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Second Bananas must be no fun at all

August 12, 2007

Listen to Dick Cheney making a cogent, well-informed and prescient analysis of why it was not a good idea for Bush Senior to invade Iraq:

Remember Cheney mopping the floor with Edwards in the Veep debates?  Don’t underestimate him.  It’s obvious that Cheney is a smart guy, and completely on target.  And yes, he did use the “Q-” word.  After saying these things in 1994, for him to turn around and argue in favor of the invasion under Bush The Younger does indicate two things:

  • The vice presidency really is a second-bananas job, and

  • Cheney will sacrifice anything, including all the factors he mentioned in this clip, with his integrity and a cherry on top, to support his boss.

(From Stranger Fruit)

Tangential Update: Karl Rove has resigned.  Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out, Karl.

Categories: defense, Politics
  1. August 12, 2007 at 23:25 | #1

    Of all the critiques I’ve heard of Dick Cheney, not being smart has never been one of them.

    I seem to recall that Faust was pretty smart, too.

  2. james old guy
    August 13, 2007 at 10:24 | #2

    Don’t be so hard on Karl, each president had his own political advisor, this one just a bit better at his job than the others or maybe the press decided he was an easier target.

  3. August 17, 2007 at 22:53 | #3

    Most presidential advisors have a moral compass that bites at some point, and keeps them from doing completely immoral and amoral things.  That’s the biggest difference between Rove and his predecessors.

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