Vice President Dick Cheney said on Wednesday the United States wants to finish its mission in Iraq and "return with honor," despite the war's growing unpopularity at home and doubts among U.S. allies.
And here's Richard Nixon on Jan. 23, 1973:
Good evening. I have asked for this radio and television time tonight for the purpose of announcing that we today have concluded an agreement to end the war and bring peace with honor in Vietnam and in Southeast Asia.
Of course, Dick Cheney is not a stupid man. So ultimately, I think this just goes to show that he truly doesn't give a shit what anybody thinks. He believes Nixon and Kissinger's strategy to prolong the Vietnam War so they could save face and try to put a positive spin on our loss (a.k.a. bring the nation "peace with honor") was the right choice, and he and Bush are pursuing the same strategy in Iraq. Great. Fucking great.