Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dick, Dick, Dick...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN)--Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday dismissed as "hogwash" the suggestion that incompetence and corruption may have hurt the Bush Crime Family's credibility on Iraq and led members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to ridicule President Bush's plan to send more troops to Baghdad again.

In an interview with dead-eyed CNN meathead Wolf Blitzer, conducted a day after Bush delivered his delusional State of the Union address, Cheney was asked to respond to some Republicans in Congress who "are now seriously questioning your credibility, because of the blunders and the failures and the profiteering and the always being wrong or lying, not that there's anything wrong with that."

To which Cheney answered, "Wolf, Wolf, I simply don't accept the premise of your question. I just think it's hogwash. And you'll either retract it or I'll have you killed."

Cheney said the corporation is committed to moving ahead with its plan to send more troops to Baghdad again, no matter what Congress does.

"It won't stop us," he said. "Nothing can stop us, of course, but a non-binding resolution? Be real. We regularly ignore the Constitution and you think you're going to stop us with a non-binding resolution? That's just toilet paper to us. Having said that, it also proves what we've been saying all along, which is that Democrats hate the troops and want us to lose."

If U.S. forces were to pull out of Iraq, "we would simply validate the terrorists' strategy that says Americans will not keep trading blood for oil forever. That's the biggest threat, that they would think we don't really want that oil enough to keep feeding fresh meat into the grinder."

He added, "The notion that somehow the effort hasn't been worth it, or that we shouldn't go ahead and keep doing it, is just dead wrong. People who say that don't understand business."

Cheney grudgingly acknowledged a few "ongoing problems" in Iraq, where a civil war sparked by our invasion and occupation kills hundreds of Iraqis per week and where there have been more than 3,000 U.S. military fatalities over the course of what is now the second-longest foreign war in American history.

Asked about the criticism, from some of the meth-addled Jesus-freaks who have typically been his administration's power base, about the pregnancy of his lesbian daughter Mary, Cheney expressed irritation with the idea that people can ask him questions.

"I'm delighted I'm about to have a sixth grandchild, Wolf," he said. "They're an excellent source of viable tissue, as you know. And obviously I think the world of both my daughters, all of my grandchildren, my shark-eyed bastards and several of my Taiwanese biotech investments.

"And I think, frankly, you're out of line with that question. Why don't we go hunting sometime, Wolf?"

And the vice president carefully avoided talk about the 2008 presidential race beyond expressing outright opposition to Senator Hillary Clinton of New York "because she's a Democrat" and predicting Clinton will not be elected president, and even if she were to win she wouldn't make a good chief executive, and even if she did make a good chief executive she'd still be a woman, and subject to hormonal attacks which could threaten our nation's security.

"I don't agree with her philosophically and from a policy standpoint," the vice president said. "And I think she is in the last throes, if you will, of her candidacy."

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