIER SUICIDES.. that number grows ev damn day.. all these numbers go.

      • buck

        While it ia true that we have soldier suicides I wonder where did you get your number when you say Buck they exceed the deaths of 911. Not saying they don’t just wondering about your source

      • poot

        good luck finding out, sounds like someone is making it up as they go along… not too sure about that 3000 Pakistanis killed by drones either… And to compare suicides over the past 12 years to the deaths in one day is, well, pointless, particularly with no mention of how many suicides there were BEFORE all this started.

  • Why5ks

    The fact that evil idiots like Cheney refuse to accept, is that we actually made Iraq more of a threat by invading and occupying the country. They will all stand up and tell you how no one will even take over our country because we will fight to our last breath to kick them out. But they fail to understand how people in other countries feel the same way. So if they want to fight to keep us out of their country, they will align with our enemy. We have been the best recruiters for Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations because we started this war and occupied their country and we continue to kill civilians with the drone strikes. Thanks to THE DIG BICK CHENEY and others like him we are less safe then we were before 9/11. But don’t worry, they all made billions from our tax dollars just to make us less safe.

  • openlyblack

    So, Darth Cheney has had a heart implant (“transplant” means there was a heart there in the first place) … next we need to find a donor soul and then a brain!

    • ColinSherritt

      Nix tha brain part-the man is diabolically smart and cunningly deceptive. The rest is spot on, though.



    Let me get this straight……
    Using ‘Big Dick’s’ logic then,
    IF the ACA (ObamaCare) doesn’t help
    millions get health insurance it will be
    an enormous success?
    I mean really…..this is just how stupid these
    clowns sound!

  • gemma liar

    so—————whywhywhy did we NOT invade N KOREA??? ( no profit)

    • Michael Slattery

      Yup, no oil.

  • Wow! Cheney is a Spin Doctor Master. He can put a positive spin on anything!

    • poot

      You aren’t a master unless people believe it, however. Until then, he’s just a bitter old man with someone else’s heart.

      • Good point… and if ever a heart was wasted, it was the one that was transplanted into heartless Dick Cheney.

  • William Eberline

    I won’t buy your book, Dick, but tell me: How does it feel, REALLY, to be the most hated person in America, when you know you’ll hold that title for the rest of your life?

  • poot

    I’m quite definitely not a Cheney fan, but one should always remember that articles like this aren’t news articles, they’re just op/ed pieces heavily colored by whoever wrote it and they’re politics and personal likes/dislikes. When your big claim to fame accomplishment is founding a Facebook page, well…

  • justjane

    Dick Chaney is the face of evil

  • Jerry Wahl

    Why has this Man been given a second heart? When millions die each year for want of one kidney?

  • ColinSherritt

    Why is it again we can’t arrest this criminal?

    • Cheney was given immunity from prosecution by the DOJ and Obama, along with Dubya Bush. Obama did so to set a precedence so that he and all future Presidents of the USA could not be called to account for their war crimes.

  • crab apples

    Since Mr. Cheney was good at mis-truths and some half truths, I would like to contribute one of the half truths, as cringe worthy as it is. It is “we brought the fight to where the terrorists were (false) and we drew them in (true) and we whipped their behinds”. So that is a false, true and pretty much true. As far as I know, Saddam met with one al-Qaeda character. He did not tolerate dissension in his country, call him a megalomaniac (true). So, terrorism was pretty much a Cheney – Rumsfeld lie courtesy of their “Defense Dept intell” that they fabricated (lied). Hang on because this just gets better by the next chess move.

    So, after the toppling of the Saddam statue by the U.S. tank so that Iraqi’s could beat the figure with their shoes (ultimate disrespect, remember the GW press conference and the shoe thrower, that was special) we then drew in the terrorists that are now back in Iraq, not surprisingly because ISIL is Sunni. Sunnis were turned into political outcasts in Iraq by U.S. intervention. The Baath Party of Saddam was completely dismantled and leaders were made to go away in one way or another. So ISIL is intent on regaining ancient Sunni territory that the U.S. stripped that tribe of their rightful homeland. Sounds a lot like the Cowboys and Indians story, doesn’t it? No matter because the GOP doesn’t worry about such petty issues as rightful claims to an ancestral home. After all, we support Israel that was created from ancient Jerusalem and surrounding areas after the holocaust.

    So Americas leaders for the Iraq War holocausted the Sunni territory of northern and western Iraq. ISIL has claimed a lot of sand that exists between Ar Raqqah Syria and Mosul. There are no Google map towns between those two cities. So, they have attained retribution for Saddam’s wrongful removal and execution (maybe, remember this is a half truth)…..

    The U.N. could examine this situation and just create Sunni- otamia for these juvenile terrorist specialists. Give them the turf that they have reclaimed. Then make very stringent laws about where these terrorists can go (no where outside of their sandbox). If they do, then the killing fields are like the Persian Gulf War as Iraqi soldiers tried to flee back to Iraq. Confine them and if they don’t behave, then exterminate them, preferably with tactical nuclear weapons. Why not make them suffer like they have done to numerous innocents. Sound OK with y’all?