THE DICTIONARY STRATEGY

Parsing words is the liar’s last resort. So Cheney Boy had
nowhere else to go to justify his absurd claim that the Iraq insurgency was in its href="http://www.artsjournal.com/herman/archives20050601.shtml#100977"
target='new"'>last throes
. “If you look at what
the dictionary says about throes, it can still be a violent period, the throes of a revolution,” class=inline href="http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/06/23/cheney.interview/index.html"
target='new"'>he said on CNN. Uh-huh. If you
look at what it says about arrogant, it’s still spelled C-h-e-n-e-y, who also calls class=inline href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/24/politics/24cheney.html?"
target='new"'>Gitmo a tropical resort kinda
like a Club Med (“They got a brand new facility down at Guantanamo. They’re very well treated
down there. They’re living in the tropics. They’re well fed. They’ve got everything they could
possibly want.”), B-u-s-h, who relishes calling himself href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/24/opinion/24krugman.html" target='new"'> color=#003399>“the war president,”
R-u-m-s-f-e-l-d, who insists on the href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/23/AR2005062302111.ht
ml" target='new"'>delusion that we’re not losing in
Iraq
, and R-o-v-e, who claims liberals wanted to
target='new"'>“offer therapy and
understanding”
to the 9/11 terrorists.

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