Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Monday, February 26, 2007
Hard Core
Everyone is giving a lot of play to Cheney's "good cop bad cop" play with Musharraf in Pakistan. Cheney has told Musharraf that he'd better take action against al Qaeda in Pakistan or the big bad Democrats in Congress will cut support to Pakistan. But a commenter at Josh Marshall's site noticed this about the ploy:
This is Dick Cheney. The hardest of hardcore Republican terror scaremongers. Of all those who have tarred Democrats as weak on terror, nobody's done it like Dick. Cheney wasn't playing the good cop or bad cop role before. He simply wasn't walking the beat. 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.

Dick Cheney has acknowledged that the Democratic Congress is more intent than the White House on hunting down Al Qaeda operatives.
Ah. Good point!