"...You've got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well do ya, punk?"
-- "Dirty" Harry Callahan, 1971 (Clint Eastwood, later mayor of Carmel, CA)
"I shot the motherfucker and I hope he dies."*
-- Mumia Abu Jamal, 1981
"Hasta la vista, baby."
-- The Terminator, 1991 (Arnold Schwarzenegger, later governor of California)
"It's coming right for us!"
-- Uncle Jimbo, 1997
Any of these would have worked for Cheney.
C'mon, Dick, give us another memorable line. How about something like:
I'm absolutely convinced that the threat we face now ... is very real and that we have to use extraordinary measures to deal with it.or
If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.or
We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and be willing to use force if necessary.