Cheney Should Shut Up and Do His Job

You know what validates al Qaeda's strategy? Going into Iraq when that country had nothing to do with 9/11 and leaving Osama bin Laden alone. I don't care to hear what the vice president thinks of al Qaeda strategy until this White House captures Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri -- the men who ordered the attacks against this country on 9/11 and so far have suffered no consequences.

Instead of running his mouth, the vice president should be busy devising a strategy to capture the leaders of al Qaeda. Their strategies are validated every day they are free and openly taunting our government. Does this administration ever plan to capture the people who committed this heinous act upon our people? Or are they too busy attacking their political opponents instead?

Right now, the president and the vice president are threatening Iran, yet another country that did not attack us on 9/11. Do they care about al Qaeda at all? Escalating the war in Iraq and threatening a new war against Shiite Iran would do absolutely nothing to thwart al Qaeda. It would only make them stronger.

Maybe I need to draw the vice president a map because apparently he has no idea where bin Laden is, or doesn't care. Yoo hoo, he's over there -- in Pakistan. Are you going to go get him or sit there and make political attacks all day?

Cenk Uygur is the main host of "Young Turks" on Air America Radio.

Here's my final message to the vice president: Shut your mouth and do your job!

Could you imagine if Pelosi actually said that? How great would that be? You know what the repercussions would be? Absolutely nothing, except that people would love her for it.

Fox News Channel would whine like babies, but it wouldn't stick. People respect strength and they would think: "You know what, they haven't caught Osama and what does Iran have to do with al Qaeda? Maybe we ought to let the Democrats take a shot at catching this guy. They can't do any worse than Bush and Cheney."

The way to counter aggressive Republican attacks isn't to complain about them, it's to be even more aggressive in fighting back.

Democrats have the right ideas, now they just have to shove it down the Republicans' throats. And whatever you do, don't take any crap from Dick Cheney.

Cenk Uygur is the main host of "Young Turks" on Air America Radio.

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