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Borowitz on How Dick Cheney Marked 10th Anniversary of Iraq War

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Posted on Mar 19, 2013
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials held a “sombre ceremony” at Halliburton Co. headquarters Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary “of making up a reason to invade Iraq,” comedian Andy Borowitz reported in a satirical story for The New Yorker.

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz were among those in attendance. Due to other obligations, former President George W. Bush could not attend. He was, however, represented at the ceremony by a nude self-portrait, Borowitz joked.

Andy Borowitz via The New Yorker:

Calling the assembled officials “profiles in fabrication,” Mr. Cheney praised them for their decade of dedication to a totally fictitious rationale.

“Making up a reason to invade a country is the easy part,” Mr. Cheney told them. “Sticking to a pretend story for ten years—that is the stuff of valor.”

...The ceremony ended on an emotional note, as Mr. Cheney placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown W.M.D.

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—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

 

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