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Beyond sweets and flowers

Listen in as Dick Cheney tries, in September 2002, to persuade Dick Armey that going to war against Iraq is a good idea:

We have great information. They’re going to welcome us. It’ll be like the American Army going through the streets of Paris. They’re sitting there ready to form a new government. The people will be so happy with their freedoms that we’ll probably back ourselves out of there within a month or two.

I happen to think Cheney and President Bush actually believed this stuff. I’m not sure whether that’s better or worse than the alternative explanation.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Cheney, Rove, Bush, DeLay et al also truly believe that a Permanent Republican Majority is a good idea for America. These are people who are never ever wrong about Iraq or anything else. Why? Simple — because they are always right. As Colbert has noted, reality has a distinct liberal bias.

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