When Dick Cheney was asked the other day about what he thought of the poll showing that a majority of Americans belief that the Iraq war was a mistake he answered. “So”!
This despicable man was also asked to comments today on the 4000 American casualty in Iraq and is quoted as saying, "The president carries the biggest burden, obviously, He's the one who has to make the decision to commit young Americans, but we are fortunate to have a group of men and women, the all-volunteer force, who voluntarily put on the uniform and go in harm's way for the rest of us."
This can only be classified as callous and disingenuous coming from this five-deferment receiving war mongering malingerer, who has become personally enriched through his holdings in companies directly involved in the war like Halliburton, and his well documented personal role in promulgating this immoral war in the first place. There must be a special place in hell for Cheney.
During the Viet Nam war there was a draft and very few men could get out of performing military service. Some had deep disagreements with the morality of the war and they suffered greatly to refuse military service in protest or they entered the service by filling non-combat roles. But conservatives like Cheney and George W Bush, who supported the war, used deferments, cushy duty assignments and special connections to avoid serving at all.
The soldiers who have died in Iraq did not sign up to be cannon fodder so Americans can drive their gas guzzling SUV to the golf course on the weekend, or to be continually and unendingly rotated into and out of Iraq and Afghanistan under penalty of jail if they refused. Nor did they sign up to be ignored when they returned home broken and mentally spent. They and their families also presumed that the commander-in-chief would be competent and not put them in harms way to fulfill the wishes of some corporation.
If I had my way this son of a bitch Cheney would be in jail where he belongs. Not sitting around on some sheik’s yacht like he did while on his recent pompous Saudi ass kissing tour of the Middle East.