Liz Cheney and Dick Cheney have taken to the op-ed platform of the Wall Street Journal to make some seriously specific accusations against the president and his policies. Dick Cheney has been a harsh critic of Obama’s since the very beginning of his days in office. Just last month he called Obama a “very weak president”.
At the forefront of the attacks was the latest issue concerning ISIS and their continuing threat to Iraq. The Cheneys said that Obama was abandoning the Iraqi people.
He added that the president is “blithely unaware” of the threat of al Qaeda and the threat to America that could result if ISIS is allowed to continue their bloody rampage across Iraq.
When it comes to foreign policy, in the Cheneys’ eyes, there is none worse than Barack Obama. Here is an excerpt from the long rant:
“Iraq is at risk of falling to a radical Islamic terror group and Mr. Obama is talking climate change. … Terrorists take control of more territory and resources than ever before in history, and he goes golfing. He seems blithely unaware, or indifferent to the fact, that a resurgent al Qaeda presents a clear and present danger to the United States of America. … Instead, he abandoned Iraq and we are watching American defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.”
They also criticized the proposal to bring Iran on board as allies against a common enemy.
“Only a fool would believe American policy in Iraq should be ceded to Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terror.” the Cheneys stated.
The Cheneys also recalled an experience when visiting the very area that is under attack:
“On a trip to the Middle East this spring, we heard a constant refrain in capitals from the Persian Gulf to Israel, ‘Can you please explain what your president is doing?’, ‘Why is he walking away?’, ‘Why is he so blithely sacrificing the hard fought gains you secured in Iraq?’, ‘Why is he abandoning your friends?’, ‘Why is he doing deals with your enemies?'”
Foreign policy has never been this administrations strong suit, but do they deserve the thrashing? Some might say they sure do. Others would disagree, like Eric Kleefeld of The Week. He writes, “Notably, the column accuses President Obama of having been spectacularly wrong about Iraq — with no mention of Vice President Cheney’s own vast errors in 2002 and 2003 about Iraq allegedly having weapons of mass destruction, or his predictions that the war would go smoothly.”
Ouch. That had to hurt a little.
What do you think? Harsh words for a man who is just trying his hardest to keep our country safe?
Or is this truth that needs to be heeded?
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