All Articles on Dick Cheney

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Powell, Baker, Hamilton -- Thanks for Nothing
When Colin Powell endorsed the Iraq Study Group report during his Dec. 17 appearance on "Face the Nation," it was another curtain call for a tragic farce. Four years ago, "moderates" like Powell were making the invasion of Iraq possible. Now, in the guise of speaking truth to power, Powell and ISG...
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The Baker Agenda: Troops Out, Oil Companies In?
Recommendations 62 and 63 confirm that control of Iraqi oil is a fundamental premise of Administration policy. This was denied in the first years of the war, but this week the President confirmed his belief that Islamic extremists will “gain access to vast oil reserves and use Iraq as a base to...
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The Surreal Politics of Premeditated War
George W. Bush, who proudly claimed the mantle of “war president,” was keenly rebuked in the recent mid-term election. The event was notable, but it merely continued the surreal politics of premeditated war—a politics that has dominated the last six bizarre, hideous years of our nation’s history...
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What is the Point of Iraq Deaths?
My mother used to tell me when I was very young a story about the last American to die on Nov. 11, 1918, at 10:59 in the morning. It was an urban folk tale of that era, doubtless, though indeed there was an American who was the last victim of the war. His death was pointless, that was the...
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Election a Referendum on War and on Administration's Credibility
WASHINGTON - The war in Iraq is the issue in the critical Nov.7 election -- and it should be. Voters surely will want to have a say on the national policy that has taken a huge human toll of casualties, both American and Iraqi, and is draining the U.S. Treasury. Although they are not on the ballot...
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Law Legalizes Shameful Treatment
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has signed the law that legalizes the administration's shameful treatment of detainees suspected of terrorism. The same measure also empowers the president to define torture. It's a sad legacy for the U.S. and its already-tarnished world image. The new law -- the...
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Past Comes Back to Haunt Us in Form of Kissinger
WASHINGTON - Say it isn't so. Hawkish Henry Kissinger is advising President Bush about Iraq war strategy? This is déj à vu all over again. The former secretary of state -- who served in that job from 1973 to 1979 and previously from 1969 as national security affairs adviser -- inspires too many bad...
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How George Bush Admitted His War Crimes
It was brilliantly deceptive, trumping even his orchestrated dishonesty in leading us to war. Buried in the 94 pages of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 - the "detainee act" or the "torture bill" - the Bush Administration tacitly admits it has committed war crimes. There is no question war...
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Exploitation of 9/11 Was Shameful
The remembrance of the World Trade Center last week was an unbearably ugly event, a national disgrace, another blot on the integrity of the country. Under the deft direction of the administration and the supine cooperation of television, it was turned into an event for the Republican congressional...
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Bush's Iraq Rationalization is Lame
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is relying on a slender thread to justify its disastrous war in Iraq: Saddam Hussein is now in jail. "The world is safer because Saddam Hussein is no longer in power," President Bush insists, because "he was a clear threat." Bush's rationalization comes up lame...
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