Monday, March 17, 2008

Stupid Quote of the Week

With the count of U.S. dead in Iraq just about to pass the 4,000 mark, and with tens of thousands more Iraqis having perished in George W. Bush’s misbegotten Middle Eastern war, Dick Cheney said during a news conference in Baghdad today:
If you look back on those five years it has been a difficult, challenging but nonetheless successful endeavor ... and it has been well worth the effort.

Don’t expect any greater enlightenment in the American government if John McCain somehow manages (despite his advanced age, flip-flops, and demonstrative crankiness) to win the White House in November. Like Cheney, McCain has already promised to keep America mired in Iraq for decades to come.

READ MORE:Five Years Later, Iraqis Still Lack Basic Services, Believe Surge Has Made Security Situation Worse” (Think Progress); “Lincoln Chafee Interview: ‘Everyone Was Silent on Iraq,’” by Sam Stein (The Huffington Post); “Iraq American Death Count: Public Largely Unaware” (The Huffington Post); “How Can Cheney Be Greeted as a Liberator If He Only Makes ‘Surprise Visits’ to Baghdad?” by Joe Sudbay (AMERICAblog).

No comments: