If Dick Cheney didn't lie us into a war of choice, he might be worthy of hearing. However, former Vice President Dick Cheney is the reason we're in this horrific situation. Now, we face an enemy, ISIS 'IS' or ISIL depending on whose referring to the terrorists or what their motives are the names slightly change, but they're still the same bad people.
At the time of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, there were no terrorist organizations in the region. None. However, the Bush Administration claimed there were. After the attack, people, specifically Muslims extremists, saw an opportunity to kill Americans, and it would be a righteous cause as we were invading their country. Think for a moment, if people invaded America, would we be wrong for defending ourselves? Does anyone really believe this? At any rate, extremist poured into Iraq providing bomb-making skills, terrorism, and became excellent breeding ground for what is now know as the 'IS' or the Islamic State. The White House referred to the group as ISIL, partly because giving it the additional 'S' implies the Islamist extremist group captured Syria, and we don't want this outcome.
Case and point, March 2003, the Bush Administration led a coalition of forces into Iraq, claiming Saddam had not only connections to 9/11 terrorist attacks, he had weapons of mass destruction; none of which was true. The Bush team knew there were no weapons of mass destruction, they knew Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11, and they also knew, Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction. So, Bush manipulated the American people into a war of opportunity. What do I mean? After 9/11 people were on the edge about terrorism, and rightly so. However the Bush Administration, namely then V.P. Dick Cheney, claimed with certainty Saddam was an imminent threat to the United States, he also claimed Saddam funded terrorist and trained them on how to make deadly gases etc., Again, none of which was true.
Because Dick Cheney knowingly lied America into war, he should be the last person listen to, but Republicans love his "war hawkish" ways, and once Republicans take control of the White House again, war is just around the corner.
War is extremely lucrative, just as the military industrial complex, they make billions off politician stupidity. Or, willful evil intentions, such as Dick Cheney's. He should be rotting in the Hague for his war crimes. Yes, he's a convicted war criminal who dares not travel abroad. A Malaysian war crimes tribunal found Cheney and Bush guilty of a war of aggression for their 2003 invasion of Iraq. And for their torture of detainees, something strictly banned, according to the Geneva Convention.