GOP Congressman: Dick Cheney Will Rot in Hell

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:39 am

Don’t you just love it when so-called Republicans provide the daily fodder for their “friends” on the left? Well, when they sit down for a chat with a propaganda sheet like the Puffington Host, this is how things go.

A Republican congressman said this weekend that former Vice President Dick Cheney would likely end up in hell — alongside former President Lyndon Johnson — for the pair’s roles in pushing the country toward the Vietnam and Iraq Wars.

“Congress will not hold anyone to blame. Lyndon Johnson’s probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney,” Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) said at a conference in his home state, according to the Huffington Post.

Jones, a libertarian, has been an outspoken critic of the Iraq war in recent years.  He was speaking at a meeting of the Young Americans for Liberty, an offshoot of former Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) presidential campaign.

Maybe they should also make some room for this tool since he also voted to authorize our incursion in Iraq.

But Jones has not always opposed the war — he voted to authorize the invasion, and was among the most vocal critics of the French when they expressed reluctance about the effort against Iraq.

Oops. Reached for comment, Cheney had only this to say:

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5 Responses to “GOP Congressman: Dick Cheney Will Rot in Hell”

  1. REL on 26/26/13 at 10:09 am

    Libertarians are not republicans. Good for them, actually, but they, as all of our other elected officials, sometimes say and do some really stupid things.

  2. Blue Hen on 26/26/13 at 10:59 am

    He and Joe Biden would make great playmates. Just don’t give them grown up scissors.

  3. lyle on 26/26/13 at 12:25 pm

    Rule no. 317: Don’t trust libertarians with green hair.

    And, Mr. Jones? Go fuck yourself.