Bill Clinton v. Darth Cheney on Iraq: yes, but….

Clinton’s comments on Cheney and Iraq are 100% correct. But they ignore something important.

Bill Clinton has taped an interview that will air tomorrow. In it, he’s asked about Dick Cheney’s attacks on President Obama and the Iraq mess.


Gregory: The former vice president Dick Cheney said of President Obama in an op-ed claims that Al-Qaeda is decimated is not true, and in fact is on the march. The argument that America is less safe under President Obama. Do you believe Dick Cheney is a credible critic on these matters?

Clinton: (laughs) If they hadn’t gone to war in Iraq, none of this would be happening.

Gregory: It wouldn’t be happening in Syria. terrorist actors?

Clinton: Well it might be happening in Syria, but what happened in Syria wouldn’t have happened in Iraq. Iraq would not have been in effect drastically altered as it has been, but Mr. Cheney has been incredibly adroit for the last six years or so attacking the administration for not doing an adequate job of cleaning up the mess that he made. And I think it’s unseemly.

Yep. Bubba is right as rain. But one can’t help remembering that Sen. Clinton – Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) – a prospective 2016 presidential candidate and one the former president is likely to support, voted to authorize Dick and Dubya’s Big Adventure.

How are you going to hang the James Brothers when your wife was in their gang?

Little known fact: Newspeak has no word for saying one thing and doing another. #JustSaying

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  1. Irrelevant to the completely accurate point you’re making historical nit picking – the Hole in the Wall gang rode with Butch and Sundance, not with the James boys. Their gang were the James/Younger brothers gang.

    • It’s only your mistake if you pull back the facade of your nom de plume and expose your tender and true innards to the cruel world. By nature I would expect a man name Sidicious Bonesparkle to parry any accusations of error with an air of complete indifference.

      If journalism and its blogging cousins are suddenly to be judged on veracity, why, we might as well chuck the whole fucking mess right now.

      • My plumes have been public knowledge for awhile now. And just because I admit that I did something something stupid doesn’t mean I care. My fuck yous are thoroughly grounded in truth.