Saturday, October 24, 2009

Since it's apparently verboten for the V.P. to say the obvious,...

... allow me to:

Who gives a shit what Dick Cheney thinks about Afghanistan?

The merit-circumventing, ideological affirmative action programme that conservatives have successfully pushed (thank you Karl Rove) beyond what could generously be called ridiculousness needs to be called out for what it is. Cheney's position on Afghanistan has been so thoroughly discredited, the demand that it be treated as an "other side" of equal merit simply due to ideological alignment is not only bizarre, but harmful.

If anything, criticism from Cheney on Afghanistan ought to be considered to be like criticism from Nixon on ethics... a badge of honour to be worn with pride.


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