Monday, June 19, 2006

Deadeye Cheney

From Crooks & Liars:

Meet the Press: 03/16/03

Russert: If your analysis is not correct, and we’re not treated as liberators, but as conquerors, and the Iraqis begin to resist, particularly in Baghdad, do you think the American people are prepared for a long, costly, and bloody battle with significant American casualties?

Cheney: Well, I don’t think it’s likely to unfold that way, Tim, because I really do believe that we will be greeted as liberators.
I’ve talked with a lot of Iraqis in the last several months myself, had them to the White House. The president and I have met with them, various groups and individuals, people who have devoted their lives from the outside to trying to change things inside Iraq. And like Kanan Makiya who’s a professor at Brandeis, but an Iraqi, he’s written great books about the subject, knows the country intimately, and is a part of the democratic opposition and resistance. The read we get on the people of Iraq is there is no question but what they want to the get rid of Saddam Hussein and they will welcome as liberators the United States when we come to do that."

Yep, let's trust these guys. No question, great plan. They know what they're doing! NOT!

Update: Insurgencey STILL in last throes!


Blogger Dedanna said...

I've always said that we have had, and do have absolutely no business in Iraq. If the Iraqis had wanted to get rid of Hussein, if they had wanted to get rid of the people who were causing trouble for them, it's their country -- let them do it.

It never was the U.S.' cross to bear.

6:41 PM, June 19, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

I agree and even if one accepts going in, when are they responsible for their own country. How long do we wait for them to "stand up"?

11:35 PM, June 19, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

Moot question, if you ask me.

Going in should never have been accepted in the first place.

8:14 AM, June 21, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

I agree but it is today not yesterday.

9:46 AM, June 21, 2006  

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