Still Don’t Think Dick Cheney is a Disgusting Hypocritical War Criminal? This Clip From the Archives Should Change Your Mind

dick-cheney-criminalIt seems like a lifetime ago when Bush, and his cronies like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, were beating the war drums back in 2002 and 2003 about how “grave” a threat Iraq was to the security of the United States.  I can still remember the day the war started and the day just a few weeks later when Bush ridiculously landed on an aircraft carrier in a flight suit declaring “mission accomplished.”

Yet here we are, it’s 2014, and Iraq is back in the news as radical Islamic militants known as I.S.I.S. continue to take over numerous cities within the country.

Recently I ran across comments made in 1991, by a Republican of all people, who essentially predicted the chaos we’re now seeing in Iraq if we were to ever invade and overthrow Saddam Hussein:

I think that the proposition of going to Baghdad is also fallacious. I think if we were going to remove Saddam Hussein we would have had to go all the way to Baghdad, we would have to commit a lot of force because I do not believe he would wait in the Presidential Palace for us to arrive. I think we’d have had to hunt him down. And once we’d done that and we’d gotten rid of Saddam Hussein and his government, then we’d have had to put another government in its place.

What kind of government? Should it be a Sunni government or Shi’i government or a Kurdish government or Ba’athist regime? Or maybe we want to bring in some of the Islamic fundamentalists? How long would we have had to stay in Baghdad to keep that government in place? What would happen to the government once U.S. forces withdrew? How many casualties should the United States accept in that effort to try to create clarity and stability in a situation that is inherently unstable?

I think it is vitally important for a President to know when to use military force. I think it is also very important for him to know when not to commit U.S. military force. And it’s my view that the President got it right both times, that it would have been a mistake for us to get bogged down in the quagmire inside Iraq.

Who said these comments?  Well, none other than our then Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney.

The same man who in 2002 and 2003 said we would be greeted as “liberators” upon invading and occupying Iraq.  It’s amazing how becoming the CEO of Halliburton (a gigantic defense corporation which massively profited from our invasion of Iraq) can drastically change how one views going to war.

Not only that, but in a 2009 interview on Face the Nation he bragged about the SOFA agreement Bush had signed with the Iraqi government to have all U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2011 as evidence of “success” in the country.

Yet now he’s trying to blame the lack of U.S. forces in Iraq, which has allowed these insurgents to seize control of parts of the country, on President Obama.

It’s some of the most blatant lying I’ve ever seen by someone with the stature of being a former vice president.  I’ve honestly never seen a man sit there, knowing he’s blatantly lying, who seems to not at all care that evidence can easily be found to completely debunk nearly everything he’s saying.  Not only that, he knew in 1991 what a mess Iraq would be if we ever tried to remove Saddam from power.

But that didn’t stop him from being one of the key figures who pushed for the Iraq War in 2003.

To even call Dick Cheney human is difficult for me to do.  While science tells me he’s clearly a part of our species, he seems to lack all signs of humanity normally associated with human beings.

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not making appearances in the media criticizing President Obama for his handling of the mess he helped orchestrate.

Watch Cheney’s 2009 interview below:

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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  • gordo

    Speaking out of the side of his mouth, is something he does without compassion

  • Eg Kbbs

    RE: your long quote from Cheney. Of course, pappy GHWB said similar in his book.

  • Shaun Kirkwood

    Talking out of both sides of his mouth like that makes him sound like, now, he’s in need of psychiatric help, like he has a mental disorder.

  • rossbro

    Cheney- The Talkin’ Turd !

  • RealAmericanPatriot

    It is time the American People demanded that Cheeney be tried for war crimes. He won’t shut his effing mouth and is trying to rewrite history. If he is found guilty put him in prison. Playing nice has not gotten Obama anywhere, it is time to hold those responsible for war crimes accountable.

    • surfjac

      Not gonna’ happen with President Obama.
      All we can do is turn of the TV and deny the stupids at the networks their revenue from ads.

  • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

    anyone ever notice that the parrots on FOX “news” never ever never ever brings stuff as this up 4 discussion?
    or———– did I miss that episode

  • Billy boy

    Dick Cheney is a good man. He is probably the best VP the country ever had bar none.

    • Steve Giovanis

      Billy Boy, what are you smoking? He is a pathetic piece of shit who has been in two of the worst administrations in U.S history. First Nixon/Ford Then Cheney/Rove.

    • Pehr Smith

      Congratulations!!!! You have won A DUCK HUNTING TRIP WITH DICK CHENEY!!!!

      • surfjac

        Quail hunting trip…at the same fenced in compound where he shot his friend in the face.

    • surfjac

      I guess you haven’t signed up to piss on his grave then?

    • u_go_guys

      I know you are being snarky and sarcastic but this is dry-as-desert-sand humor. An emoticon or would give an indication since no one knows you or your sense of humor. However, IF by any chance you are serious 🙂 lol, then you must seek professional help immediately!!

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      and shooting that NON patriot at the quail hunt

    • Paul G. Duggan

      WOW!! That was funny….

    • Lets_Think_Again

      We should try hard to have compassion for this kind of mental illness. I know it’s easy to ridicule such persons; but we should try to empathize, and understand how tragic such a condition is.

  • Michael

    I wish I had the list of Democrats who were so supportive of Bush’s attack against Iraq and who later turned against Bush when things started going downhill. Keep your hypocrisy or point it out by both sides.

    • Steve Giovanis

      Their support was baed on lies. Only insane people push forward when things started going south due to the occupation.

      • surfjac

        No, their support was based on “I don’t want to look weak if I don’t authorize the invasion.” The politicians who voted for the invasion were more concerned about themselves and their political futures rather than the consequences of their actions.

    • Paul G. Duggan

      WE WERE MISLED!!!!!!

  • LuLu

    They cured husband heart disease with a heart transplant. You can’t cure STUPID!!!!

  • surfjac

    WE, the American Public, ALL KNOW the dick..cheney is a liar and war criminal. It was up to ms. pelosi to do something about in 2006, she failed. President Obama could’ve done something in 2009 and didn’t. The DOJ and mr. holder could’ve got involved but didn’t.
    And now, you’re asking WHY dick..cheney is on the air?
    We allowed it! We didn’t yell loud enough I guess since “checks and balances” are part of the Constitution and going after w and dick should have been AUTOMATIC considering what they did during the Iraq War.
    In case anyone wants to dispute: they first have to acknowledge that:
    We were lied to about WMD’s and Iraq.
    We were lied to about al-qaeda in Iraq.
    w and dick authorized torture.
    They sent our troops to Iraq with inferior equipment.
    halliburton & kbr made a killing; seriously, a killing, about a dozen troops electrocuted in the shower.
    F dick..cheney. I hope if there is a hell, there’s plenty of pineapples when he gets there.

  • Guest

    Have you ever seen a bigger waste of a perfectly good heart than Dick Cheeney.

  • Brian Daugherty

    Have you ever seen a bigger waste of a perfectly good heart than Dick Cheeney?

    • Nathan

      He had his old one replaced because it could no longer endure the extremely cold temperature of his chest cavity.

  • richard

    Dick Cheney, also known in a parallel universe as Sloar the Terrible, Bane to Harmony, and Demon of the Fifth Level of Obsidian Saints.I know this because my cardiologist uses the same wormhole and occasionally has to wait for Cheney/Sloar to complete his transit and the Secret Service guys to step aside. My cardiologist says the Cheney leaves the wormhole smelling like sulphur and Old Spice.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Agree with the article. But I also wonder how much of the current ISIS got a boost from the anger of an innocent citizenship which was bombed into the stone age (including the resulting poverty, disease, etc.) followed by the occupation by foreign troops (including troops who have been found guilty of conducting “missions” which frequently not only killed innocent civilians but at times were specifically arranged to do so. This followed by abuses such as Abu Ghraib.

    Don’t you think they might have a reason to be pissed off ?