They’ve been wrong about everything so far - John Murtha ,  March 18, 2007

MURTHA: "Why would I believe that? I mean, all the things that they have predicted have — everything I predicted turned out to be true. Nothing they predicted turned out to be true. Why would I believe there's going to be chaos in the Middle East just because they say it? The Iraqis don't believe that. The countries on the periphery don't believe that and the public doesn't believe it. The public wants us out. They spoke in the last election."

The question is - how long will America put up with extreme arrogance, ineptitude, and lies?  An endless stream of mis-steps, arrogance, ignoring expert opinions, and wasting countless lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.  All this brought to you by a trio of neocons who were unwilling to serve their country in Vietnam, but are confident you will want to sacrifice your children in a last-ditch attempt to salvage some small shred of their legacy of failure, death, and destruction.  Who is the real enemy of America?

CHENEY: On the security front, I think there’s a general consensus that we’ve made major progress, that the surge has worked. That’s been a major success.
RADDATZ:
Two-third of Americans say it’s not worth fighting.
CHENEY: So?
RADDATZ
So? You don’t care what the American people think?
CHENEY: No.
I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls  

            fluctuations?  blown off course?  who appointed him dictator?                                        Good Morning America show, March 19, 2008

Rumsfeld: Well, the lesser important is the cost in dollars. Human life is a treasure. The Office of Management and Budget estimated it would be something under 50 billion dollars.

Stephanopoulos: Outside estimates say up to 300 billion.

Rumsfeld: Baloney. How much of that would be paid by the United States, how much by other countries is an open question.

Fact: Since the war began, nearly 4,000 U.S. troops have been killed and more than 29,000 have been injured in the war, which has so far cost the United States roughly $600 billion, according to the Pentagon.   By some estimates, the war will end up costing Americans anywhere between $2 trillion and $4 trillion.

Rumsfeld: We know where the [WMD] are.  3/30/03 ABC "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"

Cheney: ''Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.''  Speech to VFW National Convention August 26, 2002

Cheney: "My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." March 16, 2003

Cheney: "We know he's been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." March 16, 2003

Cheney: "In Iraq, a ruthless dictator cultivated weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them. He gave support to terrorists, had an established relationship with al Qaeda, and his regime is no more." Nov. 7, 2003

Cheney: ''He (Saddam) gave support to terrorists, had an established relationship with al Qaeda, and his regime is no more." Nov. 7, 2003

Fact: Pentagon Study of 600,000 Iraqi Documents Finds No Link Between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein - Tuesday, March 11, 2008

We know where the [WMD] are. - Don Rumsfeld, 3/30/03 ABC "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"

7/2/2003 President Bush said Wednesday that American troops under fire in Iraq aren't about to pull out, and he challenged those tempted to attack U.S. forces, "Bring them on."  "We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation," President Bush said of U.S. troops in Iraq.

Bush: I will not withdraw even if Barney and Laura are the only ones supporting me.

11/26/2001 Bush - "We're smoking them out. They're running. And now we're going to bring them to justice. I also said we'll use whatever means necessary to achieve that objective -- and that's exactly what we're going to do."

Cheney: "I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." June 20, 2005

 

"Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy." Cheney–April 30, 2001