posted on May, 25 2009 @ 06:25 PM
1. "I've heard occasional speculation that I'm a different man after 9/11. I wouldn't say that, but I'll freely admit that watching a
coordinated, devastating attack on our country from an underground bunker at the White House can affect how you view your
This quote only works if we know Cheney wasn't involved in planning the 9/11 terorrist attacks. There has never been a real investigation so you
cannot know that.
"The first attack on the World Trade Center was treated as a law- enforcement problem, with everything handled after the fact: arrests,
indictments, convictions, prison sentences, case closed."
Before the first World Trade Center attack, the FBI supplied the terrorists the explosives or allowed them to buy them on purpose. So, I'd call that
a law-enforement problem. And if you read the court case, you can see that this is matter of public fact that the FBI really did allow the first WTC
attack to happen. Yet, you don't seem to understand the FBI also seemed to allow the second WTC attack to happen under nearly the same situation. To
their credit the FBI never put Osama Bin Ladin on the wanted list due to lack of evidence. Cheney's whole line only makes sense if it was a military
problem, but just like the 2nd WTC attack, the FBI was all over the 1st WTC attack as well before it happened. Yeah, law enforement problem. And a
"By presidential decision last month, we saw the selective release of documents relating to enhanced interrogations. This is held up as a bold
exercise in open government, honoring the public's right to know. We're informed as well that there was much agonizing over this decision. Yet
somehow, when the soul searching was done and the veil was lifted on the policies of the Bush administration, the public was given less than half the
That is more of a swing at Obama rather than a punch to him. After all unless we have seen the whole truth we don't know if Obama is
really telling us less than half of it. Though given basically all politicians are lying scum, I'll be you are right this is a punch to Obama because
when is the last time he's told us the truth about anything?
"It's hard to imagine a worse precedent filled with more possibilities for trouble and abuse than to have an incoming administration
criminalize the policy decisions of its predecessor. Apart from doing a serious injustice to intelligence operators and lawyers, who deserve far
better for their devoted service, the danger here is a loss of focus on national security and what it requires."
The constitution and federal
code long ago criminalized the actions of Obama's predecessor. To say Obama criminalized torture just does not make sense. You could argue that Obama
is criminalizing toruture in that he really does not want it. Good. And as for intelligence operators and lawyers who allow anything that remotely
resembles torture to take place under their watch, they are traitors and deserve a long prison sentence. National security requires we have policies
in place that prevent unconvicted people from being punished. After all, nobody is secure when the constiution is getting ignored.
Dick Cheney is a true Patriot. If the GOP is looking for leadership and guidance they don't have to look any further than this man right
Dick Cheney does not value freedoms. He values security. He is a patriot to fascism. His whole vice presidency was about sacrificing our
freedoms in the name of safety, and he may not have even had a problem if 2,000 Americans "had to die to make the other 300 million safer". Since he
worked to block the investigation, I'll believe he is guilty. I have no doubt he values America and wants it to be secure. But that alone does not
make him a patriot because you also have to value the constitution over your own personal security.
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