Dick Cheney Speech Today Neo-Con Kool-aid? I'm a little under the weather so I'll leave the analysis up to you as you watch the Vice President and h
November 20, 2005

Dick Cheney Speech Today

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I'm a little under the weather so I'll leave the analysis up to you as you watch the Vice President and his speech on Iraq. Cheney did say a few things that were a little unnerving. He gave the U.S. an open invitation to attack anyone that we might feel is a threat. (Paraphrasing: "It's up to them to prove us wrong," or something close to that.") Can you pick them out?

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I noticed as did Faiz, that Dick Cheney started off his speech with a lie. Anyone surprised? He was upset because after he said on 11/16: "...And the suggestion that’s been made by some U.S. senators that the President of the United States or any member of this administration purposely misled the American people on pre-war intelligence is one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city," the papers ran a headline that said Cheney Says War Critics Dishonest, Reprehensible. Seems accurate to me. Not according to Cheney. Think Progress has the transcript.

Judd then finds this whopper. "Those who advocate a sudden withdraw from Iraq should answer a couple simple questions. Would the United States and other free nations be better off or worse off with Zarqawi, Bin Laden and Zawahiri in control Iraq?" If we never attacked Iraq-this would never have been a point of discussion even if it's a falsehood.

I'm surprised he mentioned Osama at all, but Judd breaks it down...

(Update): The Nation: Cheney Picks a Fight With a Marine...

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