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GOP Congressman: Dick Cheney Will Rot in Hell for Iraq War

Some tough words for Dick Cheney from Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), Salon reports:

Cheney“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,” Jones, a libertarian who is often critical of the war in Afghanistan, told a Young Americans for Liberty conference in Raleigh this weekend...

...Jones was once a Neo Conservative hawk, spearheading the effort to change the name of French fries in House cafeterias to “freedom fries” after France declined to support the Iraq war. But he’s since had a change of heart and is now one of the most outspoken critics of American interventionism, picking up the mantel left by [Ron] Paul.

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  1. Can the devil rot in hell?

    Posted by: StevyD | Feb 26, 2013 11:59:39 AM


  2. I am stridently anti-Iraq War and still sick over that immoral action, but Congressman Jones should apologize. His comments were meanspirited, vicious, and unChristian.

    Posted by: Jake | Feb 26, 2013 12:30:38 PM


  3. even a broken clock is right twice a day...

    Posted by: bandanajack | Feb 26, 2013 1:04:57 PM


  4. You don't get to decide who is a Real Christian(TM), Jake.

    Posted by: Morty | Feb 26, 2013 1:19:22 PM


  5. Wait, do Sith Lords go to Hell?

    Posted by: RONTEX | Feb 26, 2013 1:40:28 PM


  6. Why is the Truth "unchristian"???

    I would think murdering thousands of innocents where the bombs fell in Iraq would be unchristian.

    Of course, there was a time not so long ago when slavery was viewed as Christian.

    It's long passed time to move beyond such superstitious nonsense.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Feb 26, 2013 1:41:33 PM


  7. Why is the Truth "unchristian"???

    I would think murdering thousands of innocents where the bombs fell in Iraq would be unchristian.

    Of course, there was a time not so long ago when slavery was viewed as Christian.

    It's long passed time to move beyond such superstitious nonsense.

    Posted by: Mike in nyc | Feb 26, 2013 1:41:35 PM


  8. Geesh, people are debating who is a real Christian on here? That's weird. I would have thought the "uh, guys, hell is a metaphor and NOT REAL" would have gained more traction by now.

    Anyone who previously supported Iraq (and even "freedom fries") and now doesn't strikes me more as someone who is a political opportunist than as someone who has genuinely strong feelings on the matter. Particularly when he uses big rhetoric like this. Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm not holding my breath.

    Posted by: Stefan | Feb 26, 2013 1:45:02 PM


  9. The Devil wouldn't let Cheney in Hell for fear of him taking over.

    Posted by: Firestorm | Feb 26, 2013 1:53:24 PM


  10. Hell. Sadly, in this instance, it is just a biblical myth.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 26, 2013 1:55:45 PM


  11. Hell is other people (J-P Sartre).

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Feb 26, 2013 2:09:00 PM


  12. Rep Jones represents a district that includes Camp Lejune (marine training base), and a number of areas where military families live. I don't in the least agree with his politics, but it is my understanding that he has made an effort to go to military funerals in his district, and there have been quite a few over his tenure. It is harder to be blase about deaths when faced with them.

    Posted by: Ellen | Feb 26, 2013 2:10:14 PM


  13. How exactly does one "rot" in what most of us have been taught is a fiery pit of never-ending torture?

    Posted by: LOL | Feb 26, 2013 2:59:19 PM


  14. When Chaney had his first heart attack, Bush "43" was just a heart beat away from becoming President!

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin the bleacher Preacher | Feb 26, 2013 4:37:26 PM


  15. If he's libertarian, he should be for drug legalization and abortion rights. Is either of those the case with Jones?

    Posted by: anon | Feb 26, 2013 4:48:30 PM


  16. So Walter Jones was all for the war when public opinion was for it but now public opinion is against it he is too ?

    What a tool ! Yep this guy is definitely a Republican.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Feb 27, 2013 12:47:54 AM


  17. Re: Cheney. Anyone note the similarity to Dr. Strangelove? Both obsessed with waging war, both look quite alike, both demonic. Difference? Cheney is not acting.

    Posted by: Kathy Cheer | Feb 27, 2013 2:02:06 PM


  18. Re: Cheney. Anyone note the similarity to Dr. Strangelove? Both obsessed with waging war, both look quite alike, both demonic. Difference? Cheney is not acting.

    Posted by: Kathy Cheer | Feb 27, 2013 2:02:07 PM


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