Friday, July 25, 2003

Here is what Dick Cheney said as part of the continuing Bush Administration attempts to change the subject when confronted with the Bush lies which led to the debacle of the attack on Iraq:

". . . at a safe remove from the danger, some are now trying to cast doubt upon the decision to liberate Iraq. The ability to criticize is one of the great strengths of our democracy, but those who do so have an obligation to answer this question: How could any responsible leader have ignored the Iraqi threat?"

In the light of the ongoing unwillingness to answer the question of Bush's failure to heed the many warnings he and his Administration received in the summer of 2001 about the threat of al Qaeda, and specifically on August 6, 2001, for that's the day for which they refuse to disclose the contents of the President's Daily Brief that contained information on bin Laden, here is what Cheney might have asked:

". . . at a safe remove from the danger, some are now trying to cast doubt upon the decision to ignore the many warnings about an imminent attack on the United States by Osama bin Laden. The ability to mindlessly praise the Bush Administration is one of the great strengths of our - heh heh - democracy, but those who do so have an obligation to answer this question: How could any responsible leader have ignored the al Qaeda threat?"

The difference is that the al Qaeda threat was real while the Iraqi threat still exists only in the minds of a few neocons.

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