Fox News host Chris Wallace forced former Vice President Dick Cheney to admit that Iran’s centrifuges went from zero to 5,000 under his watch, not President Barack Obama’s.
During an interview on Fox News, Cheney refused to back down from his assertion that Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran was like Neville Chamberlain appeasing Hitler.
“If you look at what happened with respect to [Obama’s] Iranian deal, the only winners are Iranians,” he argued. “The losers are the United States, are the friends and allies of the United States in the region, the Israelis the Saudis and others.”
“I think it’s a big deal, a major, major defeat — in my mind — in terms of our position in the region.”
Wallace pointed out that Cheney had eight years to deal with Iran’s nuclear program and failed to do it.
“You and President Bush, the Bush-Cheney administration, dealt with Iran for eight years, and I think it was fair to say that there was never any real, serious military threat,” Wallace noted. “Iran went from zero known centrifuges in operation to more than 5,000.”
“So in fairness, didn’t you leave — the Bush-Cheney administration — leave President Obama with a mess?” the Fox News host asked.
“I don’t think of it that way,” Cheney replied. “There was military action that had an impact on the Iranians, it was when we took down Saddam Hussein. There was a period of time when they stopped their program because they were scared that what we did to Saddam, we were going to do to them next.”
“But the centrifuges went from zero to 5,000,” Wallace pressed.
“Well, they may have well have gone but that happened on Obama’s watch, not on our watch,” Cheney wrongly insisted.
“No, no, no,” Wallace fired back. “By 2009, they were at 5,000.”
“Right,” Cheney grumbled. “But I think we did a lot to deal with the arms control problem in the Middle East.”
“What we did not do is what Obama did,” he added. “He never had a military option on the table. He talked about it repeatedly but nobody believed him, especially after he waffled on the Syrian deal. There never was a military option that the Iranians had to worry about.”
“He always dealt from a position of weakness, which I don’t think we would have done.”
The Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran would reduce Iran’s centrifuges from 20,000 to about 5,000 first-generation IR-1 models.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox News Sunday, broadcast Sept. 6, 2015.
Austin cop caught on video ‘groping’ woman after she accused another officer of raping her
An Austin police officer was accused of "groping" a woman who was protesting law enforcement.
According to reports on social media, the incident occurred at a protest over the weekend.
A video shows the woman in handcuffs as a male officer appears to frisk her for weapons.
The woman can be heard calling for a female officer.
"I demand a female officer!" she exclaims.
Before the video ends, the officer can be seen touching the woman on or near her breasts.
An account of the incident posted on Facebook identified the woman as Linda Nuno Trevino.
C-SPAN caller: COVID-19 is God’s punishment for ‘not putting Jesus first’
A C-SPAN caller argued on Tuesday that God is "allowing" COVID-19 cases to surge in the United States because the country is "not putting Jesus first."
During a call-in segment about the surge in coronavirus cases in many states, a caller from Kentucky named Andy suggested that God is punishing the country.
"I know this thing is rising again," Andy said. "I feel like the Lord is allowing this because we are not putting Jesus first in our lives. And this is a wake up call for all the churches and to every Christian out there to put Jesus first in their lives."
The caller pointed out that the pandemic had "closed everything down."
Fight breaks out in Louisville after white woman is accused of spitting on Black woman
A fight broke out in Louisville, Kentucky after a white woman was accused of spitting on a Black woman.
Video of the incident, which was said to have occurred at the Nia Center, was shared on social media.
According to the account, the video began rolling after the alleged spitting occurred.
The video shows a shouting match between a group of Black customers and a group of white customers.
After security urges everyone to leave the building, a white man can be seen punching a Black woman multiple times.
At that point, a Black man steps in to defend the woman. He quickly knocks the white man to the ground.