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.
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.