Dick Cheney: Another Day, Another War
With every horrid major development of these last 6 years, when you dig down deep enough past the silly layers of President Bush's intellect, and the demonic meddling of Karl Rove, your shovel eventually hits something large and round. It is the plump bottom of Dick Cheney. He usually covers his ass with both arms, and the loving arms of people like Donald Rumsfeld or in the recent case of the Israel-Lebanon War - the willing arms of Prime Minister Olmert, but if you pry with your shovel, the truth is eventually exposed. In this case the truth is that the recent war between Lebanon and Israel was another one of Cheney's ideas, and it's part of a bigger plan that should unfold later this year. As with Iraq, the latest Cheney scheme didn't go as hoped, so he will distance himself and retreat to his undisclosed lair deep underground, where he will continue plotting his next move. Many feel that is Iran. For now it's time to spin what just happened, from the people who've been telling us how great things are in Bagdhad. Of course, President Bush gushed about Israel's shining victory over Hezbollah, but he forgot to spin that to the people of Israel, who are in the blame game stage. When this is completed some believe this unproductive and damaging misadventure could cost the Prime Minister of Israel his job. It's a quaint practise - they hold their leaders accountable for miscalculations and failure over there. Naturally, President Bush was quick to offer a reason why Hezbollah received support from Iran. It was "in the hope of stopping democracy from taking hold." This might sell to the right-wing supporters here in America who will buy anything, but I guarantee you to the rest of the world, that is a laugh line. Too bad President Bush has no clue how funny he's being. One problem the United States is having in the world is that our designated bad guys like Syria's President Assad are also commenting on the situation. Assad said about Bush, "This is an administration that adopts the principle of pre-emptive war that is absolutely contradictory to the principle of peace. Consequently, we don't expect peace soon or in the foreseeable future." One of the reasons we're losing the battle of PR in the world is that their guys sound much more in touch with reality than our guys. But no matter. Dick Cheney dusts himself off after another flawed and counterproductive misstep, and begins to plot anew. After the Fall elections, President Bush will be completely irrelevant and the rush to complete Cheney's disturbing stamp on the world will go into another gear. In the quiet conference rooms of power, the twisted mouth will belch forth the next salvo of death and destruction. There are only two years left. He must hurry. Then, when the next war plan is in place, Cheney will descend down to the bottom of the swamp in his lair, where once more his pudgy arms will assume their favorite position over his massive bottom. As he's done ever since the morning of 9/11 when he ran war games that confused our air defenses, and ordered them to stand down rather than respond to a threat to Washington, the wretched plots will go on. Great military might will be unleashed in yet another of our Vice President's violent crimes, and it will be time for Dick Cheney to do what he does best: Cover his ass once again.