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Thu Jun 26, 2014, 02:59 PM Jun 2014

Bill Clinton slams Dick Cheney for “unseemly” criticism of President Obama


Speaking with NBC’s David Gregory during an interview that will run in full during this Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press,” former President Bill Clinton argued that there is something “unseemly” about former Vice President Dick Cheney’s willingness to criticize President Obama for the chaos and dysfunction that’s still plaguing Iraq.

Asked by Gregory whether he agreed with claims from Cheney and other Republicans that the Obama administration had made the Middle East more unstable and American citizens more unsafe, Clinton emphatically rejected the question’s premise, saying, “If [the second Bush administration] hadn’t gone to war in Iraq none of this would be happening.”

Gregory interrupted, asking Clinton if he believed that the civil, sectarian and regional war occurring in Syria was also the fault of Bush and Cheney. Then, asking a slightly different question (perhaps unintentionally) Gregory wondered whether Clinton believed “there wouldn’t be terrorist actors” if the U.S. hadn’t invaded and occupied Iraq from 2003 to 2011.

“It might be happening in Syria,” Clinton responded, “but what happened in Syria wouldn’t have happened in Iraq.”


Bill Clinton slams Dick Cheney for “unseemly” criticism of President Obama (Original Post) abakan Jun 2014 OP
Wonder if anyone in the WH wishes he hadn't been so eager to... polichick Jun 2014 #1
Gregory interrupted underpants Jun 2014 #2
Since Cheney was not a real president KT2000 Jun 2014 #3


(180,251 posts)
2. Gregory interrupted
Thu Jun 26, 2014, 03:14 PM
Jun 2014

First Gregory uses a question to repeat complete nonsense and then has to stop the interviewee when they state the blatantly obvious.


(20,477 posts)
3. Since Cheney was not a real president
Thu Jun 26, 2014, 04:00 PM
Jun 2014

and he only played one in the White House, he doesn't know how to behave in his post-vie-presidency. Vile creature.

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