Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dick Cheney: Always remember what you say

I was listening to the radio the other day when I heard a clip of Dick Cheney talking about the war in Iraq. What I didn't know at the time was, this clip was taken from a C-SPAN interview with Cheney back on April 15, 1994. He was asked why we did not go into Baghdad during the first Gulf War and take out Saddam.

His answer is surprising. Or not surprising - depending on how you look at things. He stated that "not many American lives" were worth being lost in order to topple the Saddam regime. He also stated that it would be a "quagmire."

So here is the video so you can see for yourself:



So what changed between 4/15/2004 and when we actually toppled the Saddam regime that made it worth those American lives?

I found his comments to be quite prophetic. He KNEW what he was talking about, and I AGREED with him then (and agree with this position still today). What I don't understand is why his opinion changed, every thing he said has come true. This man is nothing more than an opportunist, a liar, a war-hawk, and has, along with this administration, put our soldiers in harms way for a war HE KNEW was unwinnable, a war HE KNEW would turn into a "quagmire." This is ONE of the reasons why I support his impeachment.

Comments are appriciated.

Peace.Live.Love.
JPB

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

Nonners,
You HAVE to be kidding!!

"So what changed between 4/15/2004 and when we actually toppled the Saddam regime that made it worth those American lives?"

Ummm...we were attacked by Al Queda on 9/11. Remember that???

Likely response to this--"well Iraq (or Sadam) didn't attack us"

True...HOWEVER, the view CHANGED on 9/11. You and many on the liberal side REMAIN in a 9/10 mentality. We CANNOT be there any longer.

Iraq continued to be a threat from 1991 on, but before 9/11, the threat was seen to be controllable and stable. After 9/11 WE COULD NO LONGER TOLERATE A REGIME WHICH CONTINUED TO IGNORE THE UN AND DID NOT LIVE UP TO ITS CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENTS.

What changed???????
WHAT CHANGED!!!!!!????????????

Sigh...

John, you are smart. Look past the hatred that blinds you and your 'progressive' friends.

I know I am going to get it from you and others...but I just couldn't let that phrase "what changed" pass.