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Richard Cheney:  When you claim that there were no terrorist attacks after 9/11 you are either lying, or you have forgotten about the three bio-terrorist ricin letter attacks of October 15, 2003, November 6, 2003 and February 2, 2004.

One letter was mailed to the White House and was intercepted before it reached its destination.  Another was discovered in South Carolina without an address.  In February 2004 a ricin-contaminated letter was sent to the Dirksen Senate Office Building, causing the building to be closed for a time.

On January 4, 2004 the FBI, along with the USPIS and the DOT, offered a $100,000 reward in connection with the October 2003 case.  In late 2004 the amount of the reward was increased to $120,000. No one was ever charged or even apprehended, so we have no proof that the terrorists were domestic and not foreign.

Therefore, in actual point of fact, Richard, there were three terrorist attacks after 9/11. The perpetrator(s) were never caught, and to this day remain at large.  Richard Cheney: you lie!


John McCain:  Let me tell you this, my friend.  History has a surprising way of repeating itself.  Consider this bit of history.  There was once a famous war hero, a combat pilot like yourself whose name was Eddie Rickenbacker.  He too was a brave warrior and served his country with great distinction.  Unfortunately he, like you, chose to dabble in political matters.  Had he kept his nose out of politics, history would remember him as the gallant hero he was.

Instead, history remembers him as the staunch conservative who was adamantly opposed to President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal policies, seeing them as little more than socialism.  We remember him for his favorable view of Adolf Hitler.  His ardent support for the rising Nazi party in the Germany of the 1930’s is a matter of historical record.  Tragically, the reputation of the ace of aces was brought down not by enemy bullets, but by his own naive political miscalculations.  

You’re making the same mistake, John.  Get out of politics before it’s too late, before your war record is overshadowed by your political miscalculations, before the only thing people remember you for is that you were the silly old fool who thought Sarah Palin was qualified to be next in line for the office of President of the United States of America.  You don’t deserve to be remembered that way, John.  You’re an extraordinarily brave man, but you’re a better warrior than you are a politician.  You’re out of your depth.

Making the transition from the military life to the political life is difficult.  Some make it; some don’t.  General Eisenhower made it.  He was able to successfully transition into politics from a military career, but you don’t seem to show the same level of intelligence or tact as he did.  Ike never laughed and sang, “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Berlin” the way you danced around and sang about bombing Iran.  Ike never made a joke of war simply to pander to the voters.

For the sake of your own reputation, John, retire from politics now.  Open a bed-and-breakfast somewhere.  Write your memoirs.  Start a line of designer neckties or men’s after-shave fragrances.  Grow roses or orchids.  Do anything but politics.  Some day, John, you’ll thank me for this advice.

I’ll look for you on the 6:00 news.

UPCOMING:  daddeeo takes on the Top Brass.

Originally posted to Daddeeo on Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 02:53 PM PST.

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