Harry Reid Blasts Cheney Says All He Wants To Hear From Former VP Is an Apology for Iraq


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the Senate floor today to rip into Dick Cheney for pushing more war with Iraq. Reid said, “To be on the wrong side of Dick Cheney is to be on the right side of history.”

The push back from Majority Leader Harry Reid started with remarks on the Senate floor.


Reid said:

But instead of addressing issues at home, we’re stuck listening to the very same neocons who pushed us into the Iraq War in the first place, as they try to plunge our military into another foreign misadventure. And what is truly absurd is the fact that after all these years, their suggestions haven’t changed one bit. And who are these so-called experts, so eager to commit American service members to another war? Why is their advice so valuable?

How about former Bush Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who has accused President Obama of not taking a ‘strong position’ in Iraq? In 2003, Wolfowitz took a strong position on Iraqi sectarian violence, when he absurdly stated: “There’s been none of the record in Iraq of ethnic militias fighting one another.”

There’s also conservative pundit Bill Kristol, who infamously predicted that American soldiers would be welcomed as liberators, and that the Iraq war would last two months. He also claimed that there’s no evidence of discord among Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq. Yet, even in light of his incorrect assertions about Iraq, Kristol is beating the war drum alongside all of his neo-conservative friends.

This morning, an op-ed by former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared in the Wall Street Journal. If there is one thing we can all agree on here, it’s that we should not be taking advice on Iraq from Dick Cheney. To be on the wrong side of Dick Cheney is to be on the right side of history.

To the architects of the Iraq War who are now so eager to offer their expert analysis, I say: “Thanks, but no thanks.” Unfortunately, we already tried it your way and it was the biggest foreign policy blunder in United States history. President Obama and his military advisors are considering their options to address ISIS – but putting combat troops back into Iraq is not and should not be one of them.

Just to make his point crystal clear, Sen. Reid later tweeted:

I do believe Harry Reid just told Dick Cheney to shut up.

Do Republicans really want to go there months before the midterm election? Do they really want to remind voters that they are responsible for the biggest U.S. foreign policy blunder ever? Sen. Reid was right. Being on the wrong side of Dick Cheney means being on the right side of history.

Cheney, Kristol, and the other warmongers who got this nation into Iraq have never apologized for their lies, or their war crimes. They have never apologized to the troops who spilled their blood based on a lie. They have never admitted that they were wrong. Even worse, the media keeps treating them like they were right.

These warmongers have nothing new to say. They are repeating the same old lies, and Democrats like Harry Reid stepping up to make sure that the country doesn’t get fooled again.

40 Replies to “Harry Reid Blasts Cheney Says All He Wants To Hear From Former VP Is an Apology for Iraq”

  1. Yesterday Harry called out the naysayers on the capture of one of the leaders in the Benghazi murders

    Today he called out that wrinkled blood gurgling sociopath cheney.

    Tomorrow? Well if I was McInsane, Miss Lindsey and that dimwit Ayotte I think for now on just STFU or Harry will be kicking you in the nuts every time you open your ass for a mouth up

  2. Cheney and Dumpsterfeld have been planning wars since Nixon days. Cheney is nothing more then a very rich person who doesnt care about anything to get the US to push other country’s around and see people get killed

  3. I agree 100% with you. not to mention all the blood on their hand from lost lives sent to fight, and Millions of good American citizens decimated, when they help Tank the Economy here at home.

  4. Good for Reid!

    It might be crossing into tinfoil hat territory, but I can’t help but think that these necons want Obama to send troops back into Iraq in order to hang it around his neck during the 2016 elections.

  5. I wouldn’t put nothing past these blood gurgling sociopaths but all they see are dollars going into their bloated pockets. If there was any justice there would be a war tax. If you profit from war then 75% of your ASSETS shall revert back to the government to pay for the healthcare of the Vets you sent to be cannon fodder

  6. George Bush pushed Cheney to the sidelines in 2006. He was so fed up with Cheney that he told him NEVER to speak at any meeting unless he was asked for his opinion.

    Cheney never got over that…..

  7. “Either the wallpaper goes or Cheney does.” Get lost Dick, nobody’s interested in your thoughts, opinions, or ideas on anything!

  8. Seeing Vice President Cheney blaming Iraq on President Obama makes me gag. Respectfully, Mr. WMD/yellow-cake uranium/BS should avoid advising anyone on what was his own historic mistake. The Bush Administration broke Iraq, and could not fix it. Thousands of GI’s died and two trilion was wasted for nothing.

  9. All these Warmongers need to run a gauntlet made up of returned soldiers who were shipped to Iraq because of lies and greed. None of them would make it out alive. Cheney’s the worst of all. One baldheaded, steaming pile of shit.

  10. I wonder if Ayotte even has an opinion of her own. She always seems to be running along like a puppy on the heels of her dad and mom mcshame and miss lindsey.

  11. Send him to jail! Why is it funny that the man who lied and caused so much death and destruction for his own profiteering would continue to talk like an arrogant bully? He’s basically daring Obama and all of us, thinking that he’s untouchable. The man is a war criminal, a mass murderer. Someone should call the police to report it every single time they see him in person, and instead we get a little bit of fist pounding at the podium and he walks free? Not good enough. Try him for war crimes.

  12. Even if the war mongers had an epiphany and thought an apology was in order the media couldn’t afford to let that happen.

  13. Cheney is irrelevant and he knows it … he just refuses to accept this fact as truth! He’s still wrapped up in his lies. And now he’s pulled in his daughter (to make his words “sound” true?)

    Well, Dick, it’s time for you to shut your mouth and crawl back into the hole again!

    {in respectful memory of the original “Give ’em Hell Harry”, Harry S Truman}

  15. As a resident of NH, I can honestly say that Kelly Ayotte is a terrible senator. She does not listen to her constituents, but listens to the senile old white men who have nothing worthwhile to say.

  16. Harry Reid found his(misplaced) balls and none too soon. I’m loving the guy, he’s kicking ass.
    Give em hell Harry!!! I want to see them stutter and fumble their way out of your smackdowns.

  17. Didn’t VP Biden say, just months ago, that Iraq was one of President Obama’s biggest success stories?

  18. All the dimwits in the NH delegation are women and all Democrats.

    They all vote 100% DNC and Obama.

    Kuster will not take questions from her constituents,,, I tried several times with really soft ball stuff.

    Carol Shea Porter can not be found.

    When asked a question Jeanne Shaheen looks at her husband for an answer.

  19. Comparing Harry Truman to Harry Reid is so disgusting that Harry Truman just turned over in his grave.

    I bet you don’t even know where that is.

  20. “Catholics aren’t Christians.” is definitely wrong. The Bible does not say “You will only be saved if you understand the theological intricacies.”

    Many practicing Catholics satisfy the requirements of Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.”

  21. I wonder…..does Dick (head) know how disliked, and repugnant he is? Does his equally repugnant daughter Liz(ard)read all the negative press on them, the bloggosphere is red hot with anti-Dick exposes and comments. The Cheney’s op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal was disgusting and laughable. A rotten piece of hypocritical irony thrown on the page for us to gag as we read it. He and his daughter seem to have a “problem”, know what I mean? ;)

  22. Todd, Hmmmm….you might be on to something there. Could be it’s a trap. By goading Obama into making a harsh move, because of their wreckless criticisms and calling him weak and indecisive, etc. But Obama is no fool, he sees that, and will NOT give the orders for ANY large troop movement BACK to that hell hole in order satisfy their (Sabre rattling Republicans foolish blood quest.)

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