It looked at the time as though Cheney, not Bush, was running that administration’s war policies and all the evil deeds associated with it. Not the least was the illegal war against Iraq.
It should be no surprise, then, to find Cheney (not Bush) attempting to justify his criminal acts. Only history will eventually reveal the full extent of American cruelties and murders committed under Cheney. We as Americans have not really admitted fully to our wrong-doing. Bits and pieces slip out to be defended by the Tea Party nuts — and Cheney.
Thank the gods that we have an honest president now putting an end to these abuses of the Rule of Law as best he can. This is not to say that things are perfect now. I hate the reports of drones killing people from on high — there was a TV run on same from which I walked away a few minutes ago. It is a sad business to see our TV media jocks giving Cheney equal time. It would be the same as offering such to Hitler post W.W.II!
Murderers, particularly mass murderers, are the worst of humans. Manifestly they lack empathy for others and enjoy inflicting their evils upon them. Watch Cheney’s facial expressions as he lets rip yet another attack on Obama. This is not an individual defending what he has done. It is one continuing on with same. I hope Obama does not let himself be conned into becoming Cheney light. He has too much on his mind now to get it all right.
One almost wishes that a Hell really existed — not really as this man is what he is for reasons beyond our comprehension.
And so it goes as this horrendous decade ends.
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
Ed Kent [blind copies]