Last Throes

Cheney makes surprise visit to Iraq

US Vice President Dick Cheney swept into Baghdad on an unannounced visit Monday, looking to highlight security gains and promote elusive political progress days before the war enters its sixth year, but afraid to the very core of his manhood that his botched job in Iraq, while profitable, was a steaming pile of shit and not the “mission accomplished” his puppet boss claimed.

Minutes after he arrived, he was greeted as a liberator when an explosion rocked central Baghdad, following a roadside bombing that killed a policeman, underscoring the violence that still grips the nation almost five years after the US-led invasion of Iraq.

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The unheralded visit, shrouded in secrecy and blanketed with security because everyone hates Dick, and us…


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