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Is Dick Cheney a Sith Lord?

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Posted on Aug 14, 2006
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From Daniel Kurtzman

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That’s the undertone of Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin’s article about the widespread criticism of Dick Cheney’s suggestion that those who voted for Ned Lamont are aiding and abetting terrorists. Froomkin: “Cheney ... may have crossed the line that separates legitimate political discourse from hysteria.”


Washington Post:

By insinuating that the sizeable majority of American voters who oppose the war in Iraq are aiding and abetting the enemy, Vice President Cheney on Wednesday may have crossed the line that separates legitimate political discourse from hysteria.

Cheney’s comments came in a highly unusual conference call with reporters, part of an extensively orchestrated and largely successful Republican effort to spin the obviously anti-Bush message of Ned Lamont’s victory over presidential enabler Joe Lieberman in the Connecticut Democratic Senate primary.

In making the case that Lieberman’s defeat was actually an enormous boost for Republicans, the customarily furtive vice president let loose not with compelling argument, but unsupported invective.

... I’m not a Washington Post political reporter, but Jonathan Weisman is, and here’s what he had to say in a Live Online discussion last week:

“Medford, Mass.: Exactly how is it that our sitting Vice President can get away with saying basically that people who exercised their constitutional right to vote for change (ie: Conn. primary) are helping terrorists? How is this not the headline of a story, instead of a footnote?

“Jonathan Weisman: The vice president also said the insurgency in Iraq is in its death throes, and that U.S. troops would be greeted as liberators. I’m afraid to say his utterances are losing their news value.”

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By King Edward, the Confesor, June 10, 2009 at 10:24 pm Link to this comment
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Join this group in Facebook (War Criminals, bring them to justice, to the Hague Tribunal) if you think War Criminals must be judge for Crimes of War by the Hague Tribunal, the International Criminal Court founded and ratified in 2002. War Criminals should be extradited ipso facto at the request of the International Court. As a result, we can expect peace and freedom to return to Earth. Otherwise, we will still live under the shadow of dictatorial and fascist regimes (SITH LORDS) in charge of several organizations within Federal Governments, Political Parties, as well as several private corporations worldwide. Free the world from War Criminals.

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By Amicusbriefs, August 15, 2006 at 1:42 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney set up his own independent command and control on 9-11 ordering the NORAD stand down of US fighters. He persists in telling cherry-picked audiences that we will be ‘hit again’. His confidence in this repeated assurance is very disturbing.

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By cognitorex, August 15, 2006 at 12:45 pm Link to this comment
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DICK CHENEY and MIKE TYSON

What do these two fine gentlemen have in common?

They both exhibit psychopathic tendencies. And:

In would behoove you to cover your ears when in their presence.

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By Mad as Hell, August 15, 2006 at 9:12 am Link to this comment
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Yet again we see the lead neo-fascist in the service of Mad King George attempting to overturn our beautiful American democracy in quest of his goal to create a New Rome, with Tricky Dicky as the Power Behind the Throne that rules this empire.

In his world, a privileged few get to make all the decisions, reap all the benefits, and no one can complain.  He reminds me of Conan the Barbarian saying that true joy is “to see your enemy dead at your feet and hear the lamentations of his women.”

Of course, Cheney is also the ultimate chickenhawk.  He desperately avoided service in Viet Nam, but is happy to get other men and women killed solely to build his American Rome.

We need to take back Congress and impeach the bastards for treason, obstruction of justice, and other “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”.

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By Druthers, August 14, 2006 at 11:59 pm Link to this comment
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It is obvious the Bush-Cheney power grab recognizes no limits.  They are impunitively exercising almost total power.  They need war to trot out Bush as “Commander-in-Chief.” 
The real problem is why there is so little reaction, is everything really for sale?
Are there no citizens, just consumers or public opinion?  If we accept that role that is what we will get We will be like a ship with rot past the point of no return.

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By Diebold Democracy, August 14, 2006 at 11:16 pm Link to this comment
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I think this Administration finally jumped the shark.  And when this one falls, it will fall big….....absent some catalyzing event like a ANOTHER new pearl harbor that will have this nation foolishly barking itself into another war in the name of Security and everything PNAC has plotted all along.  Something tells me that the American people are FINALLY seeing the emporers new clothing attire and will not stand for ANOTHER drawn out conflict/WWWIII.  I think this administration knows that and that is what scares me the most.  I’m just waiting for another “al CIAda” attack.

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By GW=MCHammered, August 14, 2006 at 10:13 pm Link to this comment
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PBS’s History Detectives is investigative work at scientific overture’s best.

So, why not Political Detectives?

This truthiness© would air say, about one week before the Presidential Debate. It would hold not only gumshoe realism for the governmental skeptic, it would also deem diversion for the, uh, pro forma swinger.

So again, why not?

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By macmets, August 14, 2006 at 9:38 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney “is” the anti-Christ

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By kevin99999, August 14, 2006 at 8:54 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney is one of the most despicable politicians I have ever seen. He is the american taliban.

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By Blair Golson, August 14, 2006 at 7:49 pm Link to this comment

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By frank Delgado, August 14, 2006 at 6:14 pm Link to this comment
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the sad thing is he doesn’t care what Americans think because their votes can be bought from venders of Voting machines that leave no paper trail.

  The Republic is dead gentelment. !

  It may be time for another American revolution, as far fetch as it seem.

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