Dick Cheney, who’s out in the world for his second time ever as VP, is justifying the use of force where diplomacy fails. Thing is, if you’ve been abroad only twice as VP, I’m not sure you’re a credible source for this argument.
Cheney’s first trip abroad was to the Middle East to drum up support for the Iraq war , and we know how that went. Okay, a diplomatic mission to Afghanistan would have been in vain, but we’re ignoring Korea, we’re bullying Iran, we alienated the UN, we’re annoying the Brazilians, anti-American sentiment runs high in the EU…
“Force where diplomacy fails.” Or is it just force where there’s a disagreement with our plans for your oil – I mean government – I mean participation in the world community. Yeah, that’s what I mean.
Update: They’re on the move! John Ashcroft has left the bunker TOO and is right here in my back yard! (Sorry, it’s in German, I can’t find it in the English press, yet.)