Monday, March 24, 2008

"The president carries the biggest burden, obviously"

From ABC News an interview by Martha Raddatz with the Dark Lord:
"I want to start with the milestone today of 4,000 dead in Iraq. Americans. And just what effect do you think it has on the country?" asked ABC News' White House correspondent, Martha Raddatz, who traveled with the vice president on a nine-day overseas trip to Iraq and other countries in the Middle East.

"It obviously brings home I think for a lot of people the cost that's involved in the global war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan," Cheney said in the interview, conducted in Turkey. "It places a special burden obviously on the families, and we recognize, I think — it's a reminder of the extent to which we are blessed with families who've sacrificed as they have."

"The president carries the biggest burden, obviously," Cheney said. "He's the one who has to make the decision to commit young Americans, but we are fortunate to have a group of men and women, the all-volunteer force, who voluntarily put on the uniform and go in harm's way for the rest of us."
Raddatz rightfully points out that with the stop-loss policy they might not still be volunteering.

Huffington Post summarizes it this way:
The Dark Lord's compassion knows no bounds. What a guy!
--the BB

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

Well as he said the other day to Martha Raddatz, when she brought up opposition to the war - "So?"

Arrogant f*cker, pardon my language.