Category Archives: Dick Cheney

Republicans Stand For Individual Rights

Anyone who reads material from the Republican party or who watches Fox News quickly understands that the party of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt believes strongly in the right of an individual to control her destiny–and certainly her body. Florida Governor Rick Scott just signed into law HB1047 which now makes it a crime for women to abort a fetus is a doctor believes the fetus can survive. The new bill replaces the existing law which prevents an abortion if the woman is 24 weeks into her pregnancy. I assume the new law places the decision as to whether or not an abortion occurs in the hands of your friendly doctor. Oh, the new law makes clear if the doctor provides the wrong answer to a pregnant woman and says the fetus can not survive, that doctor can wind up in jail!!

Republicans believe each person has a right to carry a weapon.
Republicans believe each businessman has the right to determine if a worker has health insurance.
Republicans believe each wealthy person has the right to spend and spend in order to get his candidate elected.
BUT Republicans do NOT believe each woman has a right to decide what is done to HER body!!

Wisdom Of Chairman Dick

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has offered his wise words of wisdom to the American people. You know, the man who insisted that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction, and it was imperative, and I mean, imperative, that America sent forces of mass destruction into Iraq. It was March, 2003, and UN inspectors asked for an additional three months in order to complete their investigation, but Chairman Dick, along with General Rumsfeld, and the dude from Texas, insisted the invasion HAD to occur in March! We all know the aftermath of this incredible blunder and we all know who is responsible–BARACK OBAMA!! Yes, Dick and Liz Cheney informed the Wall Street Journal that the culprit in Iraq was none other than BARACK OBMA!!

According to Chairman Dick, “rarely has a U.S. President been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. The President is willfully blind to the impact of his policies.” As I recall, it was Dick and Don and George who pushed Nouri al-Maliki to leadership. Maliki is undoubtedly the most inept leader in the Middle East and his refusal to work with Sunni leaders has resulted in the current situation. As I recall, it was President Bush and Vice President Cheney who agreed to the withdrawal of American forces in 2011. As I recall, 4,500 Americans died during their watch and 40,000 were wounded.

But, in the end, says Dick, it is the fault of BARACK OBAMA!

World Turned Upside Down

I gather there are still people who believe that some sort of sanity is present on planet Earth. Let me cite some facts which should dissuade them of such thinking.

1. George Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan. Then Iranian President Khatami assisted US forces and was rewarded by being branded asa terrorist by the American president.
2. President Khatami offered a compromise with President Bush that included ending pursuit of nuclear weapons. He never received a reply.
3. Saddam Hussein was wiped out and Shiites took over Iraq.
4. Shiites proceeded to persecute and imprison Sunni leaders.
5. Americans organized Sunni Awakening Councils to fight al-Qaeda.
6. Prime Minister Maliki then proceeded to disband these groups and put in prison its leaders.
7. Sunni Iraqis have drifted into the arms of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, (ISIS).
8. ISIS forces took over the city of Mosul and were warmly greeted by Sunni residents.
9. President Obama continually offered to assist Maliki but he refused to grant American soldiers the right to be tried in a military court.
10. ISIS forces are marching on Baghdad.
11. Iran has dispatched 2,000 troops to aid the Iraq government.
12. President Obama has dispatched the George HW Bush aircraft carrier to aid the Iraq government.

In other words, American and Iranian forces will be working together. When asked about this possibility, Iran President Hassaan Rouhani replied: “If we see that the United States takes action against terrorist groups in Iraq, then one can think about it.”

I wonder if Republicans in the US Senate will block US cooperation with Iran that is designed to aid Iraq??

Dancing With The Devil

In the fall of 2001 as American forces entered Afghanistan in order to demolish the Taliban government that had aided the 9/11 attack, then Iran President Khatami offered to provide assistance to President Bush. Iranian border guards prevented Taliban soldiers from leaving Afghanistan and provided US intelligence with information. President Khatami offered to negotiate all problems with the US in exchange for an end to the embargo. President Bush responded to the offer with a tirade against Iran as one of the “axis of evil” out to harm the United States of America. In effect, George Bush ended the opportunity to resolve differences with Iran and halt their efforts to construct nuclear weapons.

As Iraq collapses due to the incompetence of Prime Minister Maliki, fellow Shiite leader President Hassan Rouhani has dispatched Iranian soldiers to assist the effort against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (ISIS. Secretary of State John Kerry indicated a willingness to cooperate with Iran. “We’re open to discussions if there is something constructive that can be contributed by Iran.” In turn, President Rouhani has made clear, “We can think about it if we see America starts confronting terrorist groups.”

When Prime Minister Winston Churchill of England was asked why a leading anti-Communist would ally with the Soviet Union, he replied: “I would work with the Devil if it meant saving the British empire.”

Obama-TALK WITH AMERICA!

Another crisis is confronting the American people. Right wing media are out in arms to depict President Obama as an incompetent leader who has failed to prevent the spread of terrorism in the Middle East. Every important American president has confronted a “crisis.” Every American president has been assailed by opponents as, “incompetent.” George Bush responded to criticism by simply lying through his teeth. Barack Obama has responded to every crisis by-silence! He refuses to become proactive. He prefers to allow the crisis to arise, and then comes across as being on the defensive. How did American presidents respond to crisis?

1. During the Cuba Missile Crisis, President John Kennedy appeared on television and reviewed issues confronting the nation. He explained how he would respond to the crisis.
2. In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt confronted a nation that did NOT wish to confront Adolf Hitler. He began a series of “fireside chats” in which he discussed issues facing the American people and why it was important to take a stand against Nazism. Poll numbers revealed that he slowly, but surely, was persuading people that America could not avoid confronting Hitler. He also has private groups sending people around the nation discussing the importance of intervention.

The greatest public relations failure on the part of Barack Obama has been failure to adopt a proactive position. He should appear on television tonight. He should discuss, honestly, what are the causes of collapse in Iraq.

He must reach out to Iran and work with President Rouhani to ensure that Iranian troops go to Iraq to confront terrorism. This would provide a unique collaboration between t he US and Iran. It might even lead to resolution of our conflict over nuclear weapons.

Talk with America!!

Tea Party Pot Boils Over

There is good news in America, the evil Eric Cantor has fallen from grace, and been replaced by a real God fearing, 100%, blue blooded Christian by the name of David Brat. Finally, we will have men and women in Congress who will protect us from the terrorism of Catholics pouring across our borders in order to sweep our streets, pick up our garbage, cut out mean, and baby sit our children. Just imagine if we Americans had to do those tasks! Tea Party folk want to get someone in charge of Congress who will finally refuse to work with Barack Obama. Pet Sessions from the great state of Texas issued a warning to members of Congress. “I think this administration needs to be prodded and reminded that the entire sovereignty of the United States is at risk if we do not secure our border, north, south, east and west.”

I believe that under the administration of the dude from Africa TWICE AS MANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HAVE BEEN DEPORTED THAN WERE UNDER THE PRIOR PRESIDENT FROM THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS! The pot has boiled over and Tea Party activists want to change leadership of the Republican party from the Boehners and Cantors who have devoted the past five years doing whatever Barack Obama desires. After all, this Congress has passed fewer laws than any prior in fifty years. That is what happens when Republican leaders become stooges of the president.

ISIL Now Rules In North Iraq!

I confess to confusion at failure of Fox News to present the wise words and wisdom of Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld on what is occurring in Iraq. I assume that Don and Dick and their former buddy, George, are prepared to explain how their successful invasion of Iraq has now resulted in control of the second largest city, Mosul, by the most extreme Islamic group in the Middle East. Oh, I forgot, when Dick,Don, and George were in charge there was peace and prosperity in Iraq. Just ask General David Petraeus how he wiped out all evil doers during his famous, “surge.” Hundreds of members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant(ISIL) now control Mosul in northern Iraq. A city of 500,000 is now under control of Islamic terrorists. Thousands are fleeing the city.

Prime Minister Maliki is in a state of panic. He is now begging for American military assistance. Just two years ago he refused US aid because President Obama insisted that US military aid would be accompanied by trial of US soldiers in a military court, not an Iraq one. The government of Turkey is furious since members of their Consulate staff are now hostages to ISIL.

Say,has anyone thought of finding Saddam Hussein, or his buddies, and placing them back in charge of Iraq??

Flash! Fox News now reports the growth of ISIL was the result of President Obama making nasty remarks about gun control!!

Fruit Of Fox News Hate-Dead Police!

Two policemen went to have lunch and now they are dead. Why? Because the non-stop torrent of hate that spews from Fox News and members of the Republican party has confused and encouraged those whose hearts are filled with hatred toward the “government.” Jerad Miller and his girl friend felt a moment of glory in spending tike at the ranch of Cliven Bundy. They were proud to belong to a crowd of haters who insisted that Mr. Bundy had a right to graze his cattle on federal land without paying a damn penny. For them, this was the ultimate moment of TRUTH. They intended to make a statement about the rise of Nazi Germany or Communist Russia in their beloved land. They were ready to fight for freedom.

According to Miller: “I feel sorry for any federal agent who wants to come in here to push us around. I really don’t want violence towards them, but if they’re gonna come bring violence to us, well, that’s the language they want to speak.” So, Miller and girl friend decided to attack and murder two policemen eating lunch.

The criminals in this case are Fox News which spins the dialogue of hate toward government doing its job. The criminals in this case are John Boehner and Ted Cruz and the NRA and the entire Republican party which has become transformed into the party of hate and hate and anger. Yes, Mr. Miller and girl friend are dead, but so are the innocent. What has happened to this nation?

MISSION NOT ACCOMPLISHED!

As you recall, in the spring of 2003, President Bush announced MISSION ACCOMPLISHED which meant the war in Iraq was over and Saddam Hussein had been defeated. As you recall, it was two years later that President Bush dispatched General David Petraeus to Baghdad in order to ensure that when he says, Mission Accomplished, it is ended. General Petraeus initiated the famous, “Surge” and within a few months announced, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. It is now nearly a decade since the Mission was accomplished and war rages in Iraq. Prime Minister Maliki refused the Obama offer of military advisers because he would not guarantee that Americans would be tried in military courts if charged with crimes.

The situation in Iraq has now reached the stage of chaos. Al Qaeda style Islamic State of Iraq in Syria is now roaming undisputed in the country. Yesterday, they gained control of the second largest city in Iraq, Mosul, freed over a thousand prisoners, and are wandering the streets firing bullets in the air because the Iraq army has fled. I have no doubt John Boehner, Ted Cruz, and John McCain will blame the dude from Africa for this fiasco. President Obama urged Maliki to form a coalition government, and include Sunni leaders with important roles. He refused and now terrorists are gaining control of the country.

Reality, Prime Minister Maliki must resign and allow a coalition government including Sunni leaders to assume control of the nation.

Then again, perhaps Fox News personnel would volunteer their military expertise in order to save Iraq.

Never Forget D-Day

The speeches have been made. The dignitaries have gotten their pictures taken as though any of them had anything to do with the June 6, 1944 landings in Normandy. Hand over heart in remembrance is now compulsory for anyone who wants to pose as a “leader.” Unfortunately, not a single one of world “leaders” who was in Normandy a few days ago has the intelligence, the mental toughness, and the desire to work with other nations to ensure peace in the world. June 6, 1944 was a different time, a different place, and it certainly had different leaders. Imagine the United States of America, the Soviet Union, England, and French exiles working together for a common purpose–the end of tyranny in the world? Heck, President Obama can’t even gain cooperation of Republicans in Congress whose only dream is more money for the wealthy. In 1944, the top tax rate was 90%! And, thousands of wealthy businessmen came to Washington to work as “Dollar a Year” men whose love of nation far surpassed their love of money.

Sorry, Congressman Boehner, but the 90% WWII tax rate never got below 70% until the 1980s and WE HAD PROSPERITY! Believe it or not, but the wealthy paid and paid, but the jobs kept on getting created. D-Day was another time and place when we were ALL AMERICANS. Just remember, those who fought received the G.I.Bill of Rights which guaranteed free education plus money to live on. And, PROSPERITY grew!