Cheney: Democrats are seizing the "fun part" of withdrawal

The vice president stands by his attacks.

Published February 23, 2007 4:08PM (EST)

Standing by attacks he launched during a TV interview in Tokyo, Vice President Dick Cheney said today that the Nancy Pelosis and Jack Murthas of the world shouldn't complain when he says their plan for Iraq would "validate the al-Qaida strategy." "If you're going to advocate a course of action that basically is withdrawal of our forces from Iraq, then you don't get to just do the fun part of that, that says, 'Well, we're going to get out,' and appeal to your constituents on that basis," Cheney said.

We suppose that it's too late to say that if you're going to start a war in a far-off land, you don't get to just do the "fun part" of talking about ousting a dictator without planning for what comes next.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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