Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dick Cheney Creates More Ill Will

Video: Biden and Cheney's War of Words

Former Vice President Dick Cheney came out of retirement again and drew more ill will for the U.S. government at home and abroad, by proclaiming he is for torture, with a particular fondness for waterboarding, which simulates drowning. He also stated Obama should be thankful to George W. Bush for the Iraq war, which is astonishing and appalling, showing a great lack of respect and repentance, as over 1 million people have died as a result of their lies. Vice President Cheney has rebuked him for these statements.

These constant misconceived quotes are doing nothing for the government's name, as torture is internationally illegal. Repeatedly coming forth and touting illegal criminal activity, under the guise of national security, is sowing additional seeds of mistrust and disgust. Torture is criminal, as is terrorism, therefore it puts you in the same class as terrorists.

Cheney: Biden should give credit for Iraq to Bush

Feb 14, 12:36 PM (ET) - WASHINGTON (AP) - When Vice President Joe Biden says Iraq war may turn out to be one of President Barack Obama's greatest achievements, Dick Cheney wants credit where he says it's due: the Bush administration.

"If they're going to take credit for it, fair enough, for what they've done while they're there," Cheney said Sunday. "But it ought to go with a healthy dose of 'thank you, George Bush' up front and a recognition that some of their early recommendations, with respect to prosecuting that war, were just dead wrong."...

Biden, appearing on Sunday news shows, said he believes Obama has managed the war in Iraq "very well" since taking office a year ago. He said, however, that he doesn't believe the war was worth the "horrible price" in lives lost and the initial mismanagement of the war by Bush.

"We took our eye off the ball, putting us in a much different and more dangerous position in Afghanistan. We lost support around the world. It's taken a lot of hard work to get it back. But we were handed - we were dealt a hand, and I think we're handling it incredibly well," Biden said...