Monday, February 26, 2007

Feet to the Fire

TPM Reader DM makes a nice catch:
"I think there's something critical and overlooked underlying this New York Times lead:

"'Vice President Dick Cheney made an unannounced trip to Pakistan on Monday to deliver what officials in Washington described as an unusually tough message Gen. Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, warning him that the newly Democratic Congress could cut aid to his country unless his forces become far more aggressive in hunting down operatives with Al Qaeda.'

"This is a tacit acknowledgement that the Democratic Congress is more serious about fighting Al Qaeda than the White House. He's essentially saying, 'look, we've let you slide on this, because, well, you know us...' Other things were more important."

On the other hand, Cheney likes to hunt whereas John Kerry prefers windsurfing, so Cheney must be the one who can keep us safe.


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