All Articles on Dick Cheney

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It Could Have Been Different
My world and (unfortunately) welcome to It.
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Why Are House Democrats Siding With Liz Cheney to Prolong Endless War in Afghanistan?
A small "left-right anti-war coalition," warns The Intercept 's Glenn Greenwald, remains "no match for the war machine composed of the establishment wings of both parties."
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Mount Rushmore. (Photo: Flickr/cc) Views
A True American Monument to Trumpian Times
Chief justice John Roberts auditions for a spot on Mount Rushmore 2.0
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 But the Trump administration’s zeal in shifting attention from its own bungling of the Covid-19 crisis to China’s alleged culpability in creating a global pandemic only raises tensions precipitously between the planet’s two great powers at a terrible moment. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
The Wuhan Hoax
Covid-19 and Trump’s war on the U.S. intelligence community.
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Former President George W. Bush's former press secretary Ari Fleischer appeared on Fox News January 2 to claim the assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani would be welcomed by Iranians. It was not. News
Has Nothing Been Learned Since 2003? Corporate Media Welcome Back Iraq War Hawks To Make Case for Iran
"No voices calling for peace. No voices critical of empire. Just establishment media and current and former Pentagon officials who feed off the trillion dollar war machine."
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Hundreds of Thousands of Iranians Flood Streets to Condemn US Assassination of Qassem Soleimani
The massive rallies discredited U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim that the people of Iran would "view the American action last night as giving them freedom."
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The crimes of Iran-Contra were shocking when they were revealed in real-time, but the murky ending has allowed the story to drift into relative obscurity, especially as the American right-wing embarked on a campaign (which I wrote a book about) to create a mythical Ronald Reagan who’d be worthy of a spot on Mt. Rushmore. (Photo: Marion Ross/flickr/cc) Views
Reagan’s Forgotten Iran-Contra Escape May Reveal More About Trump’s Fate Than Watergate
The principles first laid bare in Iran-Contra—a deference to the raw exercise of power, including a willingness to overlook the rule of law—have become America’s cruel guiding spirit in the 21st century.
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The Trump administration has little respect for the integrity of words, no respect for educating the public with the facts, and every intention of clouding the space between fact and fiction, certainty and uncertainty. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The War on Words in Donald Trump’s White House: How to Fudge, Obfuscate, and Lie Our Way Into a New Universe
The strategies employed in Washington to confuse and mislead the public have subtly eaten away at the country’s collective mindset, creating fertile ground for Trumpian-style lying to successfully take root.
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(From left) Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney. "My investigation into the causes of the war," writes Professor Butt, "finds that it had little to do with fear of WMDs - or other purported goals, such as a desire to "spread democracy" or satisfy the oil or Israel lobbies. Rather, the Bush administration invaded Iraq for its demonstration effect." (Photo: via PRI) Views
The Forgotten Plunder of Iraq
Few talk or think about Iraq these days and the media ignores this important but demolished nation.
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This is a force that has seldom made an appearance in presidential debates or campaigns. Certainly it’s one of the forces behind gerrymandering and voter suppression. As far as I can tell, it’s not a force within the reach of democracy. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
Impeaching the Symptom, Not the Disease
Trump may be a pioneer in bringing reckless, unrestrained narcissism into the role of national leadership, but he’s also a symptom of something wrong with this country that far transcends his stumbling ineptitude.
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