Thirteen years ago, Vice President Dufus Dick Cheney, then just a former secretary of defense, draft dodger and general asshole guy, said a military adventure into Iraq would be a very stupid, dumb-shit thing to do.
“How many additional dead Americans is Saddam worth? It’s a quagmire if you go that far and try to take over Iraq,” so said Dufus Dick in a conversationÂ by C-Span April 15, 1994, as part of its American Profiles series. Decider George’s people either are completely clueless to the function of modern media — to garble a Jon Stewart phrase: “Don’t they know we’re recording this?” — or they just don’t care. Bottom line: Whether thick-witted or cold-hearted, it’s still all lies.
In response, a Dufus Dick flak muttered: “He was not vice president at the time. It was after he was secretary of defense.” Huh? What does that have to do with anything? Â Why can’t they tell something the world doesn’t already know!
Earlier this year, Dufus Dick told ABC News how his stance has changed since the first Gulf War: “Well, I stand by what I said in ’91, but look what happened since then – we had 9/11.” Hey, Dufus Dick! The sonofabitch still clings to the old Osama/Saddam connection, a stance full of wind.
Apparently, this adminstration does not seem toÂ realize everything they say shortly thereafter become unbelievable.
For instance, take AG Alberto “Don’t Recall” Gonzales (we here at Compatible Creatures do strongly wish someone would take the little shit). Notes from FBI Director Robert Mueller released this week seem to counter Don’t Recall’s recollection of a hospital visit with former AG John Ashcroft a couple of years ago to circumvent procedure and get an OK for an eavesdropping program. Don’t Recall Gonzales behaves as if he can’t hear. Or if he does, he really just doesn’t give a fat rat’s ass.
The emotion presented by the entire West Wing bunch and all their operatives is disdain for the law: Bubba Karl Rove is leaving at the end of this month with a couple of Congessional subpoenas on his ass, two former White House aides have been legally sought by Senate committees and even Don’t Recall has been called to testify to counter his lying testimony from previous attempts. The entire executive branch is a haven for liars.
And the lying, evasive concepts continue. Despite the engulfing chaos in the Middle East, Decider George’s people have been putting a delightful spin on the definitive Iraq war report expected by Gen. David Petraeus next month, even attempting to kind of sweep the event under the rug. Adminstration peoples slipped out a feeler last week that Petraeus and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker might give testimony in closed, private sessions instead of the long-anticipated public Congessional hearings. And then it was discovered the White House would write the report, not Petraeus, and Secretary of State Condi Rice and Defense Secretary Bob Gates would appear before Congress, not the general. All contrary to a measure signed by Decider George last spring.
The whole idea hit the shit fan and the White House backed down. A Decider George flak retorted: “I mean, I think everyone expects Ambassador Crocker and General Petraeus to offer a very candid assessment of the situation on the ground in Iraq. I know that’s what President Bush expects. It’s what the American people expect. And so, no, I don’t think there will be any constraints on their testimony whatsoever.”
A wad of bullshit! These people don’t know dick!