WHY CHENEY SHOULD GO TO JAIL
That is coming up, after first we share light, breezes, color and relief for those of you in places like Minnesota, Indiana, New York, and wherever else winter continues to assault you.SPRING IN BLOOM
A SALAD IN SPRING TRAINING
DEDICATED TO DICK CHENEY
A LOT OF BULL
AND BULL DEBRIS
We made our periodic visit to a grazing land to collect cow chips that we use in our compost. I was thinking a lot about Dick Cheney.
I was fuming a bit about the arrogance of man I consider a criminal, on several counts. Last night I watched the RJ Cutler documentary The World According to Dick Cheney airing on Showtime. The reviews are mixed though this LA Times piece by Mary McNamara hits on one point with precision. Her father warned her to beware of a man with no regrets. Cheney says he has no regrets.
Cutler zeros in on and documents two of the reasons Cheney should be tried. One is the absolute lies, totally fabricated falsehoods he told Dick Armey to swing him around to approve an authorization to invade Iraq. Remember those WMD's, suitcase bombs, etc, etc. Cheney is a liar. The other instance was when he told President Bush to ignore Justice Department rulings that domestic spying Cheney had ordered was illegal. Cheney had intentionally kept W, who was already way over his head, in the dark about the building firestorm in the Justice Department and FBI about the illegality and irregularity of what he had done. Even the FBI director was threatening to quit if Bush did not change the guidelines.
I have said Bush was an idiot and I think I can prove it. Cheney knew he had an intellectual light weight for a boss and he abused him, abused power and abused the American public. Cutler's documentary is not at all a hatchet job, in fact it even lends a tacit credibility to a man who went from being a drunk to being drunk with power. Yet he does expose how even W, slow as he was, learned of his machinations and finally told aids not to take Cheney's calls and not to schedule meetings with him-this while they were both presiding over the needless deaths of American kids in a war that Cheney wanted, got and that his buddies at Halliburton and subsidiaries profited from.
This is only the beginning. As historians continue to examine and study the disastrous years of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, his puppet master, Cheney's already low ratings will decline and his villainy will be further exposed.
I hope the criminal lives long enough to be indicted.
THE FACES OF 13
See you down the trail.