Monday, January 15, 2007

An existential conflict?

That's what Dick Cheney said on Fox News Sunday, as repeated in the San Francisco Chronicle, about the Iraq war, boys and girls:
"This is an existential conflict," Cheney said. "It is the kind of conflict that's going to drive our policy and our government for the next 20 or 30 or 40 years. We have to prevail and we have to have the stomach for the fight long term."
Nah, Dick. The Revolutionary War and the Civil War, now they were existential conflicts. Calling the Iraq war, or even the warron terra, an existential conflict is an insult to existential conflicts. Two possibilities present themselves:

First, Dick Cheney really believes this is true. If that is the case, he is clearly so delusional that he must be removed from office immediately.

Second, he knows it's false and is just saying it to keep the right wing peeing in its pants. Spot finds this alternative, albeit distressing, oddly comforting.

Update: Corrected reference to Cheney's appearance.

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