Sunday, August 12, 2007

Question: How Many Dead Americans is Saddam Worth?

Answer: Not Many.

According to Dick Cheney in 1994. Watch this video. You may not recognize the man being interviewed. He discusses Iraq with clarity and shows an understanding of the factional tensions that would make undertaking regime change there a folly.

What changed between 1994 and 2003 for Mr. Cheney?

In 1995 he became CEO of Halliburton.

In 1997 he helped to found the Project for a New American Century.

In 2001 he became vice president of the United States.

Which led to this:


Dr. Zaius said...

Oh, I am so going to steal that chart! That is a perfect post - concise, to the point, and informative. Yay!

Evil Spock said...

Why couldn't he become CEO in Chase Banks?!? Evil Spock would be rolling in it.

Evil Spock is kidding of course. Cheney is a bastard.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Holy crap, that's all I can say. Holy f@cking crap.

Suzy said...

Yup, and when conservatives wring their hands and say that Iraq isn't going well and it is a quagmire, I say that it is going EXACTLY the way the Neocons and profiteers want it to go. They are making out like bandits, as they knew they would.

FranIAm said...

I continued to be amazed for my capacity for loathing this man and all that he represents.

I do not believe in hell (wait, she's Catholic and no hell? I told you she was irreverent!) but he challenges that for me as well.

There must be a special burning hot corner just for him.

Distributorcap said...

amazing... who knew dick could actually not sound like a dick

i didnt realize insanity was proportional to stock options -- then again i did.

this man is so thoroughly loathsome, words cannot describe him.

Sorghum Crow said...

Jess, dang I forget the tinfoil hat for one stinking day and you steal all my thoughts. That's okay I probably won't have time to blog too much today.