Grumpy Old Man Out of His Cage Again
Karl Rove's latest "Why the $%#@! did you say that, Dick?" moment happened today:
FARMINGTON, N.M. (Reuters) - The Soviet Union might still exist and Saddam Hussein might dominate the Gulf if Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry had been president in recent years, Vice President Dick Cheney said on Saturday.
Cheney told supporters that Kerry had run for the U.S. Senate in the 1980s on a promise to do away with many of the weapons that U.S. President Ronald Reagan used to end the Cold War.
"So if John Kerry had been in charge, maybe the Soviet Union would still be in business," President Bush's running mate said on a campaign trip to the swing state of New Mexico.
The weapons that Reagan USED? Hmm, I don't remember any MX missiles hitting Stalingrad, pounding the USSR into submission. Seems to me they collapsed under their own weight. Sure, their need to keep up in the arms race subverted their economy, but then again so did ours. It amuses me to no end that conservative anti-communists love to call Communism a failed system that could never work, then try to take credit for bringing about its downfall. If it could never work, what the hell did you have to do with it?
Whoever this David Wade guy is, by the way, he needs to get some TV time for the next couple weeks:
"The desert heat is making Dick Cheney come unglued," said Kerry spokesman David Wade.
"Soon he'll be arguing that John Kerry lost the Battle of Gettysburg and sank the Lusitania," Wade said.
I'm thinking of coining the world in which Cheney and Bush live "Desperation Station." It's several miles away from the reality-based community.