An unrepentent Dick Cheney, 10 years after

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“I did what I did,” Dick Cheney says in a documentary to be shown Friday night on Showtime, “and it’s all part of the public record and I feel very good about it. If I had it to do over again, I’d do it in a minute.”

History, however, will register a much different verdict. It will record that while Cheney won the battle, he lost the wars, both foreign and domestic, with consequences that continue to reverberate and may do so for decades to come.

Yes, in the wake of the attacks of Sept. 11, Cheney was able to maneuver a pliable, inexperienced and maybe somewhat frightened president into an unnecessary invasion of Iraq, an act of war that had nothing whatsoever to do with the terrorist attacks that inspired it. That war, which began 10 years ago next week, led to the deaths of more than 4,000 American soldiers, the psychic and physical wounding of tens of thousands more and the expenditure of well over a trillion dollars, and for what?

Saddam Hussein is gone. But today, Iraq is all but a client state of neighboring Iran, and has been assisting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in his effort to remain in power. Despite our investment of blood and treasure, we have little or no influence over Iraq’s policies or practices, and American oil companies have been largely shut out.

And as Amnesty International reports:

“Ten years after the US-led invasion that toppled the brutal dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, Iraq remains mired in human rights abuses. Thousands of Iraqis are detained without trial or serving prison sentences imposed after unfair trials, torture remains rife and continues to be committed with impunity, and the new Iraq is one of the world’s leading executioners.”

By insisting on fighting on two fronts at once, both in Iraq and Afghanistan, thus dividing our manpower, financial resources and attention, Cheney also helped to ensure that we achieved real victory in neither. We will never know whether a full commitment to Afghanistan in the early years would have paid off with success; we know only that the odds of ultimate success having followed the path we did are very long.

The third war that Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and others lost was right here at home. The invasion of Iraq was to mark the return of a muscular and militaristic foreign policy, freed of the constraints once placed upon it by the now collapsed Soviet Union. Those regimes, such as Saddam’s Iraq, that did not do our bidding would be subject to removal, and a Pax Americana, like the Pax Romana of the Roman empire, would be imposed upon the world.

That was the theory. In practice, the invasion of Iraq, driven by false promises of easy conquest and false threats of WMD, yellowcake, mushroom clouds and unmanned aerial vehicles, exposed the strategic overreach and arrogance implicit in such a policy. By his second term, a chastened President Bush had largely pushed Cheney aside, but that recognition of his vice president’s malignant influence came too late to save his presidency, or more importantly to extract his country from the consequences of his mistakes.

Today, the neocon ambitions of Cheney and his friends have been discredited. The lessons of Vietnam have been refreshed rather than overturned, and support is growing even within the Republican Party for a less expensive military and a more circumspect use of force overseas. The remaining advocates of a Cheney-esque foreign policy — men such as John McCain and William Kristol — are left to stamp their feet in frustration.

Cheney may indeed do it all over again if given the chance. But having learned the hard way, the American people are no longer willing to give him and others like him that opportunity.

– Jay Bookman

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Mary Elizabeth

March 13th, 2013
4:04 pm

GW

March 13th, 2013
4:07 pm

Well said, my friend. Shared.

Granny Godzilla

March 13th, 2013
4:09 pm

Well said, now in triple strength

Mr. Snarky

March 13th, 2013
4:10 pm

Cheney was and still is The Worst.

BOHICA

March 13th, 2013
4:12 pm

Though Cheney and the Neocons were the ringleaders of the movement to attack Iraq, there were voices from accross the political spectrum and from around the world that gave a hearty second to these voices calling for war. The tragedy is that we were wrong on so many fronts. I firmly believe now as i did then that we should only pre-emptively attack another country if there exist a “clear and present danger” to our security. I was uncomfortable with the decision to attack Iraq, but, was willing to give the benefit of the doubt based on the arguments made at the time. Well as the saying goes “fool me once….” ya’ll know how this ends.

Mr. Snarky

March 13th, 2013
4:14 pm

bush by himself probably would have been somewhat benign, but with Cheney and Rummy around it was a recipe for disaster.

Brosephus™

March 13th, 2013
4:14 pm

Cheney may indeed do it all over again if given the chance. But having learned the hard way, the American people are no longer willing to give him and others like him that opportunity.

You give America way too much credit there, IMHO.

Thulsa Doom

March 13th, 2013
4:14 pm

Blame Cheney. At least its a different twist on the blame W card. Deficits don’t matter coming in 3, 2, 1…

Thomas Heyward Jr

March 13th, 2013
4:15 pm

“Thousands of Iraqis are detained without trial or serving prison sentences imposed after unfair trials, torture remains rife and continues to be committed with impunity, and the new Iraq is one of the world’s leading executioners.”
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Throw in a draconian increase in women, children , and a few American citizens deaths via drones………..and the Iraqian regime sounds about like Obama’s.
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Ya’ll are ALL neo-cons now.
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lol

Jefferson

March 13th, 2013
4:15 pm

Assassanation insurance for President Bush is all he was.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 13th, 2013
4:16 pm

Dick “Big Time” Cheney. A great American.

Thulsa Doom

March 13th, 2013
4:17 pm

“Throw in a draconian increase in women, children , and a few American citizens deaths via drones………..and the Iraqian regime sounds about like Obama’s.
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Ya’ll are ALL neo-cons now.”

Neo-kookcons sounds better.

Mr. Snarky

March 13th, 2013
4:18 pm

” Let the bedwetting begin!!”

What to say when you don’t have a leg to stand on.

Thulsa Doom

March 13th, 2013
4:19 pm

Chicken hawk card coming in 3,2,1…

Erwin's cat

March 13th, 2013
4:19 pm

So…you’re saying you don’t like Cheney?

Cutty

March 13th, 2013
4:20 pm

Cheney is the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man all rolled into one.

Dirty Dawg

March 13th, 2013
4:20 pm

Somewhere there’s a soul in Heaven, as well as a family here, that wishes somebody else had gotten that heart. This cretin didn’t deserve it.

Cutty

March 13th, 2013
4:21 pm

No courage, no brain, and no heart (literally).

Brosephus™

March 13th, 2013
4:22 pm

So, vinny’s the first one to get the heave ho. Who’s next?

:lol: :lol:

Matti

March 13th, 2013
4:23 pm

Dear Cheney’s Mother,

I’ve always wondered. Was Satan any good in the sack, or did he just knock you up and leave the money on the table?

TM

March 13th, 2013
4:24 pm

Don’t forget he is also to blame for our mess up in Libya and Egypt.

barking frog

March 13th, 2013
4:24 pm

Cheney was used by Bush 1 and 2 to accomplish their
nefarious ends. Unlike Karl Rove, the opportunity did not
arise for him to show his innate incompetence but, I suspect,
his book may.

getalife

March 13th, 2013
4:26 pm

We should hand him over to the Iraqis.

DownInAlbany

March 13th, 2013
4:26 pm

Dick Cheney? Really? Dang slow news day, apparently!

East Lake Ira

March 13th, 2013
4:27 pm

Villainize Cheney all you want – he was what you say and then some – but the true blame here goes to Pres. Bush.

Bush was evil. Cheney is evil.

pogo

March 13th, 2013
4:27 pm

I hope I am around to see how in 10 years history judge’s Obama and his syndicate from Chicago reign over this country. Of course by then he and they will be living luxurious lives and the rest of the poor saps in this country will be living like scared mice worried about what the government knows about them or what the government is going to give them. Kind of like now, only exponentially worse.

Thomas Heyward Jr

March 13th, 2013
4:28 pm

“Today, the neocon ambitions of Cheney and his friends have been discredited.”
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Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Mali, Nigeria, Libya, says what?

Patrick

March 13th, 2013
4:30 pm

I think that for the rest of history Cheney’s first name should always be written in quotation marks.

getalife

March 13th, 2013
4:31 pm

Like w, he can’t even show his face to remind Americans that the gop can’t govern. Period.

pogo

March 13th, 2013
4:31 pm

And just think Jay, you can proudly proclaim to everyone that you were a part of it! What a legacy you will have!

barking frog

March 13th, 2013
4:31 pm

Cheney selected the Pope to serve his interests in Argentina.
It is the first known instance of a Methodist selecting the
head of the Catholic Church but it may not be the last.

TM

March 13th, 2013
4:31 pm

Weren’t we suppose to close that torture facility he ran in Cuba? The warden been gone for over 4 years, what is the pb?

moonbat betty

March 13th, 2013
4:32 pm

Waiting for a classic JamVet manifesto on this one…

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 13th, 2013
4:32 pm

Cheney also helped to ensure that we achieved real victory in neither.

Real victory? How would “real victory” be achieved? If the mission in Iraq was to remove S. Hussein, then “Mission Accomplished”. If the mission in Afghan land was to flush out OBL and the Taliban, then mission partially accomplished. The current administration has had ample opportunity to achieve victory in what President Obama called “the right war”.

getalife

March 13th, 2013
4:33 pm

TM,

They can’t try them legally because of torture.

pogo

March 13th, 2013
4:34 pm

And Obama and Biden can getalife? Please. You truly are a one trick pony (and obviously a very bored one at that). Such a beautiful day outside today and you sit and type here all day? To each his own.

getalife

March 13th, 2013
4:34 pm

If the mission was to hand over Iraq to Iran, mission accomplished.

JamVet

March 13th, 2013
4:34 pm

So what is the purpose of this film?

To rehash the serial debacles of one of the most deadly, incompetent, gutless and mind-numbingly stupid screw ups in modern American history?

OK…

getalife

March 13th, 2013
4:35 pm

pogo please,

Iraq was a disaster and you know it.

TaxPayer

March 13th, 2013
4:35 pm

Cheney. What a Richard. Nuf said.

Recon 0311 2533

March 13th, 2013
4:37 pm

Saddam Hussein is gone. But today, Iraq is all but a client state of neighboring Iran, and has been assisting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in his effort to remain in power. Despite our investment of blood and treasure, we have little or no influence over Iraq’s policies or practices, and American oil companies have been largely shut out.

And that falls at the feet of Obama and his administration just like the Afghanistan failure. We can toss in Egypt, Libya , Syria, Iran and see what a shambles American foreign policy has become under this president.

DannyX

March 13th, 2013
4:37 pm

Republicans went from incompetent to bat guano crazy. Its no wonder the public wants to keep them out of power.

The Bush/Cheney years were a total disaster for this country. The economy and foriegn policy were left in ruins. Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize just for not being Bush.

Iraq, Afghanistan, freedom fries, and Americans traveling abroad forced to pretend they were Canadian.

You did a heck of a job Chenie!

getalife

March 13th, 2013
4:38 pm

Lets talk about w and cheney’s legacy.

The Africans love w for his money for aides.

The rest is all bad.

JamVet

March 13th, 2013
4:38 pm

Sorry to disappoint, betty, but I may go laconic (I’ve been reading about ancient Greek philosophers lately!) on this one.

I’m just glad that his family left Lincoln at an early age, so Nebraskans are not saddled with his sickening legacy.

Other than that, that POS isn’t worth many keystrokes!

bookman parrot

March 13th, 2013
4:38 pm

Future Bookman blogs
March 13, 2016 … that damn Bush ….
March 13, 2017 … that damn Bush …
March 13, 2018 … that stupid Bush tripped up by the evil Cheney
Jay’s tombstone (may it be far away as his b.s. gives great humor to the world and maybe a miracle of epic proportions will happen and he will some day see BHO as the turkey he is and actually admit it… there will probably be flying pigs that day) … it was Bush’s fault… even my passing is the evil GOPs fault

DannyX

March 13th, 2013
4:39 pm

“And that falls at the feet of Obama and his administration just like the Afghanistan failure.”

Recon must be visiting unskewedhistory.com

Ken

March 13th, 2013
4:39 pm

Sen. Leahy likes him too.

DannyX

March 13th, 2013
4:40 pm

Future Bookman blogs

Bush being kept away from the 2016 Republican Convention.

Bernie

March 13th, 2013
4:40 pm

Not To Worry at ALL, For Dickie Boy in the Life after, will leave him plenty of Time to Repent.

It will be very warm! he will be in the Company of SADDAM, ADOLPH HITLER, Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini,Napoleon Bonaparte and rest of the worlds worst despots one can imagine.

Richard will have ALL the time he needs! Shoveling Coal into the FIERY FURNANCE! will be his next OCCUPATION!

DownInAlbany

March 13th, 2013
4:43 pm

DannyX

March 13th, 2013
4:37 pm

Obama got a Nobel Peace award for, well, for nothing!

TM

March 13th, 2013
4:44 pm

Wasn’t this the guy behind that illegal Patriot Act that our current President extended for 4 more years?

JamVet

March 13th, 2013
4:44 pm

Republicans went from incompetent to bat guano crazy. Its no wonder the public wants to keep them out of power.

And this, Danny, is the ONLY silver lining to enduring those years of consummate failure.

The GOP is absolutely reeling now after getting crushed three out of the last four Novembers, and their prospects look even worse. Probably more bleak than they have in 80 years.

Hard to say if it was worth it or not…

Fred ™

March 13th, 2013
4:44 pm

Well he DID shoot a lawyer. I think that balances the scales……..

moonbat betty

March 13th, 2013
4:45 pm

“Sorry to disappoint, betty, but I may go laconic”

Awww, JamVet, you ol’ softy, you. ;)

getalife

March 13th, 2013
4:47 pm

He will spend eternity with saddam.

Karma.

moonbat betty

March 13th, 2013
4:47 pm

Why did the dems not do their duty and bring charges against Bush/Cheney if their case was so solid?

Just curious…

Fred ™

March 13th, 2013
4:48 pm

Obama got a Nobel Peace award for, well, for nothing!

Just like Yassar Arafat and Carter and Al Gore and The EU and The UN Kofi Annan and Gorbachev……..

Yeah if I was ever nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize I would wonder what I did so bad that they would insult me like that. It’s as bad as that time this chick accused me of being a Southern Baptist………..

TM

March 13th, 2013
4:49 pm

Wait– he supports gay marriage and gave two thumbs up to Obama’s drone program how can you not like this guy

Travis McGee

March 13th, 2013
4:49 pm

Cheney offered more bad advice than any VP or Presidential counselor in recent history, including the prediction that the Iraquis would greet us a liberators.

Of course, chickenhawks always prefer war to any diplomatic efforts because they’ve never been there and won’t ever be there. The mishandling of the Iraq war — destroying the infrastructure with no available means of restoring it — was an incredibly stupid way to win the minds and hearts of the Iraqui people.

In my humble opinion, Cheney was more than just a incredibly incompetent advisor, he was evil in his intentions.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

March 13th, 2013
4:50 pm

Why did the dems not do their duty and bring charges against Bush/Cheney if their case was so solid?

Because they had nada.

Fred ™

March 13th, 2013
4:51 pm

I’ve always wondered. Was Satan any good in the sack, or did he just knock you up and leave the money on the table?

Wow. Really? Do you feel all tough now that you insulted the man’s mom? What did she ever do to you? That’s the kind of crap I have come to expect out of the Republicans, a real Rushbot move.

How does it feel to have as little class as Rush Limbaugh?

Paul

March 13th, 2013
4:51 pm

Largely agree. What I’ve never been able to discern is, what caused Cheney to opposing intervention in Bosnia, to holding to a strict limit of action in Desert Storm, to an apparent eagerness and willingness to manipulate the truth to invade Iraq. I’ve never seen it adequately addressed. Only papers I’ve read that seem plausible (and this is brief as I’m on a tight schedule today) is, post 9-11, with AQ with its sights not on just the US but on toppling ME regimes cooperating with US, was the idea of establishing a democratic government in a ME nation, demonstrating a road to democracy for other regimes to lessen antagonism to the dictators while hoping for gov’ts that would be antagonistic to fanatical Muslim gov’t and amenable to relations with the US. Iraq had a healthy middle class and a dictator who had been at odds with the US for years. It was an obvious choice.

Remember Rumsfield’s “we don’t know what we don’t know”? Was that ever an understatement.

Off topic: for those of you who can make plans on short notice and who are Big Bang Theory fans, tonight is Paleyfest Big Bang Theory at select AMC cinemas, as the stars, writers, producers, etc host outtakes, questions from the audience and a general good time.

http://www.google.com/movies?hl=en&near=Atlanta,+GA&dq=paleyfest+big+bang+theory+atlanta&sort=1&mid=d00b2031767a3a67&sa=X&ei=3-NAUaO7EOWr2QW63oCgAg&ved=0CEMQwAMoFA

indigo

March 13th, 2013
4:52 pm

Electing Bush to two terms was one of the worst things American voters ever did. Picking Cheney for VP was possibly the worst choice any President ever made.

Put these two together for eight years and it’s no wonder America is still a mess. Sensible and honest people know it will take more than eight years of Obama to straighten things out.

Cynical and/or brainwashed cons will praise Bush and Cheney as saints and blame all our current troubles on Obama.

Only in America.

Peter

March 13th, 2013
4:53 pm

Well there you go……. no patriot. Bilk the USA for personal, and friendship gains.

Can anyone tell me what we got for 60 Billion of wasted taxpayers money and a bunch of dead soldiers ?

keith

March 13th, 2013
4:53 pm

Strangely bookman excuses former Sec of State Clinton, VP Biden for supporting the same wars. Just an extension of the Democratic political machine under the disguise of journalism. bookman has no credibility on any of the issues because he is a political hack.

Jm

March 13th, 2013
4:53 pm

“History, however, will register a much different verdict. ”

Jay, you’re a history professor? Wowsers.

Jm

March 13th, 2013
4:55 pm

Jay. You forgot this.

Iraq is now a democracy with free and decent elections.

Bernie

March 13th, 2013
4:55 pm

One thing for sure, there will not be a NOBEL PEACE PRIZE in Richard’s future for SURE!

No Presidential Medal of Honor either……

America will just let out a sigh and say…GOOD RIDDANCE! Glad that’s OVER!

Jm

March 13th, 2013
4:56 pm

“driven by false promises of easy conquest”

You don’t help establish a democracy in a country you’re trying to run and “conquest”, as you say.

Starik

March 13th, 2013
4:57 pm

How people reacted to the prospect of being drafted into the Vietnam war was a test of character. Cheney, Bush and a lot of other war enthusiasts failed the test.

Peter

March 13th, 2013
4:58 pm

Wow Iraq is FREE.. and a safe place to be a citizen ? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Jm

March 13th, 2013
4:58 pm

“But having learned the hard way, the American people are no longer willing to give him and others like him that opportunity.”

Cheney’s not running, so we can’t actually test that theory. Furthermore, if the second part of your theory is correct, then we can expect that Rand Paul will be the 2016 nominee. I doubt that will happen.

skipper

March 13th, 2013
4:58 pm

We had the wrong enemy…we should have taken out that little beady-eyed rat in Iran. And Pakistan? That is undoubtably the cesspool of the area. Iraq pales in comparison with those two rat holes.

Jm

March 13th, 2013
4:59 pm

“Wow Iraq is FREE.. and a safe place to be a citizen ? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA”

Peter prefers police states. What a charming American.

Skip

March 13th, 2013
5:01 pm

The only defense of Darth Cheney is to attack Obama? Really, that’s all you got?

Jm

March 13th, 2013
5:01 pm

skipper. lots of cesspools. will take a (long) while to fully drain the swamp.

The Bush/Cheney moves on the board will be judged over centuries. Not over a few years, as Bookman would have us do.

Matti

March 13th, 2013
5:02 pm

Fred,

You have no sense of humor. Cheney is clearly Satan spawn. Spare me the righteous indignation. Coming from you, it’s chuckle worthy at best.

Patrick

March 13th, 2013
5:02 pm

JM says “Iraq is now a democracy with free and decent elections.”

I hear Irag is lovely this time of year. Why don’t you go for a visit?

JamVet

March 13th, 2013
5:03 pm

Why did the dems not do their duty and bring charges against Bush/Cheney if their case was so solid?

Because after the 2006 elections, the cowards in the Republican-lite Party’s leadership “took impeachment off of the table”.

We’re talking primarily about the GOP’s big time friend and ally, Nancy Pelosi.

At least Conyers, Nadler, Kucinich, Ellison, McKinney and Wexler made some attempts and introduced 35 articles of impeachment. Of course the GOP dominated Judiciary Committee squashed them.

There is plenty of American blood on plenty of American hands, but Dick Cheney bathed in it..

Jm

March 13th, 2013
5:03 pm

Remember. Darth Cheney actually saves the republic at the end.

Obama’s Jedi mind melds notwithstanding

JamVet

March 13th, 2013
5:05 pm

keith, regarding your 4:53, are you supporting Dick Cheney’s role? Or excusing it? Don’t be afraid of what others think. Just manup and say so, one way or the other..

Jm

March 13th, 2013
5:06 pm

Do the cardinals have discussions in Latin? Or Italian?

mike thompson

March 13th, 2013
5:08 pm

I miss Saddam Hussain when he controlled Iraq he used brute force to keep everything in line.
When George W. and Dick Cheney took over ”the gang that couldn’t shoot straight” Americans started to die. The truth got buried in a pack of lies and money began to disappear by the pallet loads.
Just think how many lives and how much money we could have saved if we left Iraq and Saddam Hussain alone.

Erwin's cat

March 13th, 2013
5:09 pm

The one thing I liked about Bush and Cheney was their ability to make a decision,…granted not always the correct decision but a decision nonetheless…

Matti

March 13th, 2013
5:10 pm

JamVet makes an excellent point at 5:03.

For all the screeching and ugly things the conned say about Pelosi, when the time was ripe for justice, Pelosi was GWB’s bestest friend EVER. Obama carried the torch of “look the other way” when he became President, by saying let’s look forward, not back. Many Americans feel betrayed by the failure to prosecute war criminals, and how that reflects on our collective moral state. Apparently, they feel we “… can’t handle the truth.”

JohnnyReb

March 13th, 2013
5:11 pm

Well, I see Jay has transferred some of his Newt rage to Cheney.

Most great men are not perfect, and certainly Cheney is not perfect. But he is a great man and few have servered their country in so many positions so well.

Is this the stopping of blame Bush?

Erwin's cat

March 13th, 2013
5:12 pm

Do the cardinals have discussions in Latin? Or Italian?

I’d guess English…and/or French…like other international assemblies…but Latin is a fine guess as well

JamVet

March 13th, 2013
5:12 pm

The Bush/Cheney moves on the board will be judged over centuries. Not over a few years, as Bookman would have us do.

Where do the Bush apologists come up with this tripe???

Is there some law that I never heard of that says people and their documented actions have to be judged somewhere way on down the road?

Hell, even MLB only makes prospective Hall of Famers wait five years before voting begins.

The Bush administration stunk on ice. That consensus is NEVER going to change…

Brosephus™

March 13th, 2013
5:14 pm

Why did the dems not do their duty and bring charges against Bush/Cheney if their case was so solid?

Charges on what grounds?

josef

March 13th, 2013
5:16 pm

I guess the Imam didn’t get the memo…we were supposed to be talking about President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel Thomas Friedman had a good one liner on it, He said that Obama would be “the first sitting US president to go to Israel as a tourist.”

Cheney…well if he’s now a documentary subject, he’s history…

JohnnyReb

March 13th, 2013
5:16 pm

BTW – the Bush administration had the sense to let Afghanistan wind down. It was the Community Organizer in chief who doubled down with no sense of history and justifiable outcome. It was also Obama who allowed Iraq to push us out without having an established a permanent military base.

To point all the blame to Bush and Cheney is a very flawed position.

Brosephus™

March 13th, 2013
5:17 pm

JReb: “But he is a great man and few have servered their country in so many positions so well.”

Sometimes, the truth is spoken when it’s not really intended to be spoken…

Had to rib you on that one just a bit… ;)

Fred ™

March 13th, 2013
5:17 pm

You have no sense of humor. Cheney is clearly Satan spawn. Spare me the righteous indignation. Coming from you, it’s chuckle worthy at best.

Attacking someones family is beyond the pale. I get on to the far right buttheads that do it. You are no different. I know you are still smarting because you were shot out of the water for the erroneous ignorant comments you made about private school but when you grow up, you’ll get over it. It’s still not a “sense of humor” to attack a person’s family.

Fred ™

March 13th, 2013
5:19 pm

Remember. Darth Cheney actually saves the republic at the end.

Obama’s Jedi mind melds notwithstanding

Mind melds are from Star Trek. Jedi’s are Star Wars. Even in your satire you can’t get “facts” straight. You are just one jumbled up little guy.

JamVet

March 13th, 2013
5:19 pm

“My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.” –March 16, 2003

Matti

March 13th, 2013
5:19 pm

“and few have servered their country in so many positions so well.”

Oh, my. Let us count the ways he servered us, and the blood of humans, for an obscenely delightful little profit for himself.

A song to honor Mr. Cheney: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GRR_n_yQGA

Tom

March 13th, 2013
5:19 pm

Y’all are ignoring that the Iraqis now have freedom. Christians are free to be persecuted as they never were under Saddam Hussein. Women are free to be forced out of professions and back into the burka. Children are free to be blown apart on their way to school. Ah, sweet freedom!

JohnnyReb

March 13th, 2013
5:19 pm

josef – I usually despise that traveling fat boy, NYT hypocrite, but he does occasionally have a good line. But not enough of them that I would not want him in the rocket to Mars with his NYT economic weasel buddy.

JamVet

March 13th, 2013
5:20 pm

“I had other priorities in the sixties than military service.” –on his five draft deferments, April 5, 1989

JohnnyReb

March 13th, 2013
5:20 pm

That’s a good catch Brosephus; obviously I need spell check.