Dick Cheney’s Litany of Lies About the Iran Nuclear Deal
by Stephen Lendman
On Tuesday, the former vice president voiced opposition to a done deal. Obama has more than enough Senate support to block passage of a Republican disapproval resolution – by filibuster to prevent a vote or sustaining his veto if one occurs.
Cheney is an unindicted war criminal – a neocon in the worst sense, a serial liar, the leading Bush administration figure behind naked aggression against Afghanistan and Iraq, a sinister evil force as congressman, defense secretary and vice president.
He chose the notoriously hawkish American Enterprise Institute (AEI) as venue for his talk – a neocon think tank with enormous public policy influence, involved in promoting Bush administration’s aggressive wars.
His address regurgitated long ago discredited Big Lies. “Along with a pathway to a nuclear arsenal, President Obama’s agreement will provide Iran with funds and weapons the regime will use for the support of terror, the dominance of the Middle East, and the furtherance of Tehran’s efforts to destroy Israel, threaten Arab regimes, and prevent the United States from defending our allies and our interests in the Persian Gulf and beyond,” he blustered.
Fact: Washington illegally froze Iranian funds, amounting to grand theft.
Fact: Iran is the region’s leading proponent of peace, stability and mutual cooperation. Accusations of supporting or promoting terror are malicious lies.
Fact: So are ludicrous claims about wanting Israel destroyed, threatening Arab states, seeking regional dominance, and preventing America from defending its allies.
Fact: Washington, key NATO partners, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other regional rogues states are the region’s only threats.
Cheney: The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOC) “give(s) Iran the means to launch a nuclear attack on the US homeland.”
Fact: The deal reduces chances for greater regional war. Cheney’s claim makes him sound delusional – more so by absurdly saying:
“I know of no nation in history that has agreed to guarantee that the means of its own destruction will be in the hands of another nation, particularly one that is hostile.”
Iran is polar opposite America under either major party – a force for peace and stability, unlike longstanding US endless wars, raping one country after another, notably under Bush/Cheney and Obama.
Cheney supports regime change in Iran – destroying its sovereign independence, eliminating an Israeli rival, installing US-controlled puppet governance, stealing its oil and gas resources, exploiting its people as serfs, building US military bases on its territory to reign greater terror on the region and beyond than already.
Leading Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump matched Cheney’s anti-Iranian bluster, saying:
“It is hard to believe a president of the United States would actually put his name on an agreement with the terrorist state Iran that is so bad, so poorly constructed and so terribly negotiated that it increases uncertainty and reduces security for America and our allies, including Israel.”
“When I am elected president, I will renegotiate with Iran – right after I enable the immediate release of our American prisoners and ask Congress to impose new sanctions that stop Iran from having the ability to sponsor terrorism around the world.”
Trump is part of the neocon lunatic fringe in America – an evil force waging war on humanity, destroying fundamental freedoms everywhere, heading things for full-blown tyranny and nuclear war if not stopped.
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