Jon Stewart on Dick Cheney, the man who got everything wrong (video)

If only the traditional media said what every sane person in America is thinking. Honestly, how many times does Dick Cheney have to be wrong with deadly results until those in proper society call the guy out?

Now it is comical to hear Cheney talk about Obama not surrounding himself with anyone “who won’t argue with him”, since the Bush bubble was widely discussed during those years. How did Cheney and his crowd react to those critical of Cheney’s plans? Hmmm, I wonder.

Jon Stewart looks at some of the key failures of Dick Cheney. You will recall how forceful Cheney was about them and how hard he attacked anyone that dared suggest he was wrong. And yes, it was Cheney that did the marvelous job of “taking the US down a peg” or ten.

So how about these Cheney opinions?
– There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein has WMD?
– US troops will be greeted as liberators.
– Iraqi resistance is in the last throes of the insurgency.

Stewart then nails it when he says “this guy was wrong every time…you try that at work, see if you get to keep your job.” Exactly. But for Republicans, Cheney is a hero that they celebrate and even worship. Talk about setting the bar low, but that’s what the GOP has become. They celebrate failure.  And after listening to Marco Rubio rehash the non-existent Obama last night, they’re not getting any better.

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73 Responses to “Jon Stewart on Dick Cheney, the man who got everything wrong (video)”

  1. John Gavel says:

    only blue lemonade koolaid- shits the bombb

  2. karmanot says:

    “but what do i know apparently im drinking koolaid?” There you go.

  3. John Gavel says:

    tax breaks during a time of war is never a good idea- i was saying that back in 03. As for the surplus- look who controlled the congress during the time the Balanced Budget Act went thru. Look who drafted that up and made Clinton rewrite his 5 times to match what the repubs wrote in 1. Keep republican bashing tho

  4. John Gavel says:

    Yeah thats why I never believed for a second that a youtube video would cause an attack in bengahzi- what idiot would ever believe that. 342 people saw the video at the time of the attack and the internet is censored in those countries, ridiculous

  5. John Gavel says:

    Where is this progress you speak of? And im independent my man

  6. John Gavel says:

    You are behind a computer bro, remember that

  7. John Gavel says:

    is bin laden caught? did waterboarding get the information for that capture- fffffffffflllllllllpumpppppp- there goes the blockage- its all so clear hahaha

  8. pappyvet says:

    Yes it certainly is,but its not going to matter with some people. The object for most rightwingers is to misdirect,change subjects and not stay on subject when it is uncomfortable.

  9. hollywoodstein says:

    Where were you and your ilk when Reagan and Bush II were spending like drunken sailors?

  10. hollywoodstein says:

    .Now after lunch with Granny, I think I’ll help her set up her canaries. The males are in full song and the hens are bouncing from perch to perch raring to go. I figure nests built and eggs in a week followed two weeks later by the first chicks, and another season in full swing until the more difficult estrildids come into condition. Chris in Paris’ crabcake recipe with aioli and a watercress salad should do the trick nicely.

  11. hollywoodstein says:

    Hmmm, didn’t hear you disavow Rushbo or the Beckster. I guess Fox must be too fair and balanced for you. Where ever you get your information you should consider augmenting your sources. The time it takes to dismantle your facile, fact challenged arguments really is no time at all.
    But congratulations on joining the hall of fame of people who spend too much time online getting their ass handed to them and then counsel others to get a life. You really should get that hahahaha looked into it appears to becoming permanent.

  12. hollywoodstein says:

    Were that sense were common.

  13. hollywoodstein says:

    Perhaps you should deal with the facts instead of hahahahahaing your way avoiding them.

  14. hollywoodstein says:

    No, not mad at all. You just seem mentally constipated, and in need of a mental dump to clear out the blockage in your thought process.
    And of course, you are the one deliberately avoiding the points of the posts which destroy your logic about the supposed effectiveness of waterboarding, which is par for the course, classic and typical.
    In your alternate reality, scarred as shit chickenhawk Dick, who got five or six deferments to avoid doing his patriotic duty defending America, was the one who capped UBL. Tell us, was it the fourth waterboarding or the sixth waterboarding or the sixtieth waterboarding or the seventy ninth waterboarding Dick ordered that August that led to the courier that led to UBL.
    Just calling a shit for brains a shit for brains. Shithead.

  15. condew says:

    Lies can make you very popular — until they are discovered. Bush will spend the rest of his days in his compound, not even welcome at Republican events.

  16. condew says:

    Typical Republican; always blocking progress and proud of it.

  17. condew says:

    Gee, we were in surplus when Bush/Cheney came to power, and had even greater deficits than now when Bush/Cheney lost power.

    Wasn’t it Cheney who said “deficits don’t matter”. That’s Cheney, wrong again.

    Seems your complaint is that Obama isn’t cleaning up the Bush/Cheney mess fast enough. It would help if the Republicans in congress had a plan other than just block any plan Obama puts forward.

  18. John Gavel says:

    In the words of Chris Chase- the greatest sniper in american history- Americans live in a bubble- they are soft. They do not realize how the world works. I think he was talking about you steinnnnnnnnnnnnnn, now get some sleep pal, you got a bunch of blogs to hit up tomorrow- big day

  19. John Gavel says:

    And we are in a one trillion dollar deficit, 17 trillion dollar debt- Obama is calling on congress to “pay our bills” how long you think we can keep up this???? its common sense buddy

  20. John Gavel says:

    stolen? Bushs approval rating was in the high 90s- seems alot of people supported him during this time. Also, Iraq had a mission- remove a leader who was running genocide on his people- some did find us as liberators- sooooooooooo, remember the parties in the streets- or was this part of a hollywood stunt? And yes ill do the math- solyndra never turned a profit since its creation in 2005- why would Obama and Biden give them 500 million? And say this company would be a success? They company had never made any money- ever? what a joke

  21. John Gavel says:

    I actually do not watch fox news- never really have. I am also independent, voted for Gary Johnson- you seem to make alot of assumptions for 1. 2 you seem to have alot of time on your hands- i mean you have spent like the last 12 hrs responding paragraphs to all my responses hahahaha- get a life steinnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  22. John Gavel says:

    hmm whats my point? hmm whats my point? ohh thats right- we didnt just round up these terrorists for no reason- they were terrorists who hijacked planes and flew them into our world trade center- guess that was my point

  23. John Gavel says:

    man o man- struck a cord huh? you just keep going and going and going hahahahaha awesome

  24. John Gavel says:

    hahahaha alittle mad huh- resorting to name calling? typical and classsic

  25. hollywoodstein says:

    And the great mass of the American people who followed them away from our better angels…

  26. hollywoodstein says:

    And Nicole you owe me one and a painting. For completely different reasons.

  27. hollywoodstein says:

    BTW, said friend bet me very expensive bottle of scotch. Waited appropriate time and went by drop. If not A then Z.

  28. hollywoodstein says:

    Hey isn’t that the Kiriakou John Shit a Brick If He Knew the Truth Gavel quoted earlier in support of his case, back when JK was put out there to put disinfo into John Shit a Brick if He Clued in to the Truth Gavel’s little skull encased thinking unit. Another mission accomplished.

  29. hollywoodstein says:

    Actually, JSOC, and CIA said they didn’t do it really at least the really bad stuff, sure we ruffed someofemup a bit but they had it coming being brown and all, and while the statute of limitations was ticking, then they said they maybe they did it but the bad stuff wasn’t so bad cuz we were the good guys, and thems all were the bad guys even the innocent teenagers and old men turned in for bounties,and besides it was keeping all the soccer moms, and all the gun toting macho wolverine men scared of their own shadow safe, then it came out by golly they did torture according to US law, International law and a treaty signed by the mothereffin patron saint of ClintEastwood badass teardownthatwall all by himself Saint Ronald Reagan, (ooops!).
    So we destroyed as much evidence as we could and even Obammy made sure the Merkun people wouldn’t see the wooden sticks shoved up young boys poop chutes all in the name of freedom fries and keeping us safe. Might even have to re edit a few WWII and Rambo movies just so we can keep who the good guys are straight.
    And then finally the CIA had to admit they had lied and they were torturing people all around the world (still) including the following….

  30. hollywoodstein says:

    Okay, now tinfoil hat time kids.

    The most interesting thing of 0Dark30 for me was the throw away line that miss thing was recruited out of high school. The claws run deep. Never was mentioned why she got the invite. As if it was some big secret? High IQ maybe?

    I was approached in HS due to AI, robotics and languages, marksmanship, and orienteering. Later again, in college for natural language processing, AI, languages, marksmanship, orienteering.

    My contact didn’t do his homework. Thought I would be impressed to shoot an AK-47 at the Farm. Told him I already owned two, among other more exotics, and when we were wee tykes made exothermic devices for blowing up our guns of Navarone play set.

    Friend of mine in summer Russian class qualified for US Olympic Sniper team and taught me how to control my heartbeat and breathing better that I thought possible, and I was already a pretty damn good marksman.

    Drove a souped up, roll caged Porsche at the time. The square handler was worried that some of my friends were gay, and even more worried that I was. I told him that it was an asset that I was comfortable with the community, could travel seamlessly, and that I would not be a blackmail risk, because I couldn’t care less.

    Told me he knew I was also dating a Texas judges daughter who was a cheerleader who liked to do X during sex. Okay, so you got me at the possible worst, I’m BI. Coastal. I told him not to judge it till he’s tried it but my attempt at humor was lost on him.
    Today, they would be beating down my door.

    Told a friend who made it in using one of my ai programs, that UBL would be found in a safehouse in Pakistan. He thought safe house in Saudi Arabia, then buried in the desert, I thought excellent play , but far too much too lose concerning number of hijackers of SA origin.

    I picked Abbottabad, compound, lotsa military, but the Hollywoood story hides a lot of tradecraft and misdirects from the source that outed the fat bastard after all of this time. That’s just an educated guess, but there are signs that he was outed, they were surer than represented and that there were multiple assists large and small.

    The mythology of 0Dark30 behooves all of the above.

    Still loved the contour hugging animation of the choppers navigating the rugged mountain passes.

  31. BeccaM says:

    Torture is evil, no matter who is being tortured.

    If you believe it to be good and justified, then you are an evil man.

  32. BeccaM says:

    Let’s not forget leaking the identity of a U.S. intelligence operative and being instrumental in the commission of the war crime of torture.

    He got that done, too.

  33. Drew2u says:

    It seems like MSNBC / Rachel Maddow have put together something intriguing on the Iraq War and Cheney et. cluster to be aired Monday night. It looks like, from what I could gather, letting precedent be set on lying the country into war and being unaccountable.

  34. hollywoodstein says:

    Must’ve been working real good. Prolly the second or third time.

  35. hollywoodstein says:

    And now they are putting his even dumber daughter our there who was some legacy state department functionary since they’ve got a wimmen problem. Insufferable.

  36. hollywoodstein says:

    It would be nice if you could make your own decisions and own opinions if you used real facts instead of the ones spoon fed you by fox, rush and beck, and fake scientists and fake historians like Barton who form a corporate protection racket designed to make nervous ninnies like you scared of your own shadow.

    Here is a pro tip for you: We spend more on offense then the next what is it now 26 countries combined including allies, The constant war machine police state is taking more of your money on a daily basis than all of the Solyndras and welfare queens driving Cadillacs you can dream up in your fevered imagination combined.

    When you form an opinion about that you may also want to ask yourself why China would want to attack the nation that is it’s best customer for its goods and it’s greatest debtor. As long as we keep paying the bills I don’t think we got to worry.
    Now it is true a nuclear Iran would change the balance of power in the middle east and smuggling a bomb into Israel or NYC is an existential threat, so long as the leadership is willing to go accept their country being turned into a sheet of glass<(not doubting that some would). And a tin pot dictator in North Korea has you wetting your bed. If, and it's a big if they smuggled a nuke into SF or LA harbor it would be a tragedy, but we would add a new state to the union once we figured out how to break down all that radioactive glass.
    So come out from under your bed, and join us. We are 330 million strong. We are the land of the free and home of the brave, and we don't judge our manhood or womanhood by the capacity of our gun's magazine.

  37. hollywoodstein says:

    Yeah, like outing a CIA operative for political reasons and getting away with it.

  38. hollywoodstein says:

    But we are a nation of Freedom Fries. Saw them on a menu in bumsteer Texas.

  39. hollywoodstein says:

    Or D all of the above.

  40. hollywoodstein says:

    Because with all that juicy intelligence information Dick got from all that torture and waterboarding nobody seemed to know nothing about the whereabouts of Public Enemy Number One. Either torture didn’t work or Dick was stupid, or George didn’t really care about finding Osama.

  41. hollywoodstein says:

    You sir are truly an idiot. You get led around by the nose about Solyndra without realizing the $4 trillion dollars that’s been stolen from your country to pay for the Iraq war which was sold to you as paying for itself, and mushroom clouds and stuff. We need new sources of energy and I expect there will be some mistakes along the way. The cost of Solyndra is about the cost of half a week of war in the middle east, and that’s been going on for what now, ten years and counting. Do the math, and see who is stealing you blind.

  42. hollywoodstein says:

    “The Iraqis will greet us as liberators.” – Dick Cheney

  43. hollywoodstein says:

    What’s your point?

  44. Naja pallida says:

    I wish we could say it was just Dick Cheney, but really, he’s just the festering boil on the ass of bad ideas, bad policies, and shitty implementation that has taken place over the last 30 years. He’s been so very wrong, in obvious ways, but the Republican party on the whole has been wrong on just as much.

  45. hollywoodstein says:

    Abu Zabaydah was already giving useful intelligence through traditional techniques, before the waterboarding yahoos started after which not so much. The FBI even pulled its agents since they did not want to participate in unproductive torture. The tapes of the useless waterboarding were so horrendous and violated the CIAs own torture memo guidelines so grossly that they were deliberately destroyed. Of course, no one was prosecuted for destroying evidence of US war crimes under US and International law and treaty. Cuz we are a nation of laws not men.
    And Freedom fries.

  46. hollywoodstein says:

    Think about itttttttttttttttttttttttttttt. The jihadis already torture our captured soldiers and waterboard them as payback. The jihadis already use our hypocrisy on torture including waterboarding to recruit more jihadis. The jihadis already use our willingness to blow up innocent women and children to recruit jihadis who blow up US troops everyday.

    So mission accomplished Dick and John.

  47. hollywoodstein says:

    You should see the movie. Great work of fiction. Right up your alley.

  48. hollywoodstein says:

    They CIA said they did do it. Over 83 times in one month to one prisoner in violation of their own guidelines. If it was so effective why did they have to keep doing it over, and over, and over, and over, and over and over, and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over , and over and over and over and over and over , and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over, and over again.

  49. pappyvet says:

    ” I think Hollywood had a role to play. I think that Zero Dark Thirty, for example, did a great disservice to counter-terrorism. Zero Dark Thirty perpetuates this grand lie that torture led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. It’s just simply not true. ” John Kiriakou

  50. John Gavel says:

    how many died in the world trade centers?

  51. John Gavel says:

    Tell me this- CIA and FBI come out and issue official statements saying- yeah we totally waterboarded these terrorists and it was 100% effective- how you think thatll go over? What do you think will happen to our soldiers in future conflicts? Think other countries will use this tactic bc it is 100% effective? Thinkkkk abouttttt itttttt

  52. John Gavel says:

    Ohh the CIA said they didnt do it? Ohh well then nevermind hahah, they never lie so must be true

  53. hollywoodstein says:

    The US used to prosecute as a war crime our enemies who waterboarded our soldiers. What do you propose we do now when they waterboard our soldiers? Give them a Congressional Medal of Honor?

  54. hollywoodstein says:

    So I suppose the official statements of both the CIA, and the FBI on the record that waterboarding did not do what you claim it did, and in fact was counterproductive and led to the recruitment of thousands of more jihadis, is of no consequence to you.

  55. John Gavel says:

    And I’m really happy, along with the Secretary, to announce today that we’ve closed a $535 million loan guarantee for Solyndra, more than half a billion dollars. This is the first in what the Secretary is going to be announcing the Department of Energy will be making available for more than $30 billion in loan guarantees the Recovery Act is providing and will provide to American companies that are leading the way to a new, clean energy future.

    The loan to Solyndra will allow you to build a new manufacturing facility and with it almost immediately generate 3000 new well paying construction jobs. And once your facility opens, there will be about 1000 permanent new jobs here at Solyndra and in the surrounding business community and hundreds more to install your growing output of solar panels throughout the country.

    It’s important. It’s important because these jobs are going to be permanent jobs. These are the jobs of the future. These are the green jobs. These are the jobs that won’t be exported. These are the jobs that are going to define the 21st Century and the jobs that are going to allow America to compete and to lead like we did in the 20th Century.” -Joe Biden

    Tell me more Joe, tell me more

  56. John Gavel says:

    i can make my own decisions and opinions- when a man stands infront of you and says he graduated top of his class at syracuse with three degrees only to come out acouple days later and say he mispoke- really bottom of his class with lowest degree- hes an idiot. When a man stands in front of you and tells you the money hes taking from you ( our taxes) is going to build jobs and change america- (his speech on solyndra) only to have it fail miserably with the other green companies he said we a sure investment- hes a bigger idiot. When he stands at a gun legislation with gun victims present and says there is no silver bullet to fix the problem- hes a complete moron. No problem with Iran he says- now we need to open direct lines on communication (seems the sanctions they imposed are not doing it huh?) what about north korea- should we be worried about them? Anti satellites being launched by china? biden says no need to be worried. Well not that they are hacking all our databases- he and obama use executive order to push thru cispa

  57. John Gavel says:

    boy o boy- alittle mad? hahahaha, sorry guys- seeing as bush administration ok’d waterboarding- cheneys idea- Abu Zubaydah and other terrorists gave critical information- (ie gave up the couriers)- so yeah you could give credit to cheney- but what do i know apparently im drinking koolaid?

  58. John Gavel says:

    script in the movie- i saw the testimony of the ex cia agent john kiriakou who leaked the info on the waterboarding- havnt seen zero dark thirty yet tho

  59. nicho says:

    No, Vladimir Putin wouldn’t make me miss the traitor Cheney.

  60. hollywoodstein says:


  61. hollywoodstein says:

    Oh, I’m sorry, officially only about one hundred died in our custody from abusive treatment. That makes it all better.
    Cuz freedom.

  62. hollywoodstein says:

    And Biden’s been a great VP, despite what the beltway kewl kidz keep telling you.

  63. hollywoodstein says:

    If you count breaking a country, breaking the US military, screwing brain damageds and other injured veterans, setting back US geopolitical interests a hundred years, and transferring hundreds of billions to Halliburton and arms dealers getting stuff done, then yeah I guess you got a point

  64. dmhlt_66 says:

    About the clearly needed brain surgery of yours …
    Well, apparently NOT.

  65. hollywoodstein says:

    Aside from the hundreds that did die, before they got it right.

  66. hollywoodstein says:

    And the pitcher of water was only half full so you really musn’t be suffocating to death if they run out of water before you die.

  67. hollywoodstein says:

    I saw it in a movie with a script approved by the CIA and the military so it must be true.

  68. karmanot says:

    “How would obama take credit without cheney?” Well, probably drink a few glasses of Kool Aid with you.

  69. John Gavel says:

    Now we have to listen to the moron Biden, makes you miss cheney- atleast he got stuff done

  70. John Gavel says:

    Traitor who waterboarded terrorists and obtained information which led to the capture of osama bin laden? How would obama take credit without cheney?

  71. 2patricius2 says:

    But, but, but…..Cheney was the adult in the room, or so some of the pundits said when he picked himself as Bush’s VP nominee…..

  72. hollywoodstein says:

    He did his job well. He and his cohort got rich.

  73. nicho says:

    Cheney is a traitor. Once you accept that, everything else falls in place.

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