Yes, leave it to Uncle “Dick” Cheney to ingratiate himself with the American people. When asked about the milestone of 4,000 troops dead as a result of the 5-year old Iraq War, Uncle Dickie could only reply – They Volunteered.
This, coming from a guy who had not one but 5, yes, count’em, 5 deferments during the Vietnam War. His answer to that one was to the effect – I had different priorities than going over to Vietnam. What a pile of puke and crap. This man should be pistol-whipped and then forced to work at a K-Mart checkout line for the rest of his putrid existence.
But I digress, from the real focus of this rant – “Junior.” It seems Dubya had something more nobler to say say – about the loss of 4,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq. In a burst of brain-addled jubilation, the erstwhile caretaker of the White House intoned:
“One day, people will look back at this moment in history and say, `Thank God there were courageous people willing to serve because they laid the foundation for peace for generations to come,'”
Now, back to Cheney – when confronted with the fact that two-thirds of the American people believed that the Iraq War was not worth fighting for all Cheney could reply back with was a “So?”
Where I come from, we’d call that guy a real DICK! Or, what a friggin’ Arsehole!
Maybe now, we can lock these two guys together in a detention cell underneath the Capitol for the duration of this presidency. The justification: temporary incapacity. It just so happens that this state of “incapacity” might very well last until January 20, 2009.
Or just invoke the little-used but still-on-the-books Congressional tool – Civil Contempt:
Thus, the congressional alternative. Instead of referring a contempt citation to the U.S. attorney, a house of Congress can order the sergeant-at-arms to take recalcitrant witnesses into custody and have them held until they agree to cooperate — i.e., an order of civil contempt. Technically, the witness could be imprisoned somewhere in the bowels of the Capitol, but historically the sergeant-at-arms has turned defendants over to the custody of the warden of the D.C. jail.
Cheney/Bush could be considered recalcitrant witnesses in my book.
Where’s the Congressional Sergeant-of-Arms. It’s time for the Democrats to send the man with the big boots over to the White House.
Like Nancy Sinatra belted out in her one-hit wonder, “These Boots Are Made For Walking”.