Tuesday, March 13, 2007


The Cheney-thing rose from the swamp yesterday to give a speech to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. Cheney tore the Democrats a new one for trying to put an end to the hopeless quagmire of a goddamn clusterfuck known as the Iraq War. He ranted and raved about enemies, killing, murder, death and destruction, suggesting that the drawdown of troops the Democrats are pushing for would provoke more attacks on the US:

"If terrorists conclude attacks will change the behavior of a nation, they will attack the nation again and again," he said. "The only option for our security and survival is to go on the offensive ... until our enemy is destroyed...

"If you support the war on terror, then it only makes sense to support it where the terrorists are fighting us," Cheney snarled, spittle flying and fangs bared threateningly.

"If you support the war on terror." If you don't, you're one of the cut and run, al qaeda-loving, terrorist-appeasing Democrats. You either hate terrorism... or you love it! The Mighty Terror Wurlitzer is cranked up and running full-tilt boogie!

HuffPo's Jeffrey Feldman did a quick analysis of the Dickmeister's speech, and discovered rather alarmingly the disproportionately high number of times that words evoking violence were used:

war - 31
terror - 26
enemy - 12
attack - 7
battle - 7
kill - 6
destroy - 4
bomb - 3
weapons - 2
death - 2
murder - 2
violence - 2

Wow. That's about 104 scary-ass words by my math; after you add the ifs, ands and buts, there isn't much time for anything else. Will the Mighty Wurlitzer work its evil magic one last time, or will Cheney finally be dismissed as a loathsome, bitter old prick in the grip of pre-senile dementia?