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Wit and Wisdom for a One Party State

A handbook for government by wishful thinking

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Governing Iraq

At a news conference on July 1, an eager young journalist asked Dick Cheney:

"Sir, we were told that Iraq would resume full sovereignty yesterday. But is it not true that the country is still dominated by an American organization, based in the center of Baghdad, that is brutal, rigidly centralized, anti-democratic, and disconnected from its surrounding environment?"

The Vice President snorted, "Son, you can save yourself a lot of embarrassment in your trade with a little fact checking. Any member of the Republican Party could have told you that the Heritage Foundation is based in Washington, D.C."


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