Mansour: Liar Dick Cheney Who Destroyed Millions of Lives Declares Donald Trump the Greatest Threat in U.S. History

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“In our nation’s 246-year history, determination has ne'er been an idiosyncratic who is simply a greater menace to our republic than Donald Trump,” truthful says erstwhile Vice President Dick Cheney successful a run advertisement released Thursday for his daughter’s floundering re-election campaign.

Cheney bases this appraisal connected his assertion that Trump is simply a liar. According to Cheney, Trump is “a coward” and not a “real man” due to the fact that “a existent antheral wouldn’t prevarication to his supporters.”

Would a “real man” prevarication to the world? That’s what Dick Cheney did.

As Donald Trump famously stated successful 2016 during the Republican statement close earlier the South Carolina superior (which Trump won): “Obviously, the warfare successful Iraq was a big, abdominous mistake. They lied. They said determination were weapons of wide destruction. There were none, and they knew determination were none.” (emphasis added)

Cheney—widely regarded arsenic the brains down President George W. Bush’s disastrous administration—was 1 of the architects of the Iraq War.

President George W. Bush, right, with Vice President Dick Cheney connected July 21, 2004, successful Washington, DC. (Stephen Jaffe/Getty Images)

Cheney’s shortsighted hubristic overseas escapade outgo America and our allies dearly successful humor and treasure, not to notation the horrors his warfare inflicted connected the Iraqi people.

A afloat reckoning of Dick Cheney’s misdeeds is beyond the scope of 1 article. (Did I notation the savage torture of Iraqi prisoners that the Bush-Cheney administration’s defence caput approved, according to the U.S. brigadier wide who ran the prison? That unsocial would instrumentality aggregate volumes.) But let’s conscionable see the large lies.

First, the Bush-Cheney medication told america that Saddam Hussein had WMD. We were told that Iraq had sought to bargain uranium oxide, aka yellowcake. That turned retired to beryllium wholly bogus. So did each the attempts to necktie Saddam Hussein to the 9/11 attacks. Yes, Saddam Hussein was an evil man, but helium was nary menace to the United States. And we present cognize that the medication besides knew astatine the clip that their WMD “intelligence” was “imprecise.” But that didn’t halt them from launching an invasion of a state that posed nary menace to us.

Second, we were told by the Bush-Cheney medication that U.S. forces would beryllium “greeted arsenic liberators.” The penetration would be, arsenic 1 giddy neocon enactment it, a “cakewalk.” In fact, U.S. fatalities in Iraq totaled 4,598, with different 32,000 injured.

Third, we were told by the Bush-Cheney administration, backed up by their neocon cheerleaders (most of whom hap to beryllium the astir ardent Never Trumpers), that Operation Iraqi Freedom would interaction disconnected a question of democratization crossed the Middle East. Instead, it touched disconnected a question of sectarian fighting, termination bombings, determination instability, civilian wars, migrant crises, and a genocidal taste cleansing of past Christian communities, specified that determination are barely any Christians left in the portion that gave commencement to Christianity.

As galore arsenic 306,000 civilians and troops died in the Iraq War, and astir 3 cardinal Iraqis were displaced arsenic refugees. The existent scope of the devastation tin ne'er beryllium known.

The statesmanlike palace compound burns successful Baghdad connected March 21, 2003, during the monolithic U.S. aerial onslaught connected the Iraqi capital. (RAMZI HAIDAR/Getty Images)

U.S. Marines walk a motion pointing the mode to Baghdad arsenic they proceed their march to the Iraqi superior connected March 25, 2003, successful the confederate Iraqi metropolis of Nasiriyah. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Majed Najaf (R) carries wounded Hafez Abu Haidar, an worker astatine the al-Salhiya telecomunications center, aft it was deed by a U.S. rocket during an aerial raid connected Baghdad connected March 30, 2003. (PATRICK BAZ/Getty Images)

Iraqi families proceed to permission Basra successful confederate Iraq, fleeing the U.S. penetration connected March 30, 2003. (DAN CHUNG/Getty Images)

Smoke billowing from burning lipid trenches covers Baghdad connected April 2, 2003. (PATRICK BAZ/Getty Images)

Iraqis fly Baghdad connected April 11, 2003, arsenic the superior metropolis descended into chaos with wide looting and lawlessness, 2 days aft U.S. troops captured the city. (ERIC FEFERBERG/Getty Images)

Members of the Fort Drum Honor Guard transportation a casket of U.S. Army Spc. Mathew Boule, 22, killed successful Iraq, during his ceremonial connected April 15, 2003, successful Dracut, Massachusetts. (Jacob Silberberg/Getty Images)

Members of the Old Guard basal adjacent to the casket of a U.S. worker killed successful Iraq during a burial ceremonial astatine Arlington National Cemetery. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/Getty Images)

A small miss sits successful the writer amongst the headstones of those killed successful the wars successful Iraq and Afghanistan connected Memorial Day 2021 successful Arlington, Virginia. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Think of each the work members who died due to the fact that of Cheney’s lies.

Think of each the veterans who came location everlastingly scarred due to the fact that of Cheney’s lies.

Think of each the American children who grew up without fathers oregon mothers due to the fact that their parents were serving successful a warfare launched due to the fact that of Cheney’s lies.

Think of each the guiltless Iraqis who watched their homes destroyed, their state plundered, and their satellite turned upside down each due to the fact that of the lies of Dick Cheney and his mini-me George W. Bush. The fallout from their lies volition beryllium felt for generations.

But Dick Cheney wants america to judge that Donald Trump is “a greater menace to our republic” than anyone other successful each our 246-year history.

Sorry, Dick Cheney. If anyone has earned that distinction, it’s you.

Rebecca Mansour is Senior Editor-at-Large for Breitbart News. Follow her connected Twitter at @RAMansour.

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