Dick Cheney once again today
claimed that any discussion that contradicts the Bush "plan" for Iraq is a validation of Al Qaeda's strategy.
Listen, Dick, here's Al Qaeda's strategy.
Al Qaeda's strategy was to sucker the all powerful United States into an occupation/guerilla war which it could never win. Their sole intention was to draw the US into the exact same type of conflict that broke the Russians in Afghanistan and in the process increase their influence and image.
And you fell right into it, you stupid son of a bitch. You chose to fight the battle of Al Qaeda's chosing and we have been behind ever since.
After 9-11, the majority of the world, even the majority of the Muslim world stood with the United States. We had friends, we had influence, we had assistance, and the moral right, but you decided to take advantage of the American trauma to launch your war of choice in Iraq, and in the process you wasted all of that goodwill, all of that willingness towards America.
You followed this up by implementing policies of torture and rendition, the "disappearing" of Muslims around the world. In America Muslims were required to register themselves and you brought into the White House people who spoke of a "war of civilizations" and the nobility of the crusades.
And from the invasion, the torture, the destruction of Fallujah, and the embracing of near racist hate mongers, you have turned the Muslim world against us.
According to your own intel services, Al Qaeda is thriving in its recruitment. Terror attacks are up across the globe. Your choices have elevated Al Qaeda and its leadership from a dangerous and violent fringe group into a very real broad movement.
That was the Al Qaeda strategy, to use the United States as a unifying enemy through which they could reach across the entire Muslim world.
And you fell right into it.
You chose all of this. You brought us here.
So, don't lecture me about what's right and what's best. You have made mistake after mistake, and told lie after lie. We are here because of you.
So shut the fuck up.
: Sorry for the rant. I try very hard, but sometimes it comes out. On the plus side, it appears I am not alone in my opinion.
JTA reports his message, adding, "His message was not received enthusiastically: Only about one-third to one-half of the audience in the cavernous Washington Convention Center hall applauded politely."
Let's remember, this only one-third to one-half politely applauding was at the AIPAC policy conference.