Thursday, August 16, 2007

"How many additional dead Americans is Saddam worth?"
-----Dick Cheney, 1994

There's an interesting backstory on what is now being called the "Dick Cheney Quagmire Video." That interview was unearthed quite accidentally by a C-Span staffer named Emmanuel Touhey who was putting together a Cheney marathon (apparently they also show horror movies on that channel).

Anyway, Touhey stumbled across a tape labeled simply "Life and Career of Dick Cheney." He watched part of it (though not the quagmire part) and decided to add it to the pile. The rest, as they say, is history.

If you haven't seen the interview in question, you can find the video under my "Newsflash" post from yestrerday. It's an absolute hoot!! Well, at least until you realize that Cheney decided to answer his own question: 3,666 American lives (and counting).

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