The Airing of Grievances
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Now Isn't That Interesting
Vice President Dick Cheney in 1992:
"And the question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is not very damned many. So I think we got it right, both when we decided to expel him from Kuwait, but also when the president made the decision that we'd achieved our objectives and we were not going to go get bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq... All of a sudden you've got a battle you're fighting in a major built-up city, a lot of civilians are around, significant limitations on our ability to use our most effective technologies and techniques. Once we had rounded him up and gotten rid of his government, then the question is what do you put in its place? You know, you then have accepted the responsibility for governing Iraq."Next time Cheney starts in on the alleged ills of "flip-flopping" can somebody please bring this up?
(Hat tip to andrewsullivan.com for the quote.)