You have to give one thing to Dick Cheney, the motherfucker has balls. The ongoing bedlam in Iraq courtesy of militant Islamic group ISIS - a sudden arrival so convenient that it is practically too good to be true for the war machine and just maybe it is - the architects of the disastrous "Shock and Awe" attack and invasion are taking to the airwaves to take their bows and trash Barack the magnificent over their own bloody mess in a Neocon Surge. People are buying it too, just like they got suckered by the original sales pitch by the Bushreich and bullshit conjecture about smoking guns as mushroom clouds and Saddam Hussein's yellow cake uranium - not surprising in that we live in the land of the great star-spangled shit sandwich that never lacks for hordes of suckers lining up to take a bite. The neocons are everywhere this week, a veritable ghouls parade for a pack of deranged jackals long ago left for dead. None however have come roaring back quite like former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, a man who were he to live in a land where justice reigned would long ago have been swinging from the end of a rope just like Saddam did.
Bursting forth like the proverbial alien through the chest cavity, Cheney was afforded prime space in the Rupert Murdoch war herald the Wall Street Journal, a paper whose editorial page is slightly to the right of Benito Mussolini. The man who quite possibly may be the greatest war criminal since Adolf Hitler and definitely in US history delivered a sulfuric reeking jeremiad that could have come from the bowels of Hades itself, a place where Cheney most assuredly would be roasting on a spit were it not for his ability to jump to the front of the line on the donor list to score a new heart. The piece, entitled "The Collapsing Obama Doctrine" co-written by his lunatic daughter and failed Wyoming US candidate Liz amazingly begins "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many" as if he wasn't the co-pilot (and arguably top gun) during the catastrophic eight year wrecking spree of the George W. Bush administration. I excerpt the following from Cheney and his hell-spawn's screed:
As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).
[Kobe Bryant should sue the Cheneys who have now tainted him in a manner that that ugly rape case nor his inability to win more NBA titles than Michael Jordan ever could - his very mention though shows that Dick and Liz had some professional help from a high dollar advertising/public relations house]
Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is "ending" the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—as though wishing made it so. His rhetoric has now come crashing into reality. Watching the black-clad ISIS jihadists take territory once secured by American blood is final proof, if any were needed, that America's enemies are not "decimated." They are emboldened and on the march.
[Once again Cheney, doing his best Ronald Reagan with Alzheimer's disease imitation conveniently forgets George W. Bush in his selective recall of history. Also there is that increasingly smelly "ISIS" thing that looks more and more like a psyops campaign]
On a trip to the Middle East this spring, we heard a constant refrain in capitals from the Persian Gulf to Israel, "Can you please explain what your president is doing?" "Why is he walking away?" "Why is he so blithely sacrificing the hard fought gains you secured in Iraq?" "Why is he abandoning your friends?" "Why is he doing deals with your enemies?"
[The last time that I looked the Persian Gulf and Israel weren't a part of America, a land who our bought politicians are at least theoretically supposed to represent instead of foreigners]
In one Arab capital, a senior official pulled out a map of Syria and Iraq. Drawing an arc with his finger from Raqqa province in northern Syria to Anbar province in western Iraq, he said, "They will control this territory. Al Qaeda is building safe havens and training camps here. Don't the Americans care?"
[I can't speak for ALL Americans but my personal opinion is NO - I don't fucking care, it is time to clean up our own house and get the fuck out of all of these foreign entanglements that George Washington once warned of]
American freedom will not be secured by empty threats, meaningless red lines, leading from behind, appeasing our enemies, abandoning our allies, or apologizing for our great nation—all hallmarks to date of the Obama doctrine. Our security, and the security of our friends around the world, can only be guaranteed with a fundamental reversal of the policies of the past six years.
[Translation: ROMNEY 2016 - Sheldon Adelson has more money that God and he's on our side]
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan said, "If history teaches anything, it teaches that simple-minded appeasement or wishful thinking about our adversaries is folly. It means the betrayal of our past, the squandering of our freedom." President Obama is on track to securing his legacy as the man who betrayed our past and squandered our freedom.
[Jesus do I long for that great day when Dick Cheney joins Ronald Reagan for eternity]
After reading that monstrous tirade I feel like I need a shower to wash off the toxic sleaze and slime.
It's total bullshit and his criticism of Obama is hypocrisy at the utmost, our current above the law figurehead has his own disasters now - the Wall Street bailout, the corporate friendly Obamacare scam, a dismal economy and with his ongoing dangerous provocation of Vladimir Putin and Russia (the neocons and Cheney hate them too) perhaps a global nuclear catastrophe. Obama, like Kobe Bryant in the late stages of what appears to be a losing effort still has some time on the clock and could yet surpass Bush, Cheney and the neocons in their damage inflicted upon America and to a larger extent the planet. Christ knows that the man isn't trying his damned level best.
The kicker about Cheney's much-publicized vomiting up of chunks of lunacy is that in addition to his blasting of Barry and polishing the turd of his own legacy he is promoting a new political money-laundering house with one of those stupid patriotic sounding names - Alliance for a Stronger America - that seems more like a place for Liz to hang her cowboy hat and spurs for a job long after Dick has gone on to his great reward.
While the neocons are doing their victory lap and revising history thanks to the same corrupt media that allowed them to lie America into a war that cost thousands of American servicemen and women their lives and hundreds of thousands more diminished lifestyles thanks to being maimed for their delusions those who get it can just watch in a sort of mixture of horror and really fucking cynical humor as the war criminals are afforded the chance to rewrite history in their favor.
As George Orwell himself, a man who had a Nostradamus like ability to foresee the coming of the neocons once so aptly put it: "He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past". The same lying media figures and ideologues who lied this once great country into the insane cauldron of corruption and ancient religious hatred that is the blood-drenched clusterfuck of the Middle East at the cost of thousands of dead Americans and well over a million non-Christian brown folks (aka collateral damage) have not only gotten away with it but are doing it again now.
Always remember 2+2=5