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Stuff Happens? Gimme a break!

CNN quotes former US Veep Dick Cheney defending the unimaginable trillion-dollar deficit left behind by his administration - much of which was spent on the unwinnable war in Iraq - by saying ""All of these things required us to spend money that we had not originally planned to spend, or weren't originally part of the budget, ... Stuff happens. And the administration has to be able to respond to that, and we did." Stuff happens? You lie and cheat and break laws to get your country entrapped in a thousand-billion-dollar foreign war and all you can say is "Stuff happens?" Just gimme a break - if you can't admit you got caught breaking the law and lying on a far, far greater scale than Watergate - then just be quiet. Don't say anything. Put a lid on it. Or go hunting by yourself.