Cheney calls Russian actions "illegitimate"

I wish to announce that I have discovered a new disease. Its sufferers are unable to appreciate irony or the hypocrisy of their own actions. I call it Cheneyitis, after its most famous victim.

Witness the horror of this condition as Cheney speaks about the Russian invasion of Georgia:

"After your nation won its freedom in the Rose Revolution, America came to the aid of this courageous young democracy. We are doing so again as you work to overcome an invasion of your sovereign territory and an illegitimate, unilateral attempt to change your country's borders by force that has been universally condemned by the free world."

Had Cheney not been in the thrall of Cheneyitis, he surely would have realized that the USA's own invasion of Iraq was, by any existing standard, illegal. And, in fact, likely legitimized the use of unilateral force by Russia in Georgia.

We can only pray a cure is found soon.