Friday, January 21, 2005

Anybody's Fault But My Own

From the AP today - Cheney says Iraq's slow recovery is Saddam's fault.


Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday that he overestimated the pace of Iraq's recovery from the U.S.-led invasion because he didn't realize the lasting devastation wrought by Saddam Hussein on his people after the first Gulf War.

Oh, so THAT'S it! Saddam Hussein wrought devastation! Gotcha. See, some unamerican, commie bastards might say that the United States has wrought some devastation of our own. But what do they know, eh Dick? Fucking hippies.

"I think the hundreds of thousands of people who were slaughtered at the time, including anybody who had the gumption to stand up and challenge him, made the situation tougher than I would have thought," he said on "The Don Imus Show" on the radio.

Hmmn... Now he's not blaming Hussein? Now he's blaming the people who were slaughtered? Read that again. The people who were slaughtered made the situation tougher. Now he's just lashing out at anything that pops into his head that doesn't contain the words "donald", "rumsfeld", "no", "planning", or "bad idea to invade a country that hadn't attacked us and hates us to begin with." Of course, none of those phrases have quite the zing of blaming people in mass graves.

"I would chalk that one up as a miscalculation, where I thought things would have recovered more quickly," Cheney said.

Yep. Chalk it up as "lesson learned." Hee hee... Won't make that mistake again. What's 100,000+ civilian dead between friends? Silly!

Cheney, interviewed hours before he was sworn in for his second term, also said that Iran now tops the list of "the world's potential trouble spots."

Um... You're not thinking what I think you're thinking... Right? I mean you just said you learned your lesson... Right? Oh boy.

Is there a twelve step program to cure people of invasion addiction?

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