Former Vice President Dick Cheney showed up on Sunday chat shows yesterday and allowed as how he meant no disrespect when he called President Obama a traitor. And when he was called out for being wrong on Iraq over and over again, he dismissed it as dredging up the past.
What a fucking monster.
But in a way I’m glad to see that he’s reared his shiny head. It gives us all a chance to look at him in the fresh light of day even if it makes our skin crawl. As Tina Dupuy notes, it reminds us of what an unmitigated disaster the Bush/Cheney administration was and who it was that lied us into a war that killed over 4,000 American soldiers and untold numbers of Iraqi civilians, destabilized the entire region, and gave us the set-up for the current clusterfuck that is going on now.
So now that we’re remembering what a shitheel he was then and seeing him again live (allegedly) on TV, we can tell him with a fresh voice to get the hell out.
HT to Balloon Juice. Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson.