Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pungent Irony

Former Vice President Dick Cheney emerged from his regeneration chamber to entertain the troops on Capitol Hill.

With President Obama poised to give a major speech on Wednesday about military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Cheney spoke to the assembled Republican congressmen about the situation in the Middle East at their weekly caucus meeting. And while the GOP has been fiercely divided over foreign policy in recent years, Cheney didn’t wade into that debate, instead opting to pillory Obama in front of an audience giving him “rapt attention.”

According to Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana, Cheney said Obama “has actually done things that have supported the Muslim Brotherhood.” The former vice president then went on to name the Muslim Brotherhood as “the beginning of all the Islamist groups that we’re dealing with now like Hamas and ISIS.”

If we hadn’t invaded Iraq in 2003 based on the lies and misinformation put out there by Dick Cheney, there probably wouldn’t be any such group as ISIS in Iraq.

Listen to your own advice, Dick.