will pull him by his nuts and bash them on an anvil
until his eyes pop" - Dick Cheney, December 14,
Vice President, Dick Cheney, continues to maintain his threatening
stance towards Saddam Hussein, by refusing to retract even
one word from one of the most aggressive US speeches against
a foreign leader in history, last month.
am not going to be drawn into the argument of whether
it will be a long one or a short one. "
the speech, on December 14th, the Vice President made clear
his resolve to deal with the 'not properly elected' Iraqi
dictator, by issuing a stream of threats, including announcements
of troop allocations to the region, coupled with stern looks
when we hit him where it hurts we must keep hitting
him there until he stops squealing."
the end of the speech, the Vice President had committed another
1000 troops to the Gulf, which he announced at various moments
in the speech in increments of 100. (The hour long speech
saw an average of 16 troops committed a minute).
should set sail by October 2003.
have seen it. It is long and it is hard and never in
history has it deserved such a beating."
time he committed another 100 troops to the Gulf, the audience
cheered, and the Vice President lifted his arms in the air
to form the classic all-body victory salute.
should rip at it and pull it out and, when it has had
enough, slam it down on the table for the whole world
the end of the speech, Cheney referred to Saddam Hussein as
'the world's most evil thing', and then immediately announced
a further 200 troops to the Gulf, the highest increment in