Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Can Someone Please Make Dick Cheney Stop Talking?

I find the Republican feeding frenzy surrounding the IRS targeting tea party groups or the Justice Department seizing AP phone records a bit amusing because it is full of self-righteous indignation. Many of those screaming foul now supported warrantless wiretaps and other Constitutional abuses during the George W. Bush administration. That being said, I find both acts reprehensible and hope the people responsible for these abuses of power will be dealt with as the law provides. 

On the other hand, Dick Cheney continues to show the unforgiveable and dangerous combination of hubris and obliviousness. From Politico:
“They lied. They claimed it was because of a demonstration video, that they wouldn’t have to admit it was really all about their incompetence,” Cheney told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Monday.
The CIA, State Department, and White House created talking points that obfuscated. Politicians do that daily. It's doubtful that the obfuscation caused the four deaths at Benghazi.

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and others in their administration misled the country by claiming the existence of incontrovertible evidence proving Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. None were found. That unwarranted claim led to 4488 American deaths to date.

Republicans have many people who can make credible claims about the dangers of lying. Dick Cheney is not one of those people.


Ken Santema said...

I think the Republican Party would be best served to have Dick Cheney and Karl Rove put into retirement homes where they can scream at the TV.

Brandt Hardin said...

Isn’t old crow Cheney one of the most vile and despicable excuses for a human being ever to set foot in the White House? He’s a vulture and a war-profiteer whose effigy should be lit afire in the streets every day he still walks around a free man. See some art and words defining his role in architecting a Society of Fear at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/04/inside-job.html