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December 08, 2005

Chris Matthews Interprets Dick Cheney: "Kick Their Ass And Take Their Gas"

Chris Matthews hears all sorts of strange things when Dick Cheney speaks:

MATTHEWS: I heard—I watched the vice president and I listened attentively to his speech at Fort Drum. I heard something different than just we are building a democracy over there.

I heard we are fighting for American influence. It was a much more traditional position about geopolitics. We are over there. And he went through all the cases that they, the terrorists, tried to knock us out of being over there.

Lebanon in ‘83, Somalia later on, he went through each case and said, what they are trying to do, the Arabs over there, are throw us out of Arabia. He says we have a right to be there in force; we‘re going to stay there.

I thought he was staking a claim to the oil fields of Arabia, saying, we‘re staying there, we belong there like we belong in Texas and Wyoming. [emphasis added]

Yeah, that's what he said, Chris. He also said, while giggling, "I might have done a little unauthorized flight-mechanic work for Mel Carnahan, Paul Wellstone, and John F. Kennedy Jr.-- whoopsie!" and "They all did call me Daddy, because they were all hungry."

Real Clear Politics also doesn't think it's wise of Chris Matthews, of all people, to slam Dick Cheney on his current ratings.

Matthews has become an outright leftist, but only by convenience. When you're getting your ass kicked by Keith ("Who?") Olbermann -- who attracts a small but loyal audience of moonbat lunatics -- you adjust a little to chase that demographic.

Meanwhile, it's because of jackass statements like this -- to avoid these sorts of paranoid accusations -- that we consciously chose to give short-shrift to repairing Iraq's oil infrastructure, thus allowing its economy to stagnate:

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Thursday in a new report that Iraq's economy appears to be stabilizing.

However, major work remains to be done, particularly with Iraq's vast oil reserves, the country's primary source of income. The United States purposefully avoided investing in the oil export sector to the detriment of Iraq's reconstruction.

"In order not to look as if we had designs on Iraqi oil, the United States has foregone meaningful investment in the one area that would have made the biggest difference, namely Iraq's oil-exporting infrastructure," the study states.

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