Cheney Warns of Terror Risk if Kerry Wins

Well, the Elvis-impersonating bogeyman with the permanent lip-curled sneer on his face tipped his mitt yesterday:

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 7 - Stepping up the battle over national security, Vice President Dick Cheney warned on Tuesday that the country would be at risk of a terror attack if it made "the wrong choice" in November...

"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice," Mr. Cheney told a crowd of 350 people in Des Moines, "because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States."

Well, as far as I can see, there are only two real possibilities he might be saying such a thing:

1. Being the bogeyman he is, he's practicing his profession, i.e., scaring children (for personal power)

2. If this is something he actually knows, and is not just another bit of sewage dredged up to throw at his opponents, then the contention made by more than a few observers, that he and Bush and the Saudis were complicit in the attack on September 11, 2001, seems a lot more valid...

In other words, how could he know that unless he and Osama Ben Ladn (whom he and Bush protected by calling it a day when they had him cornered in Tora Bora) had communication, collaboration, and yes -- conspiracy.

That's an outrageous accusation, but no more so than what Cheney himself said.

Mr. Kerry's running mate, Senator John Edwards, promptly said Mr. Cheney had "crossed the line."

"What he said to the American people,'' Mr. Edwards said, "was that if you go to the polls in November and elect anyone other than us, then another terrorist attack occurs, it's your fault. This is un-American.''

Anne Womack, a spokeswoman for Mr. Cheney, said that the vice president's comment was taken out of context, and that he was addressing policy

They sure do a whole lot of "what he meant to say was..." in this administration. You can translate that, whether on behalf of Bush or Cheney or Rumsfeld, as pure, "whichever way the wind blows, so go my principles," or in short, "Ooops!"

Oh, and while we're on the subject of denying what is on their minds, Monkey Boy offered this:

At his "Ask President Bush" event here , Mr. Bush dodged several questions, including one from a supporter who worried about an overstretched military.

"We don't need a draft," Mr. Bush said, insisting that the all-volunteer Army could meet the country's needs.

Which means, of course, guess what we'll see if those vile creatures that pretend to be human are re-elected? Yep.


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