Monday, April 16, 2012

Republican Jackass of the Week

It's our old friend, Dick Cheney.

Yes, that Dick Cheney.

The one who was wrong about everything during the Cheney/Bush Administration. Some of his more memorable lies and stupid quotes:

  • "My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators [in Iraq]." --March 16, 2003
  • "We know [Saddam Hussein's] been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." --March 16, 2003 
  • "In Iraq, a ruthless dictator cultivated weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them. He gave support to terrorists, had an established relationship with al Qaeda" --November 7, 2003
  • "I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." -- on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005 
  •  "Go fuck yourself." --to Sen. Patrick Leahy, during an angry exchange on the Senate floor about profiteering by Halliburton, June 25, 2004
  • "I had other priorities in the sixties than military service." –on his five draft deferments, April 5, 1989
  • "On the question of so-called 'torture,' we don't do torture, we never have. It's not something that this administration subscribes to."
And Cheney persists in lying about the reasons he took America into two wars and how he cherry-picked information to forge fictitious links between Iraq’s former leader Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda, alleging they both plotted together the 9/11 attacks. He even has the audacity to blame his lies about Saddam having weapons of mass destruction on others while still justifying an Iraq war that cost over a trillion dollars, thousands of American lives, and an untold number of dead Iraqi civilians.

Sitting in a chair that resembles Archie Bunker's, this guy, who lied us into the war and occupation of Iraq and failed to keep the US safe against the worst 4 terrorist attacks in American history on 9/11, has recently called President Obama "an unmitigated disaster."

Yes, apparently it's "disastrous" to
  • end the 9 year occupation of Iraq; 
  • stop the loss of 750,000 jobs a month and bring the US 25 months of positive job growth; 
  • end institutionalized discrimination in the armed services; 
  • sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; 
  • kill Osama Bin Laden;
  • assist in killing Muammar Khadaffy;
  • save General Motors and millions of connected jobs
  • pass health care reform
  • sign credit card reforms enacting consumer protections.
What a waste of a perfectly good donor heart.

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