Monday, October 30, 2006

Enraged By Spin

Vice President Dick Cheney was interviewed on Fox news today saying, basically, that the brutal insurgent attacks in Iraq lately are happening because the insurgents want to sway the elections in favor of the Democrats. Not because they want an end to western lifestyle, not because they are fundamentalist Muslim extremists that want to end the freedom to worship under any religion other than Islam, not because of their hatred of US dominance over most of the world and its meddling with other governments, but because the insurgents want the democrats to win in the elections on the 7th of November! Of course! Now it all makes sense. I am constantly being overwhelmed by a mixed feeling of fear, anger, and amazement that Americans elected power hungry idiots to run our country.
CAVUTO: Do you suspect that these insurgent attacks are timed to influence our midterm elections?
VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: That's my belief. I think they are, very, very cognizant of our schedule, if you will. They also -- you've got to remember what the strategy is of the terrorists. They specifically can't beat us in a stand-up fight. They never have. But whether it's al Qaeda or the other elements that are active in Iraq, they are betting on the proposition they can break the will of the American people. They think we won't have the stomach for the fight long-term.
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VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: [The insurgents] know that the way they win is if they can, in fact, force America to withdraw on the basis that we aren't going to stay and finish the job, their basic proposition that they can break the will of the American people. Story

Well I might be inclined to believe him if the will of the American people was in favor of staying in Iraq indefinitely but unfortunately for him the will of the American people is a plurality of 37% for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq (poll data). Now there are, of course, Americans that want us to "stay the course" in Iraq so I guess what Cheney meant was the insurgents are trying to break the will of the people that have been brainwashed by Fox News and the Republican party into believing that the Iraq war is somehow doing good for the people of Iraq, that staying there is helping them form a stable democracy, that by being in Iraq we are somehow making the US safer from terrorist attacks. Well, I just hope the American people are smarter than that and go to vote on Nov. 7th for a democrat or even an independent (as long the independent candidate is against the war and for pulling our troops out as soon as humanly possible) but not for a Republican.

3 comments:

jerems said...

You're quite political these days. Or..... at least you seem to be doing something about it!

Sincerely,

Your heterosexual life partner

Andrew said...

Well with Bush getting elected twice in a row when he shouldn't have won even the first time really jump started me into politics. I mean if he hadn't have been elected where would we be today: we would have strict Clean Air Acts enacted by Al Gore, we wouldn't be in a hopeless mess of a war in Iraq, education would be better, class separation would not be as great, and more of the world would actually like Americans. As is we are more hated than ever; terrorism is more of a worry than ever before; education is going to hell; about 3000 US soldiers dead, 50,000-600,000 Iraqi casualties; a bill that signed away our rights to privacy; a bill that signed away detainees' rights to a trial or habeas corpus; a worthless, but expensive, wall across the border of the US and Mexico; etc. Ugh, it just goes on forever, it's as if Bush is purposefully trying to destroy the US.

marisa said...

Maybe it's the terrorists that were responsible for the Mark Foley scandal as well. I mean, originally the republicans accused the democrats of waiting until election time to "break" the story (even though the republicans knew but planned on exposing it...never), but maybe it was really an act of terrorism, set to frame the republicans! in fact, this makes me think that ALL creepy old men sexin' it up with the young folk online could be terrorists! and i bet they drive SUVs!