(CNN) – Republican leaders in Congress received a dire warning on Tuesday from former Vice President Dick Cheney on the ongoing crisis in North Korea.
“We’re in deep doo doo,” Cheney told lawmakers, according to a GOP leadership aide.
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Cheney added the current North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, is unpredictable and doesn't share the United States worldview.
One lawmaker present at the session, Rep. Steve Southerland of Florida, said Cheney wore a cowboy hat and "looked really good, spoke really clearly, lucidly.”
“It was nice to see him doing well,” Southerland said, noting the last time Cheney was on Capitol Hill he "didn’t look good – very frail, but in this meeting he looked great."
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Cheney, 72, underwent a successful heart transplant in 2012 after a series of heart attacks over many years.
Southerland said Cheney spent about 10 minutes in the GOP leadership meeting Tuesday, and didn't give any specific policy recommendations or critiques of how the Obama administration is handling the situation in North Korea.
Cheney talked about the North Korean leader, Southerland said, and shared some of his history dealing with Saddam Hussein, noting "you never know what they're thinking."
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Southerland, summarizing the former vice president’s remarks, said Cheney advised not to “eliminate any possibility.”
“Here's a young guy we don't know very much about – have very little intel on him, so we just need to make sure that we don't assume why he's doing what he's doing because he could be doing what he's doing for any number of reasons,” Southerland recalled Cheney saying.
Cheney also dropped by the weekly House GOP whip meeting at the invitation of Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
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Cheney himself is a former House Republican whip.
"Whip McCarthy invited Vice President Cheney to discuss the ongoing situation on the Korean Peninsula with members of our whip team. We appreciate the vice president for sharing his insight and experience on the matter," a McCarthy aide told CNN.
The aide declined to say whether Cheney suggested any specific course of action on the situation in North Korea during this meeting.
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The voice of the PNAC has spoken.
His parents did the country a great service by naming him Dick.
The literacy of this man is always a marvel and he is a substantial part of the reason the country is in deep 'doo-doo' by wasting the strength of the military on pointless missions.
Interesting points to outline:
2. Wearing cowboy hat
3. Old American fart waging war on stolen heart
4. Talking like an old American fart poiltician about other world-leaders
5. Talking to his pals who thinks and sees the world a"as US sees"
Only a vomit worth, the guy and his "world view"
Maybe Dick could take Kim Jong Un duck hunting?
I would definitely prefer for Cheney to stay out of the business of giving advices to our government: he is extremely dangerous, a moron out-of-touch with reality. Last time he implemented one of his brilliant ideas, it cost our country unlimited amount of suffering, death and billions of dollars gone in smoke (except for his previous employer Halliburton). When I write "moron", I mean "moron": he cannot even safely handle his own gun... remember? This guy should be charged with crime against humanity.
N. Korea won't do anything more than just test a missile, and then back to work on getting those missiles working.
North Korea would do nothing. Small things amuse small minds. They just playing, like kids. Like small kids, they love the attention. As with small kids, let them play, they MAY grow up one day and become an responsible adult.
Will this guy just never go away?
Dick Cheney should keep his mouth shut and hang his head in shame.
Cheney is like we are not trying him for crime against humanity for deaths (both american and iraqi) in Iraq.
Wonder how he plans to pay for a War against a real threat after he and his fellow War Criminals broke the Bank on the War To One One Daddy Bush. against a country that was only a demonstrated threat against, wait for it – Iran!
Because if there's one person qualified enough to speak about foreign policy, it's Dick Cheney.
It appears, Cheney remarks are more to criticize Democrats than speaking in the interest of the country. If the remarks were to be in the interest of the country - he should have a given sound reasoning and a plan of how the country should act in these difficult times or just have praised and should have tried to increase the morale of the country. Being selfish party member is killing our country and it is very harmful.
People are wired differently.
The fact that the only response here is mine says it all. Mr. Cheney is no longer relevant.
Wearing a cowboy hat – cowboy all the way so long as some else does the fighting. With the millions he's made from Halliburton obtaining a replacement heart is no problem.
They got WMD; just ask Cheney!
thats some way to get your point across Mr Cheney! we are in deep doo doo. MAYBE A REMIDEAL ENGLISH CLASS. HUH?
Ok.... what am I supposed to do with this analysis?
It's about as useful as getting Sarah Palins opinion.
Time to invade NK..but we'll need to borrow a $trillion from China first.
Yea, nice to see Darth Cheney in good health, spreading fear far and wide yet again.
Does anyone care what Cheney thinks? Really?
He still owes us for a war, and all the overcharging his companies like Halliburton have posted. Hey Dick, still have that student deferment letter that kept you out of 'Nam? Mine said 1A.
This is the first thing I can remember Cheney saying that was neither psychotic nor illegal
He should know. He only got us into neck-deep doo doo while vice president.
He is an example on how NOT to handle international affairs.