If It’s Sunday, It’s Meet The Shoe

If it’s Sunday in Baghdad, it’s Meet The Shoe. Take notes Gregory. After your listless, soporific debut, you may want to stash some Reeboks under the desk. Whether for you to toss or more mercifully for your guests to pummel you and inject some kinetic energy.

And Cheney tells ABC that the Administration would have invaded Iraq regardless of weapons of mass destruction. That makes news precisely how? Frankly, a loafer or two demonstrates some genteel restraint. Helen Thomas surely could have spared a Jimmy Choo or two? Or expensed them. 4,000 plus American dead. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.

The outgoing vice president also disputed former Bush adviser Karl Rove’s recent comments about the decision to go to war in Iraq.

While discussing Bush’s legacy earlier this month, Rove said he did not believe the administration would have gone to war had intelligence revealed Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction.

“I disagree with that,” Cheney said Monday. “As I look at the intelligence with respect to Iraq, what they got wrong was that there weren’t any stockpiles.”

“What they found was that Saddam Hussein still had the capability to produce weapons of mass destruction. He had the technology, he had the people, he had the basic feed stock.”

Cheney added that, given Saddam Hussein’s capabilities, reputation and track record of brutality, “this was a bad actor, and the country’s better off, the world’s better off with Saddam gone, and I think we made the right decision, in spite of the fact that the original NIE was off in some of its major judgments.”

Exit, stage right. And still holding CIA scapegoat to the bitter, bitter end.