Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Irony Is Not Dead

At least this week we have a pretty good idea of where Vice President Cheney is: he, his wife, and one daughter over-nighted in Iraq on their way to chats with leaders in the Middle East. The Vice President even spent some time "rallying the troops," primarily over breakfast. From an AP report:

Rallying troops after an overnight stay at an air base, Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday that as long as freedom is suppressed in the Mideast, the region will remain a place of "stagnation, resentment and violence ready for export." ...

"We're helping them fight back because it's the right thing to do and because it's important to our own long-term security," Cheney said. "As President Bush has said, the war on terror is an ideological struggle and as long as this part of the world remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place of stagnation. ...

Noise from mortar and artillery shells fired from the base interrupted sleep during the pre-dawn hours Monday, but base officials said later the shelling was routine - used to keep pressure on ground miles off base where insurgents have been active before.

Cheney said he was already up when he heard the explosions. "Nobody came running in to wake me up," he said as he loaded his plate with sausage, bacon and eggs, and hash browns. He and his wife and daughter, Liz, who also spent the night at the base, had breakfast with a dozen or more troops. ...

Nice heart-healthy breakfast, Mr. Vice President. Oh, and you might want to keep that rhetoric in mind when you dine with your buddies, the Royal House of Saud. I'm sure they'll be favorably impressed with your comments on freedom flourishing and stagnation. Just don't expect any sausage and bacon with that breakfast.

308 days.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

He could have whatever breakfast he wants in his cell at the Hague, and it would be alright by me.

5:38 AM  

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