Why Cheney Really Is That Bad

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:48:36 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Scott Ritter at TruthDig - Bush'es brain, Karl Rove, is out, but his evil soul, Dick Cheney, is still in power. Why is it that nobody has shot that demon? If I were on the jury at his killer's trial, I would definitely give credence to the "he needed killing" defense. [grabbe]

The vice president is the single greatest threat to American and international security in the world today. Not Osama Bin Laden. Not the ghost of Saddam Hussein. Not Ahmadinejad or Kim Jung Il. Not al-Qaida, the Taliban, or Jose Padilla himself. Not even George W. Bush can lay claim to this title. It is Dick Cheney's alone. Operating in a never-never land of constitutional ambiguity which exists between the office of the president and the Congress of the United States, Cheney's office has made its impact felt on the policies of the United States of America as had no vice president's office before him. Granted unprecedented oversight over national security and foreign policy by executive order in early 2001, many months prior to the terror attacks of 9/11, Cheney has single-handedly steered America away from being a nation among nations (albeit superior), operating (roughly) in accordance with the rule of law, and toward its present manifestation as the new Rome, a decadent imperial power bent on global domination whatever the cost.

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