Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Dick Cheney - Wacko

Is it me or is Dick Cheney coming on more and more like that crazy uncle your parents never talk about (and certainly don't invite over for Thanksgiving dinner)? David Shuster over at MSNBC highlights another of Cheney's seemingly daily moments of lunacy - this time about the Russians:

Talking about European nations and the war on terror, Cheney said, and I quote:  "I think some have hoped that if they kept their heads down and stayed out of the line of fire, they wouldn't get hit. I think what happened in Russia now demonstrates pretty conclusively that everybody is a target. That Russia, of course, didn't support us in Iraq, they didn't get involved in sending troops there, they've gotten hit anyway."

The first two sentences are not the issue... it's the third sentence -- the idea that if Russia had only supported us in Iraq, had only sent troops there, they wouldn't have gotten hit.  That is insane.  Russia got hit because of their conflict in Chechnya.  It had nothing to do with whether they did or did not send troops to Iraq.  Every Republican I've spoken with today has expressed "displeasure" at the vice president's remarks  Furthermore, most of them are feeling awfully "queasy" about Mr. Cheney using the murder of hundreds of children in Russia to make an argument about U.S. involvement in Iraq.
Maybe if we all chipped in we could send him a copy of How To Win Friends And Influence People - it's clear he's never read it.

1 Comments:

Blogger BradF said...

Dick Cheney. Appalling. No grief, no blood too painful to use for his own political agrandizement.

The fact that Russia didn't go in with the U.S. on Iraq in the first place, seeing as how they'd already known full well what Terrorists do (their struggle with Chechnya had gone on for years before 9/11!) should have told him plenty. Instead, he uses it as a political wedge.

Appalling.

September 15, 2004 at 11:43 AM  

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