Friday, October 23, 2009

Darth demento

We know that Dick Cheney is a vicious anti-democratic lunatic. That's a given. But is he demented?

After his administration failed in Afghanistan for seven year and almost completely ignored it in favor of their adventure in Iraq for the last five, he has the damn gall to criticize President Obama for not doing enough to bring about more war.

Robert Gibbs has it right:

“What Vice President Cheney calls dithering, President Obama calls his solemn responsibility to the men and women in uniform and to the American public. I think we’ve all seen what happens when somebody doesn’t take that responsibility seriously,’’ Gibbs said during his daily briefing.

Gibbs also blamed the Bush-Cheney team for allowing the situation to worsen in Afghanistan, asserting that the 21,000-troop increase Obama approved in March had been sitting on their desks for months. “I find it interesting that he’s blaming us for something that he didn’t see fit to do, over - best I can tell - seven years of a war in Afghanistan,’’ Gibbs said. [repunctuated for clarity]

Either Cheney has lost his mind or he is relying on his political base to be too stupid and too forgetful to recall who really screwed the pooch on Afghanistan and why. Of course, the media is just going to offer he-said-she-said.

And he's probably right about the eagerness of his base to absolve themselves of the blame they deserve.

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