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By davidswanson - Posted on 04 January 2009
They sure want to keep the people a good distance from their "leaders". It is ironic that they can always find some people who will protect the criminal political class. I think it might he a genetic defect in their brains. They are unable to discern who has their interests in mind and who doesn't.
If you don't get punished, you didn't go anything wrong, right?
"We are close to achieving most of our objectives. We have a significant reduction in the overall level of violence," said Cheney,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday the United States was close to achieving its aims in Iraq.
Interviewed on CBS's "Face the Nation," Cheney offered another spirited defense of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, of which he was a key proponent and architect.
"We are close to achieving most of our objectives. We have a significant reduction in the overall level of violence," said Cheney, who leaves office on January 20.
He also cited the removal of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the new Iraqi constitution, the Iraqi elections, and a recent framework agreement providing for a U.S. military withdrawal by 2011 as successes.
"All of these things by anybody's standards would be evidence of significant success," Cheney said.
In a series of farewell interviews, Cheney has been defending the decision to invade Iraq and the subsequent U.S. occupation which led to the deaths of over 4,000 U.S. servicemen and women.
There is no official count of Iraqi civilian casualties since the invasion but some independent studies have put the number in the hundreds of thousands.
Cheney acknowledged that prewar intelligence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction were wrong. But he again argued that Saddam had the technology, the personnel and the desire to build such weapons again.
Seen possibly as the most powerful Vice President in U.S. history, Cheney was widely seen as President George W. Bush's most important adviser who helped shape the "war on terrorism" after the September 11 attacks.
(Reporting by Alan Elsner, Editing by Sandra Maler)
I think Cheney has success confused with wealth.....his wealth. Lets see, 20 million to 200 million in roughly 5 years. Now thats great return on investment!
Objectives! Lets see. Invade a soverign nation committ mass murder and tortue people. Then take their oil.....brillant, absolutely brilliant. I must be a dumb shit for not coming up with a plan like that.
Desire to build weapons of mass destruction I suppose, gives us the right to... ATTACK!!!
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