To say the occupation of Iraq is going badly is to state the painfully obvious, and every day we are "treated" to reminders, like the latest crackdown in Iraq following peaceful protests by Iraqis against the U.S. presence in their country. It is also an increasingly common occurrence to learn that some neocon has finally been made to realize that the whole mess of invading Iraq was a huge mistake that never should have been allowed to happen, like the revelation that the late neocon Jean Kirkpatrick left a scathing condemnation of the war in her final book (likely to be released later this year).
With all this, you'd think shit stains on the ass-crack of humanity such as Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh would be smart enough not to say anything too stupid and offensive. Not so, as reported in The Progressive's website. Writer Matthew Rothschild ruminates on how big a joke it is for the these two to joke about doing an end-run around the U.S. Senate in giving a recess appointment to yet another lying crony, who was involved in launching the Swift Boat Liars for Bush attack ads against John Kerry in 2004.
This is what we're up against, ladies and gentlemen. Evil sons of bitches who have no regard for the Constitution or the rule of law, going about business as usual as if Democrats never won control of Congress. They'll get away with firing U.S. prosecutors for purely political reasons, be let off the hook for illegally outing a CIA operative, continue to do end-runs around Congress, and start their war with Iran. They do these things thinking it's all one big joke, because they think they're untouchable, and because in the end Democrats are too spineless to prove them wrong.