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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Cheney and faulty memory

Or, "On the Necessity of Blogs." After all, this is what we should be seeing on the news every evening. What with Internets and all, the research takes just minutes. Then again, it's much simpler to just repeat the words. In this case, the Dems put in the minutes, and Salon has made it bite-sized.

Dick Cheney, Nov. 16, 2005: "The President and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone -- but we're not going to sit by and let them rewrite history. We're going to continue throwing their own words back at them."

Dick Cheney, Aug. 26, 2002: "Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."

Dick Cheney, Sept. 2002: "[Saddam Hussein] has indeed stepped up his capacity to produce and deliver biological weapons ... he has reconstituted his nuclear program to develop a nuclear weapon."

Dick Cheney, March 16, 2003: "We believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons."

Dick Cheney, Oct. 10, 2003: Saddam Hussein "had an established relationship with al Qaeda, providing training to al Qaeda members in the areas of poisons, gases, making conventional bombs."

Dick Cheney, Jan. 21, 2004: "I think there's overwhelming evidence that there was a connection between al-Qaida and the Iraqi government. I'm very confident that there was an established relationship there."

Did I mention that Cheney had five deferments from Vietnam?