Could it be that there is no arguing with Cheney because he is an elder statesman and wise beyond his years? Well... Perhaps there is no winning a debate with the Big Dick because he presents false choices laced with a hint of a dare for you to answer them and rarely leaves time for you to do so (or for some real Q & A or debate).
But there is a difference between healthy debate and self-defeating pessimism. We have only two options in Iraq -- victory or defeat. And I want you to know, as members of the United States military, that the American people do not support a policy of retreat or defeat.Let's see, which shall we pick...
Healthy debate or self-defeating pessimism? No contest!
What about victory or defeat? Again, you've got a winning point there Mr. Cheney.
Now let's have a look at the last one: retreat or defeat? You've got me on that one to. I concede victory for this debate to the Big Dick.
By the way, if the Veep is a fan of "healthy debate," why doesn't he engage in some rather than present false dichotomous choices in front of friendly audiences?
Let's, for the sake of generating decent discourse in the comments section here, present a hypothetical. Let's pretend - just for this post - that we all agree: things are not going well in Iraq and a "stay-the-course" strategy is the very reason things are dire in Iraq. What solutions do we have for the W, Rove and Co?