That’s the word Cheney used to described Democrats who are criticizing the planning, selling and prosecution of the war in Iraq.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the sharpest White House attack yet on critics of the Iraq war, Vice President Dick Cheney said on Wednesday that accusations the Bush administration manipulated intelligence to justify the war were a “dishonest and reprehensible” political ploy.
Cheney called Democrats “opportunists” who were peddling “cynical and pernicious falsehoods” to gain political advantage while U.S. soldiers died in Iraq.
So Cheney is calling Democrats opportunists? Hmm…I’ll have to fully digest that one…
And what about the majority of the American population who now think we were misled into the war? Are those opinions reprehensible?
Personally, when politicians of either stripe start using words like “reprehensible” anymore, I usually just click to the next channel or go to another website.