Uses references to Lincoln to justify the Iraq war. Pretty accurate considering Lincoln was an asshole too
by Larry Simons
March 20, 2008
On Wednesday, Good Morning America’s Martha Raddatz informed Dick Cheney that “two-thirds of Americans now think the war was not worth fighting”. Cheney replies, “So?” Raddatz then followed by asking, “So you don’t care what the American people think?”
After responding, “No”, Cheney continued by saying, “…I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls. Think about what would have happened if Abraham Lincoln had paid attention to polls, if they had had polls during the Civil War. He never would have succeeded if he hadn’t had a clear objective, a vision for where he wanted to go, and he was willing to withstand the slings and arrows of the political wars in order to get there. And this President has been very courageous, very consistent, very determined to continue down the course we were on and to achieve our objective.”
Or, Lincoln could have just said, "Fuck you" to the American people and did what he wanted ANYWAY, like you just did. Oh, that's right, he did.
But anyway, DICK, good job comparing yourself to Lincoln. What you didn’t count on was us well-informed Americans that know that the REAL Abraham Lincoln was in many ways EXACTLY like your partner in war crimes, Bush. Most Americans (even dumb ones) already know you have no soul and don’t give a fuck about anybody or anything except your gargantuan war profiteering, so the “so?” line just comes with the territory with you being the colossal prick we already know you are.
What most Americans probably don’t realize is that Lincoln was a racist. He cared nothing about the Constitution. He suspended Habeas Corpus. He said and did anything to win an election. He was a dictator in the North, shut down newspapers and had thousands of people arrested, even executed. It was a treasonous act to dissent against his administration. He had everyone fooled into believing he was a Christian man when he was far from it. He supported slavery and only freed them so he could win votes from thme to get re-elected, and it worked. He was responsible for the deaths of 600,000 men (at the time 10% of the male population) lost in a war that was unnecessary because secession from the Union was the South's constitutional right when they felt the Union was violating the constitution.
Gee….who does THAT sound like? Either Cheney is duped like the majority of Americans and has no clue who the real Lincoln was, or he is very intelligent and his comparing himself to Lincoln was blatant arrogance.
This makes Dick Cheney either stupid and soulless or intelligent and soulless…..regardless, he’s still a prick.
Of course, we already knew that, didn’t we?