Cheney?? The guy was an asshole and was heavily involved in setting the stage, but I don't think I can pin this particular mess on him. One critical aspect is that this all occurred right after the us left (was booted out of) Iraq. Lots of people no longer had americans to shoot at in Iraq, so they had gone home.
The first act of this little cluster of activity was Egypt, in which america's buddy mugabe was booted. An accidental outbreak of democracy. It took a few years and no doubt lots of late nights at the CIA and State Dept before they got a nice compliant dictator back in the top job.
Attempting to make lemonade out of this disaster, the press immediately began to report that Colour revolutions were also occurring in Libya and Syria. A genuine one (not well reported on) did occurred in Bahrain, but the Saudis were super quick to help squish that one. Yemen also had a genuine revolution and booted another long-term friend of america. The struggle for this country is still underway, but seems likely to achieve another failed state.
Meanwhile the carefully nurtured protestors in Libya and Syria weren't getting any support from the general population and were headed for failure. Clinton presumably decided that the campaign was going to fail fastest in Libya, so Syria was put on ice for nearly a year while constant bombing and direct special forces support eventually managed to remove all traces of a governable country.
Having "won" in Libya significant quantities of weapons were then exported to Syria (thank you ambassador Stephens) and the party started all over again.
So, lots of egg on Hillary's face for being a warmonger, and on Obama's face for not telling her to fuck off. Cheney was long gone however.