Tuesday, September 8, 2015

DARK DICK: Warmonger, Par Excellence He's Baaaaaack Awe Shït Moment

His Eye on Iran

The leading GOP-Rightwing war hawk is back and in his own lingo when he stood next to Dubya who once called a reporter an asshole, Cheney said: “Yeah, big time.” He is against the Iran nuclear agreement deal, but his has no qualms about a bombing run... WTF moment for sure.

That story here — it is a good piece and hard to argue with otherwise.

The White House is firing back at former Vice President Dick Cheney for his public displeasure over the Iran nuclear agreement deal now pending a vote in Congress.

Cheney, “Dark Dick” as I refer to him has long been a fierce critic of President Obama just about on everything, but now he is publicly savaging the administration's Iran nuclear deal with new intensity while promoting his new book.

(I Note: Ah ha, so promote his book, make lots money he hopes, while keeping the GOP-RW base in tow and pissed more than ever, if that’s even possible, in the run up to 2016 election).

In a seemingly unusual reaction, the White House is using its official social-media accounts to promote a video blasting Cheney for his comments. The video stressed that Cheney was a leading proponent of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. The video also notes that the former vice president continued to argue that he was “right to back the invasion even though intelligence agencies never found the weapons of mass destruction that were used to justify the war.”

Mr. Obama has said in the past: “Let's not mince words: The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some form of war — maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon. How can we in good conscience justify war before we've tested a diplomatic agreement that achieves our objectives?” (Source: The New York Times).

Leading up to forthcoming vote, critics have balked at Mr. Obama's suggestion that they are indirectly advocating military conflict and that the choice is that simple. The opposition, spearheaded by congressional Republicans, frequently argues that the agreement will actually lead to a more unstable Middle East with even more conflict.  

Recall that this nuclear deal was struck in July between the U.S. and Iran along with approval of five major world powers (the UK, China, Russia, France, and Germany). Sticking points, among other things, is that the deal grants billions of dollars of sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear ambitions while allowing increased inspections.  

Congress is expected to soon vote against the agreement but without the votes to override Obama's promised veto.  

Mr. Obama has the votes to sustain his veto, if necessary and even possibly to stop a Senate filibuster (that is a developing aspect of this deal/vote drama).  

Stay tuned as usual – it might be get a lot nastier and bumpier.

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