Dick Cheney: More Good News From Iraq - The British Are Leaving
Dick Cheney's distortions of the truth are legendary but today was special. He looked at the British plan to leave southern Iraq and pronounced it good news. Even by his loathsome standards this was quite an accomplishment. I'm sure his true sheep followers will swallow it, but ask yourself the giant question that the reporter on the plane talking with Cheney didn't ask: "Sir, if the Coalition of the Willing is fighting this war together and one part of Iraq is secure, why don't the British just move to another part till the war is done?"
It would be like John Wayne saying, "I've just knocked out my guy in this barroom brawl so I'll just mosey out the door while my buddies go on fighting." No, John Wayne would drop his guy and move on to the next. Cheney must have seen these movies. He sure looks like he's been around a lot of popcorn.
Wake up, Bush supporters. If you've deluded yourself thus far into thinking the VP is an honorable man, here was your chance. You got to see your beloved tough guy lying right to your face. This wasn't some tricky argument about Mobile Labs, or Metal Tubes. This was something even Bush supporters should be able to grasp.
Cheney looked at Great Britain setting up a timetable to withdraw - the exact same thing Cheney has campaigned against - and pronounced it good news. But wait, it's because the job is done in Basra, which, by the way, I doubt. If the job is done why not leave tomorrow? And either way, the war isn't over so why not come to Baghdad?
It's not that Baghdad is too crowded with our forces, is it? Maybe if the British joined us there, they'd bump into our guys. That's just how big the force is. Okay, that's ridiculous, but let's just pretend it was true. Then how about going to Fallujah or some of the other hotspots where security has not been established? Simple: The British want out of Iraq. They are done.
We've all had dozens of chances to see Dick Cheney spin the truth into a lie. It's what he does. I guess it's a little ridiculous of me to expect Bush supporters to snap out of their trance now, and see through this, but I'm going to keep trying. We've got to unite as a People and remove these leaders from office. I'm not calling for prison time. No. Let Bush and Cheney serve their sentences at Walter Reed's mice-infested Building 18. They deserve that.
Oh, why bother - it's hopeless. These right wingers are either so dumb or in the tank that they'll never get this. They'll never grasp the truth. Ahh, shoot. One more time. Let's see....How about if we make this a multiple choice question, so everyone has a fair chance? Okay, here goes:
You're in a war and your staunchest ally announces they are pulling out before the war is won. Is this A.) Good News, B.) Okay News, or C.) Bad News? If you chose "A", it's official. Dick Cheney owns your soul, and you need to watch a John Wayne movie really soon.