Vice President Cheney offered a veiled attack yesterday on critics of the administration's Iraq policy, saying the domestic debate over the war is emboldening adversaries who believe they can undermine the resolve of the American people.
"They can't beat us in a stand-up fight -- they never have -- but they're absolutely convinced they can break our will, [that] the American people don't have the stomach for the fight," Cheney said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
The vice president said U.S. allies in Afghanistan and Iraq "have doubts" the United States will finish the job there. "And those doubts are encouraged, obviously, when they see the kind of debate that we've had in the United States," he said. "Suggestions, for example, that we should withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq simply feed into that whole notion, validates the strategy of the terrorists."
It constantly drives Republicans crazy when you refer to the tactics of this administration as McCarthyism. But really, it is the most apt description. The man condemns the debate. Pointing out his own incompetence is tantamount to treason in his eyes. Debating his decisions puts us at risk. We're at risk because of his decisions, not because of our criticisms of them. When wingnut pundits like Ann Coulter call critics traitors it's disturbing and mildly amusing seeing such craziness. It's at least a little scary when the person making the charge, ya know, runs the country.
Go fuck yourself Cheney.