Thursday, January 20, 2005

We Interrupt This Vacation...

Sometimes you just have to deal with business even when you’re on vacation…

From a story on AOL’s Welcome Screen today:

"Asked to name his mistakes in planning the war in Iraq, Cheney said he had not anticipated how long it would take the Iraqis to begin running their own country. Not until after Saddam was ousted did the United States realize the extent of the Iraqi leader's brutality in putting down revolt in 1991, Cheney said."

In other words, we didn’t really fuck up, it was Saddam’s fault. Oh, puh-leeze.

Let’s call a spade a spade, Dick. Shouldn’t that really read:

"I pushed the president and this country into the war in Iraq because I was sure that the sheer strength of our glorious armed forces would sweep through that country and bend them to our will in a matter of months, scoring a great victory for democracy and appeasing a constituency that was shouting for blood in retribution for the 9/11 attacks, while accomplishing the primary goal of assuring us of a foot in the door of the Middle Eastern oil market. Not until Saddam was ousted did we understand the scope of the Pandora’s box of warring factions and splinter groups that Saddam’s regime was sitting on. ‘Old Europe’ tried to warn us, but we blew them off, and banned French fries from the Congressional cafeteria.

"Since we failed to do our homework before tearing down the existing government, the whole thing blew up in our faces. And now a growing number of American and "coalition" troops, not to mention an untold number of Iraqi citizens---estimates of more than 100,000—have paid the ultimate price for our conceit.

"Ooops. My bad."


  1. Ouch, Well those who refuse to read history are condemned to repeat it. After all, reading is "Laura's Thing."

  2. yeah, like we'll ever hear such words of truth from any of these folks.  but wow, blame it on saddam.  interesting take on reality.  oh reality, who wants to bother with that, what a bore.  come back any time these maniacs push you over the edge, we need more fearless commentors.

  3. Ummm, I was here, I read your entry and I don't agree.   Have a great day Lisa!  Kristi

  4. Ooh, say it like is!

  5. Fuck Cheney and Bush, and Yes Massa Rice.

  6. I am so glad you found something to spark that writing spirit again!  Welcome back!  Lisa

  7. Now back to our regularly scheduled vacation......

    Hmmm, at least you know when to break yours to take care of business, can't say the same for the Chief. Round of golf anyone?

    :-) ---Robbie

  8. Wow!!!  Lisa, you are a woman after my own heart.  :-)

  9. Damn....You are one of the few...the proud....the smart....the Democrats!

    All I can say about Cheney is his last name should be cranium because he is a real Dick Head.

  10. You Go Girl !!  Oh hello....I was directed here by St0rms journal ....


  11. Hey, I was in VietNam in the early 70s.  To paraphrase Yogi Berra; 'THIS IS DEJA-VU ALL OVER AGAIN!"

  12. I agree  with your opinion completely

  13. Hello Lisa-
    Dick Chenney and George Bush two of the biggest jackasses that ever walked the planet. I have been hearing and reading that the many other "jackasses" that voted for them are now having second thoughts or regrets. The proof is in his new approval rating, 41% and dropping. What do I say to them? TOLD YOU SO STUUUUPID!
    These two men will go down in history as complete murderer's; thats my two cents.

    Great entry Lisa!
    PS: Thank you for all of your support for me, it's never forgotten.


  14. First, consider the source - AOL.

    Bush and Cheney are not the stupidest people on earth. And, no, I'm not supid either for voting for them.

    Let's go back to September 11, 2001. Let's go back even further....let's say 1993, when the first WTC attack occurred. Who was in office then?

    We're fighting to free the people of Iraq from an oppressive government. A government that killed its people. A government that harbored terrorists. We know this. Do we belong there? Would Kerry have been a better president? NO. I come from Massachusetts and I've followed Kerry's 'career' for over thirty years.
    He's not what he 'seemed' to be to those who didn't know him as well.

    People come to the US. For the most part, we don't leave. Why is that? We can leave anytime we want. Have you ever seen the Four Freedoms? We were free from fear until we were bombed one day by Islamic men who thought they were working for God. They weren't fighting for their country. They were fighting for God. No one can fight a war against people who believe that strongly. For that reason, these people will be around for a very long time. They will bear children, and brainwash their children into their way of thinking. We haven't had a terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11. We will. It's only a matter of time.

    The Middle East can't be stabilized unless the people stand up for themselves against their oppressors and their governments. Perhaps our country can show them how to do this. After all, we did it during our Revolutionary War and our Civil War.  

    I'm sorry you feel the war interrupted your vacation, but there were 3000 people who showed up for work one day in NYC. They never made it home. One of their freedoms was taken away....their freedom to work, and their freedom to breathe.

    I think that's worth fighting for.