I 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?
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