Headlines Cheney Calls Iraq, Afghan Wars Brilliant


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MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. - Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday the invasion of Iraq will go down in history, along with the war in Afghanistan, for its "brilliance."

The vice president's comment came as he portrayed the controversy over hundreds of tons of missing explosives in Iraq as a battle pitting Sen. John Kerry against U.S. troops, with Cheney siding with the military.

At an airport rally at a hangar in Montoursville, Pa., Cheney said the U.S. invasions of "Afghanistan and Iraq will be studied for years for their brilliance."

At an earlier rally in Dimondale, Mich., Cheney spoke on the issue of explosives that have disappeared from stockpiles in Iraq. He cited Pentagon statements about the seizure and destruction by U.S. troops on April 13, 2003, of 250 tons of ammunition, including some of the same type as the missing explosives.

"Our troops were doing their job," Cheney said as he called Kerry an "armchair general," a characterization the vice president has been using for several days.

Did he throw a clot or what?

brilliance, wow...

If Kerry the war hero is an "armchair general", then I guess that makes Bush, what? an "armchair dumpsterboy"...


Main Entry: 1bril·liant
Pronunciation: 'bril-y&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: French brillant, present participle of briller to shine, from Italian brillare
1 : very bright : GLITTERING <a brilliant light>
2 a : STRIKING, DISTINCTIVE <a brilliant example> b : distinguished by unusual mental keenness or alertness

Yes, the war was very striking. We already know this. So what?