Haven’t read the President’s speech yet, but I do find it kind of amazing that Cheney is offering up a national security speech. It is just weird to have a former VP out there openly sabotaging a new administration, and make no mistake about it, that is what Cheney is doing. He is openly attempting to damage or deny this current administration’s ability to craft national security policy. Republicans have a funny way of showing patriotism, I guess.
But what is really weird is that they seem to have just given up any pretense that Bush was anything other than an empty suit. Between Dick’s multiple pronouncements, his really odd response on MTP in which he said “I guess the President had been briefed,” and stunts like this speech today, Cheney is basically telling you who the HMFIC for the last eight years was, and he wasn’t a legacy frat boy from Connecticut.
Not that anyone ever suspected any less.