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Monday, November 21, 2005

Go back to your undisclosed location--and stay there

From CNN:
Cheney stopped short of joining those Republicans who have questioned the patriotism and courage of Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, calling him "a good man, a Marine, a patriot." Cheney's subdued comments about Murtha followed those of President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

At the same time, Cheney pressed the administration's high-voltage attack on war critics, particularly Senate Democrats who voted in October 2002 to give Bush authority to go to war in Iraq and who now oppose his policy, calling them "dishonest and reprehensible."
Well, goodness gracious, Dick, Murtha, that good man, Marine, patriot, is now the most prominent of those critics!
"The flaws in the intelligence are plain enough in hindsight. But any suggestion that prewar information was distorted, hyped or fabricated by the leader of the nation is utterly false," Cheney said in a speech to the American Enterprise Institute.
Okay, Dick. We'll buy that Bush was clueless--it was just you and Rummy and Condi and Ari and Colin who distorted, hyped or fabricated. The "leader of the nation" just said what he was told to say.
As to proposals for a rapid pullout of U.S. troops, Cheney said, "It is a dangerous illusion to suppose that another retreat by the civilized world would satisfy the appetite of the terrorists and get them to leave us alone." Nearly 160,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq.

Cheney ticked off a long list of terrorist attacks on American interests going back more than the two decades that preceded the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, including the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and earlier ones in Beirut, Saudi Arabia and Africa.

"Now they're making a stand in Iraq, testing our resolve, trying to intimidate the United States into abandoning our friends and permitting the overthrow of this new Middle Eastern democracy," Cheney said.
So much BS in one speech! The people making a stand in Iraq are not "terrorists," they're Iraqis fighting against the illegal occupation of their country. And the number of people killed in all of those attacked cited almost pales into insignificance compared to the carnage from Cheney's two Iraq wars--maybe 4000 dead compared to some 200,000.

What might the sign behind the Veep from the Deep say?

Puppeteer? Maneater? Deceiver? Preempter?