June 23, 2014 6:43 am -

Exactly what it would take for Dick Cheney to disrespect someone isn’t clear but, apparently, accusing someone of treason doesn’t qualify.

“In this op-ed, you suggest the president is a fool,” ABC’s Jonathan Karl pointed out during a Sunday interview with Cheney. “That is the word you used, ‘only a fool would take the approach he’s taking in Iraq right now.’”

“It almost seems like you’re accusing the president of treason, that he’s intentionally bringing America ‘down a notch,’” Karl noted.

Cheney did not deny that he had accused the commander-in-chief of the United States of treason, but he insisted that he had not just called Obama a “fool” over the violence in Iraq…

Obama was “decimating the defense budget, not al Qaeda,” Cheney argued.

“Now I don’t intend any disrespect for the president, but I fundamentally disagree with him,” he added. “I think he’s dead wrong in terms of the course he’s taken in this nation, and I think we’re in for big trouble in the years ahead because of his refusal to recognize reality.”

I’d hate to know what kind of language it would take for Cheney to admit he’d disrespected someone.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Cheney Said He ‘Didn’t Intend Any Disrespect’ By Accusing Obama Of Treason

  1. William June 23rd, 2014 at 8:03 am

    So the guy who outed a CIA agent in an act of political revenge AND started a blood for oil war that his company made 39.5 billion dollars from is calling someone else a traitor?

  2. granpa.usthai June 24th, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Maybe some special forces (1st MarDiv Recon) could detain Cheney and turn him over to “proper authorities” within the uprising against Maliki? – or arrange for him to be picked up in a back alley in Fallujah? -very much ALIVE.

    [had any ‘fun’ lately, Jessie?].

    ‘rendering’ is still legal under the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, is it not?

    the capturing on their ‘most wanted terrorist’ could actually stall the encirclement of Iraq -for a time…

    think of it as – payback, Marine style.