"Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth."
Hindsight is golden. If we only knew then what we know now. Who could have known the quagmire that Iraq was going to turn into? Who could have predicted the casualties and civil war? All of which is standard operating Republican spin to let Bush and Cheney off the hook for misleading Americans into an ambush. But Dick Cheney did know back then. Way back then.
In his own words from 1994 watch Uncle Dick explain.
My, my, Cheney very well knew what would happen. As to the reason why Cheney changed his mind and ardently pushed war? To quote vidiot888, a user at You Tube: "REASON was Never the REASON."
Even if Cheney had somehow believed that Saddam did actually have weapons of mass destruction, Cheney should have long ago stopped claiming that Saddam did have such weapons when he didn't. The same goes for the unproven al-Qaeda connection to Iraq. Cheney is either crazy or a liar to continue making false claims.
My vote is for liar. Why? Back during the presidential campaign of 2004, chief U.S. weapons hunter Charles Duelfer released a report which found that Saddam had not had weapons of mass destruction since but that but that Saddam had no capacity to make any. Saddam could not have made any if he wanted to. Cheney's response?
"The headlines all say no weapons of mass destruction stockpiled in Baghdad.' We already knew that."
Cheney also added that "As soon as the sanctions were lifted, [Saddam] had every intention of going back" to his weapons program. In other words, Cheney knew that the sanctions program against Saddam had worked. Yet Cheney used the argument that sanctions would never stop Saddam from making WMD as a justification for invading Iraq.
Cheney has got to go. Cheney knew what was going to happen. Yet he lied to get us into a war while failing miserably in planning and preparing for the very quagmire and instability he knew was going to happen. Given the accuracy of his 1994 analysis, Cheney cannot argue that he did not know the blood would flow like an oil spill.
That is, of course, assuming that the current state of affairs is contrary to Cheney's wishes. After all, Cheney is a vital part of Bush's endless war mind set. When Cheney says things are going "remarkably well" in Iraq, that everything is going on schedule, maybe it is going as hoped for Big Brother Dick and the Holding Company. (apologies to Janis)
"Take just another a little piece of Iraq, now baby. You know you got it, if it makes you get rich."