The old political joke was: "When did you stop hitting your wife?" Not, " would you ever hit your wife?"
Former draft dodger and Vice President, Dick Cheney, could have, as easily said, "You will hit your head on Air Force One, in the next 4 years."
If President Obama hits his head on Air Force One, Cheney can say, "I told you so....now, go out and vote Republican.
If there are no serious domestic terrorist acts, within the next 4 or 8 years, everyone will forget what Cheney said. However, should such a despicable incident occur during the Obama presidency, Dick Cheney and the GOP leadership, can jump up and down, saying: "The Democrats have never been good at national defense, and if you want to protect your country----vote Republican!" "Cheney was right!"
Mr. Cheney also pulled off a similar head fake, when he was a young man, during the Vietnam War.
He fooled our government, when he deferred himself from the draft 5 different times, and kept going to school, until the war was over.
After that, he dropped out of his PhD program and, and the man who let other men get drafted and killed during that war, in his place, went on with his life as a super-patriot.
He was mostly a non-entity during his life in national politics, until he pulled his own Vietnam. The power behind the throne, sent our fighting men and women to Iraq, without proper life jackets, inferior tanks, and the misuse of our National Guard.
Perhaps, President Obama should have said, " I hope Mr. Cheney will sell his house and other belongings and donate the money to the "fallen warriors," so they can get proper treatment for their missing legs and arms.
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