Thursday, February 22, 2007

War, sacrifice, patriotism, and short, stocky, slow-witted, bald men

Prince Harry is going to Iraq. What's the latest on the Bush twins? Still traveling, partying and shopping? Couldn't they at least volunteer at Walter Reed? Their father just expects sacrifice from other families.
--Joe at AmericaBlog (see Harry story here)
Vice President Cheney continues to question the patriotism of those of us in Congress who challenge the Bush Administration's misguided policies in Iraq, but his latest attack is beneath the office of the Vice President, especially at a time of war.

Mischaracterizations by the Vice President will not dissuade Congress from developing, on a bipartisan basis, a responsible new direction for U.S. policy in Iraq that brings our troops home safely and soon. I hope the President will repudiate and distance himself from the Vice President's remarks.
--Speaker Pelosi on her blog (see Cheney story here)

And, from that last link, comes this gem:
On a visit to Tokyo, Cheney hailed British Prime Minister Tony Blair's announcement of a timetable for withdrawing forces from Iraq, calling it a sign of progress.

He said efforts by Democrats in control of Congress to halt the US troop increase and withdraw forces was the wrong course of action and would hurt the broader fight against terrorism.

"I think in fact if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting, all we'll do is validate the al Qaeda strategy, the al Qaeda strategy is to break the will of the American people," Cheney told ABC News.
Now, why is it that when the Brits pull out of Iraq, Cheney claims it's a sign of progress, but when Murtha suggests that we should figure out how to get out of Iraq, Cheney says he's validating the al Qaeda strategy? How many ways does Cheney think he can have it?

Pulling out: if the Brits do it, it's great news! If the Democrats suggest doing it, they're terrorists.

Remember that episode of Seinfeld in which George starts doing the opposite of everything? I think Dick might be modeling his life on this character... he might truly be, Cheney, Lord of the Idiots. Either that, or his delusions are becoming ever more deranged. How else can you explain his incoherent attempts at spinning what is obviously very bad news for the war mongers?

(UPDATE: I gotta part ways with Jon on this one. Cheney is definitely the Costanza, not Bush.)


fletch said...

Come to think of it, Cheney even looks like Costanza. The only difference is that when Costanza did the opposite of everything, he succeeded.

alice said...

Also, AFAIK, Costanza is only responsible for the death of one person (his fiancé) whereas Cheney is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of others.