Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cheney Says Iraq Would Be Stable if He Were Still President

Dick Cheney. (photo: Mark Wilson/Getty)
Dick Cheney. (photo: Mark Wilson/Getty)
By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker
10 September 14

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

arshly criticizing the current occupant of the White House, Dick Cheney told reporters on Wednesday, “Iraq would be stable today if I were still President.”
“ISIS is a problem that President Obama has made possible,” Cheney said during a press conference on Capitol Hill. “I never would have let that happen when I was Commander-in-Chief.”
(An earlier version of a summary with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.
This is funny because many people believe that Cheney wielded an unprecedented level of influence over former President George W. Bush.)

He said that he would listen to President Obama’s speech on Wednesday night about destroying the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, but admitted that he was not expecting much. “Quite frankly, whenever President Obama talks about Iraq he sounds delusional,” he said.
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