Today marked the 15th anniversary of the horrific terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Typically, 9/11 is the one day out of the year where politicians put aside their petty partisanship and pointless bickering to at least feign patriotism (and wear big American flag pins). But some people just can’t help themselves.
Enter Dick Cheney:
The dark overlord and “fourth branch of government” occasionally awakes from his thousand years rest to make cheap attacks on President Obama, preferably from a Fox News studio. But this time, he decided to use the Wall Street Journal to spout his very ugly propaganda.
“No American president has done more to weaken the US,” wrote the ex-Vice President.
Well, it’s nice to see Cheney has done some thoughtful self-reflection during his time away from destroying the world. Since evil and hypocrisy are so much better when they include more than one family member, Dick Cheney co-wrote the disgusting op-ed along with his daughter Liz, a former Wyoming congressional candidate.
What did the two have to say for themselves and the role the Bush administration played in destabilizing the Middle East? It was all Obama’s fault, of course!
“President Obama has been more dedicated to reducing America’s power than to defeating our enemies,” the Cheneys wrote. “He has enhanced the abilities, reach and finances of our adversaries, including the world’s leading state sponsor of terror, at the expense of our allies and our own national security.”
Back in Reality Town, the fact remains that President Obama inherited a demoralized military, two raging wars, and a whole new threat in the Middle East in the form of ISIS–a sophisticated network of brutish terrorists that arose only after Cheney’s unbelievably foolish invasion of Iraq.
And let’s also not forget all the torture, operating under the guise of “enhanced interrogation,” that took place during the Bush Administration and defended to this day by Cheney. This, of course, served as a non-stop international recruiting tool for al-Qaeda and, eventually, ISIS.
So as we collectively reflect on the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, it’s important to also remember all the tragic consequences that followed the attacks on 9/11 – thanks to Dick Cheney.
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