The Iraq war is widely thought of as the most dishonest military operation in memory, with the majority of Americans believing that invading Iraq was the wrong decision. That view also extends to much of the world; certain members of the Bush administration are considered war criminals or won’t go to certain countries for fear of formal reprisal. Apparently there are even those among Republican ranks that see the dishonor brought on our country by these idiots, as Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) has recently shown us by saying Cheney will have a spot in hell for his actions.
Rep. Walter Jones seems to be a Republican from a similar strain as Ron Paul and other libertarians. Instead of running on a powerless third-party ticket, they run as Republicans for a better chance of getting into office. The difference with Jones is that it wasn’t always so — in fact, as Salon reports,
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 [sic] left by Paul.
He’s also been a firm supporter of Ron Paul. In fact, his Cheney statement was made while speaking at an event hosted by Young Americans for Liberty, which was part of Paul’s campaign organization. At the conference, he stated:”
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.” [Source]
Something else he’s repeatedly made statements against are United States drone strikes. Before we start to get too happy about this apparent flash of sanity, however, let’s remember that he was part of a group that wanted to rename food out of childish petulance.
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