9/11 Cheney poetry

On the Meet the Press yesterday Cheney:

"acknowledged the Iraqi insurgency was underestimated and that he was wrong when in May, 2005 he declared the insurgency 'in its last throes.'"
"'I think there is no question but that we did not anticipate an insurgency that would last this long,' the vice president said, adding that 'major, major work … is ahead of us.'"
So, the Veep couldn't anticipate what George Bush Sr. wrote about years ago and what the State Dept. speculated was a "likely" scenario? Hrm.

Later in the interview, the Dick of Doom uttered these, seemingly contradictory, words about his eagle eyes:
"Cheney defended his role as a leading advocate for invading Iraq, for a warrantless surveillance program and for harsh treatment of suspected terrorists."
"'Part of my job is to think about the unthinkable, to focus upon what in fact the terrorists may have in store for us,' Cheney said when asked about his 'dark side.'"
So Cheney has no trouble contemplating the use of torture and "disappearing" but he's unable to prepare for the option that's been speculated on for a decade or more?

Don't know about you but I feel safer.

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