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Dick Cheney, Asshole of the Day for February 26, 2014
You know he’s a Dick. But as he can’t help reminding us, he’s also an Asshole.
In an interview on Monday with Fox News, Cheney said that President Obama would: “much rather spend money on Food Stamps than on a strong military or support for our troops.”
Cheney was slammed immediately for ignoring the fact that many of our current troops rely on Food Stamps—$100 million-worth were used at military grocery stores in 2013 alone. Not to mention the fact that 900,000 veterans nationwide—many of whom served in the unnecessary Iraq War that Cheney himself lied us into—rely on the SNAP program to feed themselves and their families.
But it took Major General Paul D. Eaton—who commanded troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom—to really remind us what a despicable piece of work Cheney is to this day: "Vice President Cheney is one of the architects of the worst foreign policy disaster of the 21st century," Eaton said. "We’re young, but the decision to attack Iraq, and to do so in such an incompetent manner, does not give him a platform to say anything about the foreign policy under execution today."
In other words, it’s Chickenhawk Cheney’s own record—putting our troops in harm’s way in an ill-planned war that had no legitimate justification—that shows the ultimate lack of respect. So even if the point Cheney was making was valid—which it wasn’t—he should have enough respect for our current, Iraq-War-ending, Bin-Laden-killing President to keep his mouth shut.
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