Thursday, February 22, 2007

HIT BACK This doesn't cut it:
Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday harshly criticized Democrats' attempts to thwart President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq, saying their approach would "validate the al-Qaida strategy." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back that Cheney was questioning critics' patriotism.

"I hope the president will repudiate and distance himself from the vice president's remarks," Pelosi said. She said she tried to complain about Cheney to President Bush but could not reach him.
The Vice President accuses Democrats of validating Al Qaeda's strategy and Pelosi's response is to call the President to complain?

How many more years will we have to wait for the Democratic leadership to realize that there's no referee in politics?

Would it be so hard, when Cheney spouts nonsense, to respond with something like this:

This administration has spent the last six years playing into the hands of our enemies and making Americans less safe. The arrogance, poor judgment and downright incompetence of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, have cost thousands of American lives and billions of dollars over the last six years. When it comes national security, neither of these men has any credibility.
Don't whine, for crying out loud. Hit back.

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.