I don’t know what YOU did on Saturday (September 12, 2009) but as a patriotic American citizen grateful for my freedom and security, I celebrated an anniversary that thanks to the liberal MSM, went by all but unnoticed:
In an interview with Fox News Sunday, [former Vice President Dick]Cheney applauded the “enhanced interrogation techniques” — what we used to call “war crimes” because they violated the Geneva Conventions, which the United States instigated and has followed for 60 years. Cheney insisted the abusive techniques were “absolutely essential in saving thousands of American lives and preventing further attacks against the United States.” He claimed they were “directly responsible for the fact that for eight years, we had no further mass casualty attacks against the United States. It was good policy . . . It worked very, very well.” — Miami Hurled
Leaving aside their nutless and sentimental remarks about violating the Geneva conventions, strengthening Al Qaeda’s recruitment initiatives, and disgracing our nation on the international stage — after all, the invertebrate liberals from whom this quote is borrowed are Charles C. Krulak, commandant of the Marine Corps from 1995 to 1999, and Joseph P. Hoarm, commander in chief of U.S. Central Command from 1991 to 1994. — let’s examine the facts. Advocating the benefits of torture as a representative of the United States, former Vice President Dick Cheney notes that its application has kept us safe for eight straight years. Torture is good, says the former #2.
“Eight straight years.” Cheney is not alone in his accounting system: this refrain is heard constantly when conservatives emerge from their caves to deliver anti-liberal polemics. Insofar as this clock had to start AFTER September 11, 2001 — following the attack that took place about a year into Monkey Boy’s and Cheney’s administration, which for some reason they don’t consider to be Monkey Boy’s jurisfiction (sic), the eight years of strength and security would have started September 12, 2001, exactly eight years from last Saturday.
Although that would exclude about the entire first year of Monkey Boy’s administration, including the “You covered your ass” moment in August 2001 when a distressed intelligence agent flew down to Crawford, TX to tell the vacationing president there was an imminent crisis (here’s the memo), only to be told to go to hell, this is the myth to which Cheney and his ‘Pub faithful cling. Eight years of safety, including, I calculate, the first six months of the reign of Barack Hussein Obama, the foreign-born Muslim socialist.
So I sincerely hope that conservative Americans joined me in my quiet celebration on September 12, which I will forever think of as “Dick Cheney Day.” Please fly the flag of freedom, or at least staple a patriotic American flag pin into your nipple, and eschew French fries at lunch time. Our security as a nation is hardly a laughing matter, and we need to be grateful to the former VP and his advocacy of torture of our enemies. We direct our prayers to the current stewards of our safety and security, and hope that they continue these policies to ensure our way of life.