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Cheney speaks

The White House victory laps are getting ridiculous. VP Cheney tells the Washington Times that “it would have been unethical or immoral for us not to do everything we could in order to protect the nation against further attacks.” I guess this is the GWOT equivalent of burning the hamlet in order to save it. ...

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The White House victory laps are getting ridiculous. VP Cheney tells the Washington Times that "it would have been unethical or immoral for us not to do everything we could in order to protect the nation against further attacks." I guess this is the GWOT equivalent of burning the hamlet in order to save it.

Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that Cheney looks like a plumper version of Larry David? Same hair, glasses, and aggressive lopsided grin. I am not sure which one is more in touch with reality.

Photo of Cheney, October 2008, via Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The White House victory laps are getting ridiculous. VP Cheney tells the Washington Times that “it would have been unethical or immoral for us not to do everything we could in order to protect the nation against further attacks.” I guess this is the GWOT equivalent of burning the hamlet in order to save it.

Speaking of which, have you ever noticed that Cheney looks like a plumper version of Larry David? Same hair, glasses, and aggressive lopsided grin. I am not sure which one is more in touch with reality.

Photo of Cheney, October 2008, via Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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