Consequences, Schmonsequences

What he said: No-Bid Dick Cheney just before the November election:

[T]he president’s made clear what his objective is. It’s victory in Iraq. And it’s full speed ahead on that basis. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

It may not be popular with the public — it doesn’t matter in the sense that we have to continue the mission and do what we think is right. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.

Cheney on Rumsfeld just last week:

I believe the record speaks for itself: Don Rumsfeld is the finest secretary of defense this nation has ever had.

What I hear:

Consequences, Schmonsequences -- S'Long as I'm rich!