Fox News Turns On Dick Cheney And Exposes His Record Of Failure On Iran

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In a rare and stunning moment, the truth was revealed on Fox News Sunday as host Chris Wallace exposed Dick Cheney’s record of failure on stopping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.


Transcript via Fox News Sunday:

WALLACE: Mr. Vice President, you say that President Obama never put a serious nuclear option on the table, but you and President Bush, the Bush/Cheney administration dealt with Iran for eight years. And I think it’s fair to say that there was never any real serious military threat. And during your time, let’s put these numbers up on the screen, Iran went from zero known centrifuges in operation to more than 5,000. So in fairness, didn’t you leave the Bush Cheney administration leave President Obama with a mess?

D. CHENEY: Well, I don’t think of it that way. In fact, there was military action that had an impact on the Iranians, when we took down Saddam Hussein. There was a period of time when they stopped their program because they were afraid of what we did to Saddam we were going to do to them next. We also, when we took down Saddam, Moammar Gadhafi surrendered up his nuclear program. When we got that, then went and got his suppler, Mr. A.Q. Khan. We did a lot to limit nuclear proliferation in the region while we were there.

WALLACE: But the centrifuges went from zero to 5,000.

D. CHENEY: Well, and they well have gone, but that happened on Obama’s watch, not on our watch.

WALLACE: No, no, by 2009, they were at 5,000.

D. CHENEY: Right. But I think we did a lot to deal with the arms control problem in the Middle East….

There was still plenty of Obama bashing in the interview as the Cheneys, and Fox News agreed that the President is to blame for the Syrian refugee crisis, and the Cheneys got in all of their talking points about how President Obama has destroyed the United States by not continuing to wage endless wars in the Middle East.

For a few moments, the truth got out.

Dick Cheney’s real record as Vice President is one of foreign policy disaster and failure. Cheney was part of an administration that falsely connected 9/11 to Iraq. The Bush administration’s policy towards N. Korea was a complete disaster. Bush and Cheney lied about weapons of mass destruction and promoted an ineffective policy of torture. The Bush administration had no plans for the wars that they started and even less of a desire to pay for them.

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney left Barack Obama with a huge mess to clean up when he took office. President Obama has responded by doing the things that Bush/Cheney failed to do. Bin Laden is dead. Diplomacy is alive. The nuclear program that Iran accelerated under Bush and Cheney will be stopped under Obama.

Dick Cheney hates President Obama because the Obama administration has proven that Cheney was wrong about everything.

The facts are so obvious that occasionally even Fox News can see them.

40 Replies to “Fox News Turns On Dick Cheney And Exposes His Record Of Failure On Iran”

  1. Cheney sounds as if he were caught off guard and tripping over his tongue! Zero to 5,000 during the Bush-Cheney administration, and Cheney is always attacking Obama and his alleged failures. Unbelievable!!

  2. go hell Cheney, you’re screwed this country ROYALY


    Halliburton charged with selling nuclear technology to Iran

    Cheney’s Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War

  3. president Halliburton Chaney and his puppet DUMYA were WRONG about everything and are damn proud of it

  4. Should have ask under your policy North Korea acquired Nukes and why did you not rendition the Pakistani Scientist Khan for selling Nuclear know how?

  5. “D. CHENEY: Well, and they well have gone, but that happened on Obama’s watch, not on our watch.”

    The arrogant bastard will not even address our POTUS as “President Obama,” just Obama.

  6. they have NO respect at all since many conservatives call Hillary Clinton, Mrs Clinton instead of SECRETARY CLINTON.

  7. And Mr. Vice President, there were 22 million e-mails lost by the Bush administration you served, on the private RNC e-mail server you used. How can you criticize Hillary Clinton on 35,000 e-mails on a personal e-mail server?

    And sir, when you and President Bush were questioned under review about the lead up to the Iraq war, how come there was no record taken and no transcript of the questions and answers? And so you believe seven committee investigations are necessary on Benghazi?

    Amazing hypocritical sir. Why don’t you just disappear into history.

  8. …for one brief shining second, I saw Chris’ father Mike…then it was gone, leaving only Faux Spews Chris Wallace…

  9. This shows that you can only tell so many lies before eventually you slip up and tell the truth. This evil old man should be in jail by now. But pay back is a bi$ch and it’s coming his way.

  10. For years, I, as well as others, have wracked our brains to find any, or one, redeeming act or factor of ‘cheeney’ and have failed in that endeavor.

  11. Blame the so called 4th estate. During the Church hearings on the CIA Cheney was point man for ford to try to not to disclose what the Cia did. He is truly on the dark side of the force

  12. “Obama bashing” C’mon, FOX is the only place you can go to for tough scrutiny of Obama. If the other outfits would be as tough on Obama as they are on repubs then I wouldn’t have to watch FOX.

  13. Dick “surly-face” Cheney has never been one to let reality undermine his self-serving rhetoric.

  14. Especially when comparing Bush/Cheney who are responsible for over 5,000 sons/daughters killed in action in Iraq compared to Hillary Clinton who is responsible for just a few deaths at Benz. Bush/Cheney are real war criminals.

  15. DJ:

    We’re all hurting for reliable news sources. Instead of insulting Purpleish, you could have told him(?) where to look for more balanced reporting.

    We can’t follow unquestioningly. Trust but verify, even with President Obama (the best thing to happen for America at this point in her history).

    Sites like,,, and (they watch Fox “news” so we don’t have to), et al. help me make sense of the news.

    Please feel free to suggest others.

  16. This is what I’ve been saying. Iran knows that we made it impossible for Saddam to use any WMDs he might have had. They also know that there was no way we would have invaded Iraq if we thought he would. Can you imagine the public outcry if we lost 10,000 troops the first day?Iran knows that the only thing that will keep the next Republican president from attacking them is if they DO have WMDs.
    That letter that Congressional Republicans sent the Iranian legislature saying that given their first chance we will overturn any agreement they make with Obama sure screwed the pooch as far as making them want to compromise.
    Republicans,BLAME YOURSELF!!!

  17. .

    Mr Cheney,

    Before being allowed to discuss anything, answer the following questions:

    1. At what point does a USA government official become ‘above the law’ (national and international)?

    2. Does being ‘above the law’ extend to only USA President/Vice President?

    3. Are Secretarial Department heads also ‘above the law?’ How far down the chain of command does being above the law extend?

    4. Do you feel free to travel outside of USA and expect to be immune to prosecution?

    5. When arrested overseas, do ‘above the law’ USA government officials have the right to use international law in their defense?
    Ema Nymton
    ~@ ?

  18. I think Halliburton made way more money than that. According to Donald Rumsfeld’s presser on 9-10-01, they were “missing” 2.3 Trillion from the Pentagon. Gee Cheney/Bush have enough money to completely fund isis. Create a problem that your company gets paid to fix! Like Deep Water Horizon/corexit. (Halliburton owned)

  19. ….I really think the medical team that did the last heart procedure on this troll was paid off NOT to mention that they found no heart in his chest at all. He is an evil, evil man who blatantly lies. He is pathological. He needs to just go back fly-fishing and stay off the airwaves. He is a disgrace.

  20. I don’t think it’s worth sitting through 11 minutes of self-aggrandizement by a war criminal and his horrid daughter. I had that option Sunday and passed. He is anathema to the title of his co-authored book, “Exceptionalism.” We are only exceptional in that we allow him to walk free in a nation he disgraced.

  21. Joe, both are held by the World Court as War Criminals, and can be arrested if they fly out of this country.. Not much of a sentence for two men who had so many killed. But it certainly keeps them under some control. (Last year, I believe Bush canceled a speaking engagement in Canada for that very reason.) Except for their mouths and Fox news or stations that have no more morals the either of these, Bush and Cheney are prisoners in our boarders.

  22. Dick Cheney, George W Bush, and Rumsfeld (plus probably others in the Bush administration) should be in prison in the Hague facing war crimes and crimes against humanity charges.

  23. Bush administration set the middle east on fire. Look at Cheney’s you tube video in 1994. He admitted going into Iraq at that time would have caused the middle east to become unstable. Yes it has.

  24. The heck with Cheney. He’s a war criminal that needs to be prosecuted. His Bionic heart filled with hatred for Obama.

  25. I hope congress changes hands in a big way and they revisit that episode. It is a step too far when treason is justified for political gain.

  26. Neither Bush nor Cheney have any warrants for their arrest from the highest international court. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague has no warrants for any Americans, nor does Interpol.

    Bush and Cheney have both traveled to Canada and abroad since Bush’s presidency has ended.

    Stop spreading false rumors. It doesn’t help.

  27. ‘GENEVA, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President George W. Bush has cancelled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture, rights groups said on Saturday.

    Bush was to be the keynote speaker at Keren Hayesod’s annual dinner on Feb. 12 in Geneva. But pressure has been building on the Swiss government to arrest him and open a criminal investigation if he enters the Alpine country.

    Criminal complaints against Bush alleging torture have been lodged in Geneva, court officials say.

    And…the mobs that show up protesting bush or cheney keep them from going to our allied countries.
    Remember even the pope’s funeral? The police had to whisk bush off the stage because there was so much protest. They cheered seemingly forever, however, when Clinton came out.

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