I found this fairly amusing in light of our Congress threatening to do the same to Bush's War in Iraq. Cheney's response then was:
"Bullshit". Or something close to that. I don't recall his exact response..perhaps he told them to go fuck themselves..one of his favorite retorts for individuals that lean Democratic and give him a hard time.
The fine folks over at the Carpetbagger Report have a lovely piece up about Big Dick. It reminds us of his words back in 1991. Lets travel back in history, shall we, via Carpetbagger:
In a 1991 speech, Cheney delivered a rather defensive speech on the subject, noting the intense sectarian rivalries that dominate Iraqi society and the likely inability to maintain stability in Baghdad. As for replacing Saddam with a democracy, Cheney asked his audience, “How much credibility is that government going to have if it’s set up by the United States military when it’s there? How long does the United States military have to stay to protect the people that sign on for the government, and what happens to it once we leave?”
Cheney also said:
“The notion that we ought to now go to Baghdad and somehow take control of the country strikes me as an extremely serious one in terms of what we’d have to do once we got there. You’d probably have to put some new government in place. It’s not clear what kind of government that would be, how long you’d have to stay. For the U.S. to get involved militarily in determining the outcome of the struggle over who’s going to govern in Iraq strikes me as a classic definition of a quagmire.”
Now, ABC News' Jonathan Karl has an interview up with the Big Dick from last week and he actually asked our Vice President about his statements from '91. This is rich folks..really..it is..
Karl: Back in 1991, you talked about how military action in Iraq would be the classic definition of a quagmire. Have you been disturbed to see how right you were? Or people certainly said that you were exactly on target in your analysis back in 1991 of what would happen if the U.S. tried to go in --
Cheney: Well, I stand by what I said in '91. But look what's happened since then -- we had 9/11. We've found ourselves in a situation where what was going on in that part of the globe and the growth and development of the extremists, the al Qaeda types that are prepared to strike the United States demonstrated that we weren't safe and secure behind our own borders. We weren't in Iraq when we got hit on 9/11. But we got hit in '93 at the World Trade Center, in '96 at Khobar Towers, or '98 in the East Africa embassy bombings, 2000, the USS Cole. And of course, finally 9/11 right here at home. They continued to hit us because we didn't respond effectively, because they believed we were weak. They believed if they killed enough Americans, they could change our policy because they did on a number of occasions. That day has passed. That all ended with 9/11.
For the love of GOD..Big Dick once again..and true to form uses 9/11 as justification for going into Iraq. Invoking 9/11 is the fall back for our current administration when all else fails. These fuckwits can't make sense so they attempt to baffle us with their bullshit. Not to mention..
How is Big Dick 'standing by his statement' he made in '91 which contradicts everything BushCo has done????
Amazing..simply friggin amazing..
Tags: Terrorism, Politics, Cheney, Iraq, Pakistan
Crossposted at Bring it On!