Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dick Cheney unites Iraq?

Dick Cheney, in his Quixote quest, continues to run his revisionist mouth, is at it again:

“Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many”, The Cheneys wrote.  Really?  Maybe ole Dick would care to discuss his own errors in 2002 and 2003 about Iraq allegedly having weapons of mass destruction, or his predictions that "the war would go smoothly". source

Why our corporate own media continues to provide Dick with a platform is beyond reason. His lies, distortions and mis-representations are so egregious that even Fox Nation said hold on a second, aren't you the same Dick that has been wrong on everything pertaining to Iraq.

Fox's Megan Kelly to Dick:

"Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir. You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators.

You said the insurgency was in its last throes back in 2005, and you said that after our intervention, extremists would have to 'rethink their strategy of jihad.' Now, with almost a trillion dollars spent there, with almost 4,500 American lives lost there, what do you say to those who say you were so wrong about so much at the expense of so many?"   source

Law of unintended consequences

But apparently -- tongue in cheek -- by sheer serendipity, Cheney's latest montage of lies is uniting warring factions in Iraq:

In a development that offers a faint glimmer of hope for Iraq, both Sunnis and Shiites are finding common ground in the view that former Vice-President Dick Cheney seriously needs to shut up.

In the days following the publication, this week, of a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece about Iraq that Cheney wrote with his daughter Liz, hatred of the former Vice-President has, to the surprise of many, become the first thing that Sunnis and Shiites have agreed upon in centuries.

Iraqi observers in recent days have reported seeing both Sunnis and Shiites reading the Cheneys’ op-ed then tearing it to shreds in a rage.

“Cheney is an ass!” a Sunni merchant reportedly exclaimed in a Baghdad market on Thursday, to the resounding cheers of several Shiites nearby.
“Historically, it’s been challenging to find anything that Sunnis and Shiites agree on,” said Sabah al-Alousi, a history professor at the University of Baghdad. “That’s why their apparent consensus that Dick Cheney needs to shut the hell up is so significant.”

Visiting Baghdad on Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the joint Sunni-Shiite calls for Dick Cheney to shut his pie hole were a cause for optimism.

“If Dick Cheney winds up being the one thing that brings Sunnis and Shiites together, the United States owes him a debt of thanks,” he said, adding that the two sects’ view of the former Vice-President was also shared by the Kurds. source

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