Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cheney Shooting Incident is the Perfect Metaphor

This is a great piece from over at Dailykos. It describes why the Dick Cheney shooting incident is the perfect metaphor for the foreign and domestic policies of the Bush Administation, especially in regards to Iraq and Katrina.

In this case, Cheney and friends were killing innocent creatures who were trapped in a pen with no hope of escape.

Overeager, Cheney hunted with a shoot first, ask questions later mentality, and managed to strike his own partner, and send his friend to intensive care.

It later appears that Bush and his situation room (or so they said) had no idea what was going on on the ground there. They waited an entire day to even report the story, even though they obviously knew what happened. Hell, someone else had to force them to report the story, because they sure weren't going to unless they had to.

The official story then has Cheney blaming the victim, saying it was the victim's fault he got in Cheney's way.

That is funny.

It would be really funny if it also wasn't so sad.

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