Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Irony Alert: Chicken Hawk Cheney Speaks to the American Legion

Our favorite Chicken Hawk, Dick (Five Deferments) Cheney, spoke to the American Legion convention today in Phoenix.

This is rich. Cheney, who was of military age during the Vietnam years, never served a day in uniform. Instead, he got five (count 'em: five!) deferments from the draft. Cheney had, in his own words, "other priorities."

Yet Cheney had no problem sending other people's children off to a war that never had to be fought. Cheney had no problem lying about weapons of mass destruction, weapons that a more thoughtful and skeptical person would have questioned.

Turns out, Cheney was wrong. The Democrats (and a few brave Republicans) who challenged the administration were right. In short, Cheney is a classic hypocrite, a two-faced politician who says one thing and does another.

The American Legion is made up of veterans, of course, veterans who served their nation honorably. The irony here is clear: Cheney is not one of them.

Cheney's appearance before the American Legion is nothing less than a disgrace.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

The Legionnaires need to wake up. If they had received the same treatment after their war as today's vets, a lot more of them wouldn't be around today.