Dick Cheney's a Liar

'Rottweiler in Winter' tries to use terror attack to score political points
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2009 1:51 PM CST
Dick Cheney's a Liar
Former Vice President Dick Cheney meets with people as he accompanies U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, not pictured, in support of her gubernatorial bid Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 in Houston.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

It’s not even 2010, and Eugene Robinson is already breaking his resolution to ignore Dick Cheney, to treat his ramblings like “the pearls of wisdom one hears from homeless people sitting in bus shelters.” But his latest outburst against President Obama was so shrill, so full of lies, that he couldn’t let it go, he writes in the Washington Post. Cheney starts with a flat-out falsehood, saying that “President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war.”

In reality, Obama’s often spoken of—and used force to wage—our war on terrorist networks. Cheney goes on to bash him for releasing “hard-core al-Qaeda-trained terrorists” from Guantanamo. Never mind that the Yemeni al-Qaeda network that planned the attack boasts exactly two ex-detainees—both released by Bush. From there, Cheney devolves into a rant about Obama’s supposed restructuring of American society, which is so crazy he’s either “feeding the fantasies of the paranoid right or has actually joined the tea-party fringe.” (Read more Dick Cheney stories.)

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