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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Former vice president Dick Cheney reportedly issued a stern warning on North Korea to Congressional Republicans Tuesday, and in the process raised an important question: Why on Earth would anyone listen to Dick Cheney’s foreign policy advice?

According to a CNN report, a cowboy hat-wearing Cheney told the attendees of a GOP leadership meeting that “we’re in deep doo doo” with regard to North Korea.

“Here’s a young guy we don’t know very much about — have very little intel on him, so we just need to make sure that we don’t assume why he’s doing what he’s doing because he could be doing what he’s doing for any number of reasons,” Cheney told the Republican lawmakers, according to Representative Steve Southerland (R-FL).

Cheney attended the meeting as an invited guest of the third-ranking Republican in the House, majority whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

The notion that House Republicans would seek out Cheney’s counsel is rather mind boggling. Should a group with a pathetic 24 percent approval rating really be taking advice from a man who left office at a startling 13 percent?

It’s not as if Americans rejected Cheney for no reason. On almost every major foreign policy issue — including Iraq, Afghanistan, torture, climate change, and everything in between — Cheney pushed the Bush administration in often catastrophically wrong directions.

North Korea is no exception. As Fred Kaplan explained in a 2004 piece for Washington Monthly, the Bush administration entered the White House with the stage set for diplomatic progress — only to have the neoconservative foreign policy team shut down all negotiations. Kaplan singled out Cheney for resisting engagement, describing the vice president’s general position as “As long as the North Koreans were pursuing nuclear weapons, even to sit down with them would be ‘appeasement,’ succumbing to ‘blackmail,’ and ‘rewarding bad behavior.'”

As a result, the Bush administration all but ignored North Korea’s steady march towards construction of a nuclear weapon — even intentionally covering up information on North Korea’s nuclear program to avoid distracting the public from its misguided case for war in Iraq.

By 2002 the administration’s approach had proven so ineffective that James Kelly — then the assistant secretary of state for Asian affairs — told Kaplan that then-South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun told him, “‘I wake up in a sweat every morning, wondering if Bush has done something unilaterally to affect the [Korean] peninsula.”

So if America is now in “deep doo doo” with a nuclear North Korea, Cheney has no one to blame but himself and his former Bush administration colleagues. And if House Republicans insist on trying to bring back the Bush foreign policy team, then they will have no one to blame but themselves when their approval rating plummets all the way down to Cheney territory.

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  • charleo1

    A couple of weeks before America embarked on what will be judged, along
    with Napoleon’s, and later Adolph Hitler’s invasion into Russia, as one
    the biggest military blunders in world history. Tim Russert ask Cheney about
    security after Saddam Hussein was militarily remove from power. Reminding
    Cheney, one of our top military personnel, General Shinseki, estimated it would
    require approximately 500,000 troops to maintain order. Nah, Cheney sneered,
    If fact, he said, I think we’ll most likely be welcomed as Liberators.
    Thank you Dick. We can’t afford to take any more of your advise.
    You may now exit stage right. Count yourself lucky you aren’t in jail.

    • Annemb

      Amen to your words!!!

    • Annemb

      Amen to your words.

    • BDC_57

      You are right he should be in jail.

    • CPAinNewYork

      In jail? The sonofabitch should be shot for treason.

      • lana ward

        Obama is the one who should be shot for treason- and most of the dems in power. About the whole lot are communists!!

        • All of your cats should be taken away from you and leave you a lonely stinking old cat lady.

          • lana ward

            You didn’t deny they are all communists, thats a good start :))

        • RobertCHastings

          IF, and that is a big word (thus the capitals) you can give a decent definition of the term “communist”, then you should be given your say. However, I sincerely believe you have no idea what the term means, especially since you used it in a totally erroneous manner. Grover Norquist and those in Congress who support him are much closer to being communists than is the current, sitting president. Now, you may have had a valid point if you had said the same about the PREVIOUS presidentand his cronies, especially Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz.

      • plc97477

        You do have a way for words. Great idea.

      • RobertCHastings

        No, I think his heart should be repossessed and given to someone who can actually make a positive contribution to this country.

  • ExPAVIC

    What?

    Didn’t Cheney and his buddy G.W. Bush screw up the country bad enough that they are giving him an opportunity to screw it up some more?

    It’s too bad his replacement heart has worked so well. Where are the mechanical gremlins when you need one?

  • adler56

    cheney is an un-american loser who would do us more good if he weren’t around.

  • atc333

    Strange how the GOP quickly forgets that the Bush/Cheney Administration was instructing its staff to begin drawing up plans for a US invasion to remove Hussein within 3 months of taking office, as reported by several news sources. Bush took power with his plan to redo what he considered to be the glaring error made by the Bush I Administration; not removing Hussein from power before ending Desert Storm.

    Unfortunately, the Iraq War was just one of the Bush/Cheney Administration’s many “gifts” to America which just keep on giving.

    • Independent1

      I’m not sure just that Bush and Cheney were only trying to “redo what Bush considered to be the glaring error made by the Bush I Administration”; at least my sense is that it was more than that, including these two things: 1) Saddam had tried to have Bush Sr. killed when he attended an event in Kuwait after the war, I think Bush Jr. had a vendetta against Saddam and was determined to get him no matter what it took (lying, distorting the facts, using a terrist attack against America as a kicker, whatever it took); and 2) Bush and Cheney had $ signs in their eyes: a war with Iraq was a great way to channel billions of dollars into theirs and their defense industry related cronies: why else would the administration grant no-bid contracts to companies like Haliburton (that Cheney had just left), along with Blackwater and several others that they had contacts with. No, in my mind this was far more than following through on what Bush and Cheney thought was “unfinished business”; the motive for attacking Iraq was a combination of revenge and let’s make as much money at the expense of the taxpayers as we can!!!

      • tobyspeeks

        “Saddam had tried to have Bush Sr. killed when he attended an event in
        Kuwait after the war, I think Bush Jr. had a vendetta against Saddam
        and was determined to get him no matter what it took”

        Amen!!! Other than myself, you’re the only other person I’ve heard say that. It’s my firm belief. That is the only reason we went to Iraq. All the cash for Halliburton and others was a bonus.

        • jgsoliveira

          I heard that too!

        • silas1898

          Is there any proof of this “plot” to kill Criminal Bush Daddy? I always thought it was a convenient BS story for the wingnuts to lap up. Macho defending the family “honor” blather.

          Iraq was a target looking for an excuse from Day 1. I think the main motivation was ca$h plus the whole PNAC neo-con fantasy of owning the Middle East.

        • CPAinNewYork

          The primary reason for starting the second Gulf War was to stop Saddam from drilling for oil and flooding the world oil market. The secondary reason was to protect Israel.

          • idamag

            Rumsfeld and Cheney urged the elder Bush to go in and take out Hussein. The elder Bush, being a bit smarter than the younger Bush, said no. When Bush, the younger was elected he was less intelligent than his father and pretty easy to manipulate. He asked Cheney to find him a running mate and Cheney presented himself. When he convinced baby Bush to attack Iraq, subsidiaries of Haliburton were awarded no bid contracts. Suspicious – yes.

        • lana ward

          Obama has stocks in Halliburton. He sure wants his share of it!!!

          • tobyspeeks

            And what do you have stocks in?

          • lana ward

            Obama is a hypocrite and eveything else rotten

          • lostintheswamp

            you really know a lot about the our president? … how is that? …. are you a relative …. maybe a fly on the wall? …… i’m so impressed and wonder if you could solve my undying curiosity about one particular thing …. boxers or briefs? ….. thank you ….. p.s. is lana ward the one where they give those funny tests with ink blots and stuff? ….

          • lana ward

            Obama demonizes people when he is doing the same thing

          • RobertCHastings

            God, you are so full of shit your odor permeates the internet. If you could quote or cite just ONE legitimate source for your crap, you might make an impression. However, we already know who your sources are, them and your natural vitriole.

          • lana ward

            Everything he has said so far is a lie. If you would watch a real News Channel you would see clips of him saying something and clips now of him saying the opposite of what he had said a couple of years ago. He is a liar and should remember the cameras’ are rolling!!–And he does smell, flies are always landing on his face=flies love shit!!!

        • neeceoooo

          It is funny that many people are saying this but it does get investigated. Chaney and his cronies should all have to answer to the American people and explain their actions.

          I always think of the Valerie Plame deal and wonder how did they get away with it. How was someone not punished.

          • BDC_57

            They wanted to go after them but president Obama said that they fix the country so he told them not go after them because there to much to do.

          • tobyspeeks

            I think you are correct. But it’s not only Obama and Bush, it’s an unwritten rule for all presidents.

          • plc97477

            Someone was punished. A minor staff member of cheneys I believe.

          • RobertCHastings

            Cheney’s chief-of-staff, Scooter Liddy DID spend some time in jail, but, amazingly, those who actually started and spread the word about Valerie Plame were, apparently, beyond touch. (out of touch, too).

        • BDC_57

          You are right it was Cheney that got in that war so Halliburton all the contracts.

          • Remember American oil companys got back controll of Iraq’s oil co.

        • plc97477

          Not the only reason. I think bush also wanted to get hold of the oil in iraq.

          • BDC_57

            witch never happen and they said the oil would pay for the war witch never happen.

    • RobertCHastings

      Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and Cheney were planning the invasion of Iraq before Desert Storm, in fact in the middle 80’s. They did some op-eds in more conservative papers and magazines that should have tipped people off as to what would happen if they ever got into power.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    The bully bois of the GOP don’t listen to anyone but their own voices. That’s their biggest problem. They are not in office to serve people…they are in office to serve Big Business. In this case, the GOP bullies are all salivating over another war with North Korea..since Iran didn’t pan out for them. All any taxpayer has to do is look at where the biggest military industrialists are located…porker states. Then, you see just why the GOP is so hot to get rid of SS, Medicare and Medicaid. They need our tax dollars to support their military industries in their Porker states. They need our tax dollars so Big Businesses never have to tap into their profits to pay their bills when tax dollars are so much more effective. Get smart people. Demand an end to profitable corporations living off your taxes. They call it “profit” before any of their bills or obligations are met.

    • Independent1

      Great read Eleanor!! You’ve so accurately described the motives of a political party that can only be considered akin to a Mafia – the GOP is as much a bunch of crooks hellbent on removing as much taxpayer money from all of our pockets and dumping it in their pockets and the pockets of their wealthy donors; as the Italian Mafia is intent on swiping as much money from their unsuspecting victims as they also can. That’s the full intent of the American Mafia (aka the GOP) steal everything it can from Amerian taxpayers.

      • RobertCHastings

        It’s called “plutocracy”.

    • neeceoooo

      So true, big business knows they have a “friend” in the GOP.

  • Budjob

    More importantly,why is this lying,despicable,evil bastard even PERMITTED to render an opinion?

    • BDC_57

      Because they have a short memory.

    • jgsoliveira

      Because most Republicans are like that.

    • CPAinNewYork

      Can’t stop him. Freedom of speech and all that.

  • latebloomingrandma

    Thank God Romney lost. He was going to bring back all the Cheney-ites.

    • Independent1

      Yes, and turn America into the world’s first Corporate run nation. He had already got that ball rolling by asking the CEOs of large companies to send out letters trying to intimidate their employees into voting for him. And several of them actually did: the Koch Bros., the CEOs of BofA, GE and others sent out letters telling their employees that if Obama got re-elected, that many of them may be laid off. Just a start, but you can be sure had Romney been elected that corporations would have played an even bigger roll in our elections and Romney would have been nothing more than a corporate figurehead – creating budgets and legislation that favored corporations far more than they already do.

      • neeceoooo

        And they do now because of the control the republicans have

        • plc97477

          I’m not even sure they can control their bowels.

  • Fairplay4

    I agree with all the criticism of Cheney but the real fault lies with the GOP. They are plentiful on soup drinkers but short on intellect. If Palin has influence on the party why not Cheney. I prefer to get shot in the face by Cheney than visit Russia through Palin’s back yard.

    • CPAinNewYork

      “… the real fault lies with the GOP”? Cheney and the bastards like him are the GOP.

      • Fairplay4

        I feel your pain but I was trying to differentiate between the traditional GOP and the new breed of non-intellectuals running the Party.

  • JACKSON HOLE, WY—A team of doctors responsible for the care of Dick Cheney revealed Thursday that for the past few years, the former vice president has burned through a minimum of three hearts every week. “Within a time span of 48 hours or so, Mr. Cheney generally exhausts his heart until it is totally unusable, at which point he comes in for a fresh heart transplant to get him through the next few days,” said cardiac surgeon Dr. Anthony Griener, noting that when a spent heart is pulled from Cheney’s thoracic cavity, it generally emerges smoldering, shriveled, and completely black, at times also secreting a corrosive, viscous brown liquid. “He’s had so many transplants at this point that we no longer even have to apply general anesthesia or make a new incision for the procedure. He comes in, we chat with him for a bit while we pry open his chest, and we insert a fresh heart. Then he’s on his way.” Doctors also revealed that Cheney is thriving under these conditions and will likely continue to live for many, many, many years to come.

    • old_blu

      You mean he has a zipper instead of a scar? That’s funny thanks for the morning smile.

      • lana ward

        What are all of the scars on Obamas’ head from????

        • old_blu

          I don’t know, I don’t even know if I’ve seen them, but you have to admit the “zipper” is funny.

          • lana ward

            What I thought was funny was when Joe Wilson yelled out to Obama “you lie”— and the WHOLE world saw:)))

          • Sand_Cat

            Lana has no sense of humor. Come to think of it…

          • old_blu

            I think you are right about that Sand_Cat.

        • RobertCHastings

          Beating his head against the wall wondering where assholes like you come from.

          • lana ward

            If you watch Fox News, you know

          • RobertCHastings

            And if YOU watch Fox, YOU know – absolutely nothing.

          • lana ward

            To each his own

          • lana ward

            Obama has had plastic surgery too. His nose was wider when he was younger( I’ve seen pictures) and his overall features are different. Type in, “Obamas’ plastic surgery ” and you will see. He is trying not to look like his REAL father, Frank Marshall Davis, but he still does!!!

          • RobertCHastings

            And what website provided your analysis? Or do I even need to ask?

          • lana ward

            Just type in, Obamas’ plastic surgery”

    • He needs to get in line for a transplant like everyone else.

      • CPAinNewYork

        Wait in line? You’re either joking or incredibly naive.

      • lana ward

        Under Ocare that will be years!!

      • BDC_57

        only rich people get a heart anytime they want it

        • that sucker’s using our money for those hearts! we should use him as a dependent on our income taxes!

    • jgsoliveira

      The man has no heart ! I wonder what organ they got it confused with.

      • RobertCHastings

        Probably a monkey’s asshole, since he is good at sticking one up GW’s.

    • charleo1

      Hilarious! Funniest thing I’ve read in a long time!

    • lostintheswamp

      that viscous, brown liquid is tar sands oil ….. and that’s very corrosive ….

    • plc97477

      And I used to think the zombie scare was just fiction.

  • old_blu

    We sure don’t want to go back to the Bush/Cheney years, you can bet your own money that if President Obama even came close to the crap they pulled he would be brought up on charges as they should be as well. Him and Bush both should be in jail for war crimes. Those WMD were only to fill their pockets.

    • jgsoliveira

      Everybody knows that and NOBODY does anything about. What about recalling your representative?

      • CPAinNewYork

        Good idea. What do you want me to call him?

        • Sand_Cat

          I call mine a Republican. Fat chance calling him will accomplish anything other than giving his staff a giggle.

    • I really believe that Obama didn’t press investigation, charging and prosecution of Bush/Cheney, as he believed it would create a Constitutional crisis. I disagreed with that opinion then – and still do. It may indeed create a Constitutional crisis, but it would be one that we would pass through, as we have so many other crises. The two of them should be serving life in prison. Why do you think neither one of them has ventured overseas? Wherever they would go, there would be an arrest warrant waiting for them, for crimes against humanity, including the violation of international treaties against torture. At least Bush has had the common sense to stay out of the spotlight and keep his mouth shut. Compare that with the way Cheney has acted, always shooting off his mouth about things he knows next to nothing about. He should just thank his lucky stars that he is not in prison right now, where he belongs.

      • old_blu

        I absolutely agree with what you say, that is exactly why they don’t leave the confines and safety of the USA if they went somewhere else they could be hanged for what they did.

    • lana ward

      The WMD’s were moved to Syria before the invasion, you know that

      • old_blu

        Hi lana no I didn’t know that, and I don’t believe it either.

        I know you don’t like President Obama, but you are not really going to defend Bush and Cheney are you? Really?

        • neeceoooo

          Boy, talk about delusional.

        • lana ward

          Did you see the speech Dem Councilman Mike Martinez gave in Austin the other day? He admitted gun confiscation is Obamas’ goal

          • old_blu

            I’m not a bit worried they won’t get my guns.

          • lana ward

            Why would Obama want all of our guns?? Does Hitler ring a bell???

          • JDavidS

            No. Hitler’s dead… He doesn’t do much of anything, never mind ringing any bells…

          • Sand_Cat

            Well, he obviously inspires lana.

          • Sand_Cat

            I don’t know. Is that how he summoned his staff, or did he have a buzzer?

          • lana ward

            Why is the MSM censoring the news on the Kermit Gosnell murder trial?? Members were talking about that on the House floor today. I have known about it for 2 weeks because of Fox News, but the other channels won;t report on it. Why??

          • english_teacher

            The MSM is not censoring the news about Kermit Gosnell. It’s just not being covered to the extent that you would like because there are more important things to worry about at the moment like North Korea, the economy, job creation, corporate and governmental corruption, increased income disparity, finding a reasonable solution to controlling guns, and the effects from the sequester.

          • lana ward

            I’ve known about it for about 2 weeks, thanks to Fox. MSM didn’t want to report it because it looks very bad for abortions. They found plenty of time to report about overflowing toilets on cruise ships–over and over and over and over and over, on and on

          • lana ward

            Keep saying that, you might just learn to believe it :))

          • english_teacher

            No, I do believe that there are more important things than this doctor and the cruise ships. Fox deals in half-truths, distortions, and demagoguery to pull attention away and divides the citizenry to keep us resolving from the real issues that we are facing: jobs, the economy, corruption, income disparity, increasing levels of poverty.

          • lana ward

            Fox is the only news that gives you complete news. MSM gives you half-truths, distortions and demagoguery when it comes to anything politics

          • plc97477

            Maybe because everyone but you knows that fox news doesn’t know its ass from a hole in the ground.

          • lana ward

            I see the MSM finally decided to report on this killer dr. I’ve known about it for over 2 weeks, thanks to Fox

          • Sand_Cat

            And we can tell it did you a LOT of good. But then, you’d just find something else to rant about.

          • lana ward

            The MSM does this with alot of stories. They don’t report on them if they go against their agenda. That’s a fact–that’s why I know more about Obama than you do–and most of it is bad!!!

          • BDC_57

            ther not going to get my guns ether

          • lana ward

            I see the MSM FINALLY thought it might be a good idea to report on that murdering abortion “dr.” Heartless, evil, morbid monster!!

          • old_blu

            lana you better book mark this because I don’t think it happens very often then you can use it against me later, but you were right on this, I don’t know why it wasn’t being reported, I found it on CBS but I had to look for it.

          • lana ward

            Old_blu, I’m telling you there is so much the MSM won’t report on Obama. I’m sure they will finally have to when some of the things really start affecting people. You really should try watching Fox again. At least the 6’00 news and Hannity at 9’00. Bill O’Reilly at 8 and Greta at 10 give alot of news too!!!! The MSM are good at censering, they won’t report what they don’t want you to hear. And they have demonized Fox so bad, people on this site won’t watch!! Has anyone on this site ever wondered WHY MSM demonize Fox?????????

          • lana ward

            And I want to let you know, Pat Toomey is a TRAITOR and needs to get out of my country. Republican or not, a traitor is a traitor. The next step now is complete gun confiscation thanks to him!!!

          • lana ward

            I won’t bother you again but at the site Pat Dollard there are 3 articles on Gosnell. I can’t read them, it would hurt to much. I know workers have heard screaming babies, some babies had their spines snipped and he had feet and hands in jars–now I’ll go throw up!!!!!

          • Sand_Cat

            Kind of the way most people feel when they read your posts, huh?

          • lana ward

            I wish you were forced to watch all of this, you just might change your mind about murder

          • english_teacher

            I don’t know if you consider Huffington Post MSM but it’s had a number of articles on Gosnell since March. You can google it.

          • lana ward

            Hi, old_blue, I was just talking to Skalawag929 and he didn’t believe me that Americans are being told they can’t fly the American flag on their property. Have you heard any of these cases?? I haven’t heard back from him since I told him where to look. Just type in, Citizens can’t fly the American Flag, you will see too

      • JDavidS

        Jesus lana, you really are on crack!

      • Sand_Cat

        Yes, because Syria and Iraq were such good friends.

      • silas1898

        And the Syrians moved them to Unicornland.

  • JDavidS

    More importantly, why would anyone listen to this idiot about anything?

    • jgsoliveira

      DO NOT GO HUNTING WITH HIM!!!!!!!!

    • BDC_57

      because ther idiots like he is

      • plc97477

        not many his approval rating is the lowest of anyones

  • Why are repugnants or any groups still listening to Cheney ? BECAUSE THE MEDIA LIKE THIS ONE KEEP GIVING HIM SPACE IN PRINT AND VISUALLY TO BE READ, SEEN AND HEARD. STOP THE MADNESS BY NOT GIVING THESE FAILED IDIOTS OUR PUBLICATIONS ATTENTION. WHEN THESE PEOPLE LIKE CHENEY, BUSH, ROVE, KRISTOL, RHUMSFELD, WOLFOWITZ AND ETC. WHO LIED US INTO WAR ATTEMPT TO SPEAK AND SPREAD MORE LIES IN JUSTIFICATION FOR THE WORST LIE IN HISTORY, MOCK THEM, PROTEST THEM, AND REFUSE TO GIVE THEM RESPECT AS WITH WHAT WAS DONE TO ROVE JUST THE OTHER DAY.

    WE OWE THESE PEOPLE NOTHING BUT OUR MOST VEHEMENT DISGUST AND SCORN.

    DID I YELL ????? IT HIGH TIME WE INFORMED PUBLIC DO MORE TO SHAME THESE PEOPLE OFF THE PUBLIC STAGE AND INTO SECLUSION FROM PROMINENCE.

    • jgsoliveira

      Didn’t you know the Media is controlled by the Jews? And Cheney is a what…let me guess… a Jew?

    • neeceoooo

      AMEN!!!

  • adriancrutch

    The Republicans will forever depend on the Great Invisiable Sky Wizard to forgive. For they know not what they do.

    • lana ward

      God allowed you to wake up this morning, he didn’t have to

      • neeceoooo

        Sorry, but God had nothing to do with waking up this morning. It was the alarm clock.

        • lana ward

          If it was Gods will that you die duting the night, you wouldn’t hear the alarm clock

        • plc97477

          Good answer. lol

  • JDavidS

    The last time I saw this piece of work smile like that was when he was pulling the wings off of flies…

  • jgsoliveira

    What could he say? Water board them!

  • Dick Cheney, America’s 2nd most embarassing individual. Second because the 1st was the man who placed Cheney’s policies into place, former President G. W. Bush. These two are responsible for America’s worse historical years. Our reserves were looted, our rights were either removed or weakened, corporate greed flourished under the guise of Capialism, and the tax-paying American working class supported the upper 2% because of the Bush tax breaks for the wealthy.

    • idamag

      He is worse than embarrassing. He is a nasty war criminal. He was tried and found guilty in Spain. If he enters that country, he will be arrested. There are warrants for his arrest in other countries, so he can’t visit them, either.

  • Cheney want’s to get us in another war, an he lies alot

  • They listen to the evil Cheney because they are as evil as he is. The only I want to hear about Dick Cheney is that he finally died.

  • CPAinNewYork

    Cheney isn’t just wrong. He’s a total dirtbag.

    • BDC_57

      he is evil look at his eyes

      • plc97477

        I swear if you look closely you can see the beginnings or remnants of horns on his head.

        • BDC_57

          And a tail

  • Mark Ginn

    Just look at that obviously disingenous ‘smile’ on Darth Vader’s mug…

  • leadvillexp

    While Cheney was wrong about Iraq and I don’t agree with him, all sides should be listened to. We have to be very careful with North Korea. It is like smoking around dynamite. So hear everybody out and let’s not make another blunder like Iraq.

  • Pamby50

    We should put him to sleep so that when he wakes up in another country, they can extradite him to the Hague. Let’s put him in trial for war crimes. Once found guily, they should hang him. That’s what we use to do in the early 1900’s.

  • lana ward

    Dick Cheney is a true patriot. He loves his country and is a decent honest man–unlike the thing that is in the WH now. You fools will see he has always been right and is still right. God Bless You, Dick Cheney!!!!

    • JDavidS

      Cheney was two things…. an asshole and a poor shot. I think we could scrape together a few bucks… want to go hunting with him, lana?

      • lana ward

        I would love to go hunting with him!!

        • What are two perverts trying to isolate each other in the woods? Republikunts!

          • lana ward

            The two perverts are queer Obama and Reggie Love

          • exdemo55

            A domo calling someone a pervert? Now that’s funny!

      • plc97477

        I would add to that if you can get it off the ground.

  • charleo1

    Sometimes the smallest things can reveal much about the person inside.
    Cheney, after filing for a deferment five times, to stay out of Vietnam.
    Was winding up his acceptance speech to be his Party’s nominee for
    Vice President, at the Republican National Convention, in Aug. of 2000.
    Started describing the various monuments around Washington he would
    see, as he coppered in. And as Arlington National Cemetery came into
    view, he said he thought of the terrible sacrifices so many had made for the
    freedoms we enjoy here. As he went on to describe the seemingly endless
    rows of white crosses, on the gently rolling hills. There’s just one little problem.
    Arlington Cemetery has no crosses.

  • exdemo55

    Dick Cheney, a great patriot!

    Former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, already enjoying a season of public reflection on more than four decades of service to the nation, last night received The Heritage Foundation’s top honor for contributions to the conservative movement.

    The Heritage Board of Trustees presented the Clare Boothe Luce Award to Cheney, 70, at a banquet attended by more than 1,000 of Heritage’s biggest donors and supporters, capping their President’s Club gathering at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel.

    “Dick Cheney has set a lifelong example of what it means to be a citizen, a leader and a patriot,” Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner said before the ceremony.

    The event featured a conversation between Feulner and Cheney, author of the new best-selling memoir “In My Time,” who also took questions posed by banquet guests.

    Cheney “faced challenges with confidence, controversy with grace and success with humility,” said Heritage Board Chairman Thomas A. Saunders III, who joined Feulner in presenting the award. Throughout a remarkably demanding career, he added, Cheney “remained steadfastly faithful to conservative principles.”

    In addition to his eight years as vice president under President George W. Bush, the award citation notes Cheney’s service as White House chief of staff to President Gerald Ford; as a six-term member of the House of Representatives; and as secretary of defense under President George H. W. Bush during the Persian Gulf War.

    The Luce Award also salutes Cheney’s private service as trustee of another Washington think tank, the American Enterprise Institute. As chairman and CEO of Halliburton, the citation reads, he “directed far-reaching enterprises that served America’s energy needs and provided vital support services to America’s military.”

    Past recipients of the Luce Award include Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, philanthropists Richard and Helen DeVos, and two celebrated brothers – William F. and James L. Buckley.

    • They also received the Mickey Mouse Awards for being the Best Global Cartoon Characters in History, and the Dora the Explorer Awards for the Best Swipers in American History.

      • exdemo55

        Cute, but obviously untrue. Is that the best you got? You seem to know a lot about Mickey and Dora

  • exdemo55

    Dick Cheney, a great leader!
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered a straight-forward, no nonsense appraisal of what the Bush administration did in the wake of 9/11 and why. He detailed their strategic overview in plain language and without apology.
    He answered all of the indictments from President Barack Obama’s immediately preceding speech at the National Archives. Obama claimed Guantanamo made the United States less safe and more vulnerable to terrorists. He decried enhanced interrogation techniques and postured his policies as those that will restore America’s moral authority.
    Cheney responded by noting that terrorism can not be treated as a law and order problem as it was in the 1990s. Preventing future attacks instead of prosecuting after we’ve been hit requires a “sustained wartime effort.” Cheney said he would not hesitate to take the same steps the Bush administration took after 9/11 again.
    Cheney then accused the left of dressing up political differences as “punishable offenses” … these attacks only make America weaker by giving the terrorists the impressions they can exploit divisions in our country.

    • BDC_57

      Cheney was total asshole dickhead

      • exdemo55

        No, he is a good husband, a good father, a good public servant, and a good man. He has always stood by his covictions, not like Obama or Bill and Hilary, who change their positions anytime it suits their political futures. Your words are disrespectful and tasteless.

    • idamag

      Cheney is a criminal.

      • exdemo55

        He is no more of a criminal than you are. Would you say the same about Bill Clinton? Some people believe he sold multi level rocket technology to China for campaign contributions. Why did over 100 Chinese nationals flee back to China when the investigations began?

  • idamag

    We take advice from a war criminal? What have we sunk to?

    • BDC_57

      People like Lana that aren’t very smart.

  • howa4x

    Cheney should have been indicted for the no bid contract that his former employer Halliburton received from him via the Bush administration for providing supplies for the Iraq war. This was 6 billion of tax payer money diverted in an act of gross conflict of interest. Cheney did not only work for Halliburton but was CEO of the company prior to becoming VP. He is a common criminal, and should be in a just system, behind bars. Obama had the silver bullet but didn’t fire the gun. that is the only way a night crawling vampire like him can be stopped.

  • Tricky Dick Cheney and Bush neatly wrapped up the information of a nuclear North Korea for later. Cheney is a war-profiteer, and he does what war-profiteers do: foment war, seek out wars, and incite wars. Bush/Cheney are two of the worse home grown domestic terrorists America has ever manufactured. through haliburton and Blackwater, they drain America dry from two wars and a historic disaster. Setting up North Korea for future profiteering was in hopes of getting a Republican/Tea Bag in the White House to take advantage of Israel/Iran, Afghanistan, and Korea. Had Myth Romney and Paul ryan been elected, the world would be inflamed in war with Cheney, Romney/Ryan, the Kochs, Bush, and all of the billionaire industrial complex contractors raking up trillions of dollars monthly from services. Just the idea that he’s stirring up emotions about North korea in his “We’re in big do-do!” makes me know that he’s poised to profit. It’s not do-do, it’s shit. North Korea would be in big shit because they would be the ones who would lose. Nuclear destruction would devastate North Korea and make it inhabitable and unliveable for decades. And, it wasn’t North Korea who started this incident, it was the out-going president, Lee, whose comments and war rhetoric toward North Korea raised tensions between the North and the South. Plus, Lee is of the “conservative” party of South Korea. I really believe that were a Republican/Tea Bag in office, America would still be “looking” for Osama binLaden and cheney would still be raking in billions.

  • 1standlastword

    So this is how Dick is celebrating his new lease on life…