Where's O'Reilly on this one?
Remember a few years ago when Jimmy Carter was rightfully criticizing Bush's policies and Bill O'Reilly told him he needed to shut up? Mainly because in trying times like we were going through that it was improper for a former president to criticize a sitting president. Typical O'Reilly crap. If that's the case then former co-president Dick Cheney needs to shut the hell up. Somebody needs to tell this ass clown that he is no longer running this country and it's not his job to scare us anymore. The guy lives in constant opposite day. How can he not realize that these policies of imprisonment and torture have caused us more trouble than just about anything else they have done? Your time is over. You completely screwed up your fake war on terror, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Go to your mansion and shut up. Go play Call of Duty and get your kill on that way.
Check out this bullshit: "“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry,” Cheney said.
Protecting the country’s security is “a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business,” he said. “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.”"
Dude, honestly, Just quit talking. What kind of a world do you live in when respecting human rights is considered a weakness? This shitbag knows that torture only gives you false information but he can't bring himself to admit it because he signed off on the torturing of prisoners. Complete moral bankruptcy.
Here's another doozy: The choice, he alleged, reflects a naïve mindset among the new team in Washington: “The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama adminstration believes.”
When this guy says "respected" he means "feared." They are different concepts but in his bullying mindset they mean the same thing. Holy god, this guy was actually in charge for a few years? Frightening.
And this: "Cheney said “the ultimate threat to the country” is “a 9/11-type event where the terrorists are armed with something much more dangerous than an airline ticket and a box cutter – a nuclear weapon or a biological agent of some kind” that is deployed in the middle of an American city."
OK, if he is so worried about a nuclear device why was he killing people in Iraq while North Korea was building nukes? I think it might have something to do with him being completely full of shit. It's known they wanted to invade Iraq the day after 9/11. If he is so concerned about American lives he wouldn't have ignored intelligence that told you Al-Qaeda wanted to attack us and then during the week after 9/11 maneuvered to attack Iraq. This also the same rhetoric he and his gang used in the run up to the Iraq War. It was baloney then and it's still baloney now.
I found an nice article on Salon where it's stated that this is just an empty attempt by Cheney to set himself up to be right if our country is attacked by terrorists during the Obama administration. That sounds as good to me an any explanation of these insane remarks since it's all about politics with people like him. If anyone thinks Cheney is more concerned about the safety of Americans than his own posterity then they are as delusional as they imagine Obama supporters to be.