June 29, 2014 7:46 pm -

Jeffrey Toobin, on CNN, and  his guests, concurred that it’s so good that Dick Cheney is on television telling the country what we should be doing in Iraq.

“Is Cheney a reliable source on Iraq? Should you listen to what he says?” Toobin asked CNN analysts Rick Francona and Philip Mudd on Sunday.

“The former vice president is seen as someone who’s seen as always claiming the sky is falling,” Mudd admitted. “That said, as I said, when I talked to him in government, and he was very tough for me to deal with in the vice president’s office, he visited at CIA headquarters when I was there, we had exchange, very thoughtful guy, very smart. So, I’m not saying I’m Republican, I’m not saying a Democrat, I’m just saying let’s be careful about ignoring the message because we don’t like the messenger.”

Francona argued that people were free to question Cheney’s credibility, but “if you look at what he’s saying today going back to, say, 2008 to 2011 and then 2011 to where we are now, I think he makes some valid points and I think they need to be listened to.”

“What about the argument that, look, you know, these people are — were involved in making the policy?” Toobin remarked. “They are taking responsibility. Cheney is stepping up saying, yes, I was involved. And we can learn for better or worse from their experience and the only way we can challenge them is if they speak out.”

“Shouldn’t we be grateful that Cheney is making himself the target that he is?” the CNN host wondered.

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 We Should Be ‘Grateful’ Cheney Is Making Himself A Target Says Jeffrey Toobin

  1. Eric Trommater June 29th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    No one has ever said Cheney wasn’t thoughtful or smart. What we said was that he is a Machiavellian con-artist willing to bend any truth or ignore any contradictory evidence in order to push through the ancient/neo-con agenda of empirical domination and that his smart and thoughtful ideas are disasters in US policy in the making.

    • fancypants June 30th, 2014 at 1:23 am

      cheney had GWs back all the way but I wouldn’t call him a con-artist unless we practice the same methods here ? that would give him a good argument in court

  2. William June 29th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    As if the right isn’t looking bad enough, ol’ Darth Cheney crawls out from under his rock.

  3. Sunka June 29th, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    A perfect example of why watching CNN has become a total waste of time.

  4. Thunderhead June 30th, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I don’t question Dick’s credibility, I simply don’t give him any. Problem solved.

  5. fahvel June 30th, 2014 at 3:55 am

    a target only if his back is against a pocked wall.