Monday, June 19, 2006
Cheney admits guilt
“I don't think anybody anticipated the level of violence we encountered,'” Cheney said in a question-and-answer session following a speech today at the National Press Club in Washington, according to Bloomberg News.
Am I the only person who considers this an admission, rather than an excuse? These are the people who were in charge of anticipating the level of violence. It’s a little thing I like to call, “planning.”
Instead of anticipating what may occur in Iraq, the Iraq group was busy making up lies to tell the American people. You remember. We know where the weapons of mass destruction are. Conflating Iraq with 9/11. Welcomed with candies and flowers. Out in three months. Paid for with Iraqi oil, etc., ad nauseum.
You know, we once had a President who lied to the American people. His name was Richard Millhouse Nixon. The Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives voted out some Articles of Impeachment, and the President had to resign. In case you are too young to remember, one of those articles accused him of “making or causing to be made false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States …”
When Nixon resigned, some people thought the country was saved from fascism. We shall see.
… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”