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DELUSIONAL AND JUST WRONG: Cheney: Iraq Invasion Was the 'Absolute Right Thing to Do'


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, foreign policy, invasion of Iraq, Dick cheney, delusional thinking, warmonger, warmongers, bushadministration, bush, corruption, military, news, u.s., troops, government )

Cal
- 66 days ago - politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com
Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush Administration's decision to invade Iraq more than a decade ago on Monday, saying, "I believed in it then. I look back on it now - it was absolutely the right thing to do."



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Cal Mendelsohn (992)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 3:32 am
I saw his delusional interview on CNN this morning and it is really incredible that he can't face the reality that invading Iraq set off so many unforeseen consequences that we will be dealing with for decades to come. This ranges form the civil war in Syria, the new civil war in Iraq, and many others.

He was one of the worst vice presidents in US history WITHOUT DOUBT and yet he think that Obama is one of the worst presidents in US history though obama is still cleaning up the Bush Administration's mess in the Mideast and elsewhere.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 6:15 am
The Cheney's see themselves as good people who acted out of a patriotic concern for their country. It takes an unusually strong and honest person to widen their windows of perception and enlarge their framework to an extent where one can see that one has been mistaken and that that mistake cost millions of lives.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 6:40 am
Cheney caused this country and its people devastation that will go on for generations to come. He was and is a blight on our nation.
 

B Lewenza (76)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 8:16 am
Noted Thanks for sharing Cal Anyone who listens to this guy is just a ignorant as he is. The invasion on Iraq was wrong it will never be right, all it did was cause more unrest in the Middle East. It was all about greed and oil not about any of it's claims by the Bush administration. Bush just restarted where his father had left off and created a worse crisis.
 

B Lewenza (76)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 8:20 am
Cal you are so absolutely right on all counts, Obama has been dealt a dirty deal for sure. I love Obama and think he is genuine and very good for the US too bad he will be done soon.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 9:01 am
He's a perfect example of your typical blood sucking parasite--leaving a trail of death-suffering+destruction.
 

Debbie Williamson (267)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 9:39 am
He is an evil criminal along with that idiot George Bush.
 

Seth Montares (0)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 11:05 am
Invasions are almost never right. Assistance in dealing with a terrorist and criminal syndicate is what should have happened, and voila: It didn't.
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:18 pm
I can't add what every one said, only agree.
 

Louise D. (38)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:18 pm
Old Dick Cheney the man who put Dick into Dickhead yet again shows he has yet to evolve the morals of a protozoa. There is just something of the night in everything this man says that I suspect that should he go out in the light of day he would simply combust. The Iraq war caused so much suffering for so many people whilst Cheney & Bush made some very healthy profits whilst using the fig leaf that Saddam was a bad man and the world would be a better place without him.
 

Kathleen Mireault (52)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:27 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal! Darth Vader strikes again, with lies, delusions and cluelessness beyond belief! Wish the handcuff-wielding protester had nabbed the effing war criminal!
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:37 pm
Humanity as a whole is nauseated by the effects of war on our beautiful planet, war that has been a constant companion to life on Earth for eons. In this present age those who have lost loved ones or seen them severely and permanently injured, either physically or psychologically due to war, no longer see that suffering as a necessary and inevitable sacrifice for the good of a nation to which they owe unconditional allegiance and to ensure peace, because it is now clearly apparent that sacrifices of this nature never result in peace.

Maybe temporary ceasefires occur, allowing the warring parties to regroup and re-equip themselves for the next conflict, while political leaders, the intelligence agencies, and the military continue to warn you of the dire threat of terrorist activities to keep you in fear and to ensure that you support them in their constant development of military machinery, and in their attempts to remove ever more of your individual rights and freedoms “for your own safety and security.”

“Divide and conquer” is a phrase that has been used for eons to delineate the method used by those in power to remain in power, and today the threat of terrorist attack is the current method as many of you are only too well aware.

However, those in power have “cried wolf” far too often, and their dishonesty and lack of integrity is being increasingly brought to light by many courageous and determined whistle-blowers. The attempts by “the powers that be” to malign, discredit, and smear these honest ones who are disclosing the massive corruption and unconscionable agendas in which they are continuously engaged are failing.

Disclosure has been building in strength and intensity for many decades, and is all set to break and sweep from power those who would hold humanity to ransom in their desperate struggle to retain the power that they believe is their rightful inheritance.

The time for self-centered, arrogant, mischievous, and dishonest “chiefs and leaders” to hold the reins of power over humanity is finished. The revelations of enormous corruption in high places that are now being released in an ongoing flood of previously secret files and documents cannot be suppressed. The truth is out there, and it is being revealed.
 

Marlene Puaoi (21)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 1:48 pm
Dick Cheney was an early proponent of something known as "The Project for a New American Century," a plan for the 21st Century put forward by neoconservatives to take over the Middle East, establish USA-friendly, "democratic" governments, and obtain unlimited access to fossil fuels. The neocons saw the events of September 11th as a golden opportunity for their execution of this plan. Many of them, such as Mr. Cheney, are still convinced of the plan's viability and thus remain in denial even in the face of the damage they've done.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 2:05 pm
From 2011 and 2012 but find it interesting and can understand why Bush and his administration are not eager to travel outside the US :-)

Bush, Blair Found Guilty of War Crimes in Malaysia Tribunal
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/211548.html

War Crimes Tribunal Finds Bush and Associates Guilty of Torture
http://www.opednews.com/articles/Bush-and-Associates-Found-by-Press-Release-120512-629.html

Amnesty International seeks George W. Bush's arrest
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65810.html

Obama Rejoins ICC, US No Longer “Rogue” State
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/05/03/obama-rejoins-icc-us-no-longer-rogue-state/
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 3:01 pm
Title states it for me: Delusional and Wrong. I fully agree with the previous members comments.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 3:15 pm
Natasha Salgado and Nils Anders say it all. Thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 3:39 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. I have done my best to ignore this excuse-for-a-human being. Why does the media bother to waste any time on him? The sooner he disappears completely from sight, the better.
 

Heidi Wood (16)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 5:37 pm
Dick Cheney, I stopped listening too you as soon as your mouth started moving. I don't know why any one is even listening to you in the first place. You and Bush had it all wrong. You sound like a child Dick Cheney, with that said you should listen to your mom and be quiet and let the grown up talk. This is opportunity to have peace. It's your own fault for having a oil/gas in the middle east Halliburton has done nothing but cause harm to the middle east and it your own fault take the blame like a grown up. Same goes for your daughter.
 

S J. (116)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 5:59 pm
well, as right as when he shot his friend in the very famous hunting trip!!!
thanks Cal
 

holly masih (64)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 6:12 pm
need to mind own business,here in America,and in other countries too.
 

Walter Firth (64)
Wednesday July 16, 2014, 7:46 pm
I wonder if the widows , families and friends who lost loved ones would agree with Cheney
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 12:19 am
Noted. The results speak for themselves ...
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 12:59 am
Quite right Cal Iraq is in a worse state now than before the invasion.This man still has blinkers on.I could not send you a green star because I have already sent you one for a previous post.
 

Catrin K. (167)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 2:40 am
And money gave him a new heart ......not that he had one to begin with !
 

Dave C. (214)
Thursday July 17, 2014, 9:28 am
delusional and scary is Mr. Cheney.....and just plain wrong....worst thing that has happened to the world in past decades is the idea "war is the answer" attitude.....
 
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