Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dick Cheney Accuses President Obama of "Dithering" on His Decision to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

First we hear President Obama is trying to do too much. Now we hear the same people whining after only nine months in office, about the President not doing enough. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is at it again. This guy just won't go away, here's a man who got everything wrong during his eight years in the White House; now he has the audacity to reprimand the President for taking his time and putting some critical thought into his decisions. Former Vice President Dick Cheney accused the President of dithering and afraid to make a decision in regards to sending more troops to Afghanistan. Most Americans now believe an overabundance of dithering was in order before sending our troops to Iraq. Without Dick Cheney participating in any dithering, we now have close to 5,000 American troops dead over a lie that a bit of dithering may have prevented.

Let's take a look at who was afraid, and how Dick Cheney's eldest daughter, Elizabeth Cheney, owes her very existence to her father's avoidance of the Vietnam draft. The following timeline by, Timothy Noah of

Aug. 29, 1964: Dick and Lynne Cheney marry.

May 19, 1965: The Selective Service classifies Dick Cheney 1-A, "available immediately for military service."

July 28, 1965: President Lyndon Johnson says draft calls will be doubled.

Oct. 26, 1965: The Selective Service declares that married men without children, who were previously exempted from the draft, will now be called up. Married men with children remain exempt.

Jan. 19, 1966: The Selective Service reclassifies Dick Cheney 3-A, "deferred from military service because service would cause hardship upon his family, " because his wife is pregnant with their first child.

July 28, 1966: Elizabeth Cheney is born.

Jan. 30, 1967: Dick Cheney turns 26 and therefore becomes ineligible for the draft.

Obstetricians will notice that Elizabeth Cheney's birth date falls precisely nine months and two days after the Selective Service publicly revoked its policy of not drafting childless husbands. Let's just assume the Cheney's were planning to have children at some point. However, it definitely seems that the Cheney's seized with an untamable passion the moment Dick Cheney became vulnerable to the Vietnam draft; and acted on it. I know some will say all of this is just a coincidence; only one person know if it was a coincidence or not, and that's Dick Cheney. Seems like Carpe diem to me.

Since some may view the above mentioned actions by Cheney as just coincidences, let's take a look at some of Cheney's actions that was not coincidences.

During the Vietnam War, Cheney applied for and received five draft deferments. While citing his attempt to earn a college education was the reason for seeking his Vietnam draft deferments, Cheney was busy getting drunk and picking up two driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions. When asked about his draft deferments, Cheney replied, "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service. I guess he did, seems like his other priorities were breaking the law and jeopardizing the lives of others.

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