Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Cheney reminds us all why the US Military is so great...

...just in case we forgot I suppose.

(Picture: Cheney in Afghanistan)

In New York City on Friday, Vice President Dick Cheney said that Combating the unprecedented threat of terrorism represents a significant test of military skill and national resolve, he said. "Those of us in positions of responsibility have a duty to wage a broad-scale effort for the sake of this nation's freedom and security," he said. While terrorism still threatens the stability of Afghanistan, "it's impossible to overstate all that our coalition has achieved,".

Just four years ago Afghanistan "was in the grip of a cruel dictatorship" and is now "a free country with a market economy, equality for women, millions of children going to school for the first time," the vice president said.

"When our forces return home from that part of the world, they will be able to be proud of their service for the rest of their lives," he said.

American troops and the Iraqi people are also making great progress in Iraq. The drafting of a constitution, the standing up the Iraqi Security Forces, and three successful elections in 2005 were all testaments to this progress, he said.

"These Americans in uniform have been absolutely relentless in their duties -- going out every day, striking the enemy, conducting raids, training Iraqi forces, countering attacks, seizing weapons, capturing killers," Cheney said. "They have faced long deployments, the hardship of separation from home and family, the loss of comrades."

Great strides have been made to bring Iraq closer to becoming "a democratic country that can defend itself ... when that goal is achieved, all of us will live in a safer world," he said.

The United States is determined to stay the course in Iraq, he said. "Our strategy in Iraq is clear. Our tactics will remain flexible; we'll keep at the work until we finish the job. Progress has not come easily, but it has been steady."

"The United States is a good and a generous land. We're a nation that believes in ideals, that upholds them in our own country, and that acts on them throughout the world," Cheney concluded.

He makes you feel all warm inside doesn't he?


Anonymous said...

Wow, Cheneyvision™ makes things great, I want to book a holiday in this 'Iraq' after listening to him!

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

No problem, I know a good travel agent. You must bring your own weapons though!

Anonymous said...

Cheney: The Real President. Can you see Bush coming up with half that?