Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Audacity of Audacity

Dick Cheney sat down for an interview yesterday on the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq. He of course spoke about the progress that he feels has been made and how important our position in Iraq was for fighting the war on terror. He also had this to say:

Raddatz: Two-thirds of Americans say it’s not worth fighting, and they’re looking at the value gain versus the cost in American lives, certainly, and Iraqi lives.

Cheney: So?

SO. That is Cheney's response to the opinion of the people of the United States of America. I understand that the Bush administration is in its last year of its last term and never have to face the electorate again, but this show of arrogance seems over the top, even for them. But then again aren't these the same people who sold America on a war based on information that they themselves didn't believe. Aren't these the same people who have lined the pockets of their friends at the expense of the lives of American soldiers? Aren't these the same people who have turned the constitution into their only personal plaything? Aren't these the same people who equated opposition to the war to being unpatriotic? Aren't these the same people who have made torture an American tactic? Aren't these the same people who turned a budget surplus into the biggest deficit in the history of the country? Aren't these the same people who turned the international goodwill after 9/11 into scorn, ridicule and hatred? Aren't these the same people who were somehow able to mobilize a relief effort half way around the world in a day and yet let people in New Orleans go without food and water for almost a week?

The Bush administration has raised arrogance to a level as yet unseen in American politics. I guess every administration should have at least one great accomplishment to hang it's hat on. Thanks for the reminder, Mr. Darth Va... oh sorry I meant Mr. Vice President.

2 comments:

Sandy Jimenez said...

"Ignorance is power". Ronald Reagan proved this over and over again. But the Bush Administration is the latest and greatest Orwellian iteration of this concept: "Willful, calculated ignorance is absolute power". If Vice Presdient Dick Cheney says he doesn't know about something, then it's a matter of opinion. If President Bush says he doesn't know about something, then it isn't even happenning.
Of course, "We the people" and our brothers and sisters around the world don't have to face reality, because we live in it.
We have 9 hours, 26 minutes and 7.2 seconds as of this writing, until this nightmare ends.
God Bless America.

Sandy Jimenez said...

--Wishful thinking. I meant to write:
"We have 305 DAYS, 9 hours, 26 minutes and 7.2 seconds as of this writing, until this nightmare ends."