Sunday, December 04, 2016

Dick Cheney (hearts) President Trump

Neocon Icon Dick Cheney is seriously crushing on President Trump.

I can almost hear the tears roll off the cheeks of the Never Trumpkins. Why have thou forsaken thee, they wonder.

Cheney adapts. I think he has soured on globalism. I know I have.

But he understands strength, as he showed in an interview with Barbara Starr of CNN.

"One of the most important things [President Trump] can do is exactly the opposite of what his predecessor did. With respect to Iran and nuclear weapons, and don't make the mistakes that the situation he is inheriting from the Obama administration represented. With respect to our status in the world, the capabilities of our forces, the belief on the part of I believe many of our friends and allies that they can no longer trust the United States or count on our guarantees. I think we need to do major progress and reverse the Obama policies and not that's not a place for President Trump to start," Cheney said.

If asked, he would give Trump advice, but Trump has not asked.

"I think he needs to be careful but he'll learn as he goes along. I think he is putting some brains and good people with him. I am a big fan of Mike Pence. I know Mike well from his 12 years in the House and I think he's a great choice as Vice President. He's going to play a major role. I think Mr. Trump is taking very, very seriously the job that he has gotten now. Staffing up the administration," Cheney said.

"I think one of the reasons people get so concerned about the tweets is it is sort of a way around the press. He doesn't have to rely upon, uh, rely upon -- this is the modern era, modern technology. He's at the point where we don't need you guys anymore."

Ouch.

But the press did that to themselves by lying and covering up for One Big Ass Mistake, America.

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18 comments:

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    1. Double ditto. When he told Pat Leahy to go f--- himself, he was immediately inducted into my Hall Of Fame.

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  2. "Why do the nation's so furiously rage together? Why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Annointed. Let us break their bonds asunder, and cast away their homes from us"
    Psalm 2.
    Saw Handel's Messiah tonight.

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    1. Yokes, not homes. Damn autocorrect.

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    1. Young FrankenCheney?

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  4. The MSM ought to get into some game with more of a future.

    Like typewriter repair.

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    1. The Fed government and the MSM can continue working together on this new business of typewriter repair. Heck, they can even mandate that everyone must buy typewriter warranties. I understand that it is legal for the government to do that.

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  5. Wasn't Cheney the eminence grise, or rather noir,behind the Iraq war Trump said he was against from the time he was two years old? But if he talked to Romney who was never helpful to him he might talk to Cheney who was also hated by the media, especially the cowardly NYT, and for the same reason, his competence.

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    1. I look at the Iraq war the same way I look at Gallipoli. In both instances the initial idea was limited to certain goals, but as time went on and more prone got involved the project outgrew the original idea both in extent and in the balls that were to be achieved. Churchill's original proposal was simply to use battleships to carry out a bombardment of the Hellespont in order to get the Turks to draw resources away from the European theater and soften the Western Front. It ended up being a complicated disaster. I think the Iraq project went through the same process.
      The Gallipoli debacle is what made Churchill into the brilliant war manager he became later, even though he spent a long time in the wilderness. People do learn from their mistakes. Even ones they never admit to.

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    2. People, not prone. Damn autocorrect.

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    3. Goals, not balls. Geez.

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    4. No, you're thinking of Powell and Tenet.

      And we did win Iraq. The Limeys had to pull out of Gallipoli.

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    5. They were both political disasters, and that matters more than winning militarily.

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    6. So ... the objective of armed conflict is to win in a political sense, not in a military sense? Pure gold Quack.

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  6. Birds of a feather flock together. Another reason to put John Bolton in as Secretary of State. - Elric

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