The Terrorists Are Coming

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I’m not joking.  They are.  I’ve said it before, but, since Dick Cheney has mouthed off again, I want to say it one more time before it happens: we are going to get attacked by terrorists again, here in America.  It is going to happen.  Period.  It’s just a matter of time.

The thing is, it’s going to happen no matter what we do.

If we made Cheney counter-terrorism czar for life, and gave him absolute authority to do any and everything he wants, we would get attacked by terrorists again, here in America.

He knows this.  Why?  Because it’s incredibly obvious, that’s why.  It’s like predicting there’s going to be a flood somewhere in the country, sooner or later.

So when he pipes up as he did this week, and quacks, “Well, golly-gee, there are people out there who want to attack us here at home, and I just don’t know if the people in the Obama administration are willing to do what it takes to prevent that, like we did,” he’s not trying to convince anybody that the terrorists are coming.  Everybody knows that.  He knows everybody knows that.  What he’s trying to do is make sure somebody gets blamed for it, and that when that happens, it pushes the country toward Cheneyism.

So when the next terrorist attack in America happens, and that part of your brain that remembers Cheney saying this kicks in and starts driving you in that direction, remind that part of your brain that you’re being bamboozled.  Herded.

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4 Responses to “The Terrorists Are Coming”

  1. dejon05 Says:

    I’m not one to withhold an opinion, and I see no reason to pull punches regarding Dick Cheney.

    Of course, I disagree with him fundamentally (and, obviously, so do people much smarter than me). And I won’t hide the fact that in my mind he represents everything that is wrong with politics, the GOP, and… well… humanity.

    But that’s not my point here.

    I know the former VP is a smart fellow. And I believe he has the best interest of the country at heart. But I don’t know what he’s trying to accomplish by giving such ridiculous soundbites like…

    When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry

    and

    “These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.”

    Even if one were to agree with this fundamentalist, arrogant, divisive, vitriolic, salacious agitprop can someone really expect that this type of contribution to public discourse to be helpful to anyone? It is not.

    Note to Richard… Please fade away.

  2. michaellasley Says:

    Why can’t we “read rights to al Qaeda terrorists” AND “protect the US against people who are absolutely committed…”?

    And who suggested turning the other cheek? Just because someone doesn’t want to bomb another country to pieces doesn’t mean they are wanting to be hit on the other cheek.

  3. urbino Says:

    Yeah, well, like I said. He’s not trying to say something intelligent. He just wants to give people a black-and-white choice: me and my law-breaking tough guy ways vs. those limp-wristed, terrorist loving, rights reading cheek-turners.

    Doesn’t matter if the choices are accurately described. Doesn’t matter if there’s miles and miles of middle ground. All that matters is that when it happens, everybody blames the one side and runs to the other for protection.

    He has a daddy fetish.

    And he’s a coward.

  4. ari Says:

    And he’s a coward.

    I know know; he shot that one dude in the face.

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