Thursday :: Oct 22, 2009


by Turkana

Dick Cheney has strong words for the president. According to the Associated Press:

Former vice president Dick Cheney accused the White House of dithering over the strategy for the war in Afghanistan and urged President Barack Obama to "do what it takes to win." "Make no mistake. Signals of indecision out of Washington hurt our allies and embolden our adversaries," Cheney said Wednesday night while accepting an award from a conservative national security group, the Center for Security Policy.

I have news for Dick. Afghanistan is lost. It was lost because of your administration. It was lost because of your incompetence. It was lost because of your lunatic agenda.

1) Your administration allowed Osama bin Laden to get away, when he could have been caught or killed, at the battle of Tora Bora. Dick.

2) Your administration disastrously shifted its focus from those who had attacked us on 9/11 to those who had nothing to do with it. Dick.

3) Because of that, the Taliban grew stronger both in Afghanistan and in Pakistan, while Al Qaeda also regrouped and grew stronger in both countries. On your watch. Dick.

4) In fact, both countries ended up having to negotiate with the Taliban. On your watch. Dick.

5) And then your administration began running around blaming our allies for your disaster. Dick.

Everything that is now wrong in Afghanistan is your fault. Dick. That President Obama even has to be worrying about Afghanistan is proof that you didn't do your job. Dick. That 9/11 even happened was due to your administration's having been asleep at the wheel. Dick.

President Obama does have to figure out what to do about the Afghanistan disaster he inherited from your administration. Dick. But he is being deliberate and circumspect. Something you were not. Dick. Something for which the entire world has suffered. Dick.

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