Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Why He's Called Dick

On the occasion of the 4,000th American death in Iraq, ABC News asked Vice President Dick Cheney to comment on the war:
"Noting the burden placed on military families, the vice president said the biggest burden is carried by President George W. Bush, who made the decision to commit US troops to war, and reminded the public that U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan volunteered for duty."

It would be easier to take the Vice President seriously if both he and the President hadn't actively avoided serving in Vietnam, or if any of their family members were even in the military. And, as someone who lost his father to the war that Bush and Cheney refused to fight, I can assure the Vice President that George Bush is not carrying a bigger burden than the military families who have sacrificed a loved one to the neocon fantasy in Iraq.

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