It wasn’t long before the whole group was laughing and making up extreme scenarios, etc. Soon, everyone agreed -- liberals, conservatives, and know-nothings, alike -- that no amount of carnage, no amount of our tax money being spent, no amount of inflaming the region, would ever make him say that. Cheney will never say that. Never.
That’s Cheney. To him, a plan can’t be changed. To him, to allow for change is a sign of weakness.
Once you accept that Dick Cheney and Halliburton mean for America to be in Iraq as long as any of us are alive, it gets easier to understand. Once you realize that to Cheney, as long as his rich friends are getting richer selling stuff to the government to support the occupation of Iraq, he thinks the war is being won, it gets easier to understand.
You see, it sort of depends on what “winning” means.
So, when Dick Cheney emerges from his secret bunker, from time to time, to say the war in Iraq is going fine -- not to worry -- he really means it.