Dick Cheney Says Trump’s Plan To Ban All Muslims Is Un-American (AUDIO)

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Orange County News - Dec. 17, 2013

The dark lord of neo-conservatism himself has condemned Donald Trump’s anti-American idea of banning Muslim immigrants.

During a radio interview with right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt, former Vice President Dick Cheney weighed in on Trump’s asinine call to reject any Muslim immigrant on the grounds of their religious beliefs. And let’s just say, when even Dick Cheney rejects your extreme right-wing idea, you’ve clearly gone too far over the edge.

In a statement on Monday, Trump called for the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” until Congress gets to the bottom of supposed hatred Muslims have towards Americans.

“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in jihad, and have no sense of religion or respect for human life.”

Trump made the statement in response to the San Bernardino mass shooting, but curiously enough, he has not made any such calls to action against Christian extremists who also commit bloody acts of terrorism.

For some reason, Trump seems to believe that all Muslims should be deemed as dangerous threats to our country because of their religion.

Of course, the Constitution clearly prohibits this kind of discrimination since freedom of religion is enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

And the last person on the planet you would expect to actually defend the religious freedom of Muslims is Dick Cheney, one of the chief architects of twos wars in the Middle East that caused the ISIS threat and Syrian refugee crisis we are facing now.

But Cheney did exactly that in what should be seen as a sharp rebuke of Trump.

“I think this whole notion that somehow we can just say ‘no more Muslims,’ just ban a whole religion, goes against everything we stand for and believe in. Religious freedom has been a very important part of our history and of where we came from.”

Here’s the audio via YouTube.

Cheney went on to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis and went back to his normal self. And by that, I mean he conveniently ignored the fact that the Bush Administration’s decision to invade Iraq created a power vacuum that led to the rise of ISIS and the crisis in Syria that has caused millions of Syrians to flee the killing.

Nevertheless, as much as it pains me to say it, Dick Cheney did something right by condemning Donald Trump’s bigoted idea. Now if only Trump’s rabid supporters would wake up and see that their candidate is wrong. But they will probably just trash Cheney as being too weak on terror. Because we somehow have to do more than wage two wars and start an illegal torture program to be tough on terrorists.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info