I guess it is official now. On a radio show on Sunday, former Veep Dick Cheney declared “They can’t blame George Bush anymore“. From now on, everything that goes wrong in this country is the fault of Barack Obama.
In fact, Cheney says that he traces “most” of the problems in Washington to the current administration, and added “I think he’s been a failure as a president.”
Now what I find really ironic is that Cheney says is the worst thing Obama has done is “dramatically cutting back the defense budget, year after year after year.” His evidence? “I just read a piece this morning in the Stars and Stripes that they’re getting ready to lay off 500 majors in the U.S. army. Not long ago they did the same thing with a large group of captains.” Even though we still spend more on our military than the next largest fifty countries combined.
And as some readers have pointed out, is Cheney just pretending to be ignorant of the fact that the budget for the military is set by Congress, not the president?
Also, Cheney seems to be still fighting the wars from 50 years ago, and doesn’t seem to understand that the world has changed. Sending a bunch of troops into Iraq after 9/11 and toppling Saddam Hussein seems to have made things much much worse there, not better. And hasn’t done much good in Afghanistan either.
Did Cheney and Bush manage to take out Osama bin Laden? I guess they needed more majors and captains.