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Cheney Cops to the Obvious

Posted on Oct 19, 2006
Dick Cheney
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In an interview with Time magazine, Dick Cheney said it was “premature” to have said “we were over the hump in terms of violence.”

Quick, someone give the vice president a dog biscuit!
We have to positively reinforce every instance of truth that accidentally escapes his lips.


TIME: Mr. Vice President, if you had to take back any one thing you’d said about Iraq, what would it be?

CHENEY: I expressed the sentiment some time ago that I thought we were over the hump in terms of violence, I think that was premature. I thought the elections would have created that environment. And it hasn’t happened yet.


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By Arcelio Martinez, October 21, 2006 at 12:25 pm Link to this comment
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Mr Darth Vader
You are one tough (talking) S O B
You sat on your ass whaen it was yout turn and now you talk tough..and as you told That Democrat…Go **** yourself

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By RickinSF, October 20, 2006 at 8:57 pm Link to this comment
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Things must be getting pretty bad for the GOP if the VP has to fall back on telling, or implying, the truth.

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By craig j, October 20, 2006 at 6:32 pm Link to this comment
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To P Blue Dot:
A careful review of our forked tongued Veep’s comment contains the phrase, “I expressed the sentiment.”
Given the obvious, that DArth Dick is creepuscularly incapable of any earthly contact with sentiments, he yet lies.
We’re safe. The bushco world order of mendacity uber veracity is safe.

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By Persistent Blue Dot, October 20, 2006 at 2:15 pm Link to this comment
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Dear Sirs:
I must respectfully disagree.  This is an ominous development indeed!  Heretofore, given the absence of direct celestial light here in Bushworld, our modest success in dead-reckoning owes only to that which has been axiomatic:  Cheney lies.  Wherever he might direct us in search of the truth, that spot we knew to cut from the map so that we could never sail there to be swayed by the sirens’ song or be feasted upon by monsters.  What now shall we do that you tell us the pole star has moved?  Are these villains really so desperate as to stoop to the truth?  No!  It is a trick I tell you.  Your lives hinge on heeding the tautology:  Truth or Cheney!

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By craig johnson, October 20, 2006 at 1:07 pm Link to this comment
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Mr. Cheney’s hairdresser, one Miss Mila Darcey who is well known for haircuts in the oilpatch, adoringly opines that people don’t get it. She argues that Dick Cheney, in actuality, is the most honest pol in Washington because he lies so totally, blatantly and obviously. Other politicians at least infer that they are telling the truth. Dick Cheney makes no such effort when he promulgates his oft repeated fatties.

Another close associate added, “Dick’s a little like Mike Tyson. Ya might best cover your ears if ya get too close to him.”

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By velo sanity, October 20, 2006 at 8:44 am Link to this comment
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all of this talk and it goes on and on and more blood is shed every second….with exxon mobil now owning the diebold machines——a unifed march,the like of which would be millions and millons of us to remove these people….what the f… is left??

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By eric harger, October 20, 2006 at 5:25 am Link to this comment
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The years have proven that what spews from Cheney’s mouth is a reversal of truth. The only significance of the murderous zeolot is in trying to figure out what he’s really up to. We know he and Rove were behind floating the idea of delayed elections and appointing legislators in a “crisis” in the last 2 elections. As the prospect of Congress changing hats and the inevitability of impeachment and indictment looms, do you imagine the mass murderer is going to sit around waiting for judgement day? Anyone notice Cheney is everywhere these days but in DC? The puppet master was very much behind 9-11, rabid in the 9-11 Commision’s so called interview with Bush, with Dick’s hand holding the strings. He marched us into Iraq, spitting hate at every speach and lying even when the lies where exposed. He’s still trying to invade Iran despite a war weary public. His contempt for the Constitution and rule of law is obvious. We never have gotten the truth on his pipeline to corprate America. The facists of Wall St. gave us Hitler had his boys of Brazil and more recently Nixon and his plague of royalists like Cheney and Rummy, deciples of Himmler and the fear factor. His vindictive attacks on Joe Wilson and despicable threats if Democrats are elected makes you wonder how far this monster will go. Hunting accident my eye. Probably said something he didn’t like. Dictators don’t like challengers and though the weather vain might be pointing towards the Democrats, with Cheney the wicked bitch of the west flying around Kansas on his broom stick of late, we need to keep on eye on the sky and wonder, what’s Cheney up to now?

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By R. A. Earl, October 19, 2006 at 11:13 pm Link to this comment
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Just in case you missed it…

The Vice-President of the United States of America, and, therefore presumably the Government of the United States of America…

ARE ALL GUESSING and SUPPOSING and HOPING and EXPRESSING “SENTIMENTS.” Hell, I can do that… and at a great savings to taxpayers… BILLIONS!
We pay these guys to KNOW, not to GUESS.

This just reinforces one of my long held “sentiments”...

You make a FUNDAMENTAL ERROR when you ASSUME that those set in authority over us, KNOW WHAT THE HELL THEY ARE DOING.

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By Scott Lewis, October 19, 2006 at 10:03 pm Link to this comment
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Now if we could just get him to admit that he is a heartless robot we might have a chance.  We could get some cute young thing to take him to the Promised Land where he could ask the Wizard for help.  He could even bring along a coulple of his chums.  Do you think he knows anyone who needs a brain? Maybe one of his buddies is a little short on courage.  Of course he and his friends would probably set upon their guide as soon as she fell asleep, cook her over a roaring fire and consume her deliciously firm (but still tender) young flesh.  Then they would form a sweet-ass (no pun intended) daisy chain and go to town on each other while rhythmically chanting about how tough they are, and how courageous they are, and how smart they are. 
I suppose the only problem with my plan is that the news would spin it as a result of corruption among the Democratic Party, and the administration would sell it as proof that the Republicans need to take total control.  Not like the namby-pamby kinda-sorta total control they have enjoyed for six years, but more of a double-secret total control.

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By jackie T. Gabel, October 19, 2006 at 7:38 pm Link to this comment
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Someone should do Mr. Cheney the favor of informing him that he ought to start thinking seriously about the “hump” he’ll be facting upon his indictment for treason.

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