Cheney attempts to defend his claims of the Iraqi insurgency being in its "last throes"
"If you look at what the dictionary says about throes, it can still be a violent period, the throes of a revolution," he said. "The point would be that the conflict will be intense, but it's intense because the terrorists understand that if we're successful at accomplishing our objective - standing up a democracy in Iraq - that that's a huge defeat for them.
"We will succeed in Iraq, just like we did in Afghanistan. We will stand up a new government under an Iraqi-drafted constitution. We will defeat that insurgency, and, in fact, it will be an enormous success story."
Meanwhile over in Afghanistan
Afghan forces backed by US troops are in the third day of a massive battle with rebels in Southern Afghanistan. The Afghan defense ministry says more than a hundred rebel insurgents have been killed in the fighting, in one of the deadliest battles since the fall of the Taliban more than three years ago. At least 12 Afghan soldiers have also been killed in the gunfight, and five US soldiers reportedly have been wounded.
Success in Afghanistan... what does the dictionary say about success Dick?