No doubt in anybody's mind? There was doubt in everybody's mind who could see through Dick Cheney's master plan to march this country into an unnecessary war. Now that American troops are gone and Iraq is dissolving into chaos, Cheney, along with his personal Bad Seed, is trying to deflect blame everyplace but where it belongs: in his bloody hands. He lashed out against fellow Republican Rand Paul for stating that trying to blame Obama for the Iraq disaster was misdirected, and blasted Bill Clinton for whatever reason was at hand. The Cheneys contend, "On a trip to the Middle East...we heard a constant refrain in capitals from the Persian Gulf to Israel, 'Can you explain why your president is doing this?...Why is he so blithely sacrificing the hard fought gains you secured in Iraq?'" Liz and Dick continue, "Mr. Obama...abandoned Iraq and we are watching American defeat snatched from the jaws of victory." One shabby, lazy, old journalistic trick when you wish to forward an opinion, but can't get anyone to speak on the record, is to write, "Some people say," or, "It has been stated in certain quarters." This allows you to imply defamatory quotes made toward your intended target without actually quoting anyone. It says as much about the Cheneys' deception as how corrupted the Wall Street Journal's editorial department has become under the ownership of NewsCorp.
Fox News gave the Cheneys a second joint interview, perhaps to assuage hurt feelings caused by Megyn Kelly, only this time it was to announce the formation of The Alliance for a Strong America, a grass-roots organization founded, according to Liz, "because we know America's security depends upon our ability to reverse President Obama's policies." While Liz dressed in all black, Dick sported a white cowboy hat and an oilskin vest, causing them to appear more like American Gothic than Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. All that was missing was the pitchfork. Speaking from Wyoming, where Liz steamrolled her own sister cozying-up to to the ultra-right in her losing Senate bid, the new Cheney "alliance" looked more like an attempt to shore-up Liz's rabid-conservative bona fides for another run for Congress than a threat to the President's foreign agenda. Cheney claimed the group's purpose is "to restore America's power and preeminence" in the world. "President Obama has repeatedly misled the American people about the attacks in Benghazi and the true nature of the threat we face." Oh. I get it now. Benghazi. This is about fundraising for the next election. "Benghazi" is like catnip for right wing pussies, and I mean that strictly in the "fat cat," political contributor sense of the word. But when it comes to Liz Cheney's credibility, this silly drama can't come close to matching a Shakespearean production co-starring Liz and Dick that I would much prefer seeing: The Taming of the Shrew.