Cheney... predicted that Democrats will be forced to cave... [saying that] Congress will end up passing a "clean" bill that funds the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without any troop withdrawal timetables. "They will not leave the troops in the field without the resources they need," Cheney said of the Democrats... "I'm willing to bet the other way -- that, in fact, they will."
So Dick Cheney is making a prediction. This is the guy who predicted that our troops would be greeted as liberators. That there were multiple significant connections between the 9/11 plotters and Iraq. That the Iraqi insurgency was in its last throes. And who can't even manage to shoot caged quails without occasionally catching his buddies in the face with a wad of buckshot.
You know your loser friends who fail at everything and you joke that you would go to them for advice if only so you'd know what not to do? Cheney's that guy and if he's predicting the Democrats will fold, I feel much more comfortable now that the Democrats will stand fast on the benchmarks in the new spending bill.