8:13 PM, Jul 21, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last week, former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Barack Obama for the Iranian nuclear deal. We're not "credible anymore," Cheney said, saying that our allies around the world no longer trust us.
Tonight, in an appearance on Jon Stewart's Comedy Central show, Obama hits back. My critics believe, Obama said, "if you had brought Dick Cheney to the negotiations, everything would be fine."
The show will air tonight, but highlights were passed along to reporters by the White House pool reporter:
There were gags on the Middle East, with Stewart asking “whose team are we on in the Middle East?” before laying out the amalgam of alliances and clashes that crisscross the region.
“That’s not quite right, but that’s okay” Obama joked, before Stewart interrupted: “Who are we bombing?”
Mr. Obama playfully lashed out at the critics of his Iran deal, marveling that they seem to believe "if you had brought Dick Cheney to the negotiations, everything would be fine."
Stewart joked that the United States had tried many different approaches in the Middle East, including sending 100,000 troops and arming militant groups.
"This new thing, you called it earlier, diplomacy," Stewart said. "That sounds interesting."
Mr. Obama took the bait, saying that Iran will remain a problem in the region, but that "we have taken off the table what would be a catastrophic problem if they got a weapon."
More highlights include:
POTUS said “I can’t believe you’re leaving before me. I’m going to issue an executive order. Jon Stewart cannot leave the show. It’s being challenged in the courts,” he said to laughter.
Stewart said “to me this is a state’s rights issue.”
Stwart said to POTUS e didn’t have much time to take people’s guns and push them into FEMA camps.
“It appears that you’re feeling it a little bit right now.” citing the Iran deal and fast track authority win.
Stewart: “Do you feel like 7 yrs in..
POTUS: “I know what I’m doing?”
Stewart: “yeah you’re figuring this thing out.”
Obama said he’s readying the home stretch of his presidency – 18 months left – and basking in the glow of accomplishments on Iran, healthcare and more.
“A lot of the work that we did early starts bearing fruit, late,” Obama told Stewart.
Obama joked that you get better as “you get experience.”
On healthcare: “There’s a lot of euphoria, but we had already 16 million people health insurance who didn’t have it before.” (CHEERS). He also said: "Obviously we've been all kinds of ups and downs..." Obama said.
“The way I’m feeling right now is, I’ve got 18 months.” He says he hopes to tackle climate change next, fuel efficiency standards and to persuade countries like China and India to come aboard.
“That’s my goal,” Obama said.
"It finally comes to fruition. That represents a lot of work."
'The Worst President We've Ever Had'9:13 AM, Apr 8, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Dick Cheney had harsh criticism for President Barack Obama in an interview last night with radio host Hugh Hewitt.
Hewitt asked the former vice president, "Is he naïve, Mr. Vice President? Or does he have a far-reaching vision that only he entertains of a realigned Middle East that somehow it all works out in the end?"
Tough on Republicans, soft on Obama.7:28 AM, Feb 21, 2015 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Rand Paul chided Rudy Giuliani for comments the former New York City mayor made about Barack Obama's love for his country. In a television interview with local Louisville station WAVE, Paul said, “it's one thing to disagree on policy” but “it’s a mistake to question people’s motives.”
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4:40 PM, Dec 14, 2014 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
I hereby nominate Dick Cheney's answer to Chuck Todd's question about a United Nations official who's called for the criminal prosecution of U.S. interrogators, as the 2014 Sunday Show Answer of the Year:
CHENEY: I have little respect for the United Nations, or for this individual, who doesn't have a clue and had absolutely no responsibility for safeguarding this nation and going after the bastards that killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11.
'9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States'9:10 AM, Oct 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Dick Cheney opened up for a nearly two hour interview with Bill Kristol, as part of the latest installment of Conversations With Bill Kristol:
The two discussed Cheney's time as secretary of defense, the Gulf War, the Nixon and Ford Years, the Reagan years, 9/11, and the threats we face today.
12:06 PM, Sep 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Vice President Dick Cheney blasted President Obama in a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Cheney blamed Obama for the "arbitrary and hasty withdrawal of residual forces from Iraq," which he said resulted in "the tragic error that gave us a caliphate."
9:16 AM, Aug 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama said last night at a Democratic fundraiser in Rhode Island that the terrorism from ISIS "doesn’t immediately threaten the homeland." The reason? The security measures taken by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to Obama.
7:29 PM, Aug 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Dick Cheney tells radio host Hugh Hewitt that Hillary Clinton might not be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.
"Can Hillary Clinton be beaten?" Hewitt asked the former vice president. "And if so, how?"
And why it mattersJul 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42 • By DICK CHENEY and LIZ CHENEY
As the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) capture territory and establish a caliphate stretching across the now-eradicated Syria-Iraq border, hard-won gains secured with American blood and treasure are being lost. We are watching the rise of potentially the gravest threat to our national security in a generation, one that surpasses even the threat we faced on 9/11.
5:39 PM, Jul 9, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
When is it okay for a politician to discuss impeaching a president? Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is receiving criticism for her responses to questions about impeaching President Obama. Ernst, who won her party's nomination last month, never actually said she supported impeachment. But amid recent calls from some conservatives that "it's time to impeach" the president the Iowa Republican is receiving some tougher scrutiny over her past statements on impeachment.
10:24 AM, Feb 25, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Dick Cheney ripped President Obama's defense drawdown in a phone conversation with Sean Hannity:
"They’re basically making the decision in the Obama administration that they no longer want to be dominant on the seas and in skies and space," says Cheney.
"The fact of the matter is having a huge impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises that are bound to arise."
The life and cardiac times of Dick Cheney. Jan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19 • By TEVI TROY
Those who follow politics know that Dick Cheney’s biography is an extraordinary one. His rapid ascension from Capitol Hill intern (and Yale dropout) in 1969 to White House chief of staff by 1974 is one of the fastest rises in American political annals. It was so fast, and he rose so high, that it comes second only to Theodore Roosevelt’s five-year ascent from New York City police commissioner to assistant secretary of the Navy to New York governor to vice president to president. And Cheney, unlike Roosevelt, was completely unknown when he started his climb.
6:12 PM, Jan 7, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
The pro-Chuck Hagel forces, having failed to pick up momentum from the president's announcement today, seem to be getting desperate. Why else would the following bombshell magically appear on BuzzFeed's website?
Here's the dramatic headline:
10:47 AM, Apr 3, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Dick Cheney has been released from the hospital following a heart transplant ten days ago. The former vice president's staff does not reveal how Cheney's recovering from the surgery. But he looks like he's doing well, considering this photo of Cheney and his wife that his daughter Liz tweeted announcing her father had come home:
Here's the statement issued by Cheney's office: