On the Things He Knew Then

In 1994 a former government official articulated a number of reasons why invading Iraq was a very bad idea.

  • Can’t secure the country.
  • Can’t hold Baghdad.
  • Unsettle the region.
  • It would be an occupation.
  • It would be a mess.

This former government official’s name?

Dick Cheney.

Currently the Vice President of the United States. And one of the staunchest champions of the Iraq War in the government.

Maybe Cheney’s suffering pump brain from one of his heart attacks. Or maybe he’s an opportunist of the worst kind.

Either way, in 1994 he talked sense, while eight years later he’d lost all reason.

Can we have the 1994 Dick Cheney back? Please?

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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