So the Brits are going to start pulling out of Iraq.
Somehow this is a good sign to Dick Cheney, or at least that's what he says in an exclusive interview with ABC News. (You gotta love the way ABC trumpets it as an exclusive, as if the network has its own b.s. pipeline out of the White House.)
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"Well, I look at it and see it is actually an affirmation that there are parts of Iraq where things are going pretty well," Cheney told ABC News' Jonathan Karl.
"In fact, I talked to a friend just the other day who had driven to Baghdad down to Basra, seven hours, found the situation dramatically improved from a year or so ago, sort of validated the British view they had made progress in southern Iraq and that they can therefore reduce their force levels," Cheney said.
Well, gee, that actually kind of makes sense. So we guess it's time for America to start scaling back as well, right, Dick?
Cheney also had harsh words for Democratic leaders, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jack Murtha, D-Pa., who says he wants to stop the surge of more U.S. troops into Iraq.
Cheney said Pelosi and other Democrats were pushing a policy in Iraq that would "validate the al Qaeda strategy."
"I think if we were to do what Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Murtha are suggesting, all we'll do is validate the al Qaeda strategy," Cheney told ABC News.
Okay, so just to be clear, the Brits are pulling out because the war is going so well, but if the Americans were to do the same, that would be the equivalent of inviting Osama over for a back massage. Well, that's definitely some exclusive reasoning. — Keith Plocek