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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

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Well, the commencement speeches just keep rolling.

Guess who spoke at the AIR FORCE ACADEMY? In Colorado Springs...of all places?

"At Air Force Academy, Cheney Talks of 9/11"

"Was the Lord there?"

Dunno. But he's coming!
COLORADO SPRINGS, June 1 -- Evoking the memories of Sept. 11, 2001, Vice President Cheney called upon a new generation of military officers Wednesday "to hunt down the terrorists before they can hit us again" and declared that the United States is on course for victory in the war on terrorism.

In a commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he offered a sober, tough-minded portrait of the mission ahead of the graduating cadets, a task far more daunting than they imagined when they enrolled four years ago just before hijacked jets slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

"Ladies and gentlemen, this is a war we are winning," Cheney told the 906 graduating cadets, their families and underclassmen gathered in Falcon Stadium. But much hard work remains, he added. "After 9/11, this nation made a decision. We will not sit back and wait for future attacks. We will prevent those attacks by taking the fight to the enemy."
"WE" will take the fight to the enemy?

Gonna strap on some boots, DICK? Like you did during Viet Nam?

"Neither Bush, who served in the Texas Air national Guard, nor Cheney went to Vietnam. The vice president obtained FIVE DEFERMENTS and has since said he had 'other priorities' at the time."

Like going to work for Rumsfeld during the NIXON administration. Where he & D spent their time trying to figure out how to privatize the miltary.

Ozzy?

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor!
Cheney paid tribute to those slain in Iraq and hailed the downfall of Saddam Hussein but did not dwell on the current travails there. In an interview broadcast two days before his visit here, he said that the insurgents were in their "last throes" and predicted that the bulk of U.S. forces would withdraw by the time the administration leaves office in JANUARY 2009, though a smaller long-term presence may be necessary.

The class that graduated here Wednesday came of age in the era of 9/11, having matriculated in the innocent days before the attacks, when, as Cheney put it, most expected "a long period of relative quiet with few real threats to our security," only to find their future drastically transformed shortly after classes began.
I'd say EVERYONE'S future drastically transformed shortly after these dudes TOOK OFFICE.

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, eh, eh, eh?
"A great deal has happened since that day," Cheney said, "but we have much yet to do as a nation and you will be among those who lead us to victory against freedom's enemies."

"During the '80s and '90s, as terror networks began to wage attacks against Americans, there was a tendency to treat those attacks as isolated incidents," he said. "And those acts were answered, if at all, on an ad hoc basis with subpoenas, criminal indictments and the occasional cruise missile. As time passed, the terrorists concluded that they could hit America with very little consequence."
That's his petty little swipe at Clinton.

For a foreign policy approach also employed by Bush I...and King Ronnie.
Cheney described the terrorists as people who "HATE OUR COUNTRY and oppose everything we stand for."
The administration dude who came up with the "terrorists = people who hate our country" line definitely got a big promotion, because they've been using that line EVERY HOUR for the last four f*ing years.
He added: "This continuing threat demands a unified, effective response to make this nation better able to respond to any future attacks, to reduce our vulnerability and, above all, to hunt down the terrorists before they can hit us again."

Cheney said the United States is "making major PROGRESS" in Iraq and defended the invasion. "I'm absolutely convinced we did the right thing in Iraq," he said. He declined to set deadlines for withdrawing U.S. troops, but when asked if he expected it "in your administration," he replied: "I DO." He added: "We may well have some kind of presence there over a period of time. But I think the level of activity that we see today, from a military standpoint, I think will clearly decline. I THINK THEY'RE IN THE LAST THROWS, IF YOU WILL, OF THE INSURGENCY."
Really?

"No date for Saddam trial set, Iraq bombs kill 19"

That's today's headline. But they're in the last throws.
"Bombers struck across Iraq, with blasts near the northern city of Kirkuk and in Baghdad killing at least 19 people and wounding nearly 70, ending several days of relative calm."
Wonder what would happen if Oz got the chance to speak at a commencement?

"Let me see your fucking hands!"

Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees, the war pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings
All right now!

Say a prayer for the cadets; They've got much more than resumes and new jobs and rent to deal with.

"God bless you all!"

More later...

"Mr. Tony Iommi on lead guitar!"

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