Why the Hell Are People Asking Dick Cheney What We Should Do About Ukraine?

dick-cheney-criminalAs the situation in Ukraine continues, there seems to be no shortage of “experts” offering their opinions on what we should, or shouldn’t be doing as it relates to Putin’s decision to send Russian troops into Crimea.

And of course, no matter what President Obama does, Republicans are going to say it’s wrong or that he should have done the opposite.

That being said, there’s one “expert” that nobody should be interviewing on this, and that’s Dick Cheney.

One of the leading figures behind nearly 8 years of failure to find Osama bin Ladin and the debacle that was the Iraq War is one of the last people who should be offering any advice as it relates to military or foreign relations strategy.  It’s like I’ve joked before, “If Dick Cheney is calling you a bad president, you’re probably doing something right.”

It’s just comical to me that there are people who are seeking out Cheney to ask his advice about what’s going on in Ukraine, what he thinks of how Obama is handling it and what he thinks we should do.

Here’s a good rule I think we should institute in this country: If you were part of the Bush administration who said, without a doubt, that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, you’re not allowed to offer any kind of advice when it comes how we’re handling foreign issues or whether or not we should be using our military.

What’s next, Sarah Palin giving current governors advice on how to complete their entire term for which they were elected?

And while we can’t keep Dick Cheney from offering his opinion (well, unless you side with those who want to see him put on trial for war crimes) I just can’t understand these “respected journalists” who are actually seeking out his opinion.

So I can’t fault Cheney for offering his opinion.  He’s clearly an egomaniac, a sociopath and honestly believes that he was right about Iraq.  But I can fault the media for giving this cretin attention.

Because I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you’re on, but nobody should care about the opinion of a man who’s largely responsible for sending over 4,000 Americans to their deaths based on a lie.

Especially when it comes to some kind of foreign situation or how we should or shouldn’t be using our military.

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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