11/20/2005: Today's GEM Quote....
"...Cheney has branded administration opponents as hypocrites and wimps. His last blow is the fiercest:
They are unpatriotic.
The president and Cheney invoke "the troops" to shut down discussion. But the troops demand this kind of debate. Soldiers aren't in a position to be critical and shouldn't be, so their elected officials need to ask questions and argue on their behalf.
American soldiers are smart and tough enough to weather the public debate. They can handle whatever Harry Reid has to say. Plus, Dick Cheney believes in his position and has plenty of backbone, so why won't he fight the opposition on the merits?
-- John Dickerson (Slate): Cheney's Rules of Evidence:
How the vice president argues by deception.
Karen on 11.20.05 @ 10:50 AM CST