Once the Fox & Friends hosts finished slobbering over Dick Cheney this morning, they moved on to trashing ObamaCare. Naturally, that included yet another rehashing of President Obama saying, “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” And according to “Iraq had weapons of mass destruction” Cheney, that was also why we should not trust the Obama administration's dealings with Iran.
Isn’t it funny how Fox continually harps on Obama’s promise about ObamaCare yet I can’t recall any similar concern about the Bush administration's “We know where they are” weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Or “I doubt (the war will last) six months?” In fact, in his own recent interview with Cheney, Bill O’Reilly made a point of announcing he would not do any finger pointing or Monday-morning quarterbacking about Iraq.
Starting a war over faulty claims about weapons of mass destruction vs. faulty claims about more comprehensive health insurance for Americans? It’s no contest on Fox: health insurance is far worse than 10 years of blood and treasure lost in Iraq.
At about 5:15 Brian Kilmeade asked this “fair and balanced” question that was obviously designed to get Cheney to criticize President Obama’s foreign policy: “Do you feel like we’re in retreat everywhere? …What’s the main difference in tenor from the administration (you) left and the one now?”
I don’t think that Barack Obama believes in the U.S. as an exceptional nation and the whole concept that the world is a safer place, more peaceful when the U.S. is powerful, able to in fact project its will in various places around the world.
We’re withdrawing from the Middle East, we’re cutting the Defense Department and the Defense budget to the bone… our adversaries no longer fear us, our friends no longer trust us. And the bottom line is, nobody cares much in the Middle East any more what the U.S. thinks because we don’t keep our commitments, we don’t follow through.
In Iran we’ve got a very, very serious problem going forward. And a deal now been cut. The same people that brought us “you can keep your insurance if you want” are telling us they’ve got a great deal in Iran with respect to their nuclear program. I don’t believe it.
Not one of the three co-hosts seemed to think it worth mentioning that maybe the 10-year occupation of Iraq might have a little something to do with our problems in the Middle East. Nor did anyone seem to consider that Cheney is not in the greatest position to be lecturing President Obama or anyone else about U.S. credibility.
It’s no longer give me liberty or give me death. It’s death when you can’t afford it, or have a pre- condition like you have had for many years, but then I know it’s a waste of time to point out the hypocrisy to the few that have, compared to the millions who don’t.
Of course not, ‘lil dick — that’s why he ran for PRESIDENT TWICE . . .
Next up on Fox: Sarah Palin Lectures President Obama About Dedication To Executive Office