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Thursday, May 04, 2006

We Don't Call Him "Dick" For Nothing

In yet another episode of "the pot calling the kettle black," VP Dick (don't call me Shirley) Cheney has accused Russia of backsliding on democracy by, oddly enough, invoking the great God "OIL." In his speech to Baltic and Black Sea leaders Cheney was quoted as saying:
No legitimate interest is served when oil and gas become tools of intimidation or blackmail.
Excuse me? Isn't this the tactic this administration used when pushing for drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge? And, now that The Peach is thinking about it, wasn't oil going to pay for that nagging little dust-up in Iraq?

Meanwhile, the rise in gas prices has Bush beating the old "we rely on foreign oil too much" drum once again, sending Hummer crazed Americans into a sweaty frenzy. The Peach thought this quote from an Australian paper summed up the oil situation in the U.S. rather nicely:
In the US, the minute petrol prices start to climb, the entire nation is transformed into a horde of gibbering, whining, state-dependent automatons, desperately pleading that Somebody Somewhere Must Do Something.
C'mon, if we're really going to talk about"democracy" shouldn't we be discussing mmmmm wiretaps or cover-ups or, perhaps, leaking secret information or intimidating government employees or . . .


At 9:23 AM, Blogger Ed Hula III said...

"wasn't oil going to pay for that nagging little dust-up in Iraq?"

yes but that does not mean that oil became "tools of intimidation or blackmail".


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