Dick Cheney, Transcribed

"Because I said so."

Now, I’m no professional journalist or anything. I didn’t go to J-school, I don’t spell “lead” the right way, and I hate talking to people on the phone, but even with all those qualifications I’ve got to think this would be the time where you, I dunno, asked a follow-up? “Cheney was asked if he thinks the Bush administration bears any responsibility for the disintegration of Afghanistan because of the attention and resources that were diverted to Iraq. ‘I basically don’t,’ he replied without elaborating.