Cheney: Obama So Wrong on Iraq Crisis

by Editor | June 19, 2014 1:31 am

BBC – “Rarely has a US president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”

This line appears near the top of an opinion piece in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal written by former Vice-President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney. In the column, they level a 1,000-word broadside against President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy, accusing him of “abandoning Iraq” and “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”.

The “so wrong” line, however, has generated most of the headlines, including hoots of derision from the left.

“Yes, the failed former vice president, a man whose catastrophic failures and misjudgements are the stuff of legend, has decided the president cleaning up Cheney’s messes has been wrong about everything – according to the man who was wrong about everything,” writes MSNBC’s Steve Benen.

Such responses, of course, are entirely predictable. National Journal’s Matt Berman calls the column by the Cheneys a classic example of “op-ed trolling” – a controversial statement designed to generate attention.

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