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Darth Cheney - the Final Chapter
Author: BobR    Date: 08/31/2011 12:54:54

During the 8 long years of the Bush presidency, it was assumed that Bush was mostly a puppet, and Cheney was the power behind the throne. With the release of his new book, Cheney has revealed that to be the case. It has also confirmed what an evil venal creature he really is. The details aren't so much shocking in revelation as they are in the proud unapologetic tone.

He reveals (in an indirect way) that invading Iraq was his idea, and he allowed Bush to believe it was his decision, not Cheney's. He demeans Condileeza Rice by revealing she was "in tears". He belittles Colin Powell (which has sparked a feud between the two) for essentially undercutting Cheney's authority by questioning the impending Iraq invasion.

These have all been discussed on the news and pundit shows (and online), which is the only way I will know about this because I am not going to pollute my brain with his self-aggrandizing drivel (I am CERTAINLY not going to pay money for it). What's been most amazing about Cheney's riding of the media circuit is his brazen admissions to war crimes, and complete disregard for the people he is trampling on. While the idea of the human heart as the seat of our emotions is certainly an anachronistic poetic construct, the reality that his heart is a shriveled prune while a mechanical pump circulates his cold blood through his shrinking unfeeling shell is not lost. He is a cyborg; he is truly Darth Cheney (a pseudonym he apparently embraces).

It is his admission of - and support for - waterboarding which is most jaw-dropping. The Bush administration was very carefuly about using the phrase "enhanced interogation techniques" and dancing along a fine line with this. Cheney is flat-out admitting that they tortured suspects in their custody, said it worked, and would do it again. I repeat - Cheney admitted to committing war crimes. It was enough for former Bush official Col. Lawrence Wilkerson to announce that he would be willing to testify against Cheney in a war crimes trial if someone was willing to "Pinochet" Cheney (arrest him outside of the Unites States). Madea Benjamin has a list, including 9 other reasons Cheney is a criminal.

One of those is War Profiteering. As the former head of Halliburton (and a major stakeholder during his presidency), it certainly benefitted Cheney and his friends to go to war in Iraq. Was that his major motivation? It's hard to say. It could as easily have been oil, or perhaps just the tingle it gave him in his nether regions to destroy another country and throw the entire Middle East into upheavel. Power? Money? Both? We may never know for sure.

One thing is for certain - the stain left on the psyche of the world, and the lives and money wasted will truly be his most memorable - albeit dark - legacy. It's obvious he doesn't have long for this world. One can only hope that justice finds him before the Grim Reaper does, but I won't hold my breath waiting. In the end, the world will be a better place when he's gone, and the worms and the bugs will have their way with him at last.

52 comments (Latest Comment: 09/01/2011 01:35:13 by livingonli)
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Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 13:10:50
Morning!

Memo
To: The City of Jacksonville, Fl
From: Me

I've noticed that you have your 9/11 anniversary soiree planned for September 6. Why? Is this so the remembrance will not further weaken the anemic sales for Jaguar tickets? Or did the First Baptist Church nix the idea of having a somber remembrance on Sunday? Please explain this.

Comment by BobR on 08/31/2011 13:14:38
Quote by Mondobubba:
Morning!

Memo
To: The City of Jacksonville, Fl
From: Me

I've noticed that you have your 9/11 anniversary soiree planned for September 6. Why? Is this so the remembrance will not further weaken the anemic sales for Jaguar tickets? Or did the First Baptist Church nix the idea of having a somber remembrance on Sunday? Please explain this.

Because Tuesday is the new Sunday?

Comment by wickedpam on 08/31/2011 13:15:04
Morning

Blog later when I get to work. No worries all is good

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 13:17:06
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Morning!

Memo
To: The City of Jacksonville, Fl
From: Me

I've noticed that you have your 9/11 anniversary soiree planned for September 6. Why? Is this so the remembrance will not further weaken the anemic sales for Jaguar tickets? Or did the First Baptist Church nix the idea of having a somber remembrance on Sunday? Please explain this.

Because Tuesday is the new Sunday?


Given the way thing happen here that could be it. There will actually be people downtown to attend.

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 13:21:13
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Blog later when I get to work. No worries all is good
See you in a bit!


Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 13:29:35
Dick Cheney is just evil.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 13:32:27
Quote by Raine:
Dick Cheney is just evil.



Pure evil from the 8th dimension.

Bob hit it on the head when he called the thing in his chest a shriviled prune.

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 13:44:19
Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 13:50:24
WHAT?
During the last Presidential campaign, she told Chris Matthews, on MSNBC, that Barack Obama held “anti-American views” and then admitted, “I made a misstatement.” (In 2010, she said that she had been right about Obama’s views all along: “Now I look like Nostradamus.”) In the spring of 2009, during what appeared to be the beginnings of a swine-flu epidemic, Bachmann said, “I find it interesting that it was back in the nineteen-seventies that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat President, Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama—I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”


Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 14:03:21



Does this mean Creedo will stop spamming my inbox with pleas to change my cell service?

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 14:06:05
Quote by Raine:
WHAT?
During the last Presidential campaign, she told Chris Matthews, on MSNBC, that Barack Obama held “anti-American views” and then admitted, “I made a misstatement.” (In 2010, she said that she had been right about Obama’s views all along: “Now I look like Nostradamus.”) In the spring of 2009, during what appeared to be the beginnings of a swine-flu epidemic, Bachmann said, “I find it interesting that it was back in the nineteen-seventies that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat President, Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama—I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”



oh the swine flu thing? It is just another Bachmann gaffe. Ford was president at the time.

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 14:17:37
Quote by Mondobubba:



Does this mean Creedo will stop spamming my inbox with pleas to change my cell service?



Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 14:24:42
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:



Does this mean Creedo will stop spamming my inbox with pleas to change my cell service?




Darn.

Comment by TriSec on 08/31/2011 14:26:22
Morning, comrades.

Pondering the evil of Dick Cheney. It's interesting that the things listed are some of the hallmarks of fascism. It's not lost on me that within living memory, the United States fought against that sort of thing.

Yet Mr. Cheney walks the streets a free man.

It's interesting to note a certain hypocrisy about this sort of thing; an El Salvadorean war criminal is currently under house arrest in a suburb of Boston.

Cheney is far too wily to expose himself to any chance of being picked up....I suppose I will have to content myself by continuing to scream "DIE!!! Just Die so I can see it with my own eyes!" every time he appears on TV.


Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 14:35:53
Quote by TriSec:
Morning, comrades.

Pondering the evil of Dick Cheney. It's interesting that the things listed are some of the hallmarks of fascism. It's not lost on me that within living memory, the United States fought against that sort of thing.

Yet Mr. Cheney walks the streets a free man.

It's interesting to note a certain hypocrisy about this sort of thing; an El Salvadorean war criminal is currently under house arrest in a suburb of Boston.

Cheney is far too wily to expose himself to any chance of being picked up....I suppose I will have to content myself by continuing to scream "DIE!!! Just Die so I can see it with my own eyes!" every time he appears on TV.



John Fugelsang had an amusing tweet about Cheney. Unfortunately I only remember the last part of it which was "...that European trip postponded indefinately." Sadly it would be funnier if I could remember the whole thing, not just the punch line.

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 15:22:37

That man would sell his mothers and his 40 grandmothers for political gain.

Comment by BobR on 08/31/2011 15:26:48

well Kudos to them - here's hoping they follow through AND they keep them here after the publicity dies down. One would hope that they've realized that keeping the payroll here in the US helps them in the long run

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 15:29:48
Comment by wickedpam on 08/31/2011 15:41:49
Finally at work

Hello again

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 15:46:39



:faints: What?! The government is actually using the anti-trust laws? :vapors: :wobbles on fristy heels to nearest fainting couch: I am overwhelmed by this news. Forgive me,

Comment by wickedpam on 08/31/2011 15:47:06
Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 15:52:03
Welcome back Mala!

"Why now?" you ask? I have no idea.

Personally I would have liked to see this done with the NBC/Comcast merger.

Comment by wickedpam on 08/31/2011 15:55:44
Quote by Raine:
Welcome back Mala!

"Why now?" you ask? I have no idea.

Personally I would have liked to see this done with the NBC/Comcast merger.



Thanks

That's what I was refering to - also back when AOL and Time Warner "mergered" and many other things - they've messed up the communications industry beyond belief and NOW they want to stop something? They make no sense

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 16:00:46
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Welcome back Mala!

"Why now?" you ask? I have no idea.

Personally I would have liked to see this done with the NBC/Comcast merger.



Thanks

That's what I was refering to - also back when AOL and Time Warner "mergered" and many other things - they've messed up the communications industry beyond belief and NOW they want to stop something? They make no sense

AOL/TW was under a different admin -- I know Comcast/NBC was under Obama, but maybe there is someone new in place to stop this?



Comment by trojanrabbit on 08/31/2011 16:11:33
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
WHAT?
During the last Presidential campaign, she told Chris Matthews, on MSNBC, that Barack Obama held “anti-American views” and then admitted, “I made a misstatement.” (In 2010, she said that she had been right about Obama’s views all along: “Now I look like Nostradamus.”) In the spring of 2009, during what appeared to be the beginnings of a swine-flu epidemic, Bachmann said, “I find it interesting that it was back in the nineteen-seventies that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat President, Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama—I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”



oh the swine flu thing? It is just another Bachmann gaffe. Ford was president at the time.


Thought this was rather old news.

Bachmann provides at least a Gaffe-a-Day.

Comment by livingonli on 08/31/2011 16:11:34
Good day folks. I'm wondering if Satan doesn't want Cheney in hell because he would be competition. I still wished they had blocked the NBC-Comcast merger because it made the industry I work in consolidated into even fewer hands. I don't even like that companies are allowed to own more than one station in a market which has brought us things like crap channel and 300-song playlists on rock stations.

Of course, because of the new Comcast-NBC facility in New Jersey, we are losing Comcast New England and Bay Area in a few months which is going to cost jobs where I work.

Comment by wickedpam on 08/31/2011 16:12:58
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Welcome back Mala!

"Why now?" you ask? I have no idea.

Personally I would have liked to see this done with the NBC/Comcast merger.



Thanks

That's what I was refering to - also back when AOL and Time Warner "mergered" and many other things - they've messed up the communications industry beyond belief and NOW they want to stop something? They make no sense

AOL/TW was under a different admin -- I know Comcast/NBC was under Obama, but maybe there is someone new in place to stop this?




There is WIlliam Kennard was FCC chair for AOL/TW and Julius G-something is the new one. Interesting thing they are both Dems. Does the FCC function as a board and the board votes on things in front of them. If it does I'd be interested to see who voted on what.

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 16:13:12
Who is filling in for Thom today?

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 16:14:25
It sounds like Bill Press -- I am streaming the Seattle station right now.


Comment by wickedpam on 08/31/2011 16:14:56
Quote by Raine:
It sounds like Bill Press -- I am streaming the Seattle station right now.



Yep, Bill Press

Comment by livingonli on 08/31/2011 16:26:31
And there are a few people who also have vet the Sirius-XM merger has resulted in watered down content, the music stations going to tighter playlists and becoming more like traditional radio just with more sports and talk shows that don't have to be bleeped.

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 16:30:26
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
It sounds like Bill Press -- I am streaming the Seattle station right now.



Yep, Bill Press
ahh.

Well, I am off for a bit to visit a neighbor.


Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 16:32:48
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Welcome back Mala!

"Why now?" you ask? I have no idea.

Personally I would have liked to see this done with the NBC/Comcast merger.



Thanks

That's what I was refering to - also back when AOL and Time Warner "mergered" and many other things - they've messed up the communications industry beyond belief and NOW they want to stop something? They make no sense

AOL/TW was under a different admin -- I know Comcast/NBC was under Obama, but maybe there is someone new in place to stop this?




There is WIlliam Kennard was FCC chair for AOL/TW and Julius G-something is the new one. Interesting thing they are both Dems. Does the FCC function as a board and the board votes on things in front of them. If it does I'd be interested to see who voted on what.



Why yes they do, Mala. The commisioners do vote on stuff like this, DoJ takes that stuff under advisment when they make the yes or no descions on anti-trust stuff. I'm sure the awful looking FCC website would have the info that you seek.

Comment by Mondobubba on 08/31/2011 17:14:31
Beach Boys' "Smile" to be released! 44 Years in the making. I, Mondo am tumescent! :swoon:

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 17:47:37
I'm back!

Comment by TriSec on 08/31/2011 17:55:13


Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 17:57:18
Cat Fight!

This is so juvenile it is really pathetic. ANYONE who believes Palin is ready for primetime is under delusion -- and I sadly say, that includes Rachel Maddow. (although I do have that chocolate covered bacon hat on order, just in case)

Comment by TriSec on 08/31/2011 19:10:09
I saw that the incomparable Governor Palin (remrof) was going to be in NH on Labor Day to compete with another event starring Mitt Romney. Mitt rescheduled. (If you recall, the failbus was two towns over on the day Romney announced.)



Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 19:11:32
Quote by TriSec:
I saw that the incomparable Governor Palin (remrof) was going to be in NH on Labor Day to compete with another event starring Mitt Romney. Mitt rescheduled. (If you recall, the failbus was two towns over on the day Romney announced.)

Heh.


Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 19:48:30
keerist almighty.

The GOP REALLY wants Obama to move his speech to accommodate the Flucking Fox/reagan GOP Debate?

I am sick of these people. SICK of them.

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 20:09:42
Wow.

This is a stunning account of Sarah and the Palin family. If even 1/2 of this is true, I feel bad. If even 1/4 of this is true -- she is just not stable, physically or emotionally to run.

If even 1/8 is true -- she has an awful lot of people enabling a very sick woman.



Comment by livingonli on 08/31/2011 20:18:29
Quote by Raine:
keerist almighty.

The GOP REALLY wants Obama to move his speech to accommodate the Flucking Fox/reagan GOP Debate?

I am sick of these people. SICK of them.

That's actually the one MSNBC is doing.

Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 20:26:29
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
keerist almighty.

The GOP REALLY wants Obama to move his speech to accommodate the Flucking Fox/reagan GOP Debate?

I am sick of these people. SICK of them.

That's actually the one MSNBC is doing.
Interesting.

One would think the Rush's and the GOP would be HAPPY about it then!

But you understand my greater point, right?


Comment by Raine on 08/31/2011 21:19:59
As a follow up: Speaker John Boehner just invited President Obama to give address on Thursday, instead of Wednesday.

No, Really.

Comment by TriSec on 08/31/2011 21:27:44
Two points:

The primary process is designed to vet candidates. Sarah has been through this once before as Veep and it was determined that she was not ready for the Big Leagues; nothing has changed since then.

Mr. Obama is the President. He can schedule whatever he wants and he should be able to get it. I agree that it's making Boehner look bad right now; The President can sit back and tip a martini and watch the histrionics...in the end, I'd wager he'll get what he wants.


Comment by wickedpam on 09/01/2011 01:07:04
Quote by Raine:
As a follow up: Speaker John Boehner just invited President Obama to give address on Thursday, instead of Wednesday.

No, Really.



I swear I'm gonna be pissed if Obama accepts this.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 09/01/2011 01:12:21
While Gillette Stadium has power, the rest of the town of Foxboro does not.

It's going to be pure hell trying to go to that game if there's no power for traffic signals etc.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 09/01/2011 01:19:11
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
As a follow up: Speaker John Boehner just invited President Obama to give address on Thursday, instead of Wednesday.

No, Really.



I swear I'm gonna be pissed if Obama accepts this.


He can't. The Patriots are playing the Giants.