“Once you remove Hussein’s government what are you gonna put in its place?….[it would have been] a quaqmire…for the 146 Americans killed in action it wasn’t a cheap war…how many more dead Americans was Saddam Hussein worth?” This 1994 clip of Dick Cheney explaining the reasons for not invading Iraq during the ’91 Gulf War began circulating last Sunday. What got me was the hilarious cough from the interviewer right after Cheney says “quaqmire.” Anyone who’s ever performed or given a lecture knows from coughs. They’re involuntary, a kind of instant vox populi.