Tuesday, February 06, 2007

V.P. Phone Home

In a recent interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush administration's conduct of the war and insisted that the United States has achieved "enormous successes" in Iraq.

Hmmm.... So a hundred innocent Iraqi civilians being killed almost every day in terror attacks qualifies as an "enormous success?" Millions of Iraqis fleeing their country is an enormous success? Plunging Iraq into a civil war that threatens to engulf surrounding nations fits the definition of an enormous success? Not finding vast stores of WMD's--the ORIGINAL reason used to justify the invasion--qualifies as an enormous success? Shooting your best friend in the face with a shotgun qualifies as an enormous success?

But if Dick Cheney says those things fit the bill for enormous successes, well, who are we to argue? After all, this is the same man who in 2003 predicted we would be greeted as liberators, in 2005 said that the insurgency was in its last throes, and last fall predicted that the Republicans will retain control of both houses of Congress. One can't argue with credibility like that.... Even if those dang last throes are taking kinda long.

Either Cheney is clinically insane, or he's from another freakin' planet and was accidentally left behind when the mother ship returned to Alpha Centauri.

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