Never mind the fact that President Barack Obama just sent hundreds of troops to Iraq (after inheriting a drawn-out war that he eventually ended), former Vice President Dick Cheney is still unhappy with the administration’s foreign policy.
In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, co-written with his daughter Liz, the Cheneys blast Obama for “being so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”
Yes, that came from the same man who was instrumental in justifying the American-led invasion of Iraq with the now infamous “weapons of mass destruction” refrain.
If you recall, no weapons were actually found.
Here’s a bit of their bashing:
Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is “ending” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—as though wishing made it so. His rhetoric has now come crashing into reality. Watching the black-clad ISIS jihadists take territory once secured by American blood is final proof, if any were needed, that America’s enemies are not “decimated.” They are emboldened and on the march.
The fall of the Iraqi cities of Fallujah, Tikrit, Mosul and Tel Afar, and the establishment of terrorist safe havens across a large swath of the Arab world, present a strategic threat to the security of the United States. Mr. Obama’s actions—before and after ISIS’s recent advances in Iraq—have the effect of increasing that threat.
In one Arab capital, a senior official pulled out a map of Syria and Iraq. Drawing an arc with his finger from Raqqa province in northern Syria to Anbar province in western Iraq, he said, “They will control this territory. Al Qaeda is building safe havens and training camps here. Don’t the Americans care?”
Our president doesn’t seem to. 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…
This president is willfully blind to the impact of his policies. Despite the threat to America unfolding across the Middle East, aided by his abandonment of Iraq, he has announced he intends to follow the same policy in Afghanistan.
In short, Obama doesn’t care about terrorism and climate change was never important. Is Cheney on to something here? Read the rest of the criticism here and sound off below.
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty