Uncivil Discourse

Because civility is overrated.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Dick Cheney: American Minister of Information

Remember Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf? The unshakeable Iraqi Minister of Information, who said, among other things, that Americans were "committing suicide under the walls of Baghdad"? We all had good laughs at his expense, because of how fucking ridiculous his comments were.

A few weeks ago, Dick Cheney said the Iraqi insurgency was in its "last throes." A few Republicans have come out swinging over this, but what does it say when our leaders lie like al-Sahaf? Should we laugh? Should we cry? Or should we just shake our heads and be scared that we re-elected these buffoons?