Thursday, September 04, 2008

Too much exaggeration even for Cheney

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Dick Cheney didn't have one aspect of their talking points straight in Tblisi today --

Mr. President, you've been fearless in response to the occupation of your territory, and steadfast in your principles. America respects you, and we respect the noble people of this country -- more than 100,000 of whom came out this week to demonstrate their support for Georgia's independence and sovereignty.

PRESIDENT SAAKASHVILI: Actually, 1.5 million.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY: 1.5 million. Well, it was more than 100,000.

(Laughter.) Good, 1.5 million.

One wonders where Cheney's team got their estimate from.

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