Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mr. Cheney is still drinking that crazy Kool-Aid...

In a NYT article today, 'Cheney Asserts Obama Has Raised Security Risks' Dick Cheney, under the camouflage of another gleeful death-by-a-thousand-cuts assault on President Obama, condemns the President's attempted resuscitation of our Constitution after the feckless and cowardly Cheney and his calamitous gang of merry pranksters profitably eviscerated it.

I assume Mr. Cheney, until his dying grimace, will continue to take cheap shots at President Obama. With absolutely nothing to call a political or military success of his own, or even an honorable try to his credit, the only avenue open to the sclerotic Mr. Cheney for padding his lamentable legacy is the overused Republican standby of cutting down the honorable efforts of others.

Mr. Cheney whined in self-defense: “I think those programs (Guantanamo detentions, waterboarding, military courts) were absolutely essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that let us defeat all further attempts to launch attacks against the United States since 9/11,” Mr. Cheney said of Bush administration policies, echoing statements he had made in an interview last month with Web site Politico. “I think that’s a great success story. It was done legally. It was done in accordance with our constitutional practices and principles.

Well, sure. What else could he say? That his policies (and they were his, not Bush's) were an abject failure, like everything else he undertook as President/Vice? That his policies were venal, and self-serving, and engendered hostility and hatred on a scale unheard of since the Roman Empire? That his policies put millions of dollars in the pockets of cronies through no-bid contracts while those policies cost the lives of thousands of American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilians?

No, he'll never be a stand up guy and admit he blew it. He'll just keep swinging at the very people who labor to clean up his mess while he sits on the sidelines and counts his money. Swing and a miss. Now, go away...Dick.

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