Thursday, August 16, 2007

Funny how things change

This 1994 interview with Dick Cheney is a bit of a shocker to me.

1 comment:

Groucho Castaneda said...

Scary, eh?

I actually watched this video way back in 1998, when I was taking a course on the political economy of the Middle East. There were similar videos of Norman Schwarzkoph and plenty of publically available memos exchanged between Bush, Baker, and Powell that made the same points. Nobody was trying to keep it a secret - they all felt justified in calling off the invasion, and probably were.

However, when I tried to tell my pro-war acquaintances and family members to go back and review these documents, they acted as if I were spouting conspiracy-theory nonsense.

Fucking mainstream Americans... the closest they'll ever come to understanding political science is watching a Jerry Bruckheimer movie with Arab villains.