Former US President Donald Trump blasted Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney for “loving endless, nonsensical, bloody wars.” She is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
“The Cheneys are diehard globalists and warmongers who have been plunging us into new conflicts for decades, spilling American blood and spending American treasure all over the world,” Trump said on Saturday night during his rally in Casper, Wyoming.
“That’s why Liz Cheney voted no on bringing our troops back home from Syria, where they didn’t even want to have us,” he added.
Trump was referencing Cheney’s break with Trump over his decision to withdraw US troops from Syria in 2019 ahead of an alleged planned Turkish incursion.
“Cheney is at the front of the parade trying to get us to go into wars with Russia or anyone else that wants to bite,” Trump said.
“Honestly, I would prefer to hear from the so-called leaders of the so-called anti-war movement who refused to lend any credence whatsoever to any word that Trump said attacking the US warmongering and those responsible for it, and instead joined the chorus alongside those very figures responsible for these wars in citing Trump as the great danger to the world,” New York-based journalist Don DeBar said.
“Perhaps we would still be in the position we are in right now, but it would lack one essential element, that being the embarrassment to those of us who are actual opponents of US imperialism for standing behind these people as they helped bring us into the situation we currently face,” he added.
“That said, an adult view of US politics would suggest giving broad support when Trump makes statements like this without the apparently mandated qualifiers in advance. The same people kiss the behind of any Democrat who steps up and does a single decent thing, regardless of the horrible record they might have on every other issue,” he stated.
“Personally, I don't care about whether or not it's fair to Trump or any other figure. Rather, I'm looking for people to start to have an understanding of the world that they would operate in as public figures,” he concluded.
This comes after Cheney officially launched her bid for reelection on Thursday, saying that the race is “a fight we must win.”
“Some things have to matter,” she said in her announcement video. “American freedom, the rule of law, our founding principles, the foundations of our republic matter. What we do in this election in Wyoming matters.”
Trump insisted at the rally that “Liz Cheney is about ‘America last,’” bashing her over foreign policy, border security and election integrity.
“She’s the face of the Washington swamp and the same failed foreign policy of the Clintons, Bushes, the Obamas, the Bidens and the entire sick political establishment,” Trump said of Cheney.
Earlier, Cheney said in an interview that the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol was not a “false flag operation” orchestrated by American intelligence agencies in order to get rid of former President Donald Trump.
Cheney likened the people who claim that it was indeed a “false flag operation” to those who say the September 11 terrorist attacks were an “inside job.”
9/11 was a series of strikes that killed nearly 3,000 people and caused about $10 billion worth of property and infrastructure damage in the United States.
US officials assert that the attacks were carried out by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists but many experts and independent researchers have raised questions about the official account.
They believe that rogue elements within the US government, such as then-Vice President Cheney, orchestrated or at least encouraged the 9/11 attacks in order to expand funding for the US war machine and intelligence services and to advance the US geopolitical position in the Middle East.