Friday, October 23, 2009

Dithering? Seriously?

(there are not very many people who can make me swear. but this guy ...)

Cheney's face alone is bad enough. But when he opens his mouth, it gets even worse.

Yesterday he accused President Obama of "dithering" on the Afghanistan situation. Here is the quote:

"Having announced his Afghanistan strategy in March, President Obama now seems afraid to make a decision, and unable to provide his commander on the ground with the troops he needs to complete the mission.

"It's time for President Obama to make good on his promise. The White House must stop dithering while America's armed forces are in danger. Make no mistake, signals of indecision out of Washington hurt our allies and embolden our adversaries."

Yes. Indeed. What on earth are you thinking, President Obama? Stop thinking, and just act!! Hurl those bombs. Deploy those troops. Tap phones. Waterboard. DO SOMETHING!!

Oh, wait. Didn't we get into this situation because somebody acted without thinking the whole thing through?

Didn't we march off in the wrong direction, believing we would be "greeted as liberators" in one place while we "dithered" in the country where the real enemy was lurking?

Didn't we "dither" for 8 years on silly little domestic issues like health care and financial regulation, weakening our own situation to the point of near-collapse?

Perhaps it's time to think for a change. To plan. To take measured, thoughtfully-considered steps, one at a time, to get us out of this quagmire the Bush administration created.

Dither that, Mr. Cheney. You ... you ... ditherer, you.



  1. Dick Cheney is a (expletive) !!!
    Right on target here Lesley; there is comfort in knowing there is a MUTE button on the remote.

  2. I wish there was a mute button on his mouth.