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Dick Cheney Claims He – Not Bush – Was The Decider

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posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:07 AM

By John Amato

Dick Cheney is once again telling everyone how much he loves waterboarding and torture. NBC is teasing an in-depth interview about Cheney’s new book, In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir, which is being released at the end of August. Other bits and pieces are coming out to help promote the sales of the book like this article in the NY Times today: Cheney Says He Urged Bush to Bomb Syria in ’07

During George Bush’s entire presidency the question of how much influence and authority VP Dick Cheney was given was always been part of the discussion. Cheney openly disdained rules, conventions and laws, pushing the concept of the Unitary Executive further than Nixon ever dreamed. Was Cheney making all the important policy decisions? Cheney once believed he was highly qualified to be president and threw out a trial balloon in 1996.

Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said Monday he would consider a presidential run in 1996, adding that he worried about U.S. military cuts planned by President-elect Clinton in the face of instability in Russia.

The Red Scare, how predictable. However, he decided not to run after all.

Fast forward to 2000, Cheney conveniently picked himself for the office after he was named to head the search team to find a Vice President for Bush’s ticket. And there was a lot of controversy about how that all went down. (h/t ThinkProgress)

Dick Cheney,looking to do some chest thumping may have said more then he meant to say in his memoir.He confirms that W. was a neo-con puppet totally at the mercy of this cabal.What's interesting is how this contradicts Bush's own story about 9/11 which was shown on NatGeo.

edit on 043131p://1026 by mike dangerously because: Forgot the link.

edit on 29/8/2011 by Sauron because: include external quote tags

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:24 AM
Very fascinating. His might be a memoir I'll actually want to read, because unlike most others, I could see him refusing any ghost writers or outside influence due to his insane, egotistical control-freakism

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:30 AM
With his egotistical nature, I'm sure that he will let out a few glimpse on the extent of his authority in the White House. He will then verify the rumors that it is him and not Jr who is running the WH during that time.

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:55 AM
What a funny thing one's own self perception can be.

Dick Cheney

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:53 AM
reply to post by mike dangerously

is not dick cheney battery run/controlled?

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:47 PM
I would love to take Dick Cheney hunting.

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 04:52 PM
reply to post by A por uvas

Just make sure you apoligize if he shoots you..

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:03 PM
Didn't Bush admit this shortly before leaving office?

2nd line

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 05:32 PM
reply to post by mike dangerously

nothing surprising, i always beleived Cheney would go down in history as the american Rasputin.

the crazed evil doer behind a weak ruler.

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 08:10 PM
Cheney was the "decider"... at least one of them.

While baby bush was in office I was at a weekend bar-b-que with a group of White House staffers.

Their unanimous opinion about Bush: "Dumb as a box of rocks, he does what the people around him tell him to do"

posted on Aug, 29 2011 @ 09:25 PM
reply to post by expat2368

Totally reminded me of this clip from family guy lol

posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 08:18 PM
reply to post by citizen6511
True,it's just that I'm amazed at just how big his ego is that he would come out and declare himself the power behind the throne.

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