In his interview yesterday with Tim Russert on the NBC News ‘Meet the Press’ show, Vice-President Dick Cheney gave one of the clearest examples of the definition of classic ‘Chutzpah’ yet. He told his audience that if the US had not removed Saddam Hussein then he, Saddam, “…would be sitting on top of a big pile of cash because he would have $65 and $70 oil.”
Que??!! Is not the reason oil is at $65 and $70 now because of the turmoil that exists in the Middle East as a direct result of removing Saddam Hussein in the first place?
Now that’s what you call “Chutzpah”!
But, of course, the Chutzpah doesn’t end there. There is a certain irony in the fact that as a direct result of ousting Saddam Hussein the only people that are sitting on top of big piles of cash are the big US-owned oil companies and the oil industries service providers like, well, Cheney’s old company Haliburton.
One of the values that ‘they’ hate ‘us’ for is hypocrisy.
 Dick Cheney, ‘Interview of the Vice President by Tim Russert, NBC News, Meet the Press’, The White House, 10 September 2006. Available online: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09/20060910.html Accessed 11 September 2006.