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Posted on Mar 12, 2007
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Vice President Dick Cheney let fly with some harsh words Monday for members of Congress who oppose the Bush administration’s plan to splash out billions more on the Iraq war and who dare to support bringing the troops home soon.  “When members speak not of victory but of time limits, deadlines and other arbitrary measures, they are telling the enemy simply to watch the clock and wait us out,” he said at a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.


AP via Yahoo News:

Anti-war lawmakers in Congress are “undermining” U.S. troops in Iraq by trying to limit President Bush’s spending requests for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday.

Hitting out at lawmakers who profess to back the troops but oppose Bush’s plans in Iraq, Cheney said proof of their commitment would come as they consider legislation to provide nearly $100 billion for the rest of this year’s costs of the wars.

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By Sharon Ash, March 13, 2007 at 1:37 pm Link to this comment
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Congressman Dennis Kucinich has introduced HR 1234 which proposes a reasoned and responsible approach to immediately begin to end the occupation of Iraq.  Please learn more about HR 1234 and actively contact others in the House of Representative and ask them to support HR 1234. Dick Cheney is what he is and nothing will change that, but we must cease what we are doing in Iraq.  We must end this war.  We must stop funding this war.  If Congress refuses to stop funding the war, then Americans must refuse to fund Congress.

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By FreshAir, March 13, 2007 at 1:25 pm Link to this comment
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Why is it that the whole damned mess smacks of the smell of “set up”. We are being had, in the worse way. Funding for troops = supporting the troops does not equal supporting the Iraq invasion…wait a minute! Since when did funding the troops mean continuing the war? What happened to funding the withdrawal. Since when is funding a withdrawal leaving the troops high and dry? Funding a withdrawal means making sure they have enough money to cover their rear flanks as they leave, right?? WHAT IS SO BLOODY COMPLICATED ABOUT THAT? Yet, conveniently for the neo-cons, and AIPAC, that debate was hijacked from the beginning, and now, FOUR MONTHS after the people have spoken, and continue to speak, this bloody nonsense and back and forthing have gone on, and the nation is debating and fretting over semantics! UGGGHHHH! It is said somewhere that we get the government we deserve! End of story.

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By Bob Zimmerman, March 13, 2007 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment
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Dick Cheney will leave office in a state of denial. He is in his own universe. What a sad sad man. What makes me sick is his direct responsiblity for the unnecessary deaths of thousands of troops in Iraq. This is one guy who deserves censure by Congress. It’s too bad we have to live with this situation for the next two years. Hopefully at that time we can purge our leadership of any vestige of neoconservatives who took this country to war.

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By Christopher Robin, March 13, 2007 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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And by the way….It’s interesting to be called “Cut and Runners” by people who are armchair warmongers?


Or as Cheney, said in reference to not serving in Vietnam:

“I had other priorities”

I’ll bet you did sir.

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By Christopher Robin, March 13, 2007 at 10:35 am Link to this comment
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Cheney, hiding behind the “troops” to pursue his war-agenda. Pathetic.

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By Dale Headley, March 13, 2007 at 10:22 am Link to this comment
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Dick cheney is a prime example of what I call, “The John Wayne Syndrome”, wherein Republicans consider to be their most iconic heroes, not the men who actually went to fight and die for America (Max Cleland comes to mind), but the ones who settled back in a comfortable chair and composed warmongering, uber-patriotic slogans.  John Wayne’s friends, all of whom did in fact enlist in the service during WWII, practically begged him to join with them.  He couldn’t be bothered; he was too busy getting rich by portraying war heroes on the screen.  Dick Cheney was resourceful enough to get himself 5 deferments in order to avoid service. Like Wayne, Cheney has been busy getting rich on the war; his Halliburton stock has soared since 9-11.  The only service either of them ever performed was “lip” service.

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By Fools on the Hill, March 13, 2007 at 9:05 am Link to this comment
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Cheney is a madman.

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By dp, March 13, 2007 at 8:22 am Link to this comment
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Yes, how dare the unpatriotic dems want to call a halt to the tax payer $$$$ being funneled to Cheney’s company.  It’s unAmerican.  How far will this man go to prove fealty to Haliburton?  It’s pretty damn scary.

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By NPD, March 13, 2007 at 7:47 am Link to this comment
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissistic_personality_disorder

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By Joe, March 13, 2007 at 4:51 am Link to this comment
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Oh-h-h-h-h Mr Cheney is angwry! Wook at him! Wisten to him! He’s always wight, right?

He is probably the single most demoralizing factor to our troops and those who support them.

Aren’t you tired of him and the rest of the too many people like him who use the lame excuse “demoralizing the troops” as a ridiculous justification for making them killing targets!

What is demoralizing the troops is their recognition that the action they are dying for has no purpose or end and they are t-i-r-e-d and want to come home! With the expectation that they will be treated honorably as is fitting to them!

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By Mad As Hell, March 13, 2007 at 4:28 am Link to this comment
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The company he was CEO of, and still has a HUGE interest in, has just announced it is moving to Dubai.

We can take this ONE fact to allow us to infer that Richard Cheney is a traitor to The United States of America and that EVERYTHING he says is to further that treason.

He needs to be legally removed from his post as Vice-President, and tried for treason.  There is NO WAY he will avoid conviction facing a “jury of his peers”.  And after that? The harshest sentence the LAW provides is appropriate for treason from such a high-ranking government official.

Let’s use our LAW to remove, try and convict this traitor.

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By faith, March 12, 2007 at 10:01 pm Link to this comment
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We, Americans, have allowed politicians and war profiteers to bully and insist that America respond ALWAYS as they see fit.  The lack of civility by these war profiteers and politicians has cost the United States and Iraq and Afghanistan thousands of lives and hundreds of thousands wounded and maimed for the rest of their lives. Just because a powerful person can bully and threaten does not necessarily mean they are right in their ideology or their acts.
Our nation has become immoral. We condone acts of violence against other nations because we are told by the president and his administration that “war” is exactly what they intend to do- continue to do.  Our attitude of passivity which allows these brute leaders to get away with such egregious acts needs to stop.  We need to stand up, write our congress and demand withdrawal of all American troops from foreign soil.  We are in a precarious position:  unable to defend our own shores for lack of manpower (militia).  Unable to rebuild our own infrastructure for lack of funds (funds freely supplied to companies such as Halliburton which operate with no bid contracts at the behest of our government leaders. Now operating under the Dubai flag of protections.  I am ashamed of my generation.  How could we let this happen, and why do we allow it to continue?  Let’s actively seek the impeachment and removal from office of these people who hold our people and our treasure hostage.  Let’s get out of the war business.  We cannot police the world.  Let’s remember to do good, not ill, to our fellow man.

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By SH, March 12, 2007 at 9:43 pm Link to this comment
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All of these comments should be sent to your local newspaper to be published in letters to the editor!

Speak loudly!

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By Stanislaus, March 12, 2007 at 9:37 pm Link to this comment
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When are the democrats going to get a clue? Being civil with Republicans is like trying to be nice to a mad dog. Come on, Nancy Pelosi saying Cheney’s remarks were “a disservice to our military personnel”? Gimme a break. The last time he attacked Pelosi directly, she said she was gonna tell on him, and then she called The Decider (who didn’t take her call) and tried to complain about that bad Mr. Cheney and his innappropriate comments. The Decider probably has that one on his iPod, so he can laugh his arse off whenever he’s feeling down…which is rarely, cause everything’s coming up roses for him!

It is time for the GLOVES TO COME OFF!!! It’s time to start throwing political punches, and not pulling them. They don’t pull theirs, and they never will. They keep punching away, and as long as the democrats don’t punch back with equal or greater force, they’ll never get an iota of respect from these creatures. And the constituents see this, and realize that the democrats are truly weak-kneed and lily-livered, to paraphrase The Duke. What does lily-livered really mean anyway?

Saying that you’re gonna play nice with this gang of thugs, is like trying to be civil with Jeffrey Dahmer while he’s carving you up for dinner. It’s time for the democrats to remove the gloves, and start bloodying up their enemies, and don’t think for a second that Cheney doesn’t consider them all to be his enemies. He manages to not actually say they’re traitors, but every word, every phrase, ever inflection, speaks directly to his dimwitted constituents (all 18% of them…The Moral Minority?) and clearly says to them that liberals, aka democrats, are traitors. If challenged, the Vice Dimwit will say he didn’t call anyone a traitor, or question anyone’s patriotism, all the while doing exactly that.

And since these comments by Cheney were made at the AIPAC convention…

AIPAC is now pulling everyone’s strings, and the jello-spined Pelosi and Reid have now capitulated and will be more than happy to allow Bush to attack Iran without Congressional approval. All it took was a few million passed this way and that by AIPAC, perhaps a family or two threatened with death, and poof, Bush is free to nuke Iran. Like Israel can’t do that themselves.

Oh no, Iran might get A (as in singular) bomb someday, OH…MY…GOD!!! Israel has hundreds of nuclear weapons, none ever officially revealed, and they’re the ones being threatened? If Iran makes even a hint of a move on Israel, Israel will vaporize Iran, and kill millions…cause after all, God’s on their side, and they’re God’s chosen people. Seems we’ve heard this master race rhetoric before…but where…just can’t seem to recall?

And if Israel starts with Iran, you think Bush is gonna be left out of the fun? Not a chance. Those ICBM’s in those North Dakota silos have gone too long without a truly operational test…let’s see how big a mushroom cloud we can sprout over Tehran, shall we? And if one mushroom cloud is good, a hundred are a hundred times BETTER…yee-haw! Screw surgical precision, this is about having some fun, Texas Chainsaw style!

God this is an insane world, and it’s only getting more insane with each new day. These maniacs appear to be activel taking us to the brink of world war 3…and they’re acting as if that’s a good thing!

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By DocHolliday, March 12, 2007 at 9:15 pm Link to this comment
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Max Clelland said it all.

Where the hell were you Dick in Vietnam?

Had you served your country then you might be able to do your job now, instead of being a serial liar for your personal gain.

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By FreeLance, March 12, 2007 at 9:12 pm Link to this comment
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...According to Cheney, the Arab bad guys plan on continuing to kill Americans, figuring that we’ll eventually tire of it and bring our troops home. But Mr. Cheney isn’t going to let us fall into that trap. Let ‘em kill as many Americans as they can, we’ve got plenty more. I’m not making this up, really. During his flight back from Afghanistan, Cheney was asked why he says nasty things about Speaker Pelosi and Representitive Murtha. Cheney replied:

  ” They [the al Qaeda] know they can’t beat us in a stand-up fight. But they do believe — and I think there’s evidence to support this — that they can, in fact, force us to change our policy if they just kill enough Americans, create enough havoc out there. And they cite Beirut in 1983; Mogadishu, 1993, kill Americans, America changes its policy and withdraws. And Osama bin Laden and Zawahiri believe this. They talk about it. It’s not a mystery.

  And my point was that if we follow what I believe Speaker Pelosi really wants to do in terms of withdraw, that that would validate the al Qaeda strategy.”

And so, absent a real plan, we stay in Iraq for brinkmanship. They think they can kill and wound enough soldiers for us to back down? We’ll show ‘em.

I wish someone would tell Mr. Cheney: Adamantly refusing to consider loss of life in making military decisions is not good policy; and playing chicken with people willing to blow themselves up to kill us is not an effective strategy…

Excerpt from thefreelance.wordpress.com

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By vet240, March 12, 2007 at 8:56 pm Link to this comment
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Vice President Dick Cheney said, “When members speak not of victory but of time limits, deadlines and other arbitrary measures, they are telling the enemy simply to watch the clock and wait us out,”

In a war that’s necessary such as WWII, we fight because we were’nt offered a choice by our enemies. Japan attacked our military with their military declaring at the same time a state of war against us. Germany followed by delivering a state of war message to our country. We had to fight. My family suffered a lifetime of agony not due to death of a loved one (my father) but to Post Traumatic Disorder, which was undefined at that time.

What is the real cost of this pre-emptive war based on false intelligence and the averice of people like these (who never served in any military), Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Rove, Rice and others?

I just got this off the CNN News web-site. Read this carefully and try to figure the real cost to out society for sending our brave military into un-necessary conflicts. I think you’ll agree the costs won’t be known for 60 years or more.

SAN FRANCISCO, California (CNN)—Nearly a third of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who received care from Veterans Affairs between 2001 and 2005 were diagnosed with mental health or psychosocial ills, a study published Monday has concluded.
The study was published in the March 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine and carried out by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
They looked at data from 103,788 veterans; about 13 percent of them women, 54 percent under age 30, nearly a third minorities and nearly half veterans of the National Guard or Reserves.
Of the total, 32,010 (31 percent) were diagnosed with mental health and/or psychosocial problems, including 25,658 who received mental health diagnoses. More than half (56 percent) were diagnosed with two or more disorders.

Of all veterans of Iraq or Afghanistan who sought VA services, post-traumatic stress disorder affected 13 percent, the study said.
That’s slightly less than the 15.2 percent tallied for veterans of the Vietnam War, but far above the 3.5 percent reported in the general population.
Differences between genders and races were “minimal,” the study said.
But the youngest group studied—veterans 18-24 years of age—appeared to be at greatest risk.

Note that the military and the Government has known how war affects humans since Vietnam. This is the unfunded cost they don’t want to talk about.

Anyone who says war is a noble act is either a fool or a self-serving idiot.

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By mojo, March 12, 2007 at 7:32 pm Link to this comment
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This maniacal MANIAC can’t be for real . . .  Can he?  A while ago I heard Michael Savage (Yet another version of an ultra-right wing conservative talk show host ) incredulously criticizing the Halliburton move to Dubai.  If the Right-Wing is “freaking out” imagine what the rest of the country is thinking.

Are the Neo-Cons just so self-assured and just so “FULL of themselves” that they don’t notice or “give a _ _ _ _” what the rest of the country and the world think.  Blair is conspicuously quiet.  Have they put a “gag order” on him or is he just NOT that unconscienable.  It’s as if The MOB was running the U.S. and we’re all standing by helplessly watching the dreadful events unfold day after day.

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By Ed, March 12, 2007 at 7:07 pm Link to this comment
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The Untouchables…,Saint Cheney…,Halliburton and Poster Boy W,....is our country in a coma, is our country a walkiing dead man,woman and child.

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By Verne Arnold, March 12, 2007 at 6:53 pm Link to this comment
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I’m sorry, but I no longer blame Cheny/Bush/neo-cons.  The secret is long out of the bag.  Where is the outrage from the people?
Congress????  A bunch of limp dicks and weak sisters!!!!

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By gerry issokson, March 12, 2007 at 6:30 pm Link to this comment
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yet this same dick will tell the public that the ‘surge’ is working even though the decrease in violence is purely voluntary on the insurgents part. our troops are ‘undermined’ , like hagel said, by being thrown into the sunni/shiite meatgrinder by a bunch of chickenhawks who have used them foolishly and cynically

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By NPD alive @ 1600 Penn Ave., March 12, 2007 at 5:38 pm Link to this comment
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Another one with “NPD” except this one is even more deadly.  Which hospital do we send him to?  Displaying more and more evidence of a white house filled with a catchy disease! Watch out the murderers are out in full.
I/D Logic

ref.  NPD available at WEBMD

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By Kol Klink, March 12, 2007 at 5:21 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney received FIVE draft deferments to keep his chicken hawk a** from serving in Viet Nam. When questioned about his actions he said ‘I had other priorities in the 60s’. Like, who didnt?

Cheney, why dont you take yourself, your fellow neo con chicken hawks, along with AIPAC, and go show the troops fighting your rediculous wars in Iraq and Afganistan just how to ‘win’ them?

If Cheney, Bush, and their moron associates had participated in the Nam I doubt we would be fighting in the mid east now.

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By Gandersen, March 12, 2007 at 4:59 pm Link to this comment
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The real problem is trust in our government, or better yet, the lack of trust. 
This is unfortunately not limited to any one party.  I do not believe 99% of what I hear or read??  Cheney is the worst of the lot, (Bush does not have the intelligence to be as bad as Cheney)

For example:
If the “right” thing to do in Iraq is to leave, the republicans will not do it since it would severely hurt and embarrass the Republican Party.

If the “right” thing to do is to stay in Iraq and fight longer, the Dems. would not do it because it would severely hurt and embarrass the Democratic Party.

It has all become about he “party”.  Young men and women can die on a daily basis, issues can wait, and real issues can be avoided until it is convenient for the “parties” to pursue.  Or, if the issues can help gain political advantage, then the “parties” are willing to invest their time. 

In our county, speaking the truth, even when it is painful and necessary is frowned upon.  Telling it like it is can severely hamper politician’s hopes of “fitting in” and making a career as a politician. 

American used to be a country with integrity and high ideals. 

Sincerely,
proud to be an American, but lately embarrassed.

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By Steve, March 12, 2007 at 4:25 pm Link to this comment
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You would think the VP would be smarter then this.  The Iraq people want to take over, that is clear.  So why are our troops their making matters worse?  We are not doing anybody any good by having our troops their, except those few in control who profit from this war.  Oh, now I understand the VP.

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By Matias, March 12, 2007 at 4:13 pm Link to this comment
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When listening to this moron, remember one thing, if he’d had his way, back in the day, Nelson Mandella would have spent the rest of his life in prison. Only two congresspeople voted to NOT censure South Africa for the imprisonment of Mandella, and one of them was Dick Cheney. That vote was about him losing business opportunities in South Africa, nothing more. Vile and sick doesn’t begin to measure the depth of depravity in this man.

And remember, the ability to speak in whole sentences, while impressive when measured against The Decider, is no measure of intelligence. This man’s depth of stupidity is matched only by his sociopathy, arrogance, avarice and greed. Be assured, anything he says is about stuffing money in his own pocket…which is so much sweeter when stolen from the US taxpayers, who by the way, these miscreants have nothing but contempt for. That’s you and me pilgrims!

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By Jeff Badura, March 12, 2007 at 4:04 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney is right ??? what was it that (d) Congressman David Obey called some anti-war activists outside his office ?? “Idiot liberals” !!!! ha ha ha ha ha and that’s coming form a Dem !!!

look there are two sides here??  those of us who root for America to win the war, and those of you who root for us to lose!! (traitors), and the only way we lose is if we run away and that’s what the anti-war people wish us to do !!!

Cheney and Obey are 100% correct !! the Dem’s will never stop this war I’ve told you all before!!

illgramaticus knee o’kaun

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By Tobiaz, March 12, 2007 at 2:54 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney said: “When members of Congress pursue an anti-war strategy that’s been called ‘slow bleed,’ they are not supporting the troops, they are undermining them,”

An interesting comment from the man who lied to put those troops in harms way. Could we safely say by the lies Cheney continues to tell he is responsible for their deaths and injuries?
I think we could.

“Anyone can say they support the troops and we should take them at their word, but the proof will come when it’s time to provide the money,” Cheney said.

Speaking of money Mr. Cheney, how come in spite of the fact that the money has been approved at every request, we STILL hear about shortages? We STILL hear about lack of proper body armor. We STILL hear about slow or no deliveries from those guys you love so much. The WAR PROFITEERS you love so much. How come you never call for an accounting of the bad management and waste Mr. Cheney? Could it be you are making money off that too?

“Cheney said the House’s nonbinding vote against troop increases in Iraq last month was an example of “twisted logic” and “not a proud episode in the history of the United States Congress.”

Strange choice of words Mr. Cheney. When we discovered the lie about Yellow Cake and WMD, the twisted and down-right fraudulent intelligence, the deliberate outing of a CIA agent all led back to YOUR office, was that one of your proud moments?

How about the revelation of the deplorable conditions in Veterans care, is that another one of your proud moments Mr. Cheney? Are you the fellow who pushed to turn this all over to PRIVATIZATION, the reason given for the lack of enough staff? Was that your idea? More war profiteer buddies of yours?

Rumsfeld and Top GOP Figures Profited from Privatization of VA Hospital, CIA Contractors. http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/3/10/21556/5045

Interesting, the connection between that little gem and Israel, huh Mr. Cheney?

“Very soon, both houses will have to vote on a piece of legislation that is binding, a bill to provide emergency funding to the troops, and I sincerely hope that this time, the discussion this time will be about winning in Iraq.” You said.

Mr. Cheney, why do the troops need emergency funding? Could that be the direct result of bad management? Or, could that be the result of all those lies? Maybe when you just make shit up as you go along there are shortfalls because your stupid lies don’t mesh with reality. You know sir, we can never win the war in Iraq, because we can never win a war of aggression started without any basis in truth. It really doesn’t matter how many new lies you make up, the facts are the facts.

At Fort Benning, soldiers who were classified as medically unfit to fight are now being sent to war. http://www.salon.com/news/2007/03/11/fort_benning/?source=rss

Is that another one of your proud moments Mr. Cheney?

It appears you will run out of troops before you will run out of lies!

And finally Mr. Cheney, every time you try to twist anyone’s righteous demand for an accounting of the most horrible example of lying and bad management in recent history (this nightmare called the war in Iraq) you try to hang your sin around the neck of the troops. What a cowardly thing to do. Reminds me of the serial criminal being led away screaming, “It’s not my fault!”

Sir, it is entirely your fault.

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By DMK, March 12, 2007 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment
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I do not understand why there has not been one congressman willing to stand up and ask for the impeachment of both Bush and Cheney. How much lying are they willing to put up with? I was in the Middle East in the middle 70’s and America was so hated even then, I can not imagine in my wildest dreams the degree of hate that we have fostered with this invasion of Iraq. We better start worrying soon about the retaliation that will be our legacy. Who would have ever thought we would find ourself in this sorry mess, we learned absolutely nothing in Viet Nam except that the war profiteers still run the show.

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By Terrence Sullivan, March 12, 2007 at 2:34 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t know why I am wasting my time commenting, the guy is certifiably insane.  The trouble is he occupies a high level position that makes this situation that much worse, people my argue Hitler was insane but there is no argument here for me.  You can holler all you want, namecall all you want (Limbaugh, etc.) but the guy is NUTS!

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By Joe, March 12, 2007 at 2:33 pm Link to this comment
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Nobody said Cheney was brainy! (Hey, that rhymes.) Who cares what this discredited cipher says - about anything? As Aristotle might have said (except in Greek) “Trust not fools.”

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By James Yell, March 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm Link to this comment
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This is the same Cheney who appears to have used his position to give competitive free contracts to companies like Halliburton that he has personal ties to and have led to huge billions of dollars of income for same, no accountability and now Halliburton is moving to the middle east.

The government has been hijacked by treasonous politicians in the pay of international corporations that avoid paying their taxes and have engineered the embarassing position we are in, in Iraq.

Remember Dick Cheney, who has so much admiration for the military that when he could have served he took deferments and yet believes he respects them by getting hundreds killed and thousands mutilated for a grab at oil that doesn’t belong to us and attacking a country that has been no threat to us. How do you spell vicious?

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By Polly Ester, March 12, 2007 at 1:41 pm Link to this comment
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“they are telling the enemy simply to watch the clock and wait us out,” he said at a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee”

How much can the U.S. populace tolerate—-if we voted in, an intelligent independent thinking President; he would have dumped this losing bag of garbage, whose done nothing but undermine Bush’s presidency with his ideological diatribe.

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By dvermilyea, March 12, 2007 at 1:40 pm Link to this comment
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But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.—Declaration of Independence

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By Rob, March 12, 2007 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment
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Ya just gotta love incompetent neo “Candy Ass” con artists like Cheney.

Too incompetent to develop a strategy for winning.

Too incompetent to understand that wars are won on the moral level, not on the battlefield.

Too incompetent to develop a plan to sustain national will.

Too incompetent to understand that the American Army is an arm of the American people, not an arm of the executive branch.

Too incompetent to understand that when the American people lose their commitment, it’s futile to keep the Army committed.

Too incompetent to understand it’s not about “will to win” it’s about “failure of leadership”.

Support the troops. Impeach Incompetence!

Watching neo “Candy Ass” cons is like watching lovable losers in an absurdist comedy. lol

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By Bob the viewer, March 12, 2007 at 1:24 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney remains AIPAC’s spokesman as does Sen. Lieberman.  I wish they were as emphatic about supporting our country’s interests first and foremost.  Otherwise our troubles will increase.

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By Lee, March 12, 2007 at 12:59 pm Link to this comment
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Where do you guys get these pictures of Dick anyway? He looks far too sane in these photographs.

So what is our mission and where is it? We were out after WMD ‘s in Iraq at one time. But now we are apparently out to thwart the evil Iranians.

Excuse me Dick, here’s my wallet. We apologize for having the audacity to ask what you intend to do with our last few dollars.

Apparently it’s unpatriotic and un-American to question anything the Bush Cheney team cooks up. Reminds one of the Great Leap forward, American-style.

Time for some serious shock and awe in American politics.

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By trantieungoc, March 12, 2007 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment
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Look at his damned face I want to smash my computer in pieces ! Or I better look at my puppy.

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By Matias, March 12, 2007 at 12:48 pm Link to this comment
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Why doesn’t Count Dickula just go to Iraq and finish this himself? He wouldn’t even need to be flown there, he could simply morph into a bat, and fly there himself. He is a Vampire Army of One after all, and no one could stand before his majestic evil.

And don’t even try silver bullets, that’s just an old wives tale. The Count cannot be killed, for he is undead already, and there are no Earthly weapons capable of piercing his leathery hide! If anyone would try, he would exact a special vengeance on them, imprisoning them in his fell castle to be tortured for millenia! And if you think he cannot pursue in the light of day, you are a fool! The sun only energizes this vampire bunny!

When he spreads his majestic patent leather wings, and bares his razor sharp fangs, the minions of Islam will fall by the wayside, quaking in fear, and losing their lunch! They will run, but they won’t be able to hide…for as was the case with WMD, he knows exactly where they are, and he will seek them out, and render them limb from limb, and then will supp on their entrails, taking special sustanence from their blood.

I continue to be amazed that the Count has not gone there, for there’s been so much blood wasted, blood that he could have engorged himself on over the last many months. His strength only grows with each liter of blood he consumes, and once consumed, that strength gained never diminishes. And thus it has been for millenia, as the mighty Count Dickula has flown over countless battle-fields, during countless wars, shrieking with joy for the fields of death spread before his magnificent visage!

But seriously…

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By SEAHumanist, March 12, 2007 at 12:46 pm Link to this comment
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We shouldn’t speak of anything other than ‘victory’?

I wonder then, Mr. Cheney, if you can help me with a little question that has been lingering in the back of my mind for quite some time now:

How, exactly, do you define ‘victory’?

It’s a lovely and elegant word, to be sure, but what on earth does it mean in the context of the calamity which has been visited on Iraq? What does it mean, when you know full well that the best anybody in your administration can hope for now is that things don’t get completely out of hand on your boss’s watch? Or perhaps that’s just the point: if you’re a nay-sayer, you’re painting the administration in a poor light, and obviously we can’t have that! No, VICTORY sounds much better, and we still have those lovely “Mission Accomplished” banners somewhere -maybe we can recycle those and be environmentally conscious at the same time (see, it all fits together so nicely!)

Please help us out here, Dick. I’d love to be cheering for ‘victory’, only I haven’t the foggiest clue what I’d be cheering for. At least give us a clue!

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By Quy Tran, March 12, 2007 at 12:44 pm Link to this comment
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If Congress splashed out billions dollars more Iraq was that means Halliburton’s Cheney lose its benefits and Cheney’s pay checks from this company will be thinner. From this point of view Cheney has to fight against Congress.

An animal will never satisfy with what it got. Its ambition is boundless.

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By Barry De Jasu, March 12, 2007 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment
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This man is a liar and most likely a criminal. That anything he says has any weight is, to my mind, absurd and quite horrific. Thousands of American lives and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives have been lost because of ‘tall tales’ told by this Administration for unspoken motives.
Besides tthose in Iraq, the lives of the unfortunate people of New Orleans have fallen victum of Katrina aand then Bush and Chaney.
There are so many things wrong with this Administration from stem to stern. Gone are habeas corpus, clean air and water, a healthy economy, a god and affordable education,our esteem the world over and any moral ground. People have been tortured and unlawfully imprisoned.
How can we continue to view this Administration and all those in government, who have assisted it, as rightgeous individuals?

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By Larry Lockamy, March 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm Link to this comment
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This guy epitomizes what is wrong with Corporate America and our current administration….They honestly believe that they should have their cake and eat it, too.  He has lined his pockets in Iraq via Halliburton, as well as, the pockets of his neocon associates; obstructed justice, lied to Congressional committees (which he has little regard for)and basically help lead this country into a financial abyss that we may never recover from….In my book he has no credibility

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By mdc, March 12, 2007 at 12:18 pm Link to this comment
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Dear Congress,

I hereby give you permission to limit (or totally cut) spending requests for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Regards,

Citizen of the United States of America

P.S. you may also throw Dick Cheney in federal prison whenever convenient.

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By Bert, March 12, 2007 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment
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I think Congress should literally just give the guy carte blanche, that way there won’t be any more of THIS particular debate. He wants more money? Ok, I say “Go for broke, Dick!” Congress hasn’t stopped him yet, so pull out all the stops and stop arguing about it. A trillion? POCKET change. 10 trillion? Oh, Dick, it’s HARDLY enough, why not do 20? 50? Hell, let’s jump a couple an orders of magnitude, you’re worth every penny, right? Call it an even 15 septillion dollars, eh? One imagines what the world might look like today if, instead of all this war-biz, they’d instead started heavily dumping their monies into green-tech, about 15 years ago. Some of that stuff’s been around for decades, insulation and flourescents aren’t yesterday’s inventions, they go back decades, and efficiency is Cheney’s ‘personal virtue’. Cheney’s an oilman, for my money that makes him a conflict of interest, and I call ‘B.S.’ on this guy and his pro-war rhetoric, I think Ike said it all, years and years ago, but nobody listened…so that’s where it’s at today. Soooo…what’s the interest on 9 trillion dollars, anyway, and who do we owe it to? ‘Low food security’...I’ve heard enough. Impeach!

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By felicity, March 12, 2007 at 12:05 pm Link to this comment
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Talk about “twisted logic” and “proud episodes,” what’s NOT a proud episode in the history of Dick Cheney is his vice-presidency and THAT’S what he’s desparately trying to defend. The survival of our soldiers could matter less to Mr. Cheney.

General Peter Pace said the other day how do you fight in a country you’re not at war with. Can Mr. Cheney answer that question?  Can he justify spending $100 billion to keep our military there vs. spending $100 billion to bring them home - other than the latter would bring them home in other than coffins or pieces?  Can he explain why he lied to the military in the early days of the war, lies that left Iraqi military arsenals up for grabs by Iraqi militants? (That’s how much he “cares” about our soldiers.)

No, Mr. Cheney is the star player in a drama that the American public, not to mention the rest of the world has critiqued as an absolute flop. His reputation is mud, his play stinks, we demand our money back and we need to run him out of town before he “writes” another one.

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By Christopher Robin, March 12, 2007 at 12:01 pm Link to this comment
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See what can happen when you don’t have your prunes for breakfast?

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By Jack Carter, March 12, 2007 at 11:59 am Link to this comment
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Why doesn’t he just get Georgie Porgie to declare all Democratic Senators and Representatives “enemy combatants” and get it over with? We all know that’s what he really wants to do anyway.

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By Steve Hammons, March 12, 2007 at 11:44 am Link to this comment
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Mr. Cheney may not have noticed, but his credibility has significantly declined, according to some reports.

He may still carry weight with the neocons, war profiteers, war mongers and chicken hawks, but many honorable Americans do not have faith in him.

Some Americans may even feel that he should be impeached and prosecuted.

For more on this the three articles below may be of interest:

Iraq War Psychology: Exploring hearts and minds of U.S. officials, press, profiteers

By Steve Hammons
Columnist, PopulistAmerica.com
Populist Party of America
February 15, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/iraq_war_psychology

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‘Mistakes’ or ‘plans’ in Iraq, War on Terror?

By Steve Hammons
Columnist, PopulistAmerica.com
Populist Party of America
February 12, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/mistakes_or_plans_in_iraq_war_on_terror

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Will Bush, Cheney attack Iran? When and why?

By Steve Hammons
Columnist, PopulistAmerica.com
Populist Party of America
February 2, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/will_bush_cheney_attack_iran_when_and_why

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By TexasGreen, March 12, 2007 at 11:34 am Link to this comment
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I mean, really…who cares what “Mr. 18%” (his approval rating) has to say about anything?  This is the a**hole who was mostly responsible for lying us into this mess.  He’s a lying, cheating, malevolent cancer on the body politic.  Like he told Sen. Leahy on the Senate floor…“go f**k yourself,” Mr. Cheney.  The sooner you are removed from office, the better off the country and the world will be.

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