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03/16/2009 11:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"The Dick" Strikes Again. More Shameful Self-Aggrandizing From the History-Rewriter-in-Chief

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Dick Cheney's at it again. Desperately trying to rewrite history in a pathetic attempt to salvage his miserable legacy and that of his highly unpopular former boss. "The Dick" took to the airwaves again over the weekend with more "Mission Accomplished" propaganda and to attack President Barack Obama's anti-terrorism policies.

The former vice president said on CNN's State of the Union that Obama "is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack." This type of incendiary rhetoric is outrageous and irresponsible. That Cheney, as the chief architect of the Iraq war, the biggest blunder in U.S. military history, has the audacity to pawn himself off as an expert on anything military is even more offensive. That he disparages and undermines a new sitting president during a time of war is reprehensible.

Cheney continues to call Iraq a "great success story." But is it? Are we certain that the country, with its warring sectarian factions, won't implode once America withdraws its troops? And if there is such success there, and we, as the Busheviks like to claim, "won the war," why is there so much concern about pulling out too soon? Wouldn't we be able to pack up and leave tomorrow given such lofty claims of victory? Call me crazy, but real success will be measured by whether or not there's a self-sustaining Democracy that survives after we leave. Until then, nothing has been "won."

At the White House Monday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sarcastically linked Cheney to another GOP blowhard: "Well, I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy, so they trotted out the next most popular member of the Republican cabal." But back on CNN this past weekend, The Dick defended his partner in propaganda: "Rush is a good friend. I love him. I think he does great work and has for years. Liars of a feather.....

And as for rewriting history, last week Bush's former Press Secretary Ari Fleischer duked it out with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who raised Fleischer's ire by having the gall to claim that the Iraq war was unjust and, worse, occurred on his boss's watch:

"Chris, how dare you...what you just did is shameful," Fleischer sanctimoniously whined. He then went on to incredibly declare that, "after September 11th, having been hit once, how can we take a chance that Saddam might not strike again? Let's make sure we got that right: ..."Saddam might not strike again," the man said. Can you fucking believe this unconscionable deception that real terrorists like Fleischer still perpetrate eight years after the 9-11 attacks? Shame on you, Ari. Shame on you.....

You can check out Fleischer's unbelievably arrogant drivel below...