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    Cheney: Running Off at the Mouth

     

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    One man reigns supreme in the land of hypocrites. His majesty is Richard “Dick” Cheney. Servicing the crowd at a recent neo-con think tank, he accused Barack Obama of indecisiveness on Afghanistan; emboldening our enemies, imperiling our troops and insulting our allies, etc.

     

     

    This after Cheney’s administration (yes- his administration) spent close-on eight years dithering in Afghanistan, allowing the Taliban to regroup in a more virulent form after its initial drubbing while he attempted a democratization of the Middle East with a preemptive, deadly and distractive war in Iraq. His policies have exhausted, distended and endangered our military forces- those not killed or greviously wounded- and the region is less stable than ever before as militant Islamic fundamentalism has had time to adapt.

     

    For Cheney to blame Obama for the former VP's  extensive folly is nauseating and doesn’t pass the most casual scrutiny. Responsibility will indeed lie with President Obama in whatever decision he makes regarding Afghanistan, likely the reason he’s using care in proceeding, but it’s a sprawling, onerous mess that Dick is the king of.

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