Thursday, August 10, 2006

Dick Cheney - Fear Mongerer

As news of another foiled terrorist plot unfolds in the UK and Joe Lieberman suffers an election blow in part due to his stance on the "war" in Iraq, our trusty Vice President, war hawl Dick Cheney is once again sowing the seeds of fear.

Dick said yesterday of Lieberman's defeat, "The thing that's partly disturbing about it is the fact that, the standpoint of our adversaries, if you will, in this conflict, and the al Qaeda types, they clearly are betting on the proposition that ultimately they can break the will of the American people in terms of our ability to stay in the fight and complete the task. And when we see the Democratic Party reject one of its own, a man they selected to be their vice presidential nominee just a few short years ago, it would seem to say a lot about the state the party is in today if that's becoming the dominant view of the Democratic Party, the basic, fundamental notion that somehow we can retreat behind our oceans and not be actively engaged in this conflict and be safe here at home, which clearly we know we won't -- we can't be. So we have to be actively engaged not only in Afghanistan and Iraq, but on a global basis if we're going to succeed in prevailing in this long-term conflict."

"So it's an unfortunate development, I think, from the standpoint of the Democratic Party to see a man like Lieberman pushed aside because of his willingness to support an aggressive posture in terms of our national security strategy."

These comments are the latest example of how low this administration and VP will sink in order to stay in office. Time and time again, this administration plays to Americans' fear of a terrorist attack to scare them from voting Democratic or any other party. Frankly, it's disgusting and I have faint hope that the American population (who, given the results of the 2004 presidential election, have proven they aren't too bright), is finally starting to see through this bullshit.

Cheney continues to toe the line that our involvement in Iraq has somehow made the world a safer place. In fact, he stands behind every single blunder this administration is repsonsible for. yet, while Dick continues to remind everyone of the bad bogeymen hunting us in our back yards, hatred towards our country grows dauly. We now have more than 2,800 dead American soldiers as a result of this bogus war in Iraq. Cheney loves to pretend we're there to defeat terrorists. But last time I checked, Iraq wasn't a terrorist threat (despite the lies Cheney perpetuated otherwise). Now, it's a haven for terrorists and every day Iraqis who spit on our flag as a result of the hell we've created over there. Weren't we there to get rid of these supposed nukes Saddam had? What changed? Oh, we invaded....

The world is probably as dangerous for our country as it has ever been, thanks to neocons like Dick Cheney. To pretend otehrwise is criminal. Yet, he continues to repeat lie after lie to keep his phony cronies in office. Shame on you Mr. Vice President. Your actions are a disgrace and that's what you'll always be remembered for.


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