Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney Trade Barbs Over Iraq

From left, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, Former President Bill Clinton, left, Vice-President Dick Cheney, center, and Frank Hill, Oklahoma city National Memorial Foundation Chairman, say the pledge of allegiance dur... From left, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, Former President Bill Clinton, left, Vice-President Dick Cheney, center, and Frank Hill, Oklahoma city National Memorial Foundation Chairman, say the pledge of allegiance during the memorial service for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, April 19, 2005. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) MORE LESS
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Former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Dick Cheney got into a verbal spat this week over Cheney’s vocal attacks on the Obama administration.

Clinton launched the opening salvo while speaking at a Clinton Global Initiative event Tuesday in Denver. He said Cheney’s criticisms — Cheney had written an op-ed with his daughter Liz that torched what they perceive as Obama’s inaction on the global stage — wouldn’t apply if America hadn’t gone to war in Iraq in the first place.

“Mr. Cheney has been incredibly adroit for the last six years or so attacking the administration for not doing an adequate job of cleaning up the mess that he made,” Clinton told NBC News’ David Gregory. “I think it’s unseemly.”

“And I give President Bush, by the way, a lot of credit for trying to stay out of this debate and letting other people work through it,” he added.

Cheney brushed off Clinton’s criticism Wednesday night during his keynote speech at a trade show in Billings, Montana.

“If there’s somebody who knows something about unseemly, it’s Bill Clinton,” Cheney said, as quoted by the Billings Gazette.

Cheney continued to be sharply critical of Obama this week. He appeared Tuesday on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show, where he seemed to suggest that the United States faced a deadly attack on its home soil within the next decade. But Cheney declined to invoke the 9/11 attacks when asked about that observation Wednesday on Fox News.

“I think that’s a possibility,” he said when asked if he was foreshadowing something worse than 9/11. “You know, I can’t say, specifically, at this point when something like that might happen. But it would be foolish for us to ignore the extent to which there are people, terror-sponsoring states, who have in fact tried to provide nuclear technology.”

h/t NY Daily News

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  1. Avatar for jw1 jw1 says:

    In a historical context Dick Cheney’s head should sit atop a pike–
    as a reminder to those who wish to profit from war.

    A disgrace who continues to sully our national stage.


  2. I would love for the “Big Dog” to keep going after Cheney. Cheney’s not a very bright man, merely an evil opportunist. Bill Clinton can lay Cheney bare with his incisive wit and rhetorical skills.

  3. Only in the conservative mind is getting a blowjob equal to the deaths of thousands of Americans, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and trillions of dollars of wasted treasure in an unnecessary war.

    Hell is too good a place for Dick Cheney.

  4. It’s so ironic that Cheney is warning about possible big attacks in the future when he and Bush completely disregarded information about Bin Laden being determined to strike the US.

  5. Bill can safely leave the country without fear of winding up in prison. theDick Cheney…not so much.

    I used to view Karl Rove as the lowest form of Human filth but Rove’s a choir boy next to this feckless scum.

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