Michael Crawford

Iraq War Reaches 5th Anniversary, Dick Cheney: "So?"

Filed By Michael Crawford | March 24, 2008 9:01 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Dick Cheney, Iraq war, Martha Radditz, Republicans

Some have joked that Dick Cheney is Darth Vader in vice-presidential garb. This clip of Cheney taken from an interview with Martha Radditz on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war shows that that Cheney may be Vader's more evil twin brother.

When Radditz points out that 2/3 of Americans think the war is not worth fighting, Cheney responds "So?"

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Unbelievable. Or, more scarily, exactly what we have come to expect from the Bush administration.

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These criminals are revolting. They deserve no less than to rot in prison for the rest of their wretched lives for what they have done. We may never fully recover from the damage these evil bastards have wrought. Our children's grandchildren will be paying for this war and the massive debt we're incurring. Even those "tax refund" bribe checks we're getting are being paid for with borrowed money that won't get paid off in the lifetime of anyone who receives one.

Trillions in treasure from two nations - gone
Hundreds of thousands of civilian lives - gone
Thousands of our soldiers and uncounted numbers of theirs - gone
Trust, faith, and credit of the US Government - gone

And this worthless SOB can only say, So?!

It's too bad we're civilized in this country. These fuckers are going to have it way better than they deserve when they leave office.

Can someone please tell me why we can't at least THROW them out? At least a little embarassment for them and a tiny bit of redemption for us. I know that's why I voted Democrat in the last election - I wanted a Congress that would stand up to these vagrants and put a stop to this madness.

I'm still waiting.

Anyone surprised by this? All he cares about is his buddies at Haliberton making money hands over fist, while the country goes more in debt. Reminds me me of an old song from Tennessee Ernie Ford, "16 Tons,"

"Oh, 4000 men and what do you get?
Another year older and deeper in debt.
St. Peter don't you holler, 'cause we can't go.
Bush and Chaney has got our souls."

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | March 24, 2008 10:29 AM

Michael, We are long past the time when we can describe the US invasion of Iraq as war. It’s genocide.

The number of Iraqis murdered as a result of the US invasion is over one million. Several million have been displaced internally or fled to neighboring countries. Their infrastructure, deliberately destroyed by US policy, has not been repaired. The US government’s purposeful policy of divide and rule is centered on arming Kurdish, Sunnis and Shiite forces and simultaneously fermenting secessionist civil war and communal war between ethnic and religious groups.

The US investment of billions in permanent US military bases and over $750 million dollars in a colonial embassy complex is a clear signal that the war is not going to end soon. It’s delusional to think that McCain, Obama or Clinton will quickly and totally withdraw US troops. In addition to the 4,000 GI’s who’ve died for Texaco, et al, 29,314 GI’s have been wounded, 13,170 of them seriously.

The war is about oil and nothing else.
Republican Senator CHARLES HAGEL: "People say we're not fighting for oil. Of course we are. They talk about America's national interest. What the hell do you think they're talking about? We're not there for figs." (Speaking at Catholic University, Sept. 24, 2007)

Former Federal Reserve Chairman ALAN GREENSPAN, in his book The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World: "I'm saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: The Iraq war is largely about oil."

Democratic Senator JOHN TESTER: "We're still fighting a war in Iraq and people who are honest about it will admit we're there over oil." (Associated Press, Sept. 24, 2007)

General JOHN ABIZAID: retired commander of CENTCOM: "Of course it's about oil, we can't really deny that." (Speaking at Stanford University, Oct. 13, 2007)

If Bush and Cheney are the architects of the genocide the Democrats are its enablers. They persist in funding the killing and looting of the Iraqi economy by voting for Bush’s war budget. Voting of a Democrat or a Republican is voting for the genocide.

Bill and Jerame . . . yes, and yes.

Heart of stone, I guess. I mean, it's not like he's done all that badly from this war, and that's all that matters.

What do you expect from someone who will not even support equal rights for his own daughter?

Cheney has always been the "brains" behind bush's foreign policy. Him and the neo-cons that he had bush surround himself with planned and executed this with complete malice of forethought. If the international criminal court weren't so gutless, they would be arrested and taken to the Hague to face war crimes charges the day after the new president was sworn in.

It is sickening that the goodwill that america had in the world after 9/11 was frittered away by senseless adventurism by this administration. We are no safer, and at more risk as a nation, than any other time in our countries history because of the greed and avarice of these people.

They all should be put up against the wall and shot, in the kneecaps and stomach, then allowed to lie there and die in slow agony.

Okay, maybe not shot, but at least sent to bed without their supper.

This says it all:

What do you expect from someone who will not even support equal rights for his own daughter?