A longtime critic of the war in Afghanistan, Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) took things to a whole new level this weekend when he suggested that former Vice President Dick Cheney would ‘probably’ go to hell for his role in the Iraq War.
"Congress will not hold anyone to blame. Lyndon Johnson's probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney," Jones said at a Young Americans for Liberty conference in Raleigh, N.C. on Saturday.
In between disparaging two prominent (albeit, somewhat polarizing) historical political figures, Jones did find time to praise Ron Paul.
"I want to give credit to the man who helped me understand if you're ever going to send young men and women to die, it needs to be with the Constitution and debated by the Congress," he said.
Jones, of we-should-change-french-fries-to-freedom-fries fame, actually voted for the Iraq War in 2003. As the public became increasingly anti-that particular choice, so did he.
"I knew that those who do not fight like myself, it's easy to be macho man, and declare war, get that son of a bitch ... I am so fed up with people who do not understand the pain of war.”