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Dick Cheney Sought to Undermine Obama

In Bush/Cheney Administration, Foreign Affairs, neoconservatives, President Barack Obama, stupidity on March 29, 2009 by Editor Z


Another piece about Dick Cheney and how he cared more about himself and his neoconservative ideology then the principles of his country.

Between November of 2008 and President Obama’s inauguration on January 20, as Israel had been bombing Gaza in response to terrorist attacks, Cheney instead of acting the part of a competent distinguished statesman, in perfect consistency with his manner of business chose to demonize his political rivals and stock fears amongst the Israeli people, rather then find a sustainable solution that would lessen the bloodshed on both sides. Luckily Obama who was pushing for a ceasefire in the fighting between Israel and elements in Gaza, but that is no thanks to Cheney, who derided Obama to foreign leaders.

The Obama transition team also helped persuade Israel to end the bombing of Gaza and to withdraw its ground troops before the Inauguration. According to the former senior intelligence official, who has access to sensitive information, “Cheney began getting messages from the Israelis about pressure from Obama” when he was President-elect. Cheney, who worked closely with the Israeli leadership in the lead-up to the Gaza war, portrayed Obama to the Israelis as a “pro-Palestinian,” who would not support their efforts (and, in private, disparaged Obama, referring to him at one point as someone who would “never make it in the major leagues”).

Guess he didn’t think he defamed and desecrated this country enough when he did this kind of thing at home.

Cheney over the course of eight years has amassed and abused great powers, cut the government off from those it is charged with serving, advocated inhuman methods of treatment of people as he pushed for Maoist “interrogation techniques” that yielded no information of value, insulted our allies, invaded a country under false pretenses, acted as an impediment to rather then an instrument of peace and good will at every turn, and whose office tried to humiliate an ambassador by exposing his wife’s identity as a CIA agent and thus placing this country in greater danger. And that is not even counting the things such as sanctions on apartheid in South Africa back in the 1980s, which Cheney was against as a Congressman. Dick Cheney’s approval thus would something that no American president, humane person, or decent country should want or get.

One of the great traditions in our country going back to George Washington’s departure from office in 1797 until now evidently we have had the peaceful transfer of power, unimpeded by partisan rancor,vituperation, or self interest. Cheney, in his typical fashion it is alleged., disposed of that great tradition as well.

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