Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Cheney says he was wrong

There's "shock" and there's "SHOCK!!!" -- the kind of shock that precipitates a myocardial infarction... heart attack, baby! When I read what Dick Cheney said on Larry King Live last night, my eyeballs sprung out of their sockets and under the weight of my sudden collapse, my keyboard exploded in a flurry of t's and f7's and esc's. For the first time in the more than 5 years that he's spent tearing the world to shreds with his reptilian claws, Cheney said: "I was wrong":

"US Vice-President Dick Cheney acknowledges he was wrong in 2005 when he insisted the insurgency in Iraq was in its 'last throes'.

The statement was Mr Cheney's most direct public admission of how badly the administration underestimated the strength of America's enemies in the increasingly unpopular war in Iraq.

But Mr Cheney, an architect of the 2003 US-led invasion, otherwise gave no ground in an interview on CNN's Larry King Live as he defended President George W Bush's Iraq policy.

He said the Bush administration would still send troops into Iraq if it could do it all over again, even knowing what it knows now, including that more than 3,000 US military personnel would be killed."

"Cheney acknowledges he was wrong" -- dig it. When an arrogant, lying sack of pigshit like Cheney admits he was wrong about something -- anything -- it's cause for celebration, if not defibrillation. But it's also a cause for... Suspicion.

You know these guys don't do anything without some self-serving motive. Ever. They don't cut their toenails until they've figured out what's in it for them (longer sock life?). Cheney knows better than anyone how universally loathed he is, and he couldn't give a flying fart. (Who cares if they hate me, as long as they fear me?!!) He's the kind of character who's not likely to garner much sympathy should his career path take a sudden hairpin turn and make a mad dash for the prisoners' dock at the Hague. Or impeachment hearings. So Cheney's covering all his bases.

Remember being interrogated -- err, seeing people on "Law & Order" being interrogated -- and the cops always play Bad Cop/Good Cop? The bad cop is the aggressive asshole and the good cop is the nice guy? And compared to the Bad Cop, the Good Cop seems like such a nice guy that you almost spill your guts to him? My suspicion is that with Cheney's Admission of Wrongness last night we're seeing the other side of a game of "Bad Cheney/Good Cheney". We've seen Bad Cheney, now he's bringing out Good Cheney. Just watch. He'll say he was wrong again, maybe about something else, and then again, and pretty soon you'll see pictures of Cheney with kittens (if he can resist eating them)... and before long, oh well, he's not such a bad guy after all, does he really deserve to be impeached? You watch!