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Thursday, November 17, 2005

 

The VP Defends the War - And Thus Spake His Boss

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"Cheney Unleashed". Dan Froomkin, in his column White House Briefing,in the Washington Post wrote about the vice president's spirited defense on behalf of the beleaguered president. Just doing his job. After all he had a major role in cooking up the war. Reminded me of his appearance on CNN, May 30, 2005, when he said ''I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." 415 American soldiers have died after the vice president's statement. Source: Iraq Coalition Casualties. Bear in mind that President Bush, VP Cheney, and Secretary of Defence Rumsfeld all avoided serving in Vietnam.

And the president appears to be overwhelmed by the winds of change. Among the many memorable sayings of President Bush, this one is special: "There's an old...saying in Tennessee...I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee that says Fool me once...(3 second pause)... Shame on...(4 second pause)...Shame on you....(6 second pause)...Fool me...Can't get fooled again."--Nashville, Tennessee, Sept. 17, 2002. This man is our president ! He was right though. We are not going to get fooled again.
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