Sunday, October 29, 2006

The problem is Cheney

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Over at The Washington Note, Steve Clemons argues that "Democratic success in the coming election" will not "corner President Bush and his team into a more rational national security posture". Nor, for that matter, will the Iraq Study Group's much-anticipated report on the situation in Iraq, expected in January of next year under the co-chairmanship of James Baker and Lee Hamilton, which will likely "call for a new, expansive commitment to regional deal-making to solve many of the unresolved problems in the Middle East".

The obstacle: Dick Cheney. "[T]he allies for a better direction in foreign policy who actually do exist in hidden corners of the Bush administration are dominated by Cheney's followers throughout the national security bureaucracy." Which means that "Cheney's people, if not neutralized will derail any new opportunities or directions".

Democrats may soon have the opportunity to launch necessary and important investigations into the management of the Iraq War, from its inception in the minds of its architects to the present day. But Clemons offers a potent reminder that not much is going to change with Cheney around.

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  • Good God, Dick Cheney is amazing! From his historically-insignificant position as the nation's vice president/designated funeral attendee, he has managed to cultivate an air of omnipotence among friend and enemy alike!

    (Please note, this is not sarcasm...I am in awe of the man, and am unworthy to carry his black, cold jockstrap.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:39 PM  

  • Cheney is my main minon, a sith lord. Of course he's a barrier, he's master of the Dark Side. The rebellion will be crushed!

    By Blogger Unknown, at 11:17 PM  

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