I don’t think Cheney’s getting traction anymore. Average Americans think he’s some kind of vampire/monster. Hillary Clinton and Hairplug Biden have both dissed him openly on the talking head shows.
Zach at Hanlon’s Razor has the right idea (Dick Cheney’s heart pumps bile):
Saying that Iraq is the War on Terror ad nauseum and that pulling out would be helping the terrorists is nothing new, but here we find Dick taking it a step further.
“Some in our own country claim retreat from Iraq would satisfy the appetite of the terrorists and get them to leave us alone,” Cheney told a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nevada. “A precipitous withdrawal from Iraq would be … a ruinous blow to the future security of the United States.”
Pause, reflect, read for a second time. The Penguin is saying that there are people who want to pull out to make the terrorists happy. I will offer $1,000 right now if anyone can provide me any kind of evidence that he’s actually heard someone suggest that.
Of course, it wouldn’t be adequately Cheney if he didn’t add something even more retarded.
“They overlook a fundamental fact. We were not in Iraq on September 11, 2001, but the terrorists hit us anyway,” he said, in a reference to the hijacked plane attacks that killed almost 3,000 people.
And the terrorists had no connection to Iraq. Hell even Bush said that. You could replace “Iraq” with any nation in the world and that statement would be equally valid. “We were not in New Zealand on September 11, 2001, but the terrorists hit us anyway.” Iraq != War on Terror. Get it through your head, asshole.