Cheneys: 'No President Has Been So Wrong About So Much'
In op-ed, they slam Obama's moves in Iraq and elsewhere
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2014 1:29 PM CDT
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, accompanied by his daughter Liz Cheney, in 2011.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – Dick and Liz Cheney unload on President Obama in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, accusing the president of squandering a hard-won victory in Iraq, shirking US responsibility to lead in the world, and allowing terrorists to rise again. "Rarely has a US president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," they write. (In his last-ever press conference today, Jay Carney responded to that line by asking, "Which president was he talking about?" notes Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere.) The Cheneys say that when Obama took office in 2009, the Iraq war was largely won and he had only to make sure that Iraqi forces got the training and intelligence they needed to keep things on track. "Instead, he abandoned Iraq," and the same can be said of Afghanistan and Syria.

"Obama seems determined to leave office ensuring he has taken America down a notch," they write. "Indeed, the speed of the terrorists' takeover of territory in Iraq has been matched only by the speed of American decline on his watch." Reaction on the left has been swift and of the "death of irony" variety. At the Daily Kos, for example, Barbara Morrill rounds up some of Dick Cheney's statements about Iraq in 2003, including his prediction that the US military action "will go relatively quickly—weeks, rather than months." She concludes: "Seriously, Dick, shut up." (Click for her full post, or for the Cheneys' full post.

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KDickley
Jun 19, 2014 7:04 PM CDT
You'd think that all the liberal commies on this site who have been standing in line for so long to give a blowjob to Obozo the Clown, would have learned a few facts about this shitty president and become impatient, and dropped out
jgarbuz
Jun 19, 2014 10:37 AM CDT
Cheney is merely the pretty face of the oil industry. The only thing he cares about is the oil business. Even Bush stopped listening to him in the second term.
BinThereDunThat
Jun 19, 2014 10:28 AM CDT
Megyn Kelly called him on his BS and turned it back on him and Bushie. It got Dickie so flummoxed he called her "Regan, er, Megyn." LOL