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WATCH: Joe Conason Talks Dick Cheney On MSNBC’s ‘Politics Nation’

March 6, 2013 8:25 pm Category: Memo Pad 3 Comments A+ / A-

National Memo Editor-in-Chief Joe Conason stopped by MSNBC’s Politics Nation with Al Sharpton“Tuesday night to discuss The World According To Dick Cheney, a new documentary on the 46th vice president directed  by R.J. Cutler.

“What is on the record now about what they did in Iraq is so devastatingly bad,” Conason said of Cheney and former president George W. Bush. “The question I would like to ask him…is what do you think this war achieved?”

Video of the segment is below, via NBC News:

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  • charleo1

    Dick Cheney is an ideologue. But, one need only to look at a map of the region, to see what Cheney
    was thinking. Iraq sits in the absolutely ideal location to project the maximum of U.S. influence,
    and power on the region. From the huge military bases we built, there, (now mostly used to jail Sunni political opponents.) we could have plausibly threatened Iran over it’s nuclear ambitions,
    monitored or hit, the terrorist group Hezbollah, in South Lebanon, drastically increased Israeli
    security, by stopping the flow of missiles from Iran, through Syria. Which continue to be launched daily from Lebanon. And now, the newer long range armaments, threaten Israel’s most populous cities. And of course the fact Iraq was setting on a sea of oil. And, while I can’t say if Cheney was
    thinking about Haliburton. The company he ran, and still held millions of dollars worth of it’s
    stock, stood to gain billions in oil, and military contracts, had anything to do with his campaign
    to invade Iraq. But, I don’t think it hurt. But, here’s the thing about ideologues. Like Cheney, they
    believe they know, what they know. And if the facts fail to support that. Well, they’ll just look around for some new facts that do! When ask, if in hindsight, after so many of his, “facts,” turned out to not be the case. No WMDs, the Iraqi people did not greet us as liberators, the oil revenues did not pay for any of our efforts. The loss of civilian lives. Iran is more powerful. Do you still think it was all worth it? Oh my, yes! Absolutely! Because, that’s another thing about ideologues. They are never wrong. Just like the ideologues sitting in Congress today. Excuse me Congressman, you, and
    your fellow T-Party allies pushed so hard to cut spending, and the economy didn’t grow, but went
    back into a deeper recession. Do you still think you should have blocked the bill to raise the debt
    ceiling? Given what happened to the bond market, and how that caused the failure of the Euro?
    Many are blaming the actions of you, and others from the T-Party, for actually increasing the U.S. debt, quite substantially. Given what’s happened, would have gone about reducing the debt, in the
    same way? What do we think they are going to say?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.hoover2 Dennis Hoover

    Folks we’re within just days of the Jewish State of Israel’s Lobby AIPAC conference where they pushed for war with Iran by promoting and forwarding a bill written up for Senator Linsey Graham to present in the Senate stating that the U.S. will back Israel militarily if it decides it needs to attack Iran.

    This is a repeat of what was done in backing the Iraq war, and the MEDIA is playing along and very few are even bringing this behind the scenes effort up. Why is this media bringing it up ? IS IT BECAUSE THEY FEAR THIS LOBBY WHO DOESN’T WANT THE ATTENTION PUT ON THEM WHERE IT BELONGS FOR PUSHING WAR YET AGAIN ??

    REMEMBER WHAT VOLTAIRE WROTE>>>>”IF YOU WANT TO LEARN WHO CONTROLS YOU, SIMPLY FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CRITICIZE”

    Folks, Why is this media I am writing on exposing this Israeli Lobby’s effort at pushing war on us through the back door ? Are the editors here also afraid to expose and criticize this other nations lobby who want war for their own interests, not ours ?

    IS IT NOT OUR PATRIOTIC DUTY TO EXPOSE THESE POWERFUL LOBBIES OF ANOTHER NATION AND EXPOSE THEM FOR PUSHING FOR WAR BEHIND OUR BACKS ?

  • docb

    I watched this..He was great but I would like for this to get MORE EXPOSURE!

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