WASHINGTON - The White House today stepped up its campaign against critics who are calling for America to get out of Iraq.
It was Vice President Dick Cheney who launched yet another salvo in the intensifying battle over the illegal Iraqi war, saying that critics of his war "show a disgusting and revolting degree of morality."
In Washington, Cheney again calling it "reprehensible" for Congressmen to suggest that the President purposely distorted pre-war intelligence.
"It was me and my cronies like Scooter Libby and Karl Rove who falsified Iraqi WMD data and made other bald-faced lies to support an invasion," Cheney admitted. "Do you think it was easy engineering all those lies about WMDs and yellowcake, smearing the CIA, torturing thousands of freedom fighters throughout the world, and doing all that other crap?" he asked rhetorically.
Cheney continued, "We simply had to invade and occupy Iraq in an utterly corrupt and immoral war in order to line our pockets with reconstruction contract money and grab Iraqi oil away from Russia and China and give it cheap to big American oil corporations."
The vice president says he welcomes public debate as "democratic, but he tsk-tsked a "few politicians who suggest U.S. troops were sent into battle for a deliberate falsehood."
"Of course they were sent to war on falsehoods, that's the way they are always sent," he barked.
"How dare they criticize this most corrupt and shameless US government administration in history?" Cheney asked. "Even though I'm even more corrupt than Spiro Agnew, such criticism has no place anywhere in American politics -- much less in the United States Senate."
The vice president said that a premature withdrawal from Iraq would be a victory for the peace-mongers and would prevent Iraqi largesse from filling up Republican coffers.
Cheney added, "It's a dangerous illusion to suppose that another retreat by our fascist forces would end our wholesale murder and blackmail throughout the world as we try to boost corporate profits and support the US dollar."
The Bush administration warns that talk of withdrawal encourages Iraqi freedom fighters who are simply trying to protect their oil from American imperialists, and boot the imperialists the hell out.
"Criticism also demoralizes American troops fighting against them when our soldiers learn that they are just boosting the obscene profits of Exxon Mobil and other companies in an immoral war for corrupt politicos," accused Cheney.