All Articles on Dick Cheney

Cheney speaks to US troops at Camp Anaconda, Iraq in 2008. (Creative Commons) Views
Cheney's Chutzpah – A Rebuttal
Oscar Levant defined Chutzpah as that quality which enables a man who has murdered his mother and father to throw himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan. It was the first phrase that came to mind reading the former US vice president's recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal...
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Wait, Really?
Dick 'I Am Not An Actual Human Being' Cheney has crawled out of his cave twice in recent days: To pen a ghastly WSJ op-ed on how we need to go kill more people in Iraq with the infamous straight-faced line on Obama that, “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so...
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The United States' Tragic Role in Iraq
The dramatic rise of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—which even al-Qaeda deemed too extreme to remain part of its network—is a tragedy by any measure. It would also be tragic if we allowed the very forces that created this mess to explain it away. Despite claims by the Bush...
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The Almighty Mess in Iraq (Courtesy of Bush & Cheney)
The late Saddam Hussein was certainly right when he predicted that America’s invasion of Iraq would become “the Mother of All Battles.” Eleven years later, it continues. This week saw the collapse of two divisions of Iraq’s government army, a full 30,000 men running like chickens before the...
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Mural paintings depicting scenes from the torture of Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad, in Tehran (AFP/File, Behrouz Mehri) Views
The Road From Abu Ghraib: A Torture Story Without a Hero or an Ending
It’s mind-boggling. Torture is still up for grabs in America. No one questions anymore whether the CIA waterboarded one individual 83 times or another 186 times. The basic facts are no longer in dispute either by those who champion torture or those who, like myself, despise the very idea of it. No...
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What Captain America Has to Say About the NSA
SPOILER WARNING: This post discusses major plot points of the new Captain America movie. What is patriotism? Is it doing what the government says, or is it doing what you believe is true to the Constitution and American values? "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" – currently the No. 1 movie in...
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The U.S. bombing of Baghdad in 2003. (File) Views
Boston and Baghdad
Greater Boston and its citizens are the focus of media attention in recognition of the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings that took three innocent lives and injured over 264 people, some of them severely. City leaders praised the heroism of the first responders and the deepened...
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Waterboarding Cheney
Dick Cheney, that "towering combination of inhumanity and cowardice," recently crawled out of his cave to declare that what any sentient being would call torture in fact "wasn't torture" and besides, “If I would have to do it all over again, I would” - a defense of, yes, torture many bridges too...
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The CIA and the ‘Cult of Intelligence’ Will Manage to Keep Vast Majority of Senate Torture Report Secret
Why is it that the public will likely never get to read much of a major investigative report the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence produced on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program—a program that included torture? Thursday, the Senate intelligence committee voted to...
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CIA Whistleblower and the Torture Report
On April 3, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to declassify the executive summary and conclusions of a report detailing the CIA’s use of torture. When the Torture Report is finally released, after going through the CIA for redaction, it will undoubtedly confirm the 2007 revelations about CIA...
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