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wasoxygen  ·  2240 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney: The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many."

Rarely, indeed. Did you have someone in mind, Dick?

This is amazing stuff. I would normally be happy to hop on board with president-bashing, but in this case I can't see past the massive wall of hubris.

When Meriadoc saw him in person, I was probably not the only one wondering how he would come across. Then it turned out that best predictor of future behavior was past behavior, and he was completely in character.

b_b  ·  2240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Did you have someone in mind, Dick?

Hence, the tag. Obama is not without fault in his foreign policy and I won't defend his team's handling of it, but he mainly only has bad options from which to choose exclusively because of Cheney and his band of nihilists. I read just today that the Iraq war has cost the average American household $35,000. I could buy a Chevy Volt with the money I've spent on his war. Or better yet, a bunch of young people could have gotten a better education, and I'd be happy to pay it. Anyway, it's pointless to muse about what could have been done with this money, because most of it was probably financed through treasuries, I'm sure (which means it will be even more expensive in the end!). Cognitive dissidence doesn't even begin to describe what he and his daughter are experiencing.

Meriadoc  ·  2240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I still have conversations with the people I saw that with every few days, mainly to see if any of us could comprehend that or learn that maybe we hadn't heard someone being so outright and happily evil. Bewildering.