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Rachel Maddow reaffirms what a Dick… Cheney is.


Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney Oh look, you're still here

Rachel Maddow pulled no punches in her reporting on the Cheney family. She reaffirmed what a Dick… Cheney is, and for that, we are very grateful. And she enumerated Liz Cheney’s failures, one by embarrassing one.

She skewered the Cheney obsession with war, and she ticked their war efforts off the way June Cleaver would tick off ingredients on a recipe for sugar cookies. Specifically, Rachel delved into their new little web page (on which they spelled their own last name wrong) and the wars for which the Dick and Dickette deeply yearn, including: war with Iran, war with Syria, war with North Korea, more war with Iraq, more war with Afghanistan, “even at one point a faint gesture toward potentially a war with China (!!!).”

And best of all, she herself appeared pretty ticked off as she ticked off the lies Daddy Dick told to America.

Take it away, Rachel:

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Rachel Maddow:

“Oh, you’re still here.

A significant portion of the country is convulsing at the sight of these people.

“For Dick Cheney and his daughter, it’s almost at a different level. It’s almost at a level that approaches parody. The Cheney’s op-ed in the Wall St. Journal today is about war in Iraq, and it accuses the Obama administration of ‘misleading rhetoric’ about Iraq! Really!?

“Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney… are telling the Republican party to not be embarrassed about what happened under George W. Bush, embrace it, run with it, demand that everyone listen to you again on this subject.

“Is this part of a larger project to vindicate the Cheney legacy, especially on war, to try to put a shine on Dick Cheney’s very unpopular tenure as vice president? Most importantly though, who listens to this stuff?

“From the outside, it’s ridiculous, right? Seeing Dick Cheney in a cowboy hat and Liz at their misspelled website telling us that they know what to do in Iraq. It’s like watching a particularly humorless, ham-handed lefty satire in a student theater production at Hemp State in 2004.

“Nobody would accuse the Cheney family of something this on the nose, this brazenly obnoxious, unless they did it themselves, but they did it themselves! There they are, and from outside it’s crazy! It’s laugh out loud territory. … But does it work inside the conservative movement? Do they have an audience?”

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Susan Rice was right, John McCain “living in fantasyland”


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As former ambassador and U.S. diplomat in Iraq Joe Wilson (married to Valerie Plame) and Chris Hayes said on All In, “fall person” (now National Securtiy Advisor) Susan Rice was absolutely on target when she appeared on Sunday talkers and referred to the video that inspired the Benghazi attacks. To combine quotes from Wilson and Hayes, “All this time later, Susan Rice was actually right. They just make things up.”

And all those self-righteous Republicans in DC were dead wrong. They were dead wrong as they smeared Rice, tried to destroy her career, and eventually managed to prevent her nomination as the next Secretary of State.

Susan Rice deserves an apology. The Congress members and right wing talking heads who did this should start berating their own incompetence and disgraceful tactics instead of sabotaging our national security efforts.

As Joe Wilson said, “It is really dishonorable what these people are doing up on the Hill, and the right wing echo chamber.” Watch:

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Joe Wilson:

“For John McCain to say we somehow had won the [Iraq] war, he’s living in fantasyland. It was a time bomb waiting to go off and it’s now going off.

“My view is we should just stay out of it. We’ve killed enough Arabs for a lifetime.”

Also included in the video is an interview with Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby.


Iraq “not our fight, we fought there for too long, killed too many people”


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How about some accountability for the mess Iraq is currently in, neocons? How about cable TVĀ  shows stop showcasing and giving credibility to the very people who got us into a fraudulent war, broke Iraq, and have the unmitigated gall to tell us how President Obama should fix their mess… while blaming him for what they did? Let me put it this way, Pollack, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Bush, Bremer, et al… and you too, Kristol:

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BushCo invaded Iraq. BushCo is responsible for killing thousands upon thousands of Americans, Iraqis, and anyone else who got in their way. BushCo should be thrown in a group cell so they can spend the rest of their worthless, isolated lives patting each other on the back for destroying multiple countries, their economies, their people, and their morale.

The chaos we’re witnessing in the Middle East today is a result of the Bush and Cheney itch to even the score on Saddam Hussein on behalf of Daddy Bush, and for– say it with me– their insatiable thirst for oil. Their reckless bombing of Iraq, a sovereign country that did not attack us first, has led to nothing but psychological and physical pain, economic disaster, and more deaths.

Inserting ourselves into the turmoil that Bush and his impotent little pals created would be compounding the problems (understatement). Waving more weapons around is not the answer, yet that’s what those on the right continue to do both here at home and internationally. Here’s a thought, warmongers: Learn from your mistakes. You know, the ones you won’t admit to.

And with that, here are today’s Los Angeles Times letters to the editor, because our voices matter:

This chaos and craziness is a consequence of one country conducting a war of choice and trying to impose change from the outside. (“Militants’ gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications,” June 14)

The United States invaded Iraq 11 years ago and broke the country and its infrastructure, its cities and whatever small social contract the Iraqis had with one another. Before the invasion, the Iraqi Sunni Muslim minority had a lock on power; afterward, Shiite Muslims took control. So they fight.

The thought of going back into this place beyond sending humanitarian aid is unthinkable. This is not our fight, and we fought there for too long and killed too many people.

There are reasons that other regional powers might want to be involved in Iraq, but the United States has no such good reasons. Don’t forget that after all the smoke has cleared, the victors still have to govern a country of 36 million people.

Larry Margo

Valley Village

With the insurrection in Iraq, the United States gets a second chance to act prudently and avoid any military entanglement in that country’s internal affairs.

To try again to enforce our political preferences in Iraq by force would be to confirm to ourselves and the world that a hallmark of insanity is to keep repeating the same behavior while expecting a different result.

Robert Ouriel

Pacific Palisades

No useful purpose could be served by airstrikes or reintroducing U.S. troops into Iraq to shore up Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s sectarian regime. The lesson from our experience in Iraq should remind the Obama administration of the disaster that awaits it in Afghanistan if it pursues a similar policy there.

If military equipment and advisors from the United States cannot prevent the Iraqi army from collapsing in the face of a determined insurgency, is President Obama confident the same scenario will not repeat itself in Afghanistan?

The time has passed when we can use military power to impose our will in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Dennis McIntyre

Rancho Palos Verdes


While president, George W. Bush said that it would take 50 years to evaluate his decision to invade Iraq.

I think we have an answer much sooner than Bush said we would.

V.J. Carollo


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Miss. tea party leader arrested for photographing Thad Cochran’s bedridden wife


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The tea party has seen better days. As we posted earlier, New Poll: Tea Party Support Crashes And Burns, The Lowest Numbers Ever. What a shame. What a cryin’ shame.

That’s what happens when extremists push a loony agenda, try to outshout those of us who depend on logic and reason, and resort to dirty tricks. Speaking of which…

Political blogger Clayton Kelly– allegedly– photographed and posted online images of the bedridden Rose Cochran (she has dementia) at a nursing home. She is married to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.

Via the Clarion-Ledger:

The vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and one other suspect have been arrested in connection with the photographing of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

Madison city court officials say that Mark Mayfield will appear before a judge today.

Also, attorney Kevin Camp, who represents Clayton Kelly, said two more arrests either have been or will be made in addition to Mayfield. All three are expected to face conspiracy charges.

Mark Mayfield is also an officer with the Central Mississippi Tea Party. Kelly faces “felony charges of photographing or filming another without permission where there is expectation of privacy and exploitation of a vulnerable adult, which carries up to a 10-year sentence.”

Color me a crazy, wild-eyed liberal optimist, but it seems we’ve reached a tea-ping point.

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