There are few American politicians who reach the threshold of being truly evil. Most simply put self-advancement over the interests of their constituents and others. However, Dick Cheney, in my opinion, meets the criteria to be deemed truly evil. He advocated lying to the American public to take the nation to war in Iraq, he convinced his idiot superior, George W. Bush, to authorize the use of torture in violation of the Geneva Conventions, and now he wants to take America to war against Iran. The man is both evil and delusional. Thousands of wasted American lives in Iraq and trillions of wasted dollars wasn't enough for Cheney. Thankfully, in advance of Cheney's lying and disinformation speech against the Iran nuclear agreement, the White House has gone on the offensive against one of the foulest individuals in American history. Talking Points Memo looks at the White House attack. Here are highlights:
It begins with a Fox News host asking Cheney last week why anyone who believes Cheney was wrong on Iraq should listen to him about the Iran deal.
"Because I was right about Iraq," Cheney said.
It then segues into the abundant news clips from the run-up to Iraq War in which Cheney offers scores of claims first urging then defending military action -- from touting the presence of weapons of mass destruction to predicting that Iraqis would great American troops "as liberators."
No one benefited from the Iraq War except perhaps Halliburton. Oh, and did I mention that Cheney has lots of Halliburton stock? I guess he wants to make another fortune off the squandered lives of our military personnel and wasted taxpayer dollars. The man is a war criminal and needs to be tried as such. Would the death penalty be too much? Not in my opinion.