Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Just who is arrogant or disturbed?

Last week Pat Murphy wrote a column asking whether Vice President Dick Cheney was either arrogant or disturbed.

Most of Mr. Murphy's arguments are, at best, contrived but one must be addressed. He states that the Vice President is vindictive and uses the following as an example: "He outed a CIA operative, Valerie Plame, in revenge for her husband's revelations about phony evidence for going to war in Iraq." It's hard to pack two falsehoods into one sentence but Mr. Murphy is an artist at deception.

The "phony evidence" has been proven true by many sources, the best by Christopher Hitchens, a liberal columnist for both and Vanity Fair magazine, who stated that the vindictive outing of Valerie Plame was done by Richard Armitage, under-Secretary of State and a known liberal.

This information was reported in both the Washington Post and the New York Times, two publications well known for their liberal slants. So there was no excuse for Mr. Murphy not having known that the statement he made last week was totally false.

Just who is arrogant or disturbed?

Mike Burke

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