During an interview with Fox News, Dick Cheney said insurgents have increased the level of violence in Iraq in order to influence the U.S. election. Although the claim appears on its face reckless and contrary to the facts, one must consider the possibility that the vice president was in fact referring to himself and his colleagues in the Bush administration as insurgents.
US Vice President Dick Cheney has said that insurgents in Iraq have increased their attacks in order to influence the upcoming US mid-term elections.
He blamed a recent rise in violence on al-Qaeda and others trying to “break the will of the American people”.
“They’re very sensitive to the fact that we’ve got an election scheduled,” he said, claiming the militants monitor US public opinion via the internet.
In October US forces in Iraq suffered one of their worst monthly death tolls.