Invasion of Iraq Too Risky, Cheney Says
Americans breathe sigh of relief.
If one picture is worth a thousand words, then a 1994 video of Dick Cheney that's zooming around the Internet is priceless.
Actually, Cheney makes the point in less than 300 words that an invasion of Iraq wouldn't be worth it. Remember, this is back in 1994, and Cheney is being questioned about the first Gulf War.
This video is definitely worth 300 words, and though it's deadly funny, it's not worth 3,000 dead Americans.
Toppling Saddam was one thing. But Associated Content also has an intriguing 2006 piece about Cheney topping his wife.
Under the unimaginative headline "Did Dick Cheney Have Sex with His Wife One Night in October of 1965 Simply to Get Out of Vietnam?" Timothy Sexton notes this:
At the time, Cheney was classified 1-A, eligible to be drafted. If he had children, he'd be reclassified 3-A.
Sexton counts backward from the birth of Cheney's daughter Liz on July 28, 1966. Whadda you know: There's almost exactly nine months' difference. Sexton, in his mean-spirited piece, figures that Dick impregnated wife Lynne in late October 1965, right when he learned that married men without children were going to be drafted.
And Sexton points out that Cheney was re-classified from 1-A to 3-A in January 1966. That would be shortly after it was confirmed that Lynne was pregnant.
That spared Dick Cheney from Vietnam. I was a psychiatric 4-F during that war, and I'm still nuts, but that doesn't mean I was crazy enough to have sex with Lynne Cheney in 1965 or invade Iraq in 2003.
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