July 12, 2006

We Battle For The Future Of Civilization Itself, Dammit!

VP Dick Cheney:
"The war on terror is a battle for the future of civilization."
Oh, mother...! So which side is Cheney on?

From the same speech:
Terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength. They are invited by the perception of weakness.
Right. That's why little old ladies get attacked all the time. That's why Norway and Switzerland are being rocked by bombs even as we speak.

And how's this for a mixture of US Exceptionalism and comic-book intellectualism:
By defending ourselves, and by standing with our friends abroad, we're meeting our responsibilities as freedom's home and defender and we're securing the peace that freedom brings.
Peace? What does a man like Cheney know about peace?


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