Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Liz Cheney has an editorial in today'sThe Washington Post in which criticizes President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq and says that Sen. Chuck Hagel lacks "courage."

Cheney, is of course, the daughter of the man who famously said "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service." Needless to say, Liz, born in 1966, has carried on this grand family tradition of non-service.

Hagel, on the other hand, was twice wounded in combat -- but as the psychotic boy-Emperor said in Gladiator, "there are many forms of courage." Liz Cheney probably means the courage to send other people to fight a losing war so you can feel like a hero -- or maybe she means the courage to write essays saying people who don't agree with you are cowards.

Naming Senator Chuck Hagel, Hillary Clinton, and apparently every public official except CFL Joe Lieberman, as cowards, she writes: "American troops will win if we show even one-tenth the courage here at home that they show every day on the battlefield. And by the way, you cannot wish failure on our soldiers' mission and claim, at the same time, to be supporting the troops. It just doesn't compute."

She also slams President Bush, acknowledging that we are losing the war, and saying "Our soldiers will win if we let them."

George W. Bush, apparently, according to Liz Cheney, has been forcing our troops to fight with one hand behind their back, or worse.

Perhaps this is something she can take up with "Five Deferments Dick" next time she sees him.

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