At the heart of evil

At the heart of evil lies an evil heart, and its name is Dick Cheney.

Of course, that’s my opinion, but it’s an opinion based on years of taking the measure of the man.

This is the man who brought the neocons’ dream into the White House and led it to fruition in Iraq.

During the eight years of the Bush administration, we learned of one breaking scandal after another with names like Valerie Plame Wilson, Abu Ghraib, Attorneygate, Halliburton/KBR and numerous others which led eventually, sometimes circuitously, to the vice president’s office.

This is a man who can go on Fox News this morning and brush off the atrocities of his administration by accusing any investigation into them of being simply “politically motivated.”

The CNN Wire (LINK) has just reported Fox News’ viewers got a dose of the smarmy veep who won’t go away defending once more “enhanced interrogation techniques” – a term weak-kneed news organizations prefer to calling torture “torture.”

CNN Wire:

“The attorney general’s decision to review waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques is politically motivated, former Vice President Dick Cheney said in remarks broadcast Sunday.

“Cheney told FOX News Sunday in an interview conducted Friday that he opposed Attorney General Eric Holder asking a former prosecutor to review CIA interrogations of high-profile terrorism suspects outlined in reports released last week.

“Cheney made clear he believes President Barack Obama directed Holder to launch the review, due to pressure from left-wing Democrats. He called it a bad move that would undermine the willingness of CIA operatives to carry out necessary operations to protect the country. ‘I think it’s a terrible decision,’ Cheney said, later adding: ‘It’s clearly a political move. There’s no other rationale for why they’re doing this.’ “

No other rationale for why they’re doing this?

Well, that’s one way to cover your ass.

I suspect the public at large has no idea what “techniques” have come to light in recent weeks as various reports have been released.

The proof of valuable information gleaned at the hands of torturers – something Cheney has insisted the reports would reveal – has not emerged.

But, let’s move beyond the “deserving victims” argument some would make concerning suspected terrorists – with emphasis on the word “suspected.”.

The atrocities revealed in recent reports say to the world:

“This is the United States of America. This is what we’ve become. This is who we are.”

Army field manuals and Geneva Convention be damned.

I am not at all happy with the new American image. Are you?


Tiny said...

Tiny isn't happy with it either. But, would think a better image would emerge if those who approved the use of torture were brought before the world court to give account for their disregard for the US Constitution and Geneva Convention.

A very wise person once said, "What is done in secret will be exposed in the light." Cheney isn't happy that is being done. He should have thought of that first.

Frodo. into the light said...

Frodo will attend Dick Cheney's funeral. You'll recognize him. He'll be the one driving the wooden stake into the chest of the monster.

Sue said...

When you see Dick and Liz on TV you know they are scared! The asswipes will get whats coming to them, even if its Frodo who has to be the one putting the evil ones to rest! Of course Dicks ugly face is smiling on Faux news, who else will have him on in the light of day, Uuuuuugh

Falzone for America said...

As we evaluate the debauched amoral history of recent Republican advances in our village we mustn't forget the throngs of ill informed citizenry who have reveled in this progress. While the leaders of mayhem are the culprits their various supporters are accomplice to these crimes.

Brain drain amongst the populace is of epidemic proportions. The Corporate infrastructure that acts as the glue and provides the foundation also aides in the great sucking sound of reason being lost for a generation.

If we could wave a magic wand and transform the media it would still take another generation to heal the spiritually sick masses.

Today it's increasingly difficult to remain hopeful. Prayer is in order. Education is the only medicine. A vast enlightenment of the universal mind; a paradigm shift of consciousness is necessary. Even the trade policies effect overall intelligence as the labor market gives way to part time service sector jobs. We must concentrate on prosperity in all of its various forms. The prosperity of morality, knowledge, empathy, wisdom, historical memory, financial opportunity, ecological respect, generosity, equality, and even peace and love are of utmost importance.

I fell sorry for Dick Cheney. What a morbid soul he is. I feel more sorry for those he has influenced. What hapless fools they are.