Republicans are great at branding because they have to be. They don’t have a record to stand on. …. They whine about “the Obama recession… or the Obama, Reid Pelosi Bailout,” because members of the so-called “party of personal responsibility” only stick to that motto when cutting people’s lifelines.
No one personifies this refusal to take responsibility for failure than Dick Cheney. The walking, breathing embodiment of the fact that Republicans have no allegiance to country or community, only power and profit.
Cheney isn’t a public servant who wants government to serve all citizens, rich and poor… He sought public office because he uses war like a substitute for Viagra.
He recently said that America shouldn’t spend money of social programs or infrastructure – just more war!
Now, Chickenhawk Cheney and the psychopathic daughter he’s trying to make relevant before his harvested human heart (…and yes… in true sociopathic form, the heart donor is irrelevant to Cheney) finally craps out are trying to blame President Obama for the civil war in Iraq.
But the troops weren’t withdrawn just because of a campaign promise. They left because the Iraqi government refused to let them stay.
Obama campaigned on ending the war in Iraq but had instead spent the past few months trying to extend it. A 2008 security deal between Washington and Baghdad called for all American forces to leave Iraq by the end of the year, but the White House — anxious about growing Iranian influence and Iraq’s continuing political and security challenges — publicly and privately tried to sell the Iraqis on a troop extension. As recently as last week, the White House was trying to persuade the Iraqis to allow 2,000-3,000 troops to stay beyond the end of the year.
Those efforts had never really gone anywhere; One senior U.S. military official told National Journal last weekend that they were stuck at “first base” because of Iraqi reluctance to hold substantive talks.
That impasse makes Obama’s speech at the White House on Friday less a dramatic surprise than simple confirmation of what had long been expected by observers of the moribund talks between the administration and the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, which believes its own security forces are more than up to the task of protecting the country from terror attacks originating within its borders or foreign incursions from neighboring countries.
In Washington, many Republican lawmakers had spent recent weeks criticizing Obama for offering to keep a maximum of 3,000 troops in Iraq, far less than the 10,000-15,000 recommended by top American commanders in Iraq. That political point-scoring helped obscure that the choice wasn’t Obama’s to make. It was the Iraqis’, and a recent trip to the country provided vivid evidence of just how unpopular the U.S. military presence there has become — and just how badly the Iraqi political leadership wanted those troops to go home.” Read the rest of that article, here.
But here’s the truth. The world would be better off if Cheney were in the dock at the hague, not free to infest the body politic with more lies.
Go CREDO ACTION.com to sign the petition to tell Dick Cheney that Blaming President Obama for the mess he and Bush created is utterly reprehensible. It may not really matter to Cheney because he’s a sociopath, but it does matter that the world knows we’re not falling for Cheney’s fabrications. That’s credo action dot com. Make your progressive voice work for a better world. Go there now.
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