Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cheney to the American People - "Go F__k Yourselves"

He was born a Dick, he's been a dick his whole life and a dick he remains. On the 5th anniversary of the Great American Fiasco, aka the Iraq War, Dick Cheney sat down for an interview and made clear just what he thinks of his "fellow Americans." From the New York Times:

Martha Raddatz, chief White House correspondent for ABC News, sat down with Mr. Cheney in Amman, Jordan, one of several stops on a Middle East tour that includes Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, Oman, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

After Ms. Raddatz asked about the economy — which he said was in “a rough patch,” not a recession — the subject turned to the deep unpopularity of the Iraq war. Here’s a transcript of the exchange, released by the network:

Raddatz: Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.

Cheney: So?

Raddatz: So? You don’t care what the American people think?

Cheney: No. I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls. There has, in fact, been fundamental change and transformation and improvement for the better. That’s a huge accomplishment.

You know, he might be right. Under Saddam, after all, the Iraqi people had to endure functioning hospitals and electricity and they didn't even have any sewage flowing down the streets in front of their homes. There has been fundamental change.


LeDaro said...

He is right about fundamental change. There are also 4 million Iraqis sitting in neighbouring countries too afraid to risk their lives in Iraq. He is not only Dick he is also Dickhead.

Anonymous said...

Never was there clearer proof for the American public that our country is totally controlled by a global corporatist Empire only hiding behind the facade of this 'vichy' government --- currently headed by the faux-emperor Bush and his vice emperor.

Unfortunately, most Americans, in wishful ignorance, believe that the 2008 election of a Democratic headed government will end this tragedy ---- whereas, it will only switch the 'vichy' party fronting for the exact same global corporatist Empire.

It is the corporatist Empire and not Cheney's arrogant contempt of democracy that is the real and continuing existential threat to the US --- and the world.

Alan MacDonald
Sanford, Maine

The Mound of Sound said...

I tend to agree with you about corporatism Alan. When you look at the history of corporations going back to the Venetian spice trade it becomes apparent that this may be a convenient vehicle for conducting commerce but it's one with enormous flaws that tends to exploit rather than adapt to political, social and economic advances.

With globalization came the willing it unwitting surrender of real sovereignty. Our nations largely gave up control of movement of capital and then placed shackles on their ability to control access to our markets.

In going global we seem to have bought the line that all tariffs are bad when in fact they tend to be a mix of good and bad. They can serve us quite well to ensure trade balances and to effect social policy and even foreign policy.

Canadians are fortunate in having a large territory with a small population, something that has enabled us to maintain a viable resource economy. As hewers of wood and drawers of water, we grumble and yet remain comfortably secure in the face of globalization with a slightly positive international trade balance.