Dick Cheney Changed His Mind
October 9, 2007 3:36 PM   Subscribe

In 1992, following the end of the Persian Gulf War, then Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney articulated the Bush (George H.W. Bush, that is) administration's arguments for not invading Iraq. He concluded by saying, "If you get into the business of committing U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq, to occupy the place, my guess is I'd probably still have people there today instead of having been able to bring them home...The bottom line question for me was: How many additional American lives is Saddam Hussein worth? The answer: not very damn many." He has since changed his mind.
posted by Dead Man (29 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Three year old gotcha! newsfilter is really not a good idea for a post. -- cortex



 
This post kinda sorta doesn't have a prayer.
posted by Cyrano at 3:40 PM on October 9, 2007


Wednesday, September 29, 2004
posted by signal at 3:40 PM on October 9, 2007


10/9/07 NEVER FORGET
posted by 2sheets at 3:43 PM on October 9, 2007


Dead Man Postin'.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:43 PM on October 9, 2007


Got a dead post walkin'! Dead post walkin' down the blue mile!
posted by boo_radley at 3:44 PM on October 9, 2007


It's not exactly current at 3 years old, and it's not the best of the web, so ...

Well, it was fun while it lasted.
posted by krinklyfig at 3:44 PM on October 9, 2007


EMRJ!!!
posted by boo_radley at 3:44 PM on October 9, 2007


I don't see any problems with that. A person grows over a span of twelve years and sees things they didn't see before. He now realizes "not very damn many" is roughly equivalent to several thousand.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 3:46 PM on October 9, 2007


He now realizes "not very damn many" is roughly equivalent to several thousand.

Don't forget the 20,000+ that are not dead but maimed.
posted by Mr_Zero at 3:49 PM on October 9, 2007


Mr_Zero writes "Don't forget the 20,000+ that are not dead but maimed."

And all the Iraqis that have died, perhaps over 1 million.
posted by krinklyfig at 3:51 PM on October 9, 2007


Awesome. Tell me you joined just for this.

I can bet whose posts you read that led you believe that this kind of stuff is good material for Metafilter.

It's sad that you saw that and were misled in that regard.
posted by dios at 3:51 PM on October 9, 2007


O RLY??????


YA RLY!!!!


DUDE ITS LIKE 2003 ALL OVER AGAIN!!


Back when outrage felt FRESH and TOTALLY REAL!!!
posted by Spacelegoman at 3:51 PM on October 9, 2007


*streaks through thread*
posted by quin at 3:52 PM on October 9, 2007


I would never have known about this change of mind without this post.

Oh wait, yes I would. Why, Dead Man? Why??
posted by languagehat at 3:52 PM on October 9, 2007


Yes, but 9/11.
posted by euphorb at 3:52 PM on October 9, 2007


every one knows he just makes shit up
posted by mss at 3:54 PM on October 9, 2007


A Tragedy

Death!
Plop.
The strategy in the mideast flops.

Flip, flop.

Above, beneath.
From the slimy neocons the truthiness drops,
As they scraggle black on the thin grey sky,
Where the black cloud rack-hackles drizzle and fly
To the oozy Cheney, who flips and flops
On the black scrag piles, where the loose words plop,
As the raw wind whines where the buck never stops.

Flip, flop.

And scudding by
The POTUS calls out hoy! and hey!
All is running blood and sky,

And my head shrieks -- "Stop,"

And my heart shrieks -- "Die."
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:55 PM on October 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Gop, plop.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 3:57 PM on October 9, 2007


come on you macho guys , i dont know whats so bad about this post. maybe we should leave the posting to dead women (lol) .
posted by Riki tiki at 3:58 PM on October 9, 2007


And all the Iraqis that have died, perhaps over 1 million.

Good thing they are not all one religion, otherwise Bush would be kind of like Hilter in his early years. FTW
posted by Mr_Zero at 3:59 PM on October 9, 2007


One must ask if in 1992 how much Financial incentive Dick Cheney had in invading Iraq.
posted by tkchrist at 4:05 PM on October 9, 2007


Poor, poor Dead Man.

Don't worry, DM -- you can recover from this FPP.
posted by davidmsc at 4:06 PM on October 9, 2007


wait

what

we invaded iraq?
posted by dismas at 4:12 PM on October 9, 2007


we invaded iraq?

No. No. No.

We L-I-B-E-R-A-T-E-D Iraq.
posted by tkchrist at 4:14 PM on October 9, 2007


snausages
posted by basicchannel at 4:19 PM on October 9, 2007


No. No. No.

We L-I-B-E-R-A-T-E-D Iraq.


Oh. What's on TV tonight?
posted by dismas at 4:31 PM on October 9, 2007


He now realizes "not very damn many" is roughly equivalent to several thousand.

Basic math skills deteriorate with old age.
posted by rokusan at 4:32 PM on October 9, 2007


Cheney shot some guy?
posted by Artw at 4:34 PM on October 9, 2007


He now realizes "not very damn many" is roughly equivalent to several thousand.

That's fuzzy math.
posted by fandango_matt at 4:35 PM on October 9, 2007


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