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Posted on Mar 13, 2007
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Vice President Dick Cheney speaking before the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Washington, D.C., last week.

By Robert Scheer

The unctuous owl has hooted again. Only this time, Dick Cheney’s cave has been invaded by the sudden sunlight of judicial and congressional revelations, making him appear more pathetic than intimidating as he once again charges critics of the Iraq war with giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

“A full validation of the al-Qaida strategy” are the shameless, slandering words the most powerful vice president in American history flung Monday at congressional critics of the war—including those from his own party.

While he is still as dangerous as any cornered animal, Cheney stands brightly revealed as the main culprit in cherry-picking the evidence to make the case for a stupid, failed war. He has been exposed as a vindictive, inflexible ideologue, who attempts to destroy all who publicly disagree with him, such as former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and Wilson’s CIA agent wife, Valerie Plame Wilson. His extensive ties and loyal political service to energy and defense companies such as Halliburton (which now, in a burst of honesty, is moving its headquarters to Dubai), reveal him to be a man of deep corruption.

Like Nixon during Watergate, Cheney is now shrilly on the defensive. “National security made me do it!” he insists, clinging to pseudo-patriotism, that last refuge of scoundrels. But it is an argument that no longer flies with a public that has caught on to the rhythm of his screechy lies. After all, this is the leader, dominating a weak president, who pushed so hard for a complete occupation of a Muslim country not linked to 9/11. A man who hung his arguments for adventuristic war on known falsehoods, such as the attempted purchase of yellowcake uranium in Niger.

In fact, the recent terrorist bombing in Afghanistan that came too close to ending the vice president’s life aptly underscored just how reckless the decision was to direct our policy away from the religious fanatics of al-Qaida, based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and instead pour our resources into overthrowing Osama bin Laden’s sworn enemy, Saddam Hussein.

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Of course, things have changed quite a bit since then for formerly secular Iraq. Ironically, Cheney’s remarks on Monday correctly evoke the nightmare world of religious fratricide that is the Bush administration’s legacy to Iraq. If the United States withdraws, “Shiite extremists backed by Iran could be in all-out war with Sunni extremists, led by al-Qaida and remnants of the old Saddam regime,” Cheney told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the leading pro-Israel lobbying organization.

What he neglected to mention is that those Shiite extremists are militias associated with the very pro-Iran political parties that the Bush administration brought to power and sustains in the surreally isolated Green Zone, or that our presence in Iraq is the main recruitment tool for the Sunni militants who oppose the Shiite majority.

The argument for troop withdrawal is that, after four years of occupation, the presence of U.S. troops on every street corner in Baghdad is part of the problem, not the solution. As the French learned in Algeria, the Russians in Afghanistan and the Israelis in the Palestinian territories, foreign occupation is the mother’s milk of terrorism.

It is thus Cheney who has played right into al-Qaida’s plans, heightening tension between the U.S. and the Arab and Muslim worlds by evoking an image of U.S. imperial conquest of Mideast oil resources. His palpable disdain for civil liberties, bald-faced lies and support for torture have even tarnished the reputation of democracy itself, which has to please tyrants and theocrats everywhere.

As if we needed more evidence, the conviction last week of Cheney’s former chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, provided ample evidence of the vice president’s bottomless cynicism. Surely congressional investigators will now ask Cheney, among other awkward questions, what he meant in that note he wrote to himself prior to the conviction stating, “Not going to . . . sacrifice the guy who was asked to stick his neck in the meat grinder because of the incompetence of others.” Who could have ordered Libby to break the law, other than his boss?

If the occupation had gone well, of course, Cheney wouldn’t be under fire. But as it heads into its fifth year, the only winners in this war are the aforementioned radical Shiites, Iran, mercenaries, al-Qaida, oil companies and military contractors such as Halliburton, which has scooped up $27 billion in contracts paid with our taxes. Now Halliburton is making its home in an undemocratic oil-garchy so distasteful to Americans that we wouldn’t let a company from there manage our ports.

Perhaps Cheney, in disgrace, can build his retirement cave there.

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In his usual candid way Dr Roberts gives us an admirable analysis of Muslim people and their treacherous leaders ranging from Egypt’s mercenary dictator Mubarak to the other U.S. puppets like Karzai and Zardari. In this list, the names of the monarchs of Jordan and Saudi Arabia should also be added. Let us hope the learned writer turns his attention to these puppet regimes and their policies.

It is always enlightening to read Dr Roberts to understand the policies pursued by the American ruling establishment led by Zionists.

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Assalaam-o-alaikum…..
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i am new here….n i am a muslim….n i’ll encourage any questions about islam…n especially the misconceptions….thank u…..n about Cheney….ummm…well…i dont want 2 insult him…as he’s a human being first but still i cant deny his biased character…n i really condemn it…..

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By Tyron Blackmun, April 14, 2007 at 11:54 am Link to this comment
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So much hate from the sensitive loving liberals! You “people” are disgusting - no wonder the military hates liberals!

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By Jackie T. Gabel, April 5, 2007 at 1:22 am Link to this comment
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“Kaos”...Maxwell Smart…Agent 99 — perfect! there you have it: Monolithic Communism really was just a TV comedy; not to be confused with a very real Gulag and all attendant mechanics to disappear one there; but even in Europe (where Soviet agents could easily reach, unlike Central America, for example) Monolithic Communism never posed the advertised threat GLADIO was designed to undermine though its distorting Strategy of Tension — an operation directed, by the way, at one point by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Louis Lemnitzer, author of Project Northwoods, which was not implemented. A project which called for various false flag actions, including simulated or real state-sponsored acts of terrorism (such as hijacked planes) on U.S. and Cuban soil.

In fact, if the Dulles Brothers hadn’t bludgeoned Truman with the Domino Myth — convincing him not to accept the hand of friendship and partnership extended by our WWII ally in Southeast Asia, the nationalist partisan Ho Chi Minh, and rather ferried the French in a US flotilla back to the colony they’d abandoned in the face of Japanese aggression, the Vietnam War would never have happened.

Now the Myth of Islamofascism has been bunged up to replace the faded Myth of Monolithic Communism. It’s good to have you around, JB, to remind us of just how ridiculous was the shilling and the silly media regalia surrounding the great myth of the era of our childhood. And, to open the door to the discussion of how important it is for oligarchs to foster such myths — to fabricate “enemies” and divert attention from their own mendacious sociopath habits — pure Nietzschien craving for endless war.

The ultimate irony in the current tale of woe is Rummy’s having managed to convince political leaders in former East Block satellites to re-commission some retired Communist-era prisons to serve in his Torture Gulag — giving new meaning to his “new Europe” declaration for the regime’s curious “coalition of the willing,” of which many, by the way (Poland for example) really only joined up to try to get back some of their debt that went South with Saddam. When it was clearly gone forever, so were they from the “coalition” — talk about “Kaos?”

BTW — who’d dare ??? to doubt your a somewhat !!! “intelligent” dude, JB — but, as is too frequently the case: intelligence is confused with education and visa versa — Illgramaticus’ argumentum ad hominem not withstanding.

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By Jeff Badura, April 3, 2007 at 8:24 am Link to this comment
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@ Comment #61867 by Jackie T. Gabel

You know?? I like to think I’m a half-way intelligent guy??? But I think you need to dumb down you posts, Jackie?? I can’t understand what the hell you’re trying to say??

What ever it is, your trying to say??  I’m sure it’s delusional, i told you i was a very young child in Italy, so i dont think there children working for “Kaos” and didn’t Maxwell Smart and Agent 99 defeat them?? anyway!!


Illgramaticus Knee o’kaun

PS- Lets both hope nothing like a WMD attack happens anywere ?? can we agree on that ??

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By Jackie T. Gabel, April 2, 2007 at 8:47 pm Link to this comment
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oops, forgot, JB’s trolling for illumination — OK then under the klieg lights we go,  RE: “...GLADIO ring a bell?” GLADIO, operational name for the NATO-authorized, CIA-funded, MI-6 directed Strategy of Tension as played out through psuedo-gangs such as Red Brigade in Italy and Beider Manhoff in Germany,  and responsible for the deaths of hundreds, is so well documented and so thoroughly exposed in Italian Parliament hearings (ca. 1990), any denial is abject proof of either complicity, ignorance or delusion.

And just to make sure it’s perfectly clear what we’re talking about; it’s FALSE FLAG TERRORISM — oldest trick in the book — intelligence deception weapon of choice by hegemons since Nero burned Rome.

Now, popular education to FALSE FLAG TERRORISM is important. If JB chooses to come on with prat falls and transparently phony denial as a way of drawing attention to FALSE FLAG TERRORISM, who can stop him? Our local daily is full of the sorts of liberals who leave the room when a fight breaks out. They regularly publish dreadfully authored letters by ill-informed red-necks, clearly to expose their intellectual poverty. Personally I don’t think “playing the buffoon” to make the denial look even more implausible is really the best way to draw attention to FALSE FLAG TERRORISM, but again, it’s a free country and still an open forum here at Truthdig. Now having said that it’s a “free country” doesn’t mean those trying desperately to manipulate geopolitics will not continue to do so through FALSE FLAG TERRORISM.

FALSE FLAG TERRORISM has a long and spectacular history. There are literally hundreds of documented incidents; those most notable in memorable history: Gulf of Tonkin Incident,  August 2, 1964, to expand the war in Vietnam; Gleiwitz incident, a staged attack on August 31, 1939 against the German radio station to launch the invasion of Poland; a bomb, planted by Japanese secret agents, exploding under a Japanese-owned express train in Manchuria Sept. 18, 1931, to start the war in Manchuria. King David Hotel bombing, July 22, 1946: Irgun Zvai Leumi terrorists, commanded by Menachem Begin, bombed the British office wing of Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, hung on Palestinians, of course. The most common ingredient in all such events is IMPERIALISM, the mother of FALSE FLAG TERRORISM.

Vigilance and awareness is essential.  Any of us could be sacrificed in an instant, as were those on 9/11 to a FALSE FLAG provocation. Watch out especially for “drills,” a simple way to covertly conduit a FALSE FLAG provocation. Just as on 9/11, it starts as a drill. Virtually all the players think it’s a “drill,” but one “mole” tweaks it just enough to flip it “live,” and suddenly it’s real “terror” — a FALSE FLAG provocation, destined to be hung on the “enemy.” What to do? Challenge the drills. Protest the drills. Don’t allow drills in your backyard. Any one could go “live” at any moment, and suddenly you and yours are victims in a FALSE FLAG provocation.

So, be forewarned, if WMD go off anywhere in the world, don’t look to the cave, bin Laden, the laptop; don’t look to the Axis of Evil, look to Cheney and Cheney’s handlers.

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By Jeff Badura, April 1, 2007 at 8:22 pm Link to this comment
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@ Jackie

  my father was in Army so he was stationed in Italy when i was a child then my grandfather is a first generation immigrant form Slovakia (Badura) and he would return every other yr and he took me once !! i work in the global marketplace so yes i speak to Englishmen and Australians too !!

i told you the boogie man don’t exist !!! ha ha ha I’m just an average Joe who got to travel as a child!! not a spook in your horror show !! ha ha ha   and this is my real name ??? though i wonder how smart it is to list it ??? lay off the wacky weed its made you paranoid !!

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By Jackie T. Gabel, March 28, 2007 at 6:58 pm Link to this comment
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RE: Comment #60973 by Jeff Badura  on  3/28  at  10:36 am — ”...several other summers too, even behind the Iron-curtain in Slovakia…I now work and speak with several English businessmen regularly, so I’m not speaking out of hand, they got a huge problem festering !!”

>>> sounds like you’re all with the same “firm”

those guys would know about “Islamic Jihadists,” as in those specifically recruited and trained at the Finsbury Park or Brixton Mosques — widely referred to as MI-5/MI-6 patsy schools — “...3 yrs. as a young child in Italy…” on a base, one must assume…does GLADIO ring a bell? Never mind, you don’t have to say.

Yes, I’m sure you did check out my website, Jeff, or whatever your real name is. I’m sure you checked it out very well, maybe even had a local boy look through my trash…well enough anyway to learn that I am really just an artist. Which, of course, in this society means zero risk — nobody here listens to artists. We’re so marginalized by the MSM, we’re literally nothing.

Well, this is probably our last exchange — starting to feel a little spooky.

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By Jeff Badura, March 28, 2007 at 6:33 pm Link to this comment
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FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE 9/11 PLOT

to Comment #60953 by Bill Blackolive   the Trade Center Towers were made of Steel Eye-Beams and concrete !! they have had numerous engineers on the Discovery Channel, the history Channel and Popular Science Magazine explain how they crumbled, as they did, the steel melted, due to the high temp of the burning jet fuel, and after a couple floors gave way, the concrete on the lower levels pulverized from the crushing weight, making it fall as it did

nothing happens in a vacuum !! “if” the government did do as you say, they would have just sank a cruise liner or aircraft Carrier, like the “Kennedy” that they just decommissioned” they could never keep it secret for somin like that would haunt the accomplisher’s and at least one would tell all !! were is he or she 6 yrs later ??  they would not have caused so much havoc in Manhattan !! the economic heart of the nation (and their money) that’s why the terrorist picked it, and tried to do it in 92 (did you forget 92) on top of that, any top secret “NWO” undercover tyrants, willing to be so evil, and kill so many innocents, for their own goal of world conquest, and personnel profit and power, would not allow people like you, to say so, about them !! a site like this, would have been shut down yrs ago !! you and all the rest of the conspiracy theorist, would have been killed off, one by one, or ten by ten !!  we would not have had the 02, 04, and 06 elections. hell ?? they would just have a coup and be done with it !!  your logic makes no sense, if you follow it through !! if the evil empire and Darth Vader caused 9/11 far more than a understaffed feckless invasion of Iraq would have been next !!! so no matter which angle you look at, your theories, from every angle,  points to it being pure foolishness, with no logical rational, behind yours, and others, ridicules accusations !!

i don’t know why i bother, but i will say again !! anyone who is going to blame the US government for blatantly planing and causing 9/11 has lost his sense of reason !! this says volumes about your mental makeup, and tells all who you say such things too, that your out there and not to be taken seriously !! many will never say such to you to your face, but i will using this medium,  give it up you point blank wrong !!

illgramaticus knee o’kaun

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By Jeff Badura, March 28, 2007 at 11:36 am Link to this comment
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i spent 18 months in the US army in Germany in the early 80’s !! protecting the free world form the Red-block, and 3 yrs as a young child in Italy, and several other summers too, even behind the Iron-curtain in Slovakia they were still using out-house in the mid-70’s, had one store per-town with nothing in it, dirt roads !! didn’t say very much good about socialism, socialism is great in theory, and doesn’t work in reality, people are just too lazy !! So I’ve been there, done that !!

today they have a huge Jihasist threat hiding in there subsidized slums, with disaffected youth who aren’t taken into the fabric of society due the ingrained bigoted nationalism that affects every country on the Continent, so you might want to think twice before you enter the cauldron that’s sure to come !! I now work and speak with several English businessmen regularly, so I’m not speaking out of hand, they got a huge problem festering !! 

there no place like home Jackie, nowhere can equal the standard of life we live here in the USA, or the opportunities we have !! and those who complain about it like its turn of the century early 1900’s Czarist Russia, are just clueless !!  but by all means go, if you wish !! good luck !!

illgramticus knee o’kaun

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By Bill Blackolive, March 28, 2007 at 10:00 am Link to this comment
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All this above is so insane.  Does it take two decades to say that 3 gov. buildings sank into their foundations 9/ll in the manner of controlled demolition?  What will 2 decades from here have for us.  Do humans deserve this plight.  What matter their howls in the eternal cosmos.

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By Jackie T. Gabel, March 28, 2007 at 12:21 am Link to this comment
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RE: Comment #60860 by Jeff Badura  on  3/27  at  8:19 pm
the Comment #60275 by Jackie T. Gabel
yes i was raised in West Texas and dame proud of the fact too !!  hope you wouldn’t be applying any region bigotry into your thought process here ???
my advise to Bush would be: bigger belt buckle and wear a cowboy hat !! especially when visiting Europe “keep it real, W”
Illgramamticus knee o’kaun
PS- god bless country music”

>>>>>curious all that…region (sic) bigotry ???

no big boots and spurs for W in Europe ??? Ah Europa…such fond memories…I feel it calling, drawing me there, probably forevermore before too long, before the petro-arms-drugs dollar fully collapses — converting all assets to Euros is the smart move — many finance oligarchs are making that move, but that’s neither here nor there. Ah Europa where every little berg from mid-sized town on up has an opera house, symphony, exquisite dance companies and more theatres than you can imagine…great cuisine, great wines, museums are virtually free, great public transportation, public heath care and public rest rooms in every city (imagine that) and so many fewer TVs. Much easier to avoid their vapid din. My God, why am I still here? Oh, I forgot. I’m trying to improve it. Sorry, my mistake. It seems impossible.

BTW — when it’s all over for this regime, Europe will be out of bounds for them. Germany already is for Rumsfeld, where war crimes are taken seriously. The Torture Gulag will haunt the lot of them, far into perdition. Nevertheless, god bless us all.

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By Jeff Badura, March 27, 2007 at 9:19 pm Link to this comment
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the Comment #60275 by Jackie T. Gabel

yes i was raised in West Texas and dame proud of the fact too !!  hope you wouldn’t be applying any region bigotry into your thought process here ???

my advise to Bush would be: bigger belt buckle and wear a cowboy hat !! especially when visiting Europe “keep it real, W” 

Illgramamticus knee o’kaun

PS- god bless country music

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By Jackie T. Gabel, March 24, 2007 at 8:40 pm Link to this comment
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RE: Comment #59972 by Jeff Badura on 3/22 at 5:31 pm — “Bush is a goober from West Texas !! so am i !!”

>>> nuff seyed

btw - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDfdOwt2v3Y

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By Jeff Badura, March 22, 2007 at 6:31 pm Link to this comment
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Comment #59720 by Jackie T. Gabel

I’m sorry guy !! but your terribly mistaken !! Bush is a goober from West Texas !! so am i !! if he thought that there was military coup going on and that Cheney or who ever were trying to take him out ??? then he would have struck back at them as soon as he was able, heads would have rolled in short order, they would have been arrested !! you quoting some obscure french report ?? you trust and believe in the outlandish theories about some boogie man “NWO” and you don’t trust your own institutions like the lib press or the us government!! all are in cahoots according to your logic ??? sorry Jakie but the corner barker tag still stands and i mean that with no disrespect !! i say it with sadness because your lost my friend !!

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By Jackie T. Gabel, March 21, 2007 at 12:28 pm Link to this comment
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RE: Comment #59688 by Jeff Badura  on  3/21  at  9:15 am — “you need prof !! and i have seen none !!”

>>> I guess you mean “proof”

Angel is next…..

Here’s Tarpley’s take on it…

WT: Look, this is a forgotten clue of 9/11, which seems to me is the most important, because this is when the invisible government speaks. You may remember that at one point during the morning, 10:00 probably on 9/11, a death threat against Bush came into the Secret Service, saying, Angel is next. It essentially means, Air Force One will be shot down as the next step in these developments.

‘Angel is next.’ Implies the top-secret codename or codeword for the Presidential aircraft, Air Force One. I go into intelligence agency reports, now let me just make a parenthesis, (9/11 didn’t occur in a vacuum, it occurs in a world in which there are others watching. Who’s watching? Well, Russia’s watching, Israel’s watching very much, the French are watching, there’s Germans, Japan…), what I found is 3 separate reports, one is the Réseau Voltaire which is obviously benefiting from leaks from French intelligence. The Réseau Voltaire version, which came out September 20th (or) 25th, says that the ‘Angel is next.’ phone call came complete with top secret codeword, across a variety of agencies, suggesting that the people that were behind the attacks were a powerful faction inside the US intelligence community and government in general.

And that secondly, they had the nuclear launch codes in their possession. This report goes on to say that the Bush team thought during most of the day, that they were the target of a military coup. And it was only somehow later in the day that the situation was recomposed. Now what would it mean?

Essentially it means that the invisible government force behind 9/11 tells Bush that he must respond by stating that its Bin Laden, Al Qaeda, the Arabs, the Islamic world, and that what’s gonna happen is the invasion of Afghanistan, and above all the beginning of the ‘war of civilizations’ that Samuel Huntington writes about. An open-ended aggression of the United States against the Arab and Islamic world.

If not inclined to read Tarpley’s “911 Synthetic Terror - Made in USA,” here’s 5 minutes on the topic of the “Shadow Government,” of Iran-Contra vintage: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1FFcHN6RJI&mode=related&search;= 

Tarpley’s lecture - long version here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2699841318334319800&hl=en

Tarpley is clearly the most incisive analyst on this issue. “911 Synthetic Terror - Made in USA” was at the top of the Amazon.com book sales rankings last fall. You don’t see interviews with him at Truthdigg, Democracy Now or Charlie Rose simply because his thesis, that false flag terrorism is at the heart of the strangelove neocons’ Global War of Terror, with 911 as the lynchpin to it all, is still the media “3rd Rail.” Anyone in the MSM discussing 911 seriously (i.e. beyond the coverup) is immediately fried and their funding is ended. And, in this way freedom of speech is silenced in our so-called democratic republic.

Glad you asked for this, Jeff. It needs to get out.

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By Jeff Badura, March 21, 2007 at 10:15 am Link to this comment
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about Comment #59605 by Jackie T. Gabel “it’s a puppet government run by a rogue network of Iran-Contra vintage”

i disagree sir !! and am afraid your horrible mistaken !! when making outlandish observations you need prof !! and i have seen none !!

illgramaticus knee o’kaun

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By Jackie T. Gabel, March 20, 2007 at 7:53 pm Link to this comment
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RE: Comment #59519 by Jeff Badura  on  3/20  at  11:11 am — “...your saying that our government was behind 9/11??”

>>> not what I said —

it’s a puppet government run by a rogue network of Iran-Contra vintage…as for shutting us down, why bother; they just ignore us and keep pumping the coverup through the MSM, all of which is an open secret in Washington — as I told you before, Jeff, your pratfalls are a bit pathetic. If you really want to draw people to the 911 Truth Movement, there are better ways.

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By Jeff Badura, March 20, 2007 at 12:11 pm Link to this comment
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in regards to the Comment #59262 by Jackie T. Gabel let me try to make some sense of this ridicules conspiracy theory!!

“...the plane is 10 miles out, does the order still stand?”  -the “order” in question was to shoot the plane down, that later went down in Shanksville !! not to implement some grand conspiracy plan.

“As for their brilliantly horrific 911 black-ops/psy-ops, there”- here we go ??? your saying that our government was behind 9/11?? need i say more” as i said before, the stupidity when speaking of the irrational left !!

“Bush jetted to Offut to take physical control of the arsenal. This is why he called Putin”- Jackie? did you ever serve in the military ?? i did, i served in the 80’s during the cold war !! we went on alert some times for days !! the morning of 9/11 our country went on the highest level of alert, so to counter that, Russia’s military did the same !!  so Bush called Putin to tell him that we did not blame Russia for this attack !! and henceforth, Putin, lowered his countries alert status and we kept ours at the highest level !! that’s why Bush called Putin !! to calm the world !! 
 
“NWO operatives direct the entire Global War of Terror. The MSM (Main Stream Media) is manipulated primarily through extensive false flag terrorism —NWO operatives direct the entire Global War of Terror. The MSM (Main Stream Media) is manipulated primarily through extensive false flag terrorism” — look i hate to ruin your life long world view, but there is no NWO !!! your a crazy man on a corner holding up a sign saying the end is near !! your wrong !! a couple points of logic for you and all the other conspiracy believers on this post !! if the NWO did exist ?? they would just kill you or arrest you !! if Bush and Cheney were fascists they would shut this site down !! just the fact that this site exists proves there not as bad as you say they are !! Cheney was 100% correct the Dem’s in the government do nothing but help the enemy in the war on Terror !! no laws passed, to stop the war,  just propaganda given to Bin Ladden and his kind on a daily basis, and you, and some posters on this site really go overboard, and are totally clueless about thew world we live in !!! 

illgramaiticus knee o’kaun

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By Louis Massano, March 20, 2007 at 7:50 am Link to this comment
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A correction to my first post at 7:14 pm March 19, written with several distractions and inadequately edited before I sent it,  in which a statement in the second paragraph appears to contradict one in the first.

To clarify, I should have written (in the first paragraph) that an ideologue “can never be wrong on the fundamentals”  and (in the second paragraph),” that, while the faithful may make mistakes, the faith itself can never be mistaken.”

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By Louis Massano, March 19, 2007 at 8:14 pm Link to this comment
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Another dazzling commentary by Bob Scheer. The whole point, though, with folks like Dick Cheney - and Bush, and Condi, and Rumsfeld,  and Paul Wolfowitz, and all the others - is that once you have equipped yourself with an ideology - a “political religion” - you can never be wrong.  You are always in the right, no matter how badly you foul up.

As someone brought up in a “regular-religion” which specialized in absolute truth, handed down from one high, I’m accutely aware that the benefit of such a creed for the faithful is that, while the faithful can be wrong, “the faith” itself never can be.

So it follows that there is no need to do a reality-check, so long as you are, so to speak, “armed” with what your “political religion” tells you is the only thing to do. Such reflexive, stereotyped behavior is, of course, a powerful benefit to one’s adversaries internationally—Bush and company always telegraph their punches to whoever happens to the the “U.S. Enemy of the Month.”  That it has been so often said of the reactionary old guard since the days of the French Revolution that they “forget nothing, and learn nothing.”

When fascism was ascendant in Europe, and American adademic philosopher, Ralph Barton Perrry (renowned for his two volume biography of William James and for his devotion to principle. He was investigated by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee in the years just before his death) wrote that the philosophical school of Idealism had been in large part responsible for the rise of totalitarian ideologies of the right and left, because in such a worldview,  the standard one looks to in “checking” what is right to do,  is a verbal one (the “authoritative”  works of Hegel or Kant or Marx or Giovanni Gentile, or whoever among the intellectual progeny of German Idealism propounded the theories backing up your ideology) not to the world of experience.  You consult the “sacred books” instead of surveying the results of your actions.

The opposite position is pragmatism—or, if not pragmatism, instrumentalism, which is Dewey’s version -  and it was usually associated, at least in America, with liberalism.

But the problem with liberalism is that in the political arena, it is no more than an ethos, and in America since 1980, it has faced a creed or an ideolog which holds that it has the right to abolish its oppositon, which is always illegitimate. No one in the modern era has ever spelled out just what an American liberal believes in. So the field has been left the ideologues of the right, with their reactionary political ideology, to appropriate to themselves all the symbols and myths related to “What It Is To Be An American.”

And, a general deterioration in education levels among Americans - especially education in civics and politics, hasn’t helped here either.

Over and over, I see announcers on Fox News speaking of Bush as “The Commander-in-Chief,” as if he is every American’s “El Jeffe.” One Fox announcer even used the phrase while interviewing Supreme Court Justice Bryers on the latter’s new book. Justice Bryers, a liberal, did not challenge the Fox News announcer.

But the constitution says he is only commander in chief of the armed forces - after being told what to do by Cheney, of course.

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By Terrence Sullivan, March 19, 2007 at 10:55 am Link to this comment
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This guy is just pure unadulterated cancer through and through.  Oh yeah!!! He is a contemptible liar also.

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By Tim Mulvey, March 18, 2007 at 10:39 pm Link to this comment
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Hail to King Chickenhawk! Cheney wouldn’t make a pimple on a real soldier’s bum! That real soldier is putting his life on the line in this worthless war his lies and scare tactics helped get us into.

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By Jackie T. Gabel, March 18, 2007 at 12:23 pm Link to this comment
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RE: Comment #58668 by Jeff Badura  on  3/14  at  3:40 pm — “...this kind of thinking is a perfect example of the stupidly when speaking of Cheney & Bush by the irrational left!!”

>>> agreed, irrational; as for stupid…decide for yourself

Bush, in particular, is only a useful fool; Cheney, not so clear…probably more of a useful tool. He may actually be “in the loop.” e.g. “Of course the order still stands. Have you heard anything to the contrary?” His response to a staffer’s urgent question, “...the plane is 10 miles out, does the order still stand?” — coming only minutes before the Pentagon attack — as per Transportation Secretary Mineta’s testimony at the 911 Commission Hearings.

As for their brilliantly horrific 911 black-ops/psy-ops, there were loads of leaks, but their well-placed moles killed every investigation that came through the FBI, NSA, CIA, etc. that could have led to its being countered. As for the coup, about 10 AM that fateful day, the POTUS was targeted by a threat to have Air Force One blown out of the sky as it took off from Sarasota — fully plausible with no fighter coverage for 45 min, the nation “under attack” and reports of perhaps a dozen hijacked airliners. The threat was made in the well-documented call: “Angel is next,” accompanied by enough top-secret code to convince the POTUS’ team that the coup plotters could actually start a nuclear war, i.e. launch missiles. This is why Bush jetted to Offut to take physical control of the arsenal. This is why he called Putin, as per the coup plotters’ instructions, to report that the US is taking over the Middle East and Russia must not interfere.

Not to let him off the hook, so to speak; on the contrary, 09/11/01 President George W. Bush surrendered the nation. The point is this: Ranting over Bush/Cheney is somewhat irrational. NWO operatives direct the entire Global War of Terror. The MSM (Main Stream Media) is manipulated primarily through extensive false flag terrorism — total distortion of geopolitics. e.g. Who can disprove a so-called “suicide” bombing? How much of the presumed “bomber” is left to be examined? And who dares question the “authorities?” There is plenty of “terror,” but the Global War of Terror is a total fraud. The goal is to fail all states whose despots do not follow NWO orders. At this point in time it’s all to salvage the collapsing petro-arms-drugs dollar. Complete analysis by Webster G. Tarpley in “911 Synthetic Terror - Made in USA,” Progressive Press - http://www.amazon.com/9-11-Synthetic-Terror-First/dp/0930852311

If she lives long enough, watch very closely what Sibel Edmonds has to report about all this. Moreover, since the 911 coup is an open secret in DC, the scramble is on to rein in the madmen before they start WWIII without blowing the cover up, triggering the biggest constitutional crisis since the Civil War and precipitating a global financial meltdown.

This is all very spooky stuff. Dismissing it with “wacko conspiracy theory” is, by now, just a common cliche. Even Noam Chomsky and Alexander Cockburn use it. As from them, it’s obvious what they have to protect: marginal careers, salaries, benefits, etc. At this point, 911 Truth is still the MSM and academic “3rd rail.” Besides, how can they admit they’ve been so wrong for so long about “blowback?” If the response to pursuit of 911 Truth is yet another cliche, “give it up already,” no, no, no. It’s the regime that cites (as per NWO instructions) “the lessons of 911,” every time it curtails another liberty or expands the aggression in the Middle East. The 911 Myth must be exploded. The NWO must be denied false flag terrorism as their weapon of choice.

Finally, consider this: Could this regime lie about literally everything except 911? The 911 criminals and cover-up coconspirators must be brought to justice.

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By moe, March 18, 2007 at 11:17 am Link to this comment
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SINCE DONALD TRUMP BASICALLY SAYS BUSH AND CHENEY ET AL SUCK SO BAD, DOES SEAN HANNITY AGREE WITH ROSIE NOW REGUARDING TRUMP??? BET HES DOES THE FAT LITTLE SNOT NOSED SPOILED BRAT…LETS SEND HANNITY TO GITMO .....

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By Christopher Robin, March 17, 2007 at 8:40 pm Link to this comment
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Those corporations that locate outside the country should not be accorded protection by the American military. The American taxpayer should not pay for the military protection of investors. This is Communism in that it supplants the risk of investment capital by helping to ensure it. For the military to protect the Communist Corporatists is another step in the establishment of a sovietfascist government of the U.S.A.

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Are you aware that the United States government not only supplies miltary protection, It affords financial protection directly! Investments overseas are guaranteed by the US, if for some reason something should happen to them. Through many programs which I forget their names at the moment,....From risks such as becoming nationalized as many American companies overseas were during the 20’s and 30’s ( see Mexico, Japan etc.) China now.

Isn’t that sweet? What risk? You lose your job and become the co-signer on the investment that helped move it overseas!...But you don’t share in the profits….no, only the losses.

That’s when big business wants to share! wink

Course you could buy stock? You think the government should get a piece of the action for carrying the risk…but they didn’t negotiate those terms.

So I guess it’s just the taxes and cut Social Security for us instead.

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By Spinoza, March 17, 2007 at 8:39 pm Link to this comment
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Everyone should make a pledge to see to it that Cheney be punished for his crimes.

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By Bob Zimmerman, March 17, 2007 at 3:58 pm Link to this comment
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“today the most admired are those who avoided serving in combat and this is proven by the veterans who have lost recent elections to those who never served.”

As a veteran, that is one of the things that irritated me the most - politicans who did not serve denigrationg those who did and who were heroes, and then they have the gall to pretend that they are expert war strategists. Times have changed greatly since WWII. Returning vets who ran for public office used their service as a badge of honor and the public respected their war service.to Of all of the neocons who planned this war, I believe only Rumsfeld had active military service.

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Those corporations that locate outside the country should not be accorded protection by the American military. The American taxpayer should not pay for the military protection of investors. This is Communism in that it supplants the risk of investment capital by helping to ensure it. For the military to protect the Communist Corporatists is another step in the establishment of a sovietfascist government of the U.S.A.

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By Zena, March 17, 2007 at 2:40 pm Link to this comment
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Severe Tax penalties on Multinational traitorous corporations.

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By Steve, March 17, 2007 at 7:44 am Link to this comment
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I disagree with those who claim Cheney lacks courage. Giving gung ho, bellicose speeches to veterans by a draft dodger indicates he dares to do what few of us would dare to do. I was previously baffled by the success he and his cohorts had in getting us into this midadventure in Iraq. However, with the recent disclosures of how our maimed veterans are treated in our service hospitals I realize we Americans are now living in a far different world than when I, and 16 million others, served in World War 2. Then war heros were honored and respected; today the most admired are those who avoided serving in combat and this is proven by the veterans who have lost recent elections to those who never served. I do wonder how much support this war would have if our media gave more coverage to those male soldiers maimed by losing their genitals which is the most unmentioned war wound today?

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By Rob, March 17, 2007 at 12:22 am Link to this comment
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Ya just gotta love incompetent neo “Candy Ass” con artists like Cheney.

He was smart enough to go to Colonel John Boyd to get a gameplan that wasn’t hey diddle diddle straight up the middle for Dessert Storm.  But he wasn’t smart enough to learn Boyd’s military strategy, since, Boyd died in 1997, to apply to Iraq. Anyone who’s read Boyd’s Patterns of Conflict knows Boyd was the greatest holistic strategist since Sun Tzu and knows that Bush&Cheney; and the neo “Candy Ass” Cons have no military game.

Gotta laugh my ass off watching Bush&Cheney; and the neo “Candy Ass” Cons, They’re lovable losers in a military absurdist comedy. LOL

http://www.d-n-i.net/boyd/pdf/poc.pdf

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By The End, March 16, 2007 at 9:50 pm Link to this comment
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Americans need to pawn their TV sets.  Television is responsible for brainwashing the United States like no other country has ever been brainwashed.

They do it not only with outright propaganda—-perhaps some of the most insidious junk they feed us is the steady diet of commercials that turn us into jello-brained CONSUMERS who are taught to only want more, More, MORE!!!  We’re never even taught to really stop and appreciate all the benefits of America; no, they simply turn us against each other and make us feel inadequate if we don’t have the newest, most expensive gadgets & toys, the perfect bodies, the perfect partners, etc.

They get us so insecure and dejected that we don’t even trust our own instincts anymore.  Americans have been dumbed-down for a long time now.  They want us filling our minds with sports statistics & other asinine trivialities—-maybe if Americans paid as much attention to politics as they do to sports, we wouldn’t be in our current mess.

KILL YOUR TV BEFORE IT KILLS YOU!

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By Christopher Robin, March 16, 2007 at 1:05 pm Link to this comment
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Someone should tell “Seabiscuit” to remove that snarl off his face, before it becomes frozen there.

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By rob, March 16, 2007 at 10:10 am Link to this comment
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cheney is a major a$$hole. he shoot be sent to iraq to fight, pu$$y!

let me meet him in an alley alone, and i’d take care of his face.

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By COLLECTOR, March 16, 2007 at 10:03 am Link to this comment
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Venal, corrupt, cowards to be sure but hardly the fools they’re all to often made out to be. Under cover of ‘mistakes’ and chaos they’re getting exactly what they planned for and many of us know this. They know even better we’ll do nothing to stop them. Beyond that, they rig the game to the point where we can’t.

History (in)gloriously remembers the Khans, Stalins and Hitlers and says so little of the multitudes that, with so much fervor perpetrated their twisted visions upon others.

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By Christopher Robin, March 16, 2007 at 6:27 am Link to this comment
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You think he’s controversial here? He had the riot police out in Australia. Check YouTube. No flowers , just symphony of pots and pans, tear gas streaming through the air.

Dick just loves a good battle. It was sweet of the ozzies to give him such a warm welcome.

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By Gary, March 16, 2007 at 4:49 am Link to this comment
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IMPEACHMENT???


Howabout tried for treason and all 4 lined up against Whitehouse wall and executed by 100 man firing squad or better yet do a good old fashion Texas hanging

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By Jose Whales, March 15, 2007 at 11:29 pm Link to this comment
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Remember how Cheney came back after his search for a VP running mate for Dubya? He said guess what? the best guy turned out to be ME!

It was about the same time when George Bush senior, when interviewed by reporters in N.Hampshire said…...he’s a good boy…he’ll be a good president.

What was he drinking?

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By HappyJoe, March 15, 2007 at 11:15 pm Link to this comment
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My question, is why not go after the bunch by saying….Look, we can prove the electrion win was based on fraud in both 2000 and 2004, vote rigging, purging voter lists,, taking away legit voters right to vote on purpose, machine tampering, not counting votes etc. etc. Thus these people have no legitamte claim to power and therefore no impeachment is needed. Since he is not an elected Pres.,and neither is the VP truly elected.

If that’s the case why should they have pardon powers or any other powers of those offices?  How can pardons be handed out,as were likely to see, if they are not legitamate office holders? Let’s just have an annulment type approach. Didn’t belong here in the first place so everything else gets approached from that perspective? Just a thought that needs more work. I don’t think there’s a statute of limitations on this type of Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization Act type crime.

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By Kol Klink, March 15, 2007 at 6:19 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney is on track to accomplish exactly what he set out to do and that is to destabilize the mid east causing the fracturing of the Muslim countries by civil wars fought along religious, tribal, ethnic and familial lines.
                              The neo cons, including Cheney of course, thought that the mid east countries were ripe for civil wars because their populations were suppressed by dictators that were placed and maintained in power largely by America. Iraq, Iran and Syria are exceptions becuase we had no direct control over their dictators and thus they made the ‘axis of evil’ list.

I believe the neo cons original plan was to fracture Iraq into three states with a weak federal government and a stooge in power taking orders from America. With Iraq oil in the hands of western oil companies we would have the power to influence the world price of oil. OPEC would no longer have the power to set the price of oil on the world market. Western oil companies have already dictated the new Iraqi oil law and its all about PSAs. Basically PSAs are a theft of Iraqi oil resources. Malaki has said that he has untill June to pass the oil law or he believes that he will be ousted, and he is probably right. Right now it doesnt look as if the Iraqi Assembly is going to pass the new oil law.

So, we come to the real ‘plan b’. Leave Iraq mired in a civil war that will rage for years untill all sides are exhausted. Mean while we instigate through overt or covert action more civil wars in the mid east. Iran is most likely our next target because they also have large oil and gas reserves. Saudia Arabia could easily become involved in this inferno as would Syria.

Where does all this end? Why would we do this?

Only 12% of our oil comes from the mid east. 14% from Venesuela, a like amount from Columbia, more from Mexico, more from Canada, some from Nigeria, etc. Bush just returned from a trip to South America where he was most interested in importing ethanol made from sugar cane into the US. Its cheap and available.

The developing countries of China and India and the developed countries of Japan and South Korea are very dependent on mid east oil. A conflagration in the mid east will cripple their economies and slow their economic rivalries with the US.

The neo cons believe that when the mid east wars stop the once powerfull OPEC nations will be a bunch of mini states and Israel will be left as the strongest regional power.

Will it work? I dont know and I dont think anyone can predict the outcome of such an endeavor. There are too many variables.

I detest the entire plan and the people that devised and set it in motion. I am living in an America that I hardly recognize. But for Cheney, the neo cons and their Christian and Israeli Zionist pals its just another day at the office.

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By Lesley in Boston, March 15, 2007 at 3:57 pm Link to this comment
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Right on all points, Bob!! Thanks you.

How could we have imagined the botched 2000 election would bring us the horror of the misguided bunch led by Cheney. (I shudder as I recall another with that sir name who terrified millions on the Silver Screen.)

But impeachment is NOT the answer at this point; it will only take Congress’ focus from things that absolutley requires its attention and action. However, we must prosecute Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, et al for their crimes against humanity once they’re out of office.

It’ll take a whole generation for the country to recover from this Administration’s attempted dismantlement of our democracy. Maybe more.

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By R, March 15, 2007 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney is just one of many corrupt members of the Bush administration. Granted, he is pure evil, setting him apart from others who may be just incompetent and dumb, but the treachery here is far greater than just one man. Impeachment should be more seriously considered. If only we could fire this entire administration.

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By Jess, March 15, 2007 at 10:54 am Link to this comment
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Crouching elephant, squatting chicken Dick, King Fecal.  The crooked GOP, chicken Cheney, and moron Dubya have forged the unenviable distinction of being so full of crap, so wrong about everything, and so corrupt that only the radical right wingnuts (still 30% of voters) in this country, and virtually nobody in the rest of the world, can stand the stench of their verbal excrement, much less the reeking piles dumped on everyone else but the superrich and powerful by their selfish, greedy, even megalomaniacal plans and actions.  Dubya and his cohorts certainly have the fecal touch since everything they touch turns to crap in their effects on the huge majority of people in this country and in the world.

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By Pat R. Iotic, March 15, 2007 at 10:09 am Link to this comment
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Headline misleading: Cheney is OUR worst enemy.
As in the U.S. As if US.
He has led a dismantling of the U.S. democratic system.
The insidious enemy within deserves ultimate punishment, if we ever have the ability and guts to pursue.

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By Larry, March 15, 2007 at 9:13 am Link to this comment
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You can’t kill evil and that is why people like Dick Cheney are everywhere.

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By Spgonahan, March 15, 2007 at 8:18 am Link to this comment
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I’m with a lot of these people, I want to see ‘im burn, in the worst way.  The culture of impunity for the executive established by Ford’s pardon needs to be reversed.

But I am not seeing the brainstorming necessary to get it done.  I don’t know how to do it ... but somebody needs to get to work on it, some kind of Ken Star who hasn’t gone to the dark side.  How is it gonna happen?  What can Cheney be nailed for?  Let’s get to work!!

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By tom cady, March 15, 2007 at 3:14 am Link to this comment
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chaney will resign soon for health reasons; w will
appoint a vp who immediately harvests the gop presidential nomination

the gop will win the presidency in 2008 because they avoid an expensive, fratricidal primary process

chaney will become a hero within his party for paving the way to victory as well as salvaging w’s (rove’s) political reputation

then, chaney will retire to a dubai penthouse to write his memoirs

history happens

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By RJClawson, March 15, 2007 at 12:51 am Link to this comment
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“...in the surreally isolated Green Zone…”

“As the French learned in Algeria, the Russians in Afghanistan and the Israelis in the Palestinian territories, foreign occupation is the mother’s milk of terrorism.”

Put these two quotes together and think of Dien Ben Phu, the last garrison of the French in Indo-China. It will be a terrible thing to see the Green Zone overrun by Iraqi militia, because it will only repeat what the Vietnamese did to the French BEFORE we got involved in the American War in Vietnam.

They just don’t learn from history, these undereducated pols.  They call themselves, “realists,” as they wade in where fools fear to tread, never mind angels.

Shameless O’Clawson

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By joneden, March 14, 2007 at 11:38 pm Link to this comment
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He is George Bush’s worst enemy-and Bush does not even know it. Cheney, by bringing in the neocons with him, gave form and substance to all of Bush’s infantile inclinations—proclivities which would have otherwise been moderated by his being surrounded by more sensible people.

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By Norm, March 14, 2007 at 10:32 pm Link to this comment
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How can you say that a “recent terrorist bombing in Afghanistan ... came too close to ending the vice president’s life”?  He apparently is still alive, and hasn’t repented of any of his wrongdoing.  I think it did not come close enough.

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By john kertisz, March 14, 2007 at 10:21 pm Link to this comment
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Just an expression of my thanks and praises for sparing me the agony of dissection. Brain surgery must be easier…got to wonder how we got here…keep up the great work,,,john kertisz

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By G. Anderson, March 14, 2007 at 10:21 pm Link to this comment
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No, he’s not his own worst enemy…

He’s ours…

Cheney’s agenda has led to defeat in Iraq.. his choices have reaped catastrophe for our country, his paranoia, rigidity and emotionless reification of obscure right wing delusions, have denigrated us to a bunch of “eaters”, with no other function but to die, so that he can sleep peacefully…

Mr. Cheney has extremly poor reality testing….

If he only had a heart, then maybe he could understand all he’s wrought…

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By Goffredo, March 14, 2007 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment
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Simple…

Dick Cheney = Joseph Goebbels

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By Dennis D, March 14, 2007 at 8:58 pm Link to this comment
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Dick certainly has that Hannibal Lecter look in his eyes. His train has definitely left the station without the engineer. I can see Karl Rove as the conductor shouting “all aboard” for Armageddon Express.

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By vk1938@yahoo.com, March 14, 2007 at 8:57 pm Link to this comment
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Well done!

Halliburton is in Dubai s that they can do big projects in Iran without interference from US Government regultions.

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By Lefty, March 14, 2007 at 8:18 pm Link to this comment
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I wonder if Medtronic can be prosecuted or sued for manufacturing Dick Cheney’s implanted defibrillator.

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By HeadlessHessian, March 14, 2007 at 6:38 pm Link to this comment
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The man is evil.  He is also a very frustrated individual.  I mean imagine…the old bastard has a daughter that stands for everything he rails against.  He is a liar of the worst kind.  Its his lies that sent all those young folks to die for what…OIL! 

Darth Vader is an angel comapared to this psycho!

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By Earl, March 14, 2007 at 5:05 pm Link to this comment
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America’s war is between the American people and dick cheney. Cheney has no loyalty but to himself and his god, money.

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By Jeff Badura, March 14, 2007 at 4:40 pm Link to this comment
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how many Evil Darth Cheney stories are you guys going to do??? remember, in the end, Darth is the most popular character of the storyline!! 

how redundant and ridicules this never ending barrage of Anti-Cheney story’s is!! on a previous “Real Time with Bill Maher” Bill says if Cheney would have been killed its just true that less soldiers would die in the future?? well, we all know Bill loves the Kronic, for he admits it!! but what this also show is not only is Bill high, he is clueless!! do you think if the bad guys would have hit jackpot and killed Cheney that Bush would have packed up the troops and came home and said the war was over?? that’s retarded!! and Bill who thinks he’s so smart, who says Bush went to war to play army?? its absolutely wrong on both counts!!

this kind of thinking is a perfect example of the stupidly when speaking of Cheney & Bush by the irrational left!! and its all played right to order while all you guys are crawling over each other to ridicule Cheney the guy in charge Bush get to avoid many of the insults that Cheney is happy to absorb!! Cheney gets blamed and Bush wants to play !!! ha ha ha ha

well i guess you have to feed the animals if you live in the Zoo, and nothing is more “red meat” to the nut-roots than Dick Cheney!!!

this is the same cookie cutter story you guys had a week ago and I’m going to tell you the same thing!! Cheney is right!!!  the Dem’s support the enemy, and every story you post about it just proves it “thou protest to much” cause you know its true !!! what did Anikin say ??? your either with us or against us !!!

hey, you guys have the most lovely pictures of him !!

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By August West, March 14, 2007 at 4:20 pm Link to this comment
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Cave, hell.  He’ll need a mineshaft deep enough to get to the center of the earth so he can acclimate to his much-deserved afterlife.

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By jeffrey, March 14, 2007 at 4:16 pm Link to this comment
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scoundrel!

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By Jackie T. Gabel, March 14, 2007 at 3:39 pm Link to this comment
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RE: Comment #58527 by anonymous  on  3/14  at  6:02 am
When he said, “You break it, you own it”, Powell gave Bush a game plan Cheney & Rumsfeld could execute perfectly.  Bush is going to own Iran next and with a little luck, he’ll own the whole world before he’s done.

>>>>>>>>>> and there you have it

The mission has and is to fail all states in the Middle East, to the point they’ll take anything the hegemons offer. The NWO (New World Oligarchy) is literally on a mission to put the entire world under its dominion…a dominion they’ll run from deep within the shadows.

Wherever in the world a democratic republic threatens to come into being, you will see an onslaught of terror and accompanying chaos. You will see it blamed on “radical” ethnic, nationalist activists. You will see the hegemons step in to offer security and “peacekeeping.” You will see global corporations supplant all indigenous commerce. You will see a world scarier than anything Joseph Stalin ever envisioned.

As these madmen continue to cite “the lessons of 911” as their excuse for literally every new aggression and curtailment of civil liberties, the most direct way to counter them is to Explode the 911 Myth and deny the hegemons use of their most cynically lethal weapon False Flag Terrorism.

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By strawberry blueberry raspberry, March 14, 2007 at 3:11 pm Link to this comment
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Cheney thinks of the American People as his enemy.

Well, that’s the only way that traitor’s blather makes any sense.

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By Craig, March 14, 2007 at 1:58 pm Link to this comment
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Can you imagine what would happen if something happen to George W. and this clown became president.  Impeach him now before some fluke event happens and brings the country to the brink

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By fiskhus jim, March 14, 2007 at 1:36 pm Link to this comment
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Very interesting commentary (because it mirrors my own thinking) and perhaps is closely related to the Halliburton defection, too.

After all, it has got to be difficult for Limp Dick Cheney to keep his businesspartner/allies in Al Qaeda motivated to pursue an endless war when he is busy cowering in fear in a bunker at an undisclosed location.

So the move to Dubai would make it far easier for the diseased immoral degenerate to network with “The Network”.

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By Matias, March 14, 2007 at 1:18 pm Link to this comment
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Sorry…one more comment on these maniacs.

Let’s face it…these morons think they can win at tic-tac-to. Unlike WOPR in the movie War Games, these idiots don’t get it, and never will. Cheney, along with being a psychopath, is also a cretin…cause he’s determined to win at tic-tac-to…and refuses to accept that it is an unwinnable game. And don’t ever think this is anything but a game to these 2 decimal IQ types. No amount of death and destruction can touch them, because it’s all just pieces on a board to them, not children blown to pieces, or expectant mothers disemboweled, or whole families torn to shreds after being “lit up” at road blocks.

How much more of these monumentally shameful animals can America endure?

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By Matias, March 14, 2007 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment
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Chainsaw and his Decider are America’s worst enemies. They should both be impeached, tried, and assuming conviction, should be put in prison for the rest of their wicked lives. The executive branch of this country has had some seriously bad people in it before, but this group has no peers in that regard. They are the most wicked, cold blooded pyschopaths to come down the pike in American history. Prison for life is a kindness compared to what they really deserve.

There should be one extra-special thing done however, for the American people, in this regard. Part of their sentences should be that for a certain number of hours each day, say 4 hours, which has been the length of a typical working day for The Decider, they be taken to a public place, put in stocks, and be exposed to the public.

People should be encouraged to bring vegetables, eggs, excrement and whatever other non-lethal items they can find, to throw in these criminals faces. And, to help to offset the cost of their years of raping America, charge all of their co-conspiratorial war profiteer corporations with the cost of maintaining a permanent multi-faceted web cam system, in high definition, for viewing of the daily executive humiliation activities. And make sure whatever the actual cost, that they pay a thousand times that, just as they have done with their war profiteering.

This way, anyone with internet access can see what’s been going on, on any given day, at the public stocks. Also, that way people can be inspired to come, perhaps on vacation, and bring the kids, and have them throw whatever inspires them. Kids throw the darndest things!

Of course, security should be maintained, so these criminals aren’t allowed to check out early on their punishment. No lethal weapons will be tolerated, only objects cleared for humiliation purposes. Perhaps Homeland Security could administer the site, and maintain a nice, non-lethal environment for Americans to express their frustration with the criminals who have gone out of their way to destroy America and all it stands for?

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By Christopher Robin, March 14, 2007 at 12:11 pm Link to this comment
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Pity, a sculptor couldn’t capture that “je ne sais quoi” for some future Bush library….

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By NABNYC, March 14, 2007 at 11:51 am Link to this comment
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Like Spiro Agnew without all the silly vocabulary games.

Cheney is despised by most, and Bush is almost pitied as the village idiot.  But long after they are gone, the movement they represent will continue grinding down democracy and freedom. 

In most ways Cheney is meaningless, because if it wasn’t him, someone else would have been put in place to do the same job:  bankrupt the U.S. so even when the Democrats get in power again, they will have no money and will be powerless to change anything.  Steal as much of the world’s oil as possible.  Kill anyone who stands against the U.S.  Rig elections.  Eliminate all social welfare programs.  Destroy public education and put Jerry Falwell in charge of educating our children. Use international institutions to declare that U.S. corporations have patents on everything in the world, so every other country tithes a percentage of their income to those same corporations.  Transfer businesses to third world countries and flood the U.S. with cheap desperate labor.  It’s all part of the big picture. 

Cheney is evil, a man without a conscience.  But PNAC and the neocons will continue in their destruction of this country long after Cheney is gone.  It’s almost hard to see the big picture, but it’s there, and it’s beginning to emerge. 

The only thing that can stop these people is criminal prosecution and prison.  Impeachment first, but followed by criminal prosecution and life in prison.  Otherwise, after they have stolen so much and killed so many, they will be free to live out their pampered lives in luxury as an example to the entire world of the fact that the U.S. supports torture, theft, and wars of aggression, and that we do not object to the murder of babies.

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By trantieungoc, March 14, 2007 at 11:37 am Link to this comment
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Ref. # 58559 - Ken Denver

I know his cave Mr. Denver. It’s Halliburton which locates in HELL !

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By Matt Platte, March 14, 2007 at 11:23 am Link to this comment
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hey Polly Ester… why the hate on reptiles?  There are lots of really nice reptiles in this world and I’m sure you’d like them once you got to know them. 

Slime mold is, perhaps, a closer comparison to the Dick.

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By The Old Hooligan, March 14, 2007 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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Too bad Cheney isn’t a Democrat. He’d be in jail someplace by now in a maximum security lockup, serving 3 life sentences back-to-back.

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By Bob Zimmerman, March 14, 2007 at 10:48 am Link to this comment
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Dick Cheney is one of the most scary public servants since Joe McCarthy. I can’t recall anyone in public life who has been wrong on everything. That takes some doing. The only good news is that his partners in crime have been dropping off the public payroll - Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith. It’s remarkable how Bush could have filled his administration with so many right wing extremists - guys who truly make Goldwater seem like a liberal today. Thank God we have a Democratic Congress who can act as a brake against Bush and gang further screwing up the country, until we get a new prez in 08.

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By RAE, March 14, 2007 at 10:30 am Link to this comment
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I disagree that Cheney is “His Own Worst Enemy.” I’m sure he couldn’t possibly loathe and detest himself as much as I do.

I just have to look at a photo of his conniving, snarling visage and my viscera virtually vomits.

The creep is a criminal. I sure hope to live long enough to enjoy his arrest, conviction and lifetime incarceration under conditions as offensive as his nature.

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By particle61, March 14, 2007 at 10:23 am Link to this comment
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he’s our dick, and he’s stark, raving…Cheney!

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http://www.redstateupdate.net/index.html
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http://www.redstateupdate.net/full-page/fullpage-archi ve-83.html

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By Bert, March 14, 2007 at 10:21 am Link to this comment
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I think he’s got a lot of problems, not the least of which is Halliburton, not the least of which is the hyperbole we heard prior to the war, not the least of which is war profiteering by companies he used to associate with, not the least of which is this administrations’ nose-diving popularity, not the least of which is (insert comment here)...

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By Gabe O'Rielly, March 14, 2007 at 10:15 am Link to this comment
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His own worst enemy?  Not while I’m alive.

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By Gary K, March 14, 2007 at 10:06 am Link to this comment
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The excellent photo of Cheney attached to your article captures his evil soul completely. He looks every bit the part of the head of a crime family, which, of course, he is.

In Dubai it looks like Cheney will realize his dream of being a supreme dictator. The USA should then break all business ties with Halliburton and political ties with Dubais.

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By Bill Blackolive, March 14, 2007 at 10:01 am Link to this comment
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My computer is off and I’m a caveman and lately can’t gather/respond to comments on my comments.  Let me tell that I can be found at texasgang.net, run by my daughter who is busy with 3 children.  I wish to communicate and figure what to do that 9/ll is the largest case of schizoprenia in recorded history.  Our enemy is the media, 3 buildings sank on that date, not 2, and of course this is Cheney.  W. is a true what-me-worry.

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By martin weiss, March 14, 2007 at 9:56 am Link to this comment
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Good start, Bob, but too kind by half.
What about the missing jet engines at the Pentagon
and the collapse of WTC7 ?

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By Quy Tran, March 14, 2007 at 9:50 am Link to this comment
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He is his own worst enemy but no one. A man like him even animal wants to stay away and never get acquaintanced. Just look at his face. Isn’t a humane ones ? I don’t think so !

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By Bob the viewer, March 14, 2007 at 9:35 am Link to this comment
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Other short term winners in the Iraq war are AIPAC and Israel.  In the long run they may not be winners but at the present, our U.S. troops and cash are doing what the Israeli government wants and thinks are in its best interest.  Is it in the best interest of the U.S.?  Who’s looking after our, the U.S.‘s, best interests?

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By Ken Denver, March 14, 2007 at 9:13 am Link to this comment
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I was kind of thinking that Cheney’s retirement cave could be some place like, I don’t know, the SuperMax prison in Canyon City?  I’m sure he would fit right in with all those great guys.

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By faith, March 14, 2007 at 9:03 am Link to this comment
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Great article Mr. Scheer !
However, I take issue with the last line.  Mr. Cheney, and the rest of the White House administration that is involved in the Iraq “war on terror” should end up in prison.  Everyone of them.  Incarceration is little price to repay society for all the young men and women who face a lifetime of missing limbs, lost minds, and broken hearts.  Federal prison is small repayment for the billions that war profiteers (such as Halliburton) have raped from this once great nation through their no bid contracts and chronic failures to perform contracts.

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By Herbert Sayas, March 14, 2007 at 8:48 am Link to this comment
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How long is it going to take the Congress to wake up and bring this administration to justice from the top two to the personal lawyer of the President who now occupies the top legal position in the nation and refuses to perform the duties of that office without political consultation with his former personal boss ?  When is the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana going to be treated as an equal state and not some third world back burner issue ?  In summary when is this administration going to serve the people and not the special interests like Halliburton ?

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By David, March 14, 2007 at 8:36 am Link to this comment
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Why is the Seymore Hersh story not getting any attention.  It would seem to me that that is the biggest story in decades.  The government declares a war on terrorism and they start funding Al Queda affiliated terrorist groups to cause more terrorism on the American taxpayers’ dime!  This is amazing.  You would think it would be splashed across the front page of every newspaper in the world.  What the hell is going on here?

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By Polly Ester, March 14, 2007 at 8:27 am Link to this comment
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“the only winners in this war are the aforementioned radical Shiites, Iran, mercenaries, al-Qaida, oil companies and military contractors such as Halliburton, which has scooped up $27 billion in contracts paid with our taxes. Now Halliburton is making its home in an undemocratic oil-garchy so distasteful to Americans that we wouldn’t let a company from there manage our ports”

How dare a traitor talk about patriotism—-a reptilian character, who concocted information to initiate the Iraq War—-a coward who used five deferments to keep himself safe during the Vietnam War—-a mobster who made countless sleazy deals with Halliburton at the expense of young patriotic men and women—-a psychopath who would do anything to maintain his power; a frantic desperate fool who would bomb Iran and start WWIII. 

Cheney’s hideous spirit, is not destined to retire in a cave but in a crypt.

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By Carl Baydala, March 14, 2007 at 7:58 am Link to this comment
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I pick Dick.

In a way I am jealous of all of the power that the man has. If I was on a team of people whose job it was to control the world, I would pick Mr. Dick Cheney. He is a determined, forceful man who does not take no for an answer.

I mention him in my personal blog as a man who I admire and whose power I wish I had. In my pursuit of winning the heart and mind of a girl I mention his name. I would like to emulate him and his power, and in the process, win the girl.

If I was double dating I would like to have Dick Cheney with me. In that way I could impress the girl that I want because she would see what powerful friends I have.

Thank you Dick Cheney for being the most powerful man in the world, and good luck of course, on your road to world domination.  May the force be with you.

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By Richard B. Simon, March 14, 2007 at 7:56 am Link to this comment
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http://scorpionbowl.blogspot.com/2007/03/keeping-world-safe-for-halliburton.html

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By Lee Driver, March 14, 2007 at 7:29 am Link to this comment
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Mr Cheney’s exit strategy from public life has already already been set in motion with the leak about the blood clot in his leg. We should not be surprised now, when it is announced he has had a stroke and we see him no more at all, and the sympathy card is fanned for all it’s worth, to avoid prosecutuon.

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By LANCE, March 14, 2007 at 7:25 am Link to this comment
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This administration has no shame

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By James Yell, March 14, 2007 at 7:14 am Link to this comment
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Very good article and I liked the term used “pseudo-patriotism”. The old warning that scondrels always wrap themselves in the “flag and religion” has never been so well illustrated than by this administration. Bush was a willing dupe in this man’s bullish arrogant behavior, so don’t let the mention in the article of his being lead by Cheney to be an excuse for his own complicity in the crimes.

Halliburton is moving to Dubai for tax cuts and protection against punishment for their crimes against the American people. The government should move to freeze their assets until we can sort out just how much they stole from the American People and an account should be made for the cost of their interference in government leading to medical costs for the military in a war that is really illegal, conterproductive and just clearly a crime against humanity as bad as any the world has seen.

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By anonymous, March 14, 2007 at 7:02 am Link to this comment
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When he said, “You break it, you own it”, Powell gave Bush a game plan Cheney & Rumsfeld could execute perfectly.  Bush is going to own Iran next and with a little luck, he’ll own the whole world before he’s done.

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By Joe, March 14, 2007 at 6:53 am Link to this comment
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Robert Sheer’s article was much too flattering of Cheney. He is so busy giving aid and comfort to the enemy (whoever they might be) that he isn’t giving comfort to our military who are between Iraq and a hard place! Is it possible for anyone to be more out of touch with reality than this man? Bring our troops home NOW!

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By Christopher Robin, March 14, 2007 at 6:22 am Link to this comment
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They say the criminal always returns to the scene of the crime.

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By Steve Hammons, March 14, 2007 at 6:10 am Link to this comment
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Cheney, Bush and their associates sometimes seem to have made terrible mistakes. But what if these “mistakes” were actually part of long-term and covert plans?

The American people are often the last to know about what the real agendas are. And, our Congress and press seem to be clueless at times too.

The Bush-Cheney administration, the neocons, war profiteers, warmongers and chicken hawks have achieved much of what they want ... and they want more.

For more on this, see the two articles referenced below:

‘Mistakes’ or ‘plans’ in Iraq, War on Terror?

By Steve Hammons
Columnist, PopulistAmerica.com
Populist Party of America
February 12, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/mistakes_or_plans_in_iraq_war_on_terror

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Will Bush, Cheney attack Iran? When and why?

By Steve Hammons
Columnist, PopulistAmerica.com
Populist Party of America
February 2, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/will_bush_cheney_attack_iran_when_and_why

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By MARGARET FOSTER, March 14, 2007 at 5:59 am Link to this comment
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I HOPE DICK CHENEY DOESN’T DIE IN OFFICE. I WANT TO SEE HIM TRIED FOR WAR CRIMES, PERPETRATING LIES TO GET US INTO WAR WITH IRAQ, HIS OUTING IN THE PLAME AFFAIR, HOW HE PROFITTED FROM HALLIBURTON &  SO MUCH MORE I CAN’T NAME IT ALL. THEN MAYBE THAT WILL WIPE THE NASTY CONTEMPTUOUS SNEER OFF HIS SANCTIMONIUS FACE, NOT TO MENTION HIS TOTAL CONTROL OVER THAT ALFRED E. NEUMAN FROM MAD MAGAZINE CHARACTER WE HAD INFLICTED UPON US AS OUR PRESIDENT.

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By Ayatollah of Rock-N-Rollah, March 14, 2007 at 5:46 am Link to this comment
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Freedom, Extremist Mullah-Style, Is on the March!!

Amazing to think that in response to the horrific attacks of 9/11, the Bush admin **inadvertently** fathered a burgeoning Islamic fundamentalist republic.

You’re doing a heckuva job Bushies!!!

Iraq: Bush’s Islamic Republic
By Peter W. Galbraith
NYRB
Volume 52, Number 13 · August 11, 2005

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Real power in Shiite Iraq rests, however, with two religious parties: Abdel Aziz al-Hakim’s Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) and the Dawa (“Call,” in English) of Iraq’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari. Of the two, SCIRI is the more pro-Iranian. Both parties have military wings, and SCIRI’s Badr Corps has grown significantly from the five thousand fighters that harassed Saddam’s regime from Iran in the decades before the war; it now works closely with Iraq’s Shiite interior minister, until recently the corps’ commander, to provide security and fight Sunni Arab insurgents.

SCIRI and Dawa want Iraq to be an Islamic state. They propose to make Islam the principal source of law, which most immediately would affect the status of women. For Muslim women, religious law—rather than Iraq’s relatively progressive civil code—would govern personal status, including matters relating to marriage, divorce, property, and child custody. A Dawa draft for the Iraqi constitution would limit religious freedom for non-Muslims, and apparently deny such freedom altogether to peoples not “of the book,” such as the Yezidis (a significant minority in Kurdistan), Zoroastrians, and Bahais.

This program is not just theoretical. Since Saddam’s fall, Shiite religious parties have had de facto control over Iraq’s southern cities. There Iranian-style religious police enforce a conservative Islamic code, including dress codes and bans on alcohol and other non-Islamic behavior. In most cases, the religious authorities govern—and legislate—without authority from Baghdad, and certainly without any reference to the freedoms incorporated in Iraq’s American-written interim constitution—the Transitional Administrative Law (TAL).

Dawa and SCIRI are not just promoting an Iranian-style political system —they are also directly promoting Iranian interests.

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By Ayatollah of Rock-N-Rollah, March 14, 2007 at 5:41 am Link to this comment
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RS: “What he neglected to mention is that those Shiite extremists are militias associated with the very pro-Iran political parties that the Bush administration brought to power and sustains in the surreally isolated Green Zone”.

The party in power (Al Dawa) in Iraq has a long history with Iran and with terrorism.

You’re doing a heck of job Dicky!!

(Keywords: Al Dawa, Islamic Fundamentalism, Sharia, Iran and Iraq, terrorism, US Embassy attack)

1) Large Turnout Reported For 1st Iraqi Vote Since ‘58 The Washington Post, June 21, 1980

In another development today, Al Dawa, a clandestine Iraqi fundamentalist Moslem organization, claimed responsibility for yesterday’s grenade attack on the British Embassy here in which three gunmen reportedly were killed.

An Al Dawa spokesman told Agence France-Presse by phone that the attack was a “punitive operation against a center of British and American plotters.”

2) Iraq Keeps a Tight Rein on Shiites While Bidding to Win Their Loyalty The Washington Post, November 30, 1982

Membership in Dawa, which means “the call,” is punishable by execution. Dawa guerrillas were known for hurling grenades into crowds during religious ceremonies, and attacks claimed by the party were frequent until the middle of 1980.

3) U.S. HAS LIST OF BOMB SUSPECTS, LEBANESE SAYS Detroit Free Press, October 29, 1983

The source said the drivers of the two bomb-laden trucks were blessed before their mission by Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, leader of the Iranian-backed Dawa Party, a Lebanese Shiite Muslim splinter group.

4) SHULTZ SEES LINK BETWEEN BEIRUT, KUWAIT ATTACKS OFFICIALS IDENTIFY MAN WHO DROVE TRUCK BOMB, The Miami Herald, December 14, 1983

Secretary of State George Shultz said Tuesday that there “quite likely” was a link between the U.S. Embassy bombing in Kuwait and attacks on American facilities in Lebanon. He warned of possible retaliation.

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The sources said the investigators matched the prints on the fingers with those on file with Kuwaiti authorities and
tentatively identified the assailant as Raed Mukbil, an Iraqi automobile mechanic who lived in Kuwait and was a member of Hezb Al Dawa, a fundamentalist Iraqi Shiite Moslem group based in Iran.

5) KUWAIT NABS 10 SHIITES IN BOMBINGS 7 IRAQIS, 3 LEBANESE ‘ADMIT’ TERROR ATTACKS
The Miami Herald, December 19, 1983

Kuwait Sunday announced the arrests of 10 Shiite Moslems with ties to Iran in the terrorist bombings that killed four people and wounded 66 last week at the U.S. Embassy and other targets.

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Hussein said fingerprints from the driver who died in the blast at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait identified him as Raad Akeel al Badran, an Iraqi mechanic who lived in Kuwait and belonged to the Dawa party.

6) 10 Pro-Iranian Shiites Held in Kuwait Bombings, The Washington Post December 19, 1983

Kuwait announced yesterday the arrest of 10 Shiite Moslems with ties to Iran in terrorist bombings that killed four people and wounded 66 last Monday at the U.S. Embassy and other targets.

“All 10 have admitted involvement in the incidents as well as participating in planning the blasts,” Abdul Aziz Hussein, minister of state for Cabinet affairs, told reporters after a Cabinet session, United Press International reported.

Hussein said the seven Iraqis and three Lebanese were members of the Al Dawa party, a radical Iraqi Shiite Moslem group with close ties to Iran.

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