Monday, August 20, 2007


The unveiling of a 1994 little known video where Cheney suggests that a war with Iraq was not a feasible option for the president. (George H. W. Bush). This proves he knew more than ten years before he lied us into this war that,

1) we would end up absolutely alone in the occupation, that no country in the region would join us,

2) it would lead to the certain break up of Iraq into a sectarian mess and a military quagmire, and

3) that taking out Saddam was NOT worth sacrificing American lives.

During the Vietnam War, Dick Cheney did everything humanly possible -- short of fleeing to Canada -- to avoid the U.S. military draft. But, 40 some years later, he had no problem sending young men and women into his ill-gotten war.

US Troop Casualties - 3,651 US troops dead; 98% male. 90% non-officers; 80% active duty, 12% National Guard; 74% Caucasian, 10% African-American, 11% Latino. 18% killed by non-hostile causes. 51% of US casualties were under 25 years old. 70% were from the US Army

How many times, have we heard politicians try to excuse their Iraq war votes by saying "If I knew then what I know now." We knew ALL these things up front when we spoke out to protest the invasion in the first place. Any sane student or observer of the Middle East who was even remotely paying attention knew these things. But most shamefully, Cheney himself knew these things, when he deliberately lied America into this disaster.

But he did it anyway, a war that has already cost us our military readiness, upwards of 4,000 American lives, tens of thousands of our citizens crippled for life, and an estimated death toll of now a million Iraqis, while the so-called "surge", a despicable, offensive term for a further escalation, digs the hole only deeper.

Sill today, Cheney AGAIN is pushing for military strikes on Iran. How much more can we take from this person, who is dead set on making America a War State. How much more lies can we take? How much more shame can we stomach. START IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS TODAY ON RICHARD B. CHENEY VP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! thinkingblue.



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