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Boardman writes: "Cheney has wanted all these wars to be inevitable for other people, not for anyone in his circle. That's the way it's been for Cheney since he copped out on the war of his generation, getting five deferments from Viet Nam because he had 'other priorities' ..."

Former Vice President Dick Cheney. (photo: Getty Images)
Former Vice President Dick Cheney. (photo: Getty Images)


Dick Cheney Calls for War on Iran

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News

29 October 13

 

Over a decade of warmongering and only a couple of wars to show for it

et's go make war on Iran!" said Republican Dick Cheney in somewhat different words on one of those silly Sunday shows October 26th.

This wasn't the first time Cheney had advocated for war on Iran. Or for torture. Or for assassination by drone. Or for any other war crime for which he is unlikely ever to be held accountable.

But in all fairness to the former vice president, this time he really only implied that war on Iran was inevitable. Looking at the record, however, it's hard to find any war Cheney hasn't found "inevitable," even if he had to lie to get it started, as he did with Iraq.

And Cheney's fondness for "inevitable" wars relies not merely on dishonesty, but more importantly, on personal detachment. Cheney has wanted all these wars to be inevitable for other people, not for anyone in his circle. That's the way it's been for Cheney since he copped out on the war of his generation, getting five deferments from Viet Nam because he had "other priorities" that included cheering on the warmakers who were sending more and more of other people's children to suffer and die in Southeast Asia.

On the other hand, Cheney didn't call for attacking Iran with nuclear weapons the way Republican billionaire Sheldon Adelson did a few days earlier at Yeshiva University. Cheney did not object to nuking Iran either. And he hasn't publicly disagreed with the octogenarian gambling mogul, so one suspects Cheney would be happy enough to see this particular smoking gun turn into a mushroom cloud.

Is nuking the Iranian desert really a smart move?

In fairness to Adelson, who heavily backed Newt Gingrich for president, he didn't call for nuking Tehran right off. He said the U.S. should drop a demo nuke in an Iranian desert and then say: if you don't drop your nuclear weapons development program, then we'll nuke Tehran. Either strike would be a war crime.

But it's far from certain that Iran actually has a nuclear weapons development program. Those who say it is certain are lying, for whatever political purpose they think their lies may serve. The same might be said about those who claim it's certain that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons development program, people who have included the government of Iran and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as well as Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service (at least according to The New York Times and Ha'aretz).

The reality is that, outside of Iran, no one has any certainty what Iran's long term intentions are, never ?mind what they might be doing about those intentions at the moment. Too many people, especially people in assorted governments, have a vested interest in not believing that, even if it's true.

They'd rather take a chance on creating an untenable Catch-22 demand for Iran to drop a program it doesn't have - even if it means another war.

Iran is the right's favorite straw man, scapegoat, and imagined existential threat. And Iran, perversely, seems to delight in baiting its declared enemies with hints and innuendoes that feed their greatest fears without providing enough concrete evidence to make those fears demonstrably real. This is like déjà vu all over again, a replay of Saddam Hussein's self-defeating posturing in defense of his own nonexistent weapons of mass destruction.

A whole history matters, not just one side of it

You might think Iran had done enough for the American right by holding American hostages long enough in 1979-1980 to elect Ronald Reagan (who later made his own detente-like overtures to Tehran, though he felt the need to do so in secret). But no, Iran has been demonized for more than 30 years by people who refuse to put Iran's actual crimes in the context of the United States' having destroyed Iranian democracy in 1953.

What makes the Cheneys and Adelsons of this world crazier than ever these days is the possibility - the mere possibility - that the Obama administration might somehow restore the slightest normalization with an Islamic nation of 77 million people that hasn't attacked another sovereign state in more than a hundred years under a variety of regimes.

For Iranophobes, more than a century of nonaggression is not enough to offset the fevered dream that Iran might attack somebody, primarily Israel, despite lacking significant means or motivation to do so. Remember Senator John McCain invoking the Beach Boys during his 2008 presidential campaign - "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran?" Did he ever say why, exactly? No, he said he was joking.

Cheney isn't joking. He's talked about bombing Iran for years, so much so that the mystery is that he didn't get President Bush to do it.

Cheney didn't get his war, but at least he prevented peace

The best Cheney could do was to prevent a peaceful relationship from developing with Iran after the U.S. occupied Iraq in 2003. Iran sent a peaceful initiative that Colin Powell, then Secretary of State, wanted to explore. Cheney killed it.

In 2007, Cheney's plan was to persuade Israel to attack Iran's uranium enrichment plant. Then, when Iran presumably retaliated, the U.S. would bomb Iran to bits. Earlier in the year, Cheney's plan to bomb "training camps" in Iran met opposition from the Pentagon and didn't happen.

In 2008, Seymour Hersh reported about another war planning meeting involving Cheney earlier that year:

There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don't we build - we in our shipyard - build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up. Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can't have Americans killing Americans....

"I was probably a bigger advocate of military action than any of my colleagues," Cheney admitted in 2009, expressing the same view Adelson holds now: "I thought that negotiations could not possibly succeed unless the Iranians really believed we were prepared to use military force. And to date, of course, they are still proceeding with their nuclear program and the matter has not yet been resolved."

It doesn't matter so much why you bomb, so long as you bomb

In 2011, after an American drone went down in Iran and the Iranians had it in their possession, Cheney told CNN that the best response would have been to bomb Iran: "The right response to that would have been to go in immediately after it had gone down and destroy it…. You certainly could have gone in and destroyed it on the ground with an airstrike."

On CBS, when asked if that airstrike might not have started a war, Cheney chose not to answer the question, preferring to blame President Obama: "But the administration basically limited itself to saying, 'Please give it back,' and the Iranians said no."

Cheney continues to pimp for war on Iran, most recently on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, where Cheney first called for Congress to impose more sanctions on Iran, in addition to sanctions that have been in place for years. The Obama administration opposes new sanctions now, wanting to allow recently started talks to play themselves out with as little impediment as possible.

In that context, Stephanopoulos asked Cheney: "Did you think your administration should have taken military action against Iran's nuclear program?"

Cheney didn't answer the question directly, talking instead about Israel bombing a Syrian reactor in September 2007, and expressing regret that the U.S. hadn't done the job instead:

"And if we had taken out the Syrian reactor the way the Israelis did, and they wanted us to do it, we would have sent a clear signal about proliferation. We would have given substance and meaning to our diplomacy. The Iranians would have to look at that and say, these guys are serious about it, they mean business. And we'd be much more effective today negotiating with the Iranians if we'd taken out that Syrian reactor seven years ago."

And then the media-military-industrial complex revealed itself

Stephanopoulos immediately, leadingly, inexplicably asked an unprompted, unprincipled, softball question: "Is military action against Iran inevitable?"

"I have trouble seeing how we're going to achieve our objective short of that. And I doubt very much that the diplomacy will be effective if there's not the prospect that, if diplomacy fails, that we will, in fact, resort to military force," Cheney responded.

"Let's turn to politics," replied Stephanopoulos, as if floating a self-fulfilling prophecy designed to encourage Congress to improve the chances of pushing the country into another war weren't politics.

Going to war to hold people accountable for crimes they haven't committed - fantasy crimes - really isn't such a good idea. It's a lesson the past decade in Iraq should have taught us all without much ambiguity. So why do any of the mainstream media (like ABC, CBS, and CNN above) continue to give airtime to the warmongering opinions of unindicted war criminals? But that's not a question people like Stephanopoulos and his employers even ask, is it?



William M. Boardman has over 40 years experience in theatre, radio, TV, print journalism, and non-fiction, including 20 years in the Vermont judiciary. He has received honors from Writers Guild of America, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Vermont Life magazine, and an Emmy Award nomination from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Reader Supported News is the Publication of Origin for this work. Permission to republish is freely granted with credit and a link back to Reader Supported News.

 

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+87 # RMDC 2013-10-29 09:36
It is sad that decent people like William Boardman have to spend time writing and worrying about sociopaths like Dick Cheney. Had this maniac been locked up in a mental asylum 40 years ago, we would not be offended by his horrific and lunatic ideas today.

But Chency represents a significant part of Amerikkka. If he were a Hugo Chavez and saying these same things about the enemies of Venezuela, he would probably be bombed and killed. But Cheney is preaching to the Amerikkkan choir of xenophobes, warhawks, racists, and killers. It is astonishing that there are so many of these people in Amerikkka. American TV seems to feel that it still needs to show Cheney to the public because he is popular.
 
 
+74 # thekidde 2013-10-29 09:45
As a former infantry officer in Vietnam in 1968, I would volunteer to shove a bayonet up this pricks ass.Quoting RMDC:
It is sad that decent people like William Boardman have to spend time writing and worrying about sociopaths like Dick Cheney. Had this maniac been locked up in a mental asylum 40 years ago, we would not be offended by his horrific and lunatic ideas today.

But Chency represents a significant part of Amerikkka. If he were a Hugo Chavez and saying these same things about the enemies of Venezuela, he would probably be bombed and killed. But Cheney is preaching to the Amerikkkan choir of xenophobes, warhawks, racists, and killers. It is astonishing that there are so many of these people in Amerikkka. American TV seems to feel that it still needs to show Cheney to the public because he is popular.
 
 
+8 # thekidde 2013-10-29 09:46
Oh, the country is America.
 
 
+4 # Phlippinout 2013-10-29 21:57
North America. Please dont confuse the other Americas with the true white satin.
 
 
+5 # phrixus 2013-10-30 06:59
We're not the true white satin. We are however, the true white polyester.
 
 
+93 # Barbara K 2013-10-29 09:49
If this psycho wants a war with Iran, send him over to fight it himself and leave the rest of us out of it. It's easy for this piece of crap to send other people's kids, dads, sons and daughters, and mothers, etc., over to die, let him be the sacrificial lamb this time.

.
 
 
+15 # jcdav 2013-10-29 21:32
Agree, this POS chicken hawk will risk nothing of his while he tries to play "lets you and him fight"...I really cannot believe this lying, sociopath is not locked up. Drop HIS ass in a firefight..what a cowardly excuse for a leader..I would not follow him to the men's room.
 
 
+9 # WestWinds 2013-10-31 08:35
The only reason this disgusting excuse for a human being is calling for war is because war makes money and he's willing to use, kill and destroy all of us so he can make money. What a piece of garbage.
 
 
+40 # Madmedic 2013-10-29 11:16
thekidde,

It appears that most RSN reader's of your post assume the ass you are writing about shoving a bayonet up is Dick "The Prick" Cheney's and not RMDC's or Bill Boardman's! HOWEVER, from your subsequent post it appears that this is not the case and that you are referring to RMDC as the target of your rectal reaming fantasy. My apologies if I am misreading your comments. My pity to you if I am reading them correctly.

I, too, had other priorities in 1969, 70 and 71 when I was conscripted out of college and sent to Vietnam, where, as a combat medic in an armor unit, I had to treat and/or bag and (re)tag more than my fair share of casualties.

FACT: Armored Vehicle Crewmen [tankers] ... had the highest casualty rate [27% KIA]of any Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)in the Vietnam War. Armored Personnel Carrier(APC) drivers, although driving lightly armored vehicles, were not considered "Armored Vehicle Crewman" by the military in that War

Now, this ghoul wants to send more of our young men and women off on yet another misguided, ill advised adventure which only he and his class will profit from, while the rest of us are forced to ante up the capital (both financial and human) for his marvelous new (mis)adventure.

May he and his family line be among the first victims when the majority of the American public finally rises up after figuring out what these basturds have cost their families and this country.
 
 
0 # Pressman 2013-10-30 12:54
I was confused also by "the kidde" comments. Like you I hope he was referring to Mr Cheney. RMDC is, in my opinion, using some dramatic grammatic license with his opining, making his point. Possibly ill served, but nonetheless RMDC makes his/her point, irrespective of "the kidde" bayonet points eventual directional thrusts.
 
 
+2 # zornorff 2013-10-31 13:03
Thank you. It is always amazing to me that so many of these "heroes" have never put on a uniform. They are truly gutless bastards who would chowder their pants if put into any real confrontation. Oh, and they are willing to spend lives of those not able to avoid service.
 
 
-1 # AKPatriot 2013-11-04 10:43
And Sir, as a former U.S.A.F. Sgt. I would greatfully assist you.
 
 
+26 # Joe Bob 2013-10-29 11:11
Good thing this AssHat is not in charge of anything, but his mouth, anymore.
 
 
+39 # Agricanto 2013-10-29 13:39
I wish I could agree with other posts here that we should (and can?) ignore Dick Cheney. But we can't ignore him. He is busy violating the taboo that ex Presidents and Vice Presidents should not use their stature to criticise the sitting president. Obama did not investigate Bush Cheney though he should have. We would not have Dick on a high horse had the Obama admistration opened hearings on the crimes of the BushCheney regime.

We also err in seeing him as stupid or cowardly (draft dodger). Cheney is bad because he is evil. We had no trouble seeing the evil of the nazis in Germany at the Nuremberg trials. But we have a real hard time seeing the same evil among our own right wingers.

I have an abiding hatred for this man because he emobdies pure evil. All his postures and actions stem from this incontrovertibl e fact.
 
 
+12 # Eldon J. Bloedorn 2013-10-29 22:02
Dick Cheney- the "virtue" of selfishness. Or as Dick would say, "what's in it for me?"
 
 
+3 # Eldon J. Bloedorn 2013-10-29 22:05
We, the U.S. could have initiated war criminals proceedings against Bush and Cheney. But, what the hell. We are the greatest country in the world. Would a "great country" do that?
 
 
0 # Mannstein 2013-11-03 20:21
You forgot to mention we are a light unto the world and the shining city on the hill all rolled into one. Only problem the world doesn't believe it only US delusional right wingers do.
 
 
+8 # jazzman633 2013-10-30 11:00
Right you are. Most galling to me is the way he sends other people to die. If he wants war so much, send him to the front line, wherever that is.

Truly a demon, he can lose his heart and live on, powered by pure evil.
 
 
+1 # Doubter 2013-11-01 10:12
I don't ordinarily advocate censorship or cruelty to animals; but we would all benefit if this consistently rabid individual were permanently fitted with a tight muzzle.
 
 
+74 # whywonder 2013-10-29 09:55
Cheney has always been a coward and more then willing to send someone else's kids off to get killed. He is an elitist and not worth the time of day. I think we should send him and his pacemaker to Iran first and see how a makes out. Maybe thay will keep him.
 
 
+26 # tm7devils 2013-10-29 11:08
I'd rather send him WITHOUT his pacemaker...
Now THAT would give the Iranians something to cheer about, and, maybe be a start towards peaceful negotiations.
 
 
+11 # Joe Bob 2013-10-29 11:14
Are you kidding, it may be Iran but They are not stupid.
 
 
+59 # DaveM 2013-10-29 10:17
Dick Cheney is not in any position of official power in this country. Why give him free publicity? Let him rant on talk radio like every other loudmouth.
 
 
+29 # WBoardman 2013-10-29 11:05
The free publicity provided here
does seem a few orders of magnitude shy
of the free publicity Cheney gets from ABC et alia.

My comfort (such as it is) comes from offering
free publicity that at least calls him a war criminal,
albeit unindicted.

Perhaps if he was limited to the fringe bubble
it might make more sense to ignore him,
but as of now we're possibly on the verge
of having his perhaps more extreme daughter
as a U.S. Senator.
 
 
+34 # medusa 2013-10-29 10:23
Could we cooperate with Iran? They;ve been a civilization for millennia.
--The wars with Iraq and Afghanistan are sinkholes that just swallow out future, home-grown serpents unleashed on hapless peasants. Iran would be an unthinkable cataclysm. Heaven help us.
 
 
+52 # Gordon K 2013-10-29 10:27
Well it's true that Cheney has never personally been in combat, but on the other hand, he DID shoot a friend in the face, and the friend DID apologize for putting his face in front of Cheney's gun. Doesn't that count?!?
 
 
+20 # tomtom 2013-10-29 11:14
Quoting Gordon K:
Well it's true that Cheney has never personally been in combat, but on the other hand, he DID shoot a friend in the face, and the friend DID apologize for putting his face in front of Cheney's gun. Doesn't that count?!?


Reminds me of the "People's Park" defender, in Berkeley 60's, who was arrested for assulting a policeman's boot, with his chin.
 
 
+19 # LeeBlack 2013-10-29 10:28
If Dick Cheney wants us to go in to another war we are more certain of not going to war with Iran. Thanks, Dick.
 
 
+56 # Alternative 2013-10-29 10:30
IRAN has a LOT of OIL.
The neocons are still trying to run their game.

We allowed the Bush Dynasty to steal the election. 9/11 might have never happened at all had Al Gore been President and then we wouldn't have the Patriot Act, out of control NSA and trillions wasted on wars.

I don't think Gore would have coveted the Middle East Oil like these 2 yo-yos did. Bush & Cheney should either be in Jail or in exile. What a giant mess we've made in the Middle East. They told us what they wanted. Get your troops out of the middle east. Gore would have been too busy redirecting us towards alternative renewable energy, efficiency and conservation.

What will it take to change our war mongering ways? How can we dismantle the Military Industrial Complex? Who will best lead us in that direction next?

Iran has a highly educated young population. Remove the sanctions, make friends with them. Apologize for overthrowing their democratically elected president. Apologize for messing with them for decades. Let them figure out how to evolve at their own pace.
 
 
+16 # JSRaleigh 2013-10-29 11:12
Quoting Alternative:
IRAN has a LOT of OIL.
The neocons are still trying to run their game.


Iraq had a lot of oil, and you can see how well that worked out.
 
 
+17 # bonbo 2013-10-29 15:19
"Bush & Cheney should either be in Jail or in exile."

Strung up by their balls.
 
 
+4 # bonbo 2013-10-29 15:31
Quoting Alternative:


What will it take to change our war mongering ways? How can we dismantle the Military Industrial Complex? Who will best lead us in that direction next?

Iran has a highly educated young population. Remove the sanctions, make friends with them. Apologize for overthrowing their democratically elected president. Apologize for messing with them for decades. Let them figure out how to evolve at their own pace.


Obama, perhaps? Followed by Clinton?? I like the idea.
 
 
+29 # Vardoz 2013-10-29 10:31
What a surprise. He's the lord of war. Destruction is his trade.
 
 
+2 # WestWinds 2013-10-31 08:46
The only thing he's truly "lord" of is insanity. He's as crazy as it gets.
 
 
+48 # reiverpacific 2013-10-29 10:36
I've said my piece on this miserable excuse for a human being and his dim-witted puppet so almost passed this time.
But what slays me is the cavalier attitudes of of he, Adelson and the other plutocrats to nukes, who give not a shit about the rest of the planet they are intent on plundering in the name of wars for power and greed -and not just humans but the other four legged, two legged, winged, swimming, crawling, growing and immobile species that are all our relations.
But they're soiling their own nests at the same time and those of their privileged spawn. THAT ALONE is why we are morally obliged to fight them, their lackeys, finks and ciphers over the arch of history, stomp on the remains with cleats and burn to oblivion the toxic smears left by their desecrating presence on our Mother Earth
If that sounds hateful and vitriolic -in THIS case, guilty as charged! I find it hard to hate anybody, am anti-death penalty but like the late Gore Vidal, would gladly make an exception in this case, not only 'Mr Deferrals' but his whole cabal of cowards, cynical murderers and nation-wreckers in their reign of malice aforethought, hardly one of whom had served one hour in the military but for Dimiwits himself, during a short spell keeping the skies of Texas safe from the Vietcong before going AWOL.
"And I hope that they die, and their deaths will come soon --etc": and make it public so we can witness them shitting themselves.
Even Hitler at least fought and was injured in WW1!
 
 
+20 # Madmedic 2013-10-29 11:36
Hey reiverpacific, PLEASE TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL !!

Just joking. I think you have exquisitely summed up the emotion much of the nation feels whenever Cheney's words are quoted, or his name is mentioned in the media. Thank You!
 
 
+25 # reiverpacific 2013-10-29 12:09
Quoting Madmedic:
Hey reiverpacific, PLEASE TELL US HOW YOU REALLY FEEL !!

Just joking. I think you have exquisitely summed up the emotion much of the nation feels whenever Cheney's words are quoted, or his name is mentioned in the media. Thank You!


Well, I calls it like I sees it.
The almost equally contemptible, shallow, US owner-media are complicit every time his sneering fizog flickers into focus or desecrates the Clear Channel airwaves. And Condosleazy Rice is struttin' about with her Augusta national green jacket instead of shoveling shit in Abu-Grahib or Gitmo with the rest of 'em.
As my bumper-sticker says "Snowden-Assang e, 2016"!
 
 
+36 # puppets 2013-10-29 10:37
Well, sure! His boys at Halliburton, etc, will make a fortune! Keep the ole' Military Industrial Complex afloat.
 
 
+46 # David Starr 2013-10-29 10:38
There should be a draft for Cheney and other arm-chair-warri or bastards.

THEY can fight a war, just them. And it would be gratifying if Iran showed them that war is hell.

Seriously, why are these psychopaths walking around free?
 
 
0 # WestWinds 2013-10-31 08:51
Quoting David Starr:


Seriously, why are these psychopaths walking around free?


Because too many people think they have something worthwhile to offer. Hard to believe, but this is the truth.
 
 
0 # David Starr 2013-11-01 10:18
Quoting WestWinds: "Because too many people think they have something worthwhile to offer. Hard to believe, but this is the truth." Oh, I do beieve it. With the GOP's outrageous and bizarre statments, their supporters remind me of the W.C. Fields' saying: "There's a sucker born every minute."
 
 
+24 # Underledge 2013-10-29 10:42
Who is their right mind gives a rat's ass what this individual has to say?
 
 
+15 # WBoardman 2013-10-29 17:59
Unfortunately, what he has to say gives us
some idea of where a certain segment
of the permanent rulership wants to head.

That's why he gets a mega-megaphone on
mass media.
 
 
+25 # angelfish 2013-10-29 10:48
WELL said, reiverpacific, WELL said, indeed! This Creep is LONG past due for indictment and prosecution for his Crimes against this Country and Humanity itself! He has become a Multi-Millionai re at the expense of too many American Military maimings and deaths, not to mentions tens of thousands of innocent civilian deaths, ALL for his and the "shrub's" trumped up rush to War with the Wrong enemy at the Wrong time, for ALL the Wrong reasons! He and Bush are BOTH Cowards! Cheney with his deferments, and the "shrub" with his skipping out on his obligation to FIGHT as well as finish his term of Service that leaves a decidedly nasty taste in one's mouth! Adding insult to injury they ran up their tab while in Office and left, not only President Obama, but the American People paying the Freight for THEIR UNPAID for Bull-Puckey! Hopefully, there's a perpetual fire awaiting both of these F.A.T.s (Flaming Anal Termini) where they will roast for Eternity!
 
 
+21 # tm7devils 2013-10-29 11:40
"... not to mentions tens of thousands of innocent civilian deaths..."

Please don't minimize the carnage - they(Bush,Chene y and their exec branch, among others) were responsible for HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dead "innocent civilians"(some estimates over 500,000) and millions more whose quality of life was relegated to the toilet - and still is.

Starting with Bush and Cheney, we should start a new type of observance for our IN-famous leaders - the day they died - not the day they were born.

HOORAY! HOORAY! HE'S DEAD! HE'S DEAD!
HE CAN'T INCITE MORE FEAR AND DREAD!

(I'm sure the poets among you can - gleefully - add to this jingle.)
 
 
+1 # WestWinds 2013-10-31 08:54
[quote name="angelfish "]WELL said, reiverpacific, WELL said, indeed! This Creep is LONG past due for indictment and prosecution for his Crimes against this Country and Humanity itself!
---
I'd still like to see Cheney and BushCo in the Hague for crimes against humanity.
It was good enough for the old Nazis, it should be good enough for the new ones, too.
 
 
+27 # Billy Bob 2013-10-29 10:55
We really need to declare war on dick cheney and all of his minions. They represent the greatest existential threat this country has faced since the Civil War.
 
 
+14 # Old Man 2013-10-29 12:21
Quoting Billy Bob:
We really need to declare war on dick cheney and all of his minions. They represent the greatest existential threat this country has faced since the Civil War.


Cheney indorsing the new and bright generation of terrorist known as the Tea-Party.
The man needs to be put to sleep. Why do they give him face time if the media is so liberally bias?
 
 
+12 # Billy Bob 2013-10-29 14:07
Well said. Of course there's no liberal bias among the corporate media. The opposite is true, but, the corporate media is the source of the canard that they're "liberally biased". The more they can perpetuate that myth, the more reactionary fascism they can get away with.
 
 
+3 # tigerlille 2013-10-29 17:37
Uh, because the media does not have a liberal bias?
 
 
+28 # born1929 2013-10-29 10:55
cheney = a coward who never saw a war he didn't like
stan levin
 
 
+18 # wrknight 2013-10-29 12:07
So long as he could watch from a safe distance.
 
 
+6 # Billy Bob 2013-10-29 16:41
You can't blame him for not attending the slaughter party in Vietnam.

1. He was to priveleged to be forced into it.

2. He had "other priorities".

Besides, he's more than made up for it, by killing hundreds of thousands of innocent (that we know of) people, while lurking in the shadows.
 
 
+6 # Billy Bob 2013-10-29 16:43
Let me rephrase some things:

He was "too privileged"

and "killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people (that we know of)"

My incoherant writing is frustrating for me too!
 
 
+6 # reiverpacific 2013-10-29 18:09
Quoting Billy Bob:
Let me rephrase some things:

He was "too privileged"

and "killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people (that we know of)"

My incoherant writing is frustrating for me too!


Don't worry about it bro'; in fact join the club. My daffy digits betray and embarrass me frequently.
It's the heart and thoughts behind it that counts, something "Prick" Cheney never could hide in their complete absence from his psychopathic persona.
 
 
+4 # Billy Bob 2013-10-29 18:58
Thank you.
 
 
+20 # Dale 2013-10-29 11:18
Dick Cheney is a War Criminal first class and a perpetrator of crimes against humanity. END IMPUNITY FOR HIM AND OTHERS COMPLICIT.
 
 
+22 # teineitalia 2013-10-29 11:26
Why is this psychopath not in jail? He- and his cronies Rumsfeld, Rice, Wolfowitz and Perle- along with his puppet George the Lesser- have caused more human suffering than all the plagues combined. Hopefully, there will be a reckoning, and I will live to see it.
 
 
+23 # Trover 2013-10-29 11:47
Richard Bruce Cheney is a liar. He is a coward of the first order. He is a draft dodger,and a war criminal. Moreover, he is the most pompous individual to ever hold elected office.
 
 
+20 # walt 2013-10-29 11:56
Let's first demand a full and complete investigation into the lies told to invade Iraq. Cheney was a big part of that.

When the truth is revealed, we should see some people prosecuted. Or maybe we can simply release Cheney to one of the countries that has a warrant for his arrest and let them find out what he did.
 
 
+17 # wrknight 2013-10-29 12:06
Let's just declare war on Cheney, Adelson and the rest of those chicken livered SOBs that want to watch other people's children die (from a safe distance, of course).
 
 
+20 # Archie1954 2013-10-29 12:10
Cheney is, was and always will be a monster. Even now, his stolen heart is turning as black as coal. A war mongering, venal assassin is now attempting to once again help commit even more murders.
 
 
+10 # Skeeziks 2013-10-29 12:11
Cheney, Bush. Wolfowitz. Rumsfeld and all of Bush and Co. Fear flooded, weak individuals who don't care how many of us die in their stead.

Had they just considered bin Laden and Co. the murdering criminals they were, we could have been so far ahead, today there would probably be a bit more peace on Earth.
 
 
+16 # fredboy 2013-10-29 12:34
Cheney is a warmongering asshole.

He set up all the lies that led us into Iraq, and now wants to draw more innocent blood.

Time for the public to ditch this bastard. Just ostracize him, ignoring him forever.
 
 
+7 # rockieball 2013-10-29 12:51
Well then put him in a tank along with all the other chicken hawks and old farts in the Republican and Tea Party and have them be the first wave into the fire. BUT!!! Give then blanks instead of real ammo.
 
 
+1 # dsmeek36 2013-10-29 13:42
As I keep saying, nothing is a "war crime" when you have nuclear weapons.
 
 
+15 # REDPILLED 2013-10-29 13:43
Boycott the complicit imperialist media which allows all such murderous psychopaths a platform to spew their evil. Let these networks know why you will not watch their "news" shows and why you are telling everyone you know not to watch them. Let their craven, amoral, profit-lusting sponsors know. as well. $$$ is the only thing these sociopaths understand.
 
 
+15 # Terrapin 2013-10-29 14:27
"If he (Cheney) were a dog, we'd chop off his head and examine it for RABIES" --- Kurt Vonnegut
I am certain he would approve of me appropriating this wonderful line.
 
 
+12 # fredboy 2013-10-29 15:07
Rockieball, that's a great idea, but remember that Cheney and his like dodged the draft and all military service. They are the cheerleaders, always standing on the sidelines shouting orders at the poor souls they send into the fray. As Shakespeare said of these creeps, "How many cowards whose hearts are all as false as stairs of sand wear yet upon their chins the beards of Hercules and frowning Mars, who, inward searched, have livers white as milk."
 
 
+17 # awen 2013-10-29 15:52
I will no longer open any rsn news emails that has a Cheney headline because you always have a picture of the hated evil creep and I can't stand seeing his despicable face.
 
 
+15 # Madmedic 2013-10-29 16:50
Quoting awen:
I will no longer open any rsn news emails that has a Cheney headline because you always have a picture of the hated evil creep and I can't stand seeing his despicable face.


AMEN! The only time I care to see his evil face again is when it is part of his obituary.
 
 
+5 # Scott Galindez 2013-10-29 18:57
Quoting Madmedic:
Quoting awen:
I will no longer open any rsn news emails that has a Cheney headline because you always have a picture of the hated evil creep and I can't stand seeing his despicable face.


AMEN! The only time I care to see his evil face again is when it is part of his obituary.


The truth isn't pretty...
 
 
0 # WestWinds 2013-10-31 09:03
Quoting Madmedic:
Quoting awen:
I will no longer open any rsn news emails that has a Cheney headline because you always have a picture of the hated evil creep and I can't stand seeing his despicable face.


AMEN! The only time I care to see his evil face again is when it is part of his obituary.


--- Amen! Your pen to heaven's To Do List.
 
 
+4 # WBoardman 2013-10-29 18:05
Would you be more interested
in a different part of his anatomy?
 
 
+7 # Billy Bob 2013-10-29 18:59
Not unless a door was hitting it on his way out.
 
 
+16 # dregstudios 2013-10-29 18:48
Isn’t old crow Cheney one of the most vile and despicable excuses for a human being ever to set foot in the White House? He’s a vulture and a war-profiteer whose effigy should be lit afire in the streets every day he still walks around a free man. See some art and words defining his role in architecting a Society of Fear at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2010/04/inside-job.html
 
 
+13 # Legion 2013-10-29 19:55
Richard Bruce Cheney is a delusional man with an insatiable lust for power over others who has no concept of the consequences of his actions. Mr. Steponallofus of the Arledge Broadcasting Company and others like him are giving Dickie Bruce an exposure he does not deserve. Gerald Ford made at least three historical mistakes: (1) pardoning the other Tricky Dick, (2) hiring Cheney and (3) retaining Donnie Rumsfeld.
 
 
+13 # tm7devils 2013-10-29 21:21
Will someone do me a favor and copy this entire list of comments and email, Tweet or Facebook them to Cheney...
I would like him to know, by a magnitude of a thousand (or more), that he has more enemies than friends.
 
 
+4 # WBoardman 2013-10-30 08:57
For a little polite trolling,
one might post the link for this piece
on this Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/dickcheney

Hurry and be the second to do so....
 
 
0 # Cassandra2012 2013-10-30 13:28
He would just reply, "So...???"
 
 
+13 # jcdav 2013-10-29 21:47
I would not walk across the street to piss on Chaney if he were on fire. Damn good thing for him (not US) that he did not go to 'Nam-- he would have been fragged or friendly fired in short order. I only hope Shrub, Chaney etal are tried for their war crimes
 
 
+12 # Phlippinout 2013-10-29 21:59
Dear Mr. Dick, why do the nice people die and you live on? What a shame.
 
 
+13 # phrixus 2013-10-30 08:11
Psychopath: A person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse.

I for one, will celebrate his demise. The sooner, the better.
 
 
+3 # WestWinds 2013-10-31 09:07
[quote name="phrixus"] Psychopath: A person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse.

I for one, will celebrate his demise. The sooner, the better.[/quote

---

Yes. I will be joyful and sing a happy song when he joins Margaret Thatcher; another one of his ilk.
 
 
+8 # ricardo 2013-10-30 10:56
Just don't go hunting with this psychopath...no t even for Easter Eggs.
 
 
+5 # dusty 2013-10-30 19:20
Worked in 1970-71 at the Wadsworth-Westw ood VA hospital pschiatric/psyc hological areas helping Veterans of Indochina war as well as earlier ones. These men and women who were damaged by war were also damaged by the damage they did to other human beings. Dick Cheney and the folk like him in the name of efficient capitalism will kill anyone to continue their dominance and their right to extract profit to fullfill their greed. They are evil.
 
 
+3 # WestWinds 2013-10-31 09:11
Quoting dusty:
Worked in 1970-71 at the Wadsworth-Westwood VA hospital pschiatric/psychological areas helping Veterans of Indochina war as well as earlier ones. These men and women who were damaged by war were also damaged by the damage they did to other human beings. Dick Cheney and the folk like him in the name of efficient capitalism will kill anyone to continue their dominance and their right to extract profit to fullfill their greed. They are evil.


---

It's true. Normal, healthy people suffer greatly when they are involved with harming other innocents, but Cheney seems to thrive on his sick-co(rporate )-phant warfaring ways.
 
 
+2 # WestWinds 2013-10-31 09:11
Quoting dusty:
Worked in 1970-71 at the Wadsworth-Westwood VA hospital pschiatric/psychological areas helping Veterans of Indochina war as well as earlier ones. These men and women who were damaged by war were also damaged by the damage they did to other human beings. Dick Cheney and the folk like him in the name of efficient capitalism will kill anyone to continue their dominance and their right to extract profit to fullfill their greed. They are evil.


---

It's true. Normal, healthy people suffer greatly when they are involved with harming other innocents, but Cheney seems to thrive on his sick-co(rporate )-phant warfaring ways.
 
 
+1 # get real 2013-10-31 16:10
I feel sorry for the heart transplant, Can't imagine trying to be a heart in that evil evil person. I'm sure he will kill this heart too, unless the heart figures out how to kill him first. In my opinion, Cheney could have been another Hitler,,,,and there are those who follow him yet.
 
 
+1 # brux 2013-11-01 08:26
This "Dick" was born at war with the whole world!
 
 
+1 # samiam 2013-11-01 22:07
Every time I see Dr Evil Cheney I think what a waste of a good heart.
 
 
+1 # tomo 2013-11-02 22:14
Cheney was let loose upon American foreign policy for eight years. His antisocial disposition was in plain sight almost from the start of the second Bush's administration. To the extent that America functions as a democracy, we have a great deal to answer for. Cheney has done much harm to the world at large, but to some murky degree, it was we who did Cheney.
 
 
+1 # Mannstein 2013-11-03 20:14
To Cheney Bush and all the other right wing war mongers;

Doch sitzt ihr da oben ihr feigen Gestalten vom Feinde bezahlt doch dem Volke zum Spott.

Doch einst wird wieder Gerechitigkeit walten dann richtet das Volk dann gnade euch Gott.
 

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