Friday, March 08, 2013

An Unrepentant Dick Cheney

Maureen Dowd  recommends that you watch the up-coming documentary on Showtime called "TheWorld According to Dick Cheney." It is R.J. Cutler's latest documentary, and is quite an eye-opener.

If you don't subscribe to Showtime, you can do the next best thing by going to the link below and reading Dowd's column.  If you are as appalled by it as I am, keep reminding yourself that Dowd only hits the high points.

The article and the documentary show just how delusional Dick Cheney is and was. He thought of himself as the President, with George W. Bush as his puppet. It becomes clear how much contempt Cheney had for Bush. The relationship between the two was ruptured when Bush was kept out of the loop on the Justice Department's rebellion against Cheney's illegal warrantless domestic spying Program. By then, it was too late to rein Cheney in, but Bush did manage to keep Cheney from bombing a nuclear plant in the Syrian desert. A good thing. Otherwise, we might be enmeshed in yet another war, this time with Syria.

Dowd quotes Cheney as saying, "I dont lie awake at night thinking, gee, what are they going to say about me?"

At that, Dowd comments:  "They're going to say you were a misguided powermonger who, in a paranoid spasm, led this nation into an unthinkable calamity.  Sleep on that."

Stay tuned. 


Linda said...

Dick Cheney is truly an evil man. I'm not sure I've known of another person, living in my lifetime, that I would say is as evil as Dick Cheney. I've often wondered what the Bush administration old have been like if Cheney had not been in the picture.

Olga said...

Scary stuff. Scary combination--an evil,manipulative puppeteer and an insecure puppet.

I'm With Stupid said...

He will go down as one of history's biggest monsters. Well, outside of the U.S. anyway. Our history books will manage to smooth over the Bush years.