TORONTO — Former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney has cancelled an April appearance in Toronto citing concerns Canada is too dangerous. “He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high,” said Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which had booked Mr. Cheney for an April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. “They specifically referenced what happened in Vancouver,” Mr, Ruppert added. In September, Mr. Cheney was speaking at a private club in Vancouver when protesters massed outside the front door harassing ticket holders and in one instance, choking a security guard.
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I could be wrong, but doesn't Canada have a warrant out for his arrest as a War Criminal???
Ticket holders can either bring in their tickets for a refund, or go to a replacement talk by author Mark Steyn.
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You know, I was just thinking, that even though the Cheney policy in Iraq and Afghanistan has proven very devastating for almost everyone involved (although the contractors came away with many windfalls), do you think Cheney himself has the worldview that he was totally correct and that history will eventually honor him? That he doesn't really have a grasp on what the protests indicate about the worldview and viewpoints of other people who are looking at the same set of facts and reaching opposite conclusions? I have no idea, he may think that, and may even selectively see evidence that his view is correct, because, in fact, everything we think will happen sets the template of the "facts" we allow to shape our worldview. Some of the facts will fit his. But does he see the entire picture, that's a question I was just wondering about. I hope he does, and apologizes for some of the stuff he did, which would do him, his reputation, and international diplomacy a world of good.edit on 27-10-2013 by Aleister because: (no reason given)
Mr Cheney's only regret seems to be that not everyone in the Bush administration was always as farsighted and steadfast as he, and so balked at bombing Syria or adopting tougher stances with North Korea and Iran. Colin Powell, Mr Bush's first secretary of state, is portrayed as a sulking saboteur; Condoleezza Rice, his successor, as a bumbling appeaser. Even Mr Bush had his lapses in the vice-president's eyes: he decided to go along with twitchy lawyers in the Justice Department, for example, when they questioned the legality of a counter-terrorist eavesdropping scheme.
Mr Cheney's account, in short, makes it easy to see what went wrong. He was so focused on smiting bad guys that he lost track of everything else. By his own admission, he “had little patience” for constitutional niceties. He does not seem to have paid much attention to public opinion, either. The Republicans' crushing loss of both houses of Congress in the mid-term election of 2006, thanks in large part to war-weariness, crops up only in passing, as a possible impediment to the planned surge in Iraq. And the economy was definitely a secondary concern. Mr Cheney dedicates just nine pages of his book to the causes of the financial crisis and the government's response—only one page more than he does to the vexing question of whether America or Israel was best placed to bomb a suspected nuclear facility in Syria.
The Economist: Dick Cheney's Memoirs
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the Cheney policy in Iraq and Afghanistan has proven very devastating for almost everyone involved
Maybe it's not the "Canadians" he's afraid of. How many Iraqi and Afghan families in Canada have lost loved ones due to Cheney's madness?