Imagine for a moment that you have unlimited resources to seek the advice from nearly anyone on the planet for whatever particular issue plagues you. Logic would then dictate that you’d seek out the opinions from some of the most successful and/or knowledgeable individuals for whatever particular issue on which you’re seeking advice, correct?
One thing you wouldn’t do is seek out the opinion of someone who’s proven to be completely incompetent about whatever it is you’re seeking advice on.
This is something Dick Cheney clearly doesn’t understand. In fact, it seems in his world he believes the Bush administration’s actions in Iraq weren’t only successful – but they make him an “expert” to criticize how President Obama is handling the escalating violence in Iraq.
Nothing quite like botching an entire war, then criticizing the person who has to clean up your mess.
Well, on Meet the Press the former vice president continued to offer his “expert opinion,” while also taking a not-so-subtle jab at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s recent criticism:
“If we spend our time debating what happened 11 or 12 years ago, we’re going to miss the threat that is growing and that we do face. Rand Paul, with all due respect, is basically an isolationist. He doesn’t believe we ought to be involved in that part of the world. I think it’s absolutely essential.”
It always makes me laugh when I see all these people who are responsible for one of the most mishandled wars in United States history saying that we shouldn’t talk about their epic failures in Iraq – as they’re currently trying to offer their opinions on what to do in Iraq.
As if their past incompetence has no bearing on whether or not we should consider their opinions.
That’s what Dick Cheney seems unable to understand. The last 11 or 12 years do matter because they’re why we’re now dealing with escalating violence from Islamic insurgents in Iraq. And being that he (one of the key figures behind the debacle known as the Iraq War) continues to try to interject his opinion on this issue, that makes the last 11 or 12 years extremely relevant.
Watch his comments below: