Dick Cheney Takes a Jab at Rand Paul, Adds to His Endless List of Total Incompetence (Video)

052814_hannity_cheney_640Imagine 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:


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  • Brian

    Saying Dick Cheney is incompetent is completely false. Dick Cheney is a genius in all the worst ways. I hate the man’s guts, but to give credit where credit is due, he’s a master manipulator who got the entire country behind a war that he started strictly for his interest in keeping Iraqi oil off the global market. Then he tricked the liberal opposition into believing the war was so he could get the oil, while he secretly gave all ownership of the oil to the EU, along with a lot of the blame.
    The man’s not incompetent. He’ll die rich and happy and will never face justice of any sort for any horrible thing he ever did. He knows his opinion doesn’t matter, he’s rubbing salt in our wounds and the wounds of the Iraqi by saying the things he’s saying.
    Do not call him unintelligent or incompetent. This man is probably the single most cunning, manipulative, and far-thinking politician in American history. And he is horrible for it.

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      superbly stated

  • strayaway

    Cheney is ticked off that Rand Paul has been criticizing Cheney, his aspiring daughter, and Bush. Some recent rand Paul quotes:

    “I think the same questions could be asked of those who supported the Iraq War,” “You know, were they right in their predictions? Were there weapons of mass destruction there? That’s what the war was sold on. Was democracy easily achievable? Was the war won in 2005, when many of these people said it was won? They didn’t really, I think, understand the civil war that would break out. And what’s going on now.”

    “I don’t blame on President Obama. Has he really got the solution? Maybe there is no solution. But I do blame the Iraq War on the chaos that is in the Middle East. ”

    “Saying the mess in Iraq is President Obama’s fault ignores what President Bush did wrong. Saying it is President Bush’s fault is to ignore all the horrible foreign policy decisions in Syria, Libya, Egypt and elsewhere under President Obama, many of which may have contributed to the current crisis in Iraq,” (This back-and-forth) “only serves as a reminder that both sides continue to get foreign policy wrong.” -Rand Paul

  • Matthew Reece

    Dick Cheney is not even correct about Rand Paul. Saying that non-interventionists are isolationists is like calling your neighbor a hermit because he does not go around the community murdering people, burning down houses, and stealing valuables.

    • Karen

      EXCELLENT analogy!!

    • gian keysTOOEASY flat mom

      sub words such as miscreant and criminal for hermit and U are spot on; matt!

  • Eg Kbbs

    Well Cheney pulled down $40 bill profit for Halliburton (including no-bid contracts) to provide our soldiers with showers that had electric wires hooked to the drains; and provide drinking water hauled in containers previously used for industrial chemicals (and without cleaning in between).

    It is the repub tradition. Do the evil lord’s bidding; be a failure; and you’re guaranteed a cushy job at a repub think tank.