It Is Bush’s Fault
Dick Cheney says you can’t blame George W. Bush anymore. He’s wrong. The reason ISIS is committing genocide in Iraq is because we went into a hornet’s nest, assassinated Sadam Hussein, and made the country more vulnerable to terrorists. We never seem to learn that our involvement in the affairs of countries that are no threat to us never ends well. Bush’s invasion of Iraq is the worst foreign policy decision since Viet Nam. It may wind up being even worse, depending upon how many years the disastrous effects of his policy continue. Dick Cheney is dead wrong, as usual.
Cheney lashed out again at President Barack Obama on Sunday, repeatedly accusing him of projecting “weakness” abroad and “crippling” the U.S. military.
The frequent Obama critic told radio show host and GOP megadonor John Catsimatidis that he traces “most” of the problems of Washington to the current administration.
“They can’t blame George Bush anymore,” Cheney quipped on AM 970 The Answer’s “The Cats Roundtable.” “I think he’s been a failure as a president. I think the scandals, wth respect to the Veterans Administration, with respect to the IRS, these are bad situations.”
According to Cheney, all future problems will also be Obama’s fault because he cut back on the military, crippling future presidents:
“They’re dramatically cutting back the defense budget, year after year after year,” he said. “That’s a terrible precedent to set because it’s going to cripple us in future years. When you make decisions about the defense budget, and especially when you’re cutting back on it, you are crippling your successors as president.”