(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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Why does this criminal still get a platform to speak on anything? If you took another person who lied to Congress, arranged for no bid contracts to companies he formally ran and who still receives prfit from their operation, and promulgated a lie on the Amercian people that resulted in the deaths of thousands of good Americans who wanted to serve their country, would this prson be in jail, on death row? Please, stop giviing this guy the time of day, he does not deserve it
............the devil lives................... what a waste of life on an evil hack.....not worth calling a man
Either he was lucid, or he was clapping his hands and yelling doo doo. Make up your mind. Put the senile old fart in a home.
Cheney is great for our country. Who cares what he thinks??
Bush/Cheney didn't seem concerned about N Korea when they went nuclear on their watch. Cheney is a dangerous man and the world would be better off if he would just go away.
The only person Dick hasn't shot first is the attorney he went hunting with.
Dire warnings from a chicken hawk who had enough deferments to keep him even sniffing a battlefield. Dick likes to send people to wars but not fight them. As for North Korea, they have a hell of lot more to lose then we do. They know that a war will get them the unified Korea that they hope for but it won't be the one that is led by a socialist regime.
So apparently THE DICK still beats the drum on behalf of the Halliburton war machine?
Obama is about to start WWIII
It is nothing short of wonderful to read the moronic statements coming from our dishonorable Socialists (aka Democrats, Commi-Libs, Progressives, Independents, Centrists)... Obama's hate America crowd.
To our Anti-American friends... please keep posting your ignorance. It's great entertainment.
If you want proof that LSD use is high among Generation Zero left wingers all you have to do is read a CNN political comments blog.
If we have to go to war with North Korea it won't be Cheny's fault, it will be because Obama was too busy getting entertained at the Sequester Soul Show in the White House, a place where the normal American taxpayiong citizen is no longer welcome. In short, Obama will be asleep at the wheel just like he was when our embassy was attacked in Benghazi. Obama barely made the decision to go after Bin Laden, when the experts around him knew full well they had Bin Laden pegged, Obama will fall apart if ever faced with a REAL CRISIS THAT NEEDS A LEADERSHIP DECISION.
bearitstrong, you are the delusional one because Chaney was part of the problem not the solution. Urging war on unsure information, raking in huge profits from Haliburton and you think he wasn't part of the problem? C'mon man!
If a No. Korean rep will not maintain a dialogue with the USA, then all we can do is make every effort to watch what they do to make sure we can intervene. It's well known No. Korea does not care about human suffering so I would watch them with that in mind. The young leader is trying to distance himself from his dad, and he doesn't look like the sharpest knife in the drawer. This Dennis Rodman character is not helping-what side is he on? His popularity in the US put him on a level where he can afford to make a big difference. Why doesn't he open a basketball camp for inner city kids?
Isn't this a repeat of what he advised Bush about Iraq and Saddam?
Hey I've got a great idea. Lets go ask Cheney what he thinks about the current situation in North Korea. He handled that Iraq thing so well I'm sure he can give us some good advice on how to start an unnecessary war.
War criminal? Are we talking about Obama?
I scrolled through several pages of posts here. It is clear that Cheney is universally despised and few care about what he has to say. He should just stay in his house like the nit wit Bush does and keep his comments to himself.
Funny, if you wish Cheney dead, CNN will jump up and post that right away, if you criticize Obama, your comments are stuffed away awaiting moderation that never comes. Censor News Network hard at work.
this is the man that shot his own hunting partner at close range, need I say more?
News flash, we've been in 'deep doo doo' since 2000. And the only thing worth noting here is that Cowboy Dick should be in prison for his crimes.
Cheney is a war criminal, a torturer, a Geneva Convention breaker, a U.S. law breaker, a liar, and a sick depraved individual....
I'm no fan of Obama, but this situation with N. Korea was brewing back when Bush and Cheney could have (at least) tried to address it... before it got to THIS.
Yah we're in 'deep doo-doo' thanks to you Tricky-Dick. Don't think we've forgotten about you. We just don't like to think about you.
I always pay attention whenever war criminals tell us were in deep doo-doo.
Sat bomb them with KY Jelly and wach the fun... OR... another suggestion might be LOW level flyover with tankers spraying SUPER GLUE, Let them try to shoot that with any standard means of surface to air deterants...I'm sure we can out fly the flames until the vapor is depleated...