As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cheney, Like Real Men, Would Go To Tehran

On top of everything else, Dick Cheney wanted to bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran before waltzing into the sunset:

WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney hinted that, in the waning days of the Bush administration, he had pushed for a military strike to destroy Iran's nuclear-weapons program.

In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Mr. Cheney described himself as being isolated among advisers to then-President George W. Bush, who ultimately decided against direct military action.

"I was probably a bigger advocate of military action than any of my colleagues," Mr. Cheney said in response to questions about whether the Bush administration should have launched a pre-emptive attack prior to handing over the White House to Barack Obama.

"I thought that negotiations could not possibly succeed unless the Iranians really believed we were prepared to use military force," Mr. Cheney said. "And to date, of course, they are still proceeding with their nuclear program and the matter has not yet been resolved."

But certainly, a nuclear strike in the heart of the Islamic world would have solved things. No blowback expected there!

It's a testament to how truly crazy Dick Cheney was that even George W. Bush thought him out there in right field.

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