We don't want a war in the Middle East if we can avoid it."Oh, man, that's a good one! I'm wiping the tears from my eyes. Who writes this stuff for him? Maybe Carson was sending 'em in? Guess we'll never know.
Cheney was responding, of course, to Seymour Hersh's recent New Yorker article in which Hersh suggests the neo-cons may now be planning a neo-imperialist incursion into Iran.
Money quote from "a former high-level intelligence official":
Next, we’re going to have the Iranian campaign. We’ve declared war and the bad guys, wherever they are, are the enemy. This is the last hurrah—we’ve got four years, and want to come out of this saying we won the war on terrorism.Yee-haw boys!
(And, er, we don't want no war in the Middle East? You mean, aside from that little skirmish in Iraq?)