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Last night, Jon Stewart used Dick Cheney's own words against him as he now tries to attack Obama for seeming weak on what to do with the worsening situation in Iraq.

By the way, Mr. Cheney there, who was it that negotiated withdrawal of American forces with no stay behind agreement, and in fact bragged about it in 2009?
DICK CHENEY (1/4/2009): We've now entered into a strategic framework agreement with the Iraqis that calls for ultimately the U.S. completion of the assignment, withdrawal of our forces from Iraq. All of those things, I think by anybody's standard, would be ... (coughs) excuse me, evidence of significant success.
....

Has America finally tired of Dick Cheney's disingenuous blame game? Perhaps his visit to America's News Channel would provide the answer.

MEGYN KELLY (6/18/2014): Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir. You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators. You said the Iraq insurgency was in the last throes back in 2005. ... With almost a trillion dollars spent there, with 4,500 American lives lost there, what do you say to those who say you were so wrong about so much at the expense of so many?
(wild audience cheering and applause as Jon squeals in excitement)

No, no, I guess, wait. Pretty good. I guess now Dick Cheney knows what it feels like when someone you though was a friend shoots you in the face. (audience laughter and applause)

Video and full transcript below the fold.


We turn to the Middle East, where a group of Sunni Islamist militants have formed a nascent start-up, looking to gain a market share in Iraq. The group is called ISIS — not to be confused with their early '90s incarnation, Vanilla ISIS.

(audience laughter)

Anyway, the Iraqi government has now had a couple weeks to respond to the rebels' incursion. We should be getting news of the Iraqi government's triumph right about ... now.

RICHARD ENGEL (6/23/2014): ISIS militants control the border area with Syria, the border area with Jordan, and pretty much everything in between.
Right about now ...  (audience laughter)

Wait, did you just blow past everything in between? Did you just "yadda yadda" the invasion? "Yeah, ISIS came in from Syria, they started sweeping east, yadda yadda yadda, the UN now recognizes the Islamic Republic of ISIS."

Look, ISIS running an entire country, it seems like fun, guys. But I think you're gonna learn running a country is not as easy as it sounds.

JOHN HUDDY (6/23/2014): ISIS militants ... trying to take over a hydroelectric dam.

FOX NEWS (6/19/2014): Providing social services like fixing potholes, and investing in electricity.

CLARISSA WARD (6/23/2014): On the streets of Mosul, ISIS militants now direct traffic.

(audience laughter)

All right, first of all, my guess is that dude is not the top jihadi. (audience laughter) I'm sure the leaders were like, "You, grab your group, you're going to move down towards Baghdad. You, seize the refineries.  Jimmy ... make sure no one blocks the box." (audience laughter)

As you know, for quite a few years, the flow of Iraqi traffic was our job. And if you think we're just going to sit here and let Islamist radical recalibrate the Walk/Don't Walk signs, well listen up, mister! You got another thing comin'.

NEWS REPORT (6/17/2014): President Obama is sending a small group of American forces into Iraq, up to 275 troops.
Two-hundred seventy-five troops? That's nothing! No! There is an effective number of troops to fight an invading force in that part of the world, but it ain't 275.
ABC NEWS (6/20/2014): President Obama plans to send 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq.
That's what I'm talking about!! Three hundred is the exact number of troops!

(audience cheering and applause)

Not one less, not one more! Two hundred ninety ninety, you leave a gap. Three hundred and one, they're tripping over each others' abs. Three hundred! We have arrived!! (audience cheering and applause)

So, America once again being drawn into the instability of that region. Which means it's only a matter of time ... ("Imperial March" plays as Dick Cheney's head appears in smoke)

There he is, America's tragedy herpe, Dick Cheney. All right, Dick Cheney, tell us how we've done everything wrong since you left office, and if you would, do it from in front of a Sears portrait studio backdrop, whilst your Sith apprentice stands in an eerie silent vigil. Go.


DICK CHENEY (6/17/2014): The policies of the last six years have left America diminished and weakened. ... Iran is marching toward a nuclear weapon. Al-Qaeda is resurgent, establishing new safe havens across the Middle East, including in Iraq, where President Obama withdrew all American forces with no stay behind agreement.
"My point is, if you send federal revenuers up here, we will defend our land. Isn't that right, Silent Joe?" (audience laughter)

You know what, here's what's upsetting about this guy. This fucking guy acts like we were 20 seconds away from total victory in Iraq, when suddenly Obama just gives it away at midfield. And then Osama bin Laden crosses it, and ISIS heads it home! Gaaaahhh!!!! How did we blow that game???

(wild audience cheering and applause)

By the way, Mr. Cheney there, who was it that negotiated withdrawal of American forces with no stay behind agreement, and in fact bragged about it in 2009?

DICK CHENEY (1/4/2009): We've now entered into a strategic framework agreement with the Iraqis that calls for ultimately the U.S. completion of the assignment, withdrawal of our forces from Iraq. All of those things, I think by anybody's standard, would be ... (coughs) excuse me, evidence of significant success.
"Significant success. Unless some other guy—BUHRRRR!!! HHUUURRRRR!!!!!—unless—MMMMRRRRRR!!! AHHH!! Unless some other guy comes in, abides by the agreement that Bush and I—HUUURRRRR!!!—negotiated. If someone did that, it would be tantamount to America rolling over on its back, showing its belly, and then urinating on itself. WAAAAHHH!!! HHHRRRR!!!!"

Has America finally tired of Dick Cheney's disingenuous blame game? Perhaps his visit to America's News Channel would provide the answer.

MEGYN KELLY (6/18/2014): Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir. You said there was no doubt Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. You said we would be greeted as liberators. You said the Iraq insurgency was in the last throes back in 2005. ... With almost a trillion dollars spent there, with 4,500 American lives lost there, what do you say to those who say you were so wrong about so much at the expense of so many?

(wild audience cheering and applause as Jon squeals in excitement)

No, no, I guess, wait. Pretty good. I guess now Dick Cheney knows what it feels like when someone you thought was a friend shoots you in the face. (audience laughter and applause)

Michael Che then came on to talk about his exclusive interview with Dick Cheney.

Jon then talked about the journalists who have been sentenced to prison in Egypt.

Meanwhile, Stephen started off with a recap of our World Cup game against Portugal.

He then talked about the situation in Iraq with Mark Mazzetti.

Stephen then looked at the online craziness over one felon's mugshot photo.

Jon talked with Bill Maher, and Stephen talked with John Green.  Oh, here's the extended interview with Maher.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 11:45 AM PDT.

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