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Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor."
The good folks at the Washington Post’s Vox have compiled a damning indictment of Cheney’s deep dishonesty about Iraq. In the interest of brevity, let me focus on a few lowlights:
He said the lead 9/11 hijacker “did go to Prague, and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service … several months before the attack.” Wrong, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report.
He said Saddam had “an established relationship with al Qaeda.” Wrong .
Cheney claimed there was “irrefutable evidence” Saddam had reconstituted his nuclear program. Wrong.
He said Saddam “had an established relationship with al Qaeda, providing training to al Qaeda members in areas of poisons, gases and conventional bombs.” Wrong.
He said there was “overwhelming” evidence of ties between al Qaeda and Iraq. Wrong.
He said that we’d be “greeted as liberators” and that the insurgency was in its “last throes” nine years ago. Wrong and wrong.
And that’s just on Iraq."