Archive for May 6th, 2007

I Have A Suggestion…

Jeffrey Feldman at Frameshop laments the Bush Administration’s tone-deaf (as usual) decision to send Dick Cheney, of all people, over to the Middle East on a “diplomatic” mission:

Similar to Ariel Sharon’s disastrous and oft-discussed visit to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount (Sep 28, 2000)–a symbolic slap in the face that led to an escalation in Middle East tension–Dick Cheney’s upcoming “diplomatic” visit to the Middle East will be nothing more than a provocation resulting in yet another explosion of violence. More Americans and more Iraqi’s will die as a result of his trip.

If the Bush administration was serious about saving lives, building U.S. credibility in the world, involving regional allies, and ending the Iraq occupation–then they would put Dick Cheney back in his hidden location, lock the door from the outside and throw away the key.

Cheney should not be allowed anywhere near Middle East diplomacy. Any diplomatic effort that involves Dick Cheney will result in one thing and one thing only: more violence, more failure, more death.

An Icon of Violence
Of all the people in the world, today, there is not a single person who symbolizes the arrogance, violence and deceit of the Bush era more than Vice President Dick Cheney.

More than just a failed leader, Cheney has become an icon of violence–a man whose name and face are synonymous with the an authoritarian view of politics rooted in the ignorant idea that unilateral force can sow everlasting peace.


Dick Cheney’s visit to the Middle East will do to that region what saltwater does to an open wound, what gasoline does to an open flame. Cheney’s visit will bring more pain, more flames, more bombs, more lost limbs, more piles of corpses, more puddles of blood, more destroyed Iraqi hopes, more destroyed U.S. military families.

Cheney’s visit will send diplomatic efforts backwards, not forwards. It will destroy alliances, not build them.


The only real way for U.S. diplomacy to succeed in the Middle East would be for the Bush administration to send a symbol of hope to the region to build confidence and restore broken ties. But who, if anyone, can the Bush administration tap do fill that role? Is there anyone at all who has the symbolic clout to fill those shoes?

Ooo! Ooo! I know! I know!

Paul Morse/White House Via Associated Press

The Oval Office rug would be the perfect choice. And hey, it would really tie the Middle East together.

3 comments May 6th, 2007 at 04:32pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Cheney,Iraq,Politics,Republicans,War

Sunday Mr. Deity Blogging

“Actually, that wasn’t my idea; it was some English chick.”

From Joe. My. God, by way of Bigezbear.

May 6th, 2007 at 12:39pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging,Mr. Deity,Religion

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