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Intro: "Dick Cheney has canceled a talk in Toronto because, he says, 'Canada is too dangerous.' This is the ultimate chicken hawk, who had 5 deferrals from serving in Vietnam, and who sent thousands of US troops to protect his oil in Iraq, where 30,000 were seriously wounded and nearly 5000 killed."

Dick Cheney is afraid to go to Canada. (photo: file)
Dick Cheney is afraid to go to Canada. (photo: file)



Cheney Afraid to Speak in "Dangerous" Canada

By Juan Cole, Reader Supported News

13 March 12

 

Dick Cheney has cancelled a talk in Toronto because, he says, "Canada is too dangerous."

his is the ultimate chicken hawk, who had 5 deferrals from serving in Vietnam, and who sent thousands of US troops to protect his oil in Iraq, where 30,000 were seriously wounded and nearly 5000 killed.

But, you know, he might be scalded by Tim Horton's coffee or fatally confused when drivers stop to let jaywalkers cross the road.

Let's take up a collection to send him to speak in Baghdad, which he made dangerous for millions of Iraqis.



Dick Cheney Has Canceled a Talk in Toronto Because, He Says, "Canada Is Too Dangerous"

By Tristin Hopper, National Post

13 March 12

 

ormer U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney has cancelled an April appearance in Toronto citing concerns Canada is too dangerous.

"He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high," said Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which had booked Mr. Cheney for an April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

In September, Mr. Cheney was speaking at a private club in Vancouver when protesters massed outside the front door harassing ticket holders and in one instance, choking a security guard. The former vice-president was reportedly held inside the building for more than seven hours as Vancouver Police in riot gear dispersed the demonstrators.

"God forbid there was ever an emergency," said Ruppert, noting Cheney's history of heart problems.

Ticket holders can either bring in their tickets for a refund, or go to a replacement talk by author Mark Steyn.

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+10 # globalcitizen 2012-03-13 11:14
Perhaps Obama can do for Cheney what he did for Bush and Israeli War criminals. He used the corrupt, blackmailing, coercive Western class hierarchies to threaten Spanish judges from prosecuting Bush, and corrupting U.N. officials from prosecuting Israeli War criminals.

We have a bi partisan Fascism, totaltiarian class system which no longer uses the "good old white boy network", (class hierarcies) but uses equal opportunity class/empire War criminals, class shills to protect corporate Fascism and Fascist Western alliances, like NATO, which too was blackmailed to participate in rendition, torture, and secret sites to serve WESTERN FASCISM.
 
 
+134 # bluebluesdancer 2012-03-13 12:34
Globalcitizen: You write in such a way that it is difficult to understand what you mean. Sometimes I think you are pro, then you seem against, but most of the time your lack of grammar just makes your postings into grey murky irate ramblings. I try to read them, but usually give up.
 
 
+44 # Karlus58 2012-03-13 13:05
Yes, I gave him the courtesy to read his manifesto. He's fixated on Class and rambling.
 
 
+16 # Doubter 2012-03-13 22:54
At least he's cut down on the CAPITALS.
 
 
+8 # RLF 2012-03-14 05:22
Perhaps English is not his first language...perh aps you all should give him a break. A little less self righteousness.
 
 
+106 # Karlus58 2012-03-13 13:08
back to the article...Chene y should go to Baghdad and give the speech entitled..."Acc epting America as Liberators"... Then be given a tour of Abu Ghrab.
 
 
+44 # aitengri 2012-03-13 13:34
[quote name="blueblues dancer"]Globalc itizen: You write in such a way that it is difficult to understand what you mean.

I agree about the syntactical density of "globalcitizen' s" garble. I think the core problem is, he is attempting to impose his own categorical nomenclature within a telegraphic quasi-tweet form of condensation. What I just wrote is almost like that, as well. But let's not lose sight of the quivering heart attack prone monster who keeps surviving physiologically , like a vampire, sucking negative attention from the many people who would be overjoyed were the man not only dead, but executed in the same way Mussolini was - dragged through the streets of Rome.
 
 
+21 # DRL 2012-03-13 16:45
It was Milan.
 
 
+9 # aitengri 2012-03-13 19:46
The price of shooting on the fly, and so the inaccuracies multiply. Sorry, of course. He was trapped in Northern Italy.
 
 
+13 # bluebluesdancer 2012-03-13 17:53
Quoting aitengri:
[quote name="bluebluesdancer"]Globalcitizen: You write in such a way that it is difficult to understand what you mean.

I agree about the syntactical density of "globalcitizen's" garble. I think the core problem is, he is attempting to impose his own categorical nomenclature within a telegraphic quasi-tweet form of condensation. What I just wrote is almost like that, as well. But let's not lose sight of the quivering heart attack prone monster who keeps surviving physiologically, like a vampire, sucking negative attention from the many people who would be overjoyed were the man not only dead, but executed in the same way Mussolini was - dragged through the streets of Rome.

Love it! Understood it! :-)
 
 
-51 # globalcitizen 2012-03-13 21:11
AITENGRI:

Translation, Liberals enabled Mussolini, Hitler, fascist Capitalism and need to be dragged through the streets of morality, history and ideology . They have no clue.
 
 
+30 # Progressive Patriot 2012-03-14 04:48
You're flat out WRONG. The greedy capitalist system that has evolved, in which corporations ONLY care about making money, and could care less about customer or worker satisfaction, has been enabled by _Republican_ deregulation, and the downsizing of the enforcement departments throughout government. (That's the kind of "smaller government" that they want.)
 
 
+13 # suzyskier 2012-03-14 18:47
Please get your liberals, conservatives and fascists straight. What you say makes no sense! Blaming liberals for Hitler and Mussolini???

Any how please read how quickly Hitler was able to take over Germany after Hindenburg died! He didn't need any help form liberals(they were in concentration camps very quickly)
 
 
+4 # Progressive Patriot 2012-03-13 23:11
I had a neighbor in the early '70s who grew up in Italy, and she told me that they could see Mussolini hanging on the gallows from their window.
 
 
+16 # mjc 2012-03-13 13:42
Agree, blueblue.., if some of us who I think may feel as you do about the issues you focus on, i.e., fascism or class warfare, it is difficult to follow your train of though.
 
 
+17 # szq5777 2012-03-13 17:13
And I thought I was the only one who had trouble following Global!You are right Blues, this guy thinks in unconnected synapses!
 
 
-57 # globalcitizen 2012-03-13 21:05
bluesdancer liberal, democratic apologist:


Unless you have specific or general arguments to counter what I have said, your lame superficial are "lame, murky and I USUALLY A DO NOT TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY. Your 72 votes are "murkey irate liberal idiot responses.....a nd I "USUALLY NEVER GIVE" UP TO STUPIDIITY, CLSS DOGMAS. NOW TRY REAL ARGUMENTS.
 
 
+41 # bluebluesdancer 2012-03-13 22:24
Globalcitizen: First, I don't think that letting you know that your comment are difficult to understand gives you the right to verbally abuse me.
Secondly, Now that I understand where you are coming from I can understand that a bigoted person who has become enmeshed in American "Zionist" fanaticism would obviously be unable to comprehend the facts! I lost a good friend to the very same ailment a couple of years ago. Unfortunately you are deaf as well as blind.
Obama is by no means perfect, I readily admit, but he is trying to keep the peace and to make a better world for us. Warring, running up bills and growing the government as well as destroying the environment has been the bailiwick of the Republican Party over the past 30+ years, followed by their claims that "It wasn't us... it was the other guys that did it!!" But history shows the truth of that lie. I don't think that you realize that your fear of fascism (which I think we all agree would not be a good thing) is a bit convoluted, since that is exactly what the Republicans are trying to create. Americans that espouse a hatred of Communism should be equally afraid of Republicanism (Corporatism) which ends-up having the same result...or worse.
 
 
+13 # Doubter 2012-03-13 23:12
Oh my God!
Relapse.
You appear to be calling liberals "idiots;" and here I thought YOU were an overly verbose liberal!
The trouble is no one knows WHAT you are saying so how can we counter your arguments? Do you REALLY know what you REALLY mean?
Now it turns out I don't even know what side you are on.
How can anyone counter what you say if we don't know what you mean? It is a writers responsibility to write so as to be understood by heavy browed idiots like me. (us?)
 
 
+7 # Progressive Patriot 2012-03-14 04:49
But you SHOUT a lot. ;-})
 
 
+69 # indian weaver 2012-03-13 11:27
good photo of dick the pr...! I guess his location was disclosed this time so of course he bailed. ever wonder where his sidekick in Crimes Against Humanity dumdum dubya is these days - maybe hiding behind his walled secure compound in Texas, in internal exile with a secure water source? and dubya's the guy who said in an interview that an ex president can make a million bucks after leaving office. so, where are the speaking engagements for these guys? ya gotta laugh at them, were it not so tragic what the two of them have done worldwide: commit Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes. Then that liar and coward obama paid off Spain to arrest one of the most lauded War Crime judges on the planet to avoid the Spanish indictment of dubya for War Crimes - the usual these days from amerika, nothing new here.
 
 
+4 # unitedwestand 2012-03-15 04:08
I wouldn't worry too much about their financial situation, they probably were able to stow away all that cash they made while in office by waging wars of aggression. Can you imagine how much money they made investing in companies involved in supplying the military industrial complex. Maybe, he was afraid of getting arrested.
 
 
+37 # globalcitizen 2012-03-13 11:37
All Social movements need to reject corrupt Feminists, corrupt Black, misleadership that pretends to reflect a social outcome, when it is about Empire and corporate fascism.

AMY GOODMAN: Ali Abunimah, your response to Hillary Clinton?

ALI ABUNIMAH: I mean, it’s incredible to hear those words and then look at the—of course, she was referring to Syria—and then look at the situation in Palestine, where Israel is carrying out premeditated murders, extrajudicial executions—thes e are war crimes under international law—....And so, I mean, the question to Hillary Clinton, I wish there were some real journalists who attend these daily State Department briefings, to ask: "Look, do Palestinians ever have a right to self-defense? After 63 years of dispossession, of occupation, of siege, can Palestinians ever be considered 'civilians under siege driven to self-defense'? And if so, what do they have a right to do?... When they engage in Gandhi-like protest, they’re attacked." Hana al-Shalabi, a woman prisoner, is now on her 27th day of hunger strike in Hasharon Prison, being detained without charge or trial by Israel, along with hundreds of other so-called administrative detainees. Almost every other day, Hillary Clinton is making speeches about women and women’s rights. What about the rights of Hana al-Shalabi and her family?..."
 
 
+15 # XXMD48 2012-03-13 12:06
Quoting globalcitizen:
All Social movements need to reject corrupt Feminists, corrupt Black, misleadership that pretends to reflect a social outcome, when it is about Empire and corporate fascism.

AMY GOODMAN: Ali Abunimah, your response to Hillary Clinton?

ALI ABUNIMAH: I mean, it’s incredible to hear those words and then look at the—of course, she was referring to Syria—and then look at the situation in Palestine, where Israel is carrying out premeditated murders, extrajudicial executions—these are war crimes under international law—....And so, I mean, the question to Hillary Clinton, I wish there were some real journalists who attend these daily State Department briefings, to ask: "Look, do Palestinians ever have a right to self-defense? After 63 years of dispossession, of occupation, of siege, can Palestinians ever be considered 'civilians under siege driven to self-defense'? And if so, what do they have a right to do?... When they engage in Gandhi-like protest, they’re attacked." Hana al-Shalabi, a woman prisoner, is now on her 27th day of hunger strike in Hasharon Prison, being detained without charge or trial by Israel, along with hundreds of other so-called administrative detainees. Almost every other day, Hillary Clinton is making speeches about women and women’s rights. What about the rights of Hana al-Shalabi and her family?..."

You are right on this one!
 
 
+17 # Granny Weatherwax 2012-03-13 13:09
Actually Ali Abunimah is right - That there are discrepancies between the discource and the acts of political men (and women) is not new, but I am not sure about the "need to reject corrupt Feminists, corrupt Black, misleadership that pretends to reflect a social outcome".
Sounds to me like divide and conquer...
 
 
+7 # feloneouscat 2012-03-15 11:46
What does this have to do with Dick Cheney and why is it being posted here?
 
 
+106 # kbarrand 2012-03-13 11:47
What a gutless coward this b*stard is. And not just because of this.
 
 
+98 # Billy Bob 2012-03-13 11:53
I think we should send cheney to give a guest lecture about the PNAC agenda in SUNNY SPAIN!

I'd be happy to let some U.S. tax dollars fund the trip to Spain. I hear it's beautiful this time of year.
 
 
+10 # Progressive Patriot 2012-03-13 22:57
I've thought that poetic justice would be to put them all on trial, and sentence them to life without parole, at Guantanamo, with the current inhabitants as their jailers, with free rein as to how they are treated.

Life could be short ... or at least they may wish it would end.
 
 
+152 # Barbara K 2012-03-13 11:58
This gutless wonder belongs in prison and he knows it. Maybe that is his real reason for avoiding Canada?
 
 
+34 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 14:06
Good point!

Though his toady Stephen Harper would never permit it to go anywhere, there is a real danger that some zealous Mountie would read up on international law and war crimes and lock him up.

(Just kidding! No RCMP office is likely to read up on anything, except maybe how to avoid prosecution for sexual harassment of female officers.)
 
 
-23 # Stephanie Remington 2012-03-13 17:30
What about his toady Barack Obama, who won't permit it to go anywhere either?
 
 
+13 # Majikman 2012-03-14 00:19
I think the President has more sense than to involve himself and the Democrats in what could end up in a civil war in this country by going after Cheney. What do you think those crazy Repugs would do with that???
 
 
+8 # Stephanie Remington 2012-03-14 14:48
Are you saying that Americans would choose armed revolt in response to the legally-mandate d investigation and prosecution of a man with – at last calculation – a 9% popularity rating in the US?

Are we, in this nation, supposed to cower in fear of prosecuting criminals who admit their acts in writing because of what Republicans might "do with that"???
 
 
+8 # feloneouscat 2012-03-15 11:51
Americans would NOT choose armed revolt. This is an unrealistic belief: talk does not mean action. Nor would there be civil war because Cheney was prosecuted any more than there was when Clinton was impeached.

A few people with deer rifles does not a revolution make.
 
 
+2 # Stephanie Remington 2012-03-13 22:25
If any of these negative votes are coming from Barbara K, goodsensecynic, or anyone who gave them a thumbs up you are total hypocrites.

How could you possibly call Stephen Harper a toady for blocking any prosecution of Cheney and call Barack Obama anything different?

And how can you speculate that Cheney's real reason for avoiding Canada is the fear of facing long overdue criminal charges without simultaneously wondering why he's in more danger of facing charges there than he is here?

I should have at least 21 thumbs up for pointing out the obvious.
 
 
+1 # Barbara K 2012-03-15 08:17
I can promise you that no negative votes came from me. Shame on you for the implication.
 
 
0 # Stephanie Remington 2012-03-15 13:47
You advocate unquestioning support of Democrats, in general, and Obama in particular.

It was a logical speculation.
 
 
+80 # tm7devils 2012-03-13 12:07
...and rightly so he should be afraid. He has no one but himself to blame for being in a position of fearfulness...
 
 
+76 # grouchy 2012-03-13 12:41
I love the mention in this piece that it was actually all about oil! Too bad mainstream media has not reflected on that piece of reality!

It was a typical colonial adventure totally. Disgusting as is this SOB.

He and the shrub should both spend the rest of their lives in prison which would be if you or I caused the death of only a single person. Again, DISGUSTING!
 
 
+47 # GeeRob 2012-03-13 12:45
"God forbid that there was ever an emergency."

Godspeed that there is.
 
 
+106 # RMDC 2012-03-13 12:51
I just can't believe that Cheney is still alive. He must be the first real honest to god Zombie on earth. His heart died more than two years ago. No one survives on a heart pump for more than a month or so. I now no longer believe that he is human. He is the "un-dead" -- that is, he really died two years ago and now he is just un-dead. But the un-dead are really dead. So let's all just stop thinking about Cheney. He's a dead man walking.

Cheney is probably the most hated man on earth and will be for another century. That's what he has to live with. He's the mass murderer and genocidier who did not get charged with any crime but everyone knows he is a criminal. Even if he is still technically breathing, he is morally dead.
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+64 # madams12 2012-03-13 13:39
RMDC sez that Cheney is "the most hated man on earth"..... but you've omitted an uglier wretch...Rumsfe ld...who is directly responsible for driving the use of waterboarding & torture to all detainees. Torture that ended in death = murder ....and Rummy and his pals are all vile war criminals and one day they will face Judgement. Too bad pressure from US govt shut down the beginnings of indictments for war crimes against a senior Justice there Baltasar ...but just as indictments are pending against US approved evangelicalDict ator, Efraim Rios Montt (Guatemala) thanks to Spanish criminal investigators, so too, one day will Rumsfeld Cheney and Bush's names be remembered as war criminals.
 
 
+20 # RMDC 2012-03-13 17:37
Yes indeed, madams12. You are right to mention Rumsfeld. Isn't is odd that these two had careers that were so closely linkes. These are the real odd couple.
 
 
+4 # Doubter 2012-03-13 23:21
I can't even tell them apart, to tell the truth. Maybe if I saw them together...
 
 
+18 # bluepilgrim 2012-03-13 16:11
Where's Buffy the Vampire Hunter when you need her?
All these neocon/neolib psychopaths should be forever locked in their rooms with their life-size blow-up Hitler dolls (and that icludes those like Krauthammer and Limbaugh, and the Koch brothers).

But that has to wait until the people get their country back. That's the priority now.
 
 
+4 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 18:32
Unfortunately, Buffy is working full-time on "Ringer" and is too involved in deception, adultery, identity-swappi ng, murder, Ponzi schemes and intersecting criminal investigations to worry about the relative reality of military-indust rial-congressio nal-ideological vampires.
 
 
+1 # feloneouscat 2012-03-15 11:54
Ah, well, at least she is keeping busy.
 
 
+8 # Erdajean 2012-03-13 23:35
It just may be, RMDC, that divine retribution is keeping that insufferable old excrement of Satan alive, for a little justice on this earth to prevail.

The United States of America can NEVER hold up its head in the world until Cheney, Bush and Rumsfeld are held up in a court of law and handed a suitable judgment -- which is hard because they can only die once, for capital crimes against millions.
 
 
+30 # chuckw38 2012-03-13 13:06
Geeeeee, Dicky-Poo What might thou be so FRIGHTENED OF ?????
Being found GUILTY?????
Oh, don't worry, Mr. Cheesy,
Those who matter have probably been bought off..... :)
 
 
+55 # Texan 4 Peace 2012-03-13 13:13
"...Iraq, where 30,000 were seriously wounded and nearly 5000 killed." Juan, I'm sure this is inadvertant, but many thousands more than that were killed. You forgot to count the Iraqi deaths. :-(
 
 
+57 # nancyw 2012-03-13 13:15
Why isn't karma kicking in here? That pic of Cheney says it all - the sneer, the disregard for anything but his own ego.

C'mon karma... do your thing!
 
 
+43 # Granny Weatherwax 2012-03-13 13:16
Actually i don't think he is afraid of protedsts. I would buy much more easily his concern about being arrested for crime against Humanity.
Yes the Canadian Premier is a friend but he could be bound by a request from a Spanish judge just as the UK justice depertment was when it came to snagging Pinochet.

I can't believe I am comparing an ex-VPOTUS with Pinochet...
 
 
+20 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 14:09
Harper would do what the Brits did with Pinochet ... let him go!

As for an ex-VPOTUS & General Augusto, who do you think enabled Pinochet to do his coup in the first place?
 
 
+42 # video4315 2012-03-13 13:23
It could be that Cheney knows he could be arrested for war crimes if he steps foot out of the US. I propose that we take up a collection to buy a one-way ticket for him and for W and if they aren't arrested, then deny them re-entry!
 
 
+24 # James Marcus 2012-03-13 13:29
Cheney...does not actually have a 'heart', as we know it.
This One, Reptilian, for sure. ('Zombie', is close) (OK. Don't believe me !)
But, only a 'Field Commander', not really amongst Dark-Decision-M aking Masters.
Cheney's job was to 'Direct The Bumbling Idiot', who was not even capable of Doing Dark Deeds on his own, and needed guidance along every step of the way (perhaps, even to the toilet, dining table, etc)
It is difficult to hold the 'Deeply Ignorant' (Bush) responsible for their deeds.
Not so, Cheney!
 
 
+8 # Debby 2012-03-13 13:29
I know what the Chickenhawk's afraid of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrzkFmzd9Xo
 
 
+28 # marilynrssll 2012-03-13 13:31
Bush cancelled a visit in Europe (somewhere?) because he was
reminded of his status, and that there was a warrant out for his arrest. Cheney has one, too.
I cannot recall if the warrant could be served from ANY other country.??
 
 
+11 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 15:33
I don't know either, but it would certainly be worth a try.
 
 
+31 # vicnada 2012-03-13 13:33
There's something eerie about a "man" whose heart doesn't beat. Call me non-sympathetic , way harsh or bigoted but I wonder sometimes when a human stops being a human. When the heart is bypassed to the point it is no longer required to warmly beat, no longer counts cosmic moments linked to cosmic rhythms, no longer measures sympathy and antipathy with fellow human feeling...when the heart stops beating, is its breathing host truly human?
 
 
+29 # cordleycoit 2012-03-13 13:41
This hero is afraid to go to the land of Sargent Preston? ruled over by the Great white Mother and her Tory accomplices. The Huskies might jump up on him and there could be an amorous moose or worse someone might speak French to him. here is the man who killed millions, lied to billions, stole all the oil in Iraq and even shot his own lawyer. What an American hero cringing at the sight of a Maple Leaf.
 
 
+46 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 13:44
Cheney has good reason to be cautious. He knows his history, and he is aware that, when Rome was declining and about to fall, it was the barbarians to the north that brought the Empire down.

Canadians are postmodern Visigoths. Our irrational tribal solidarity (e.g., single-payer health care), our impenetrable multiplicity of languages and customs (multiculturali sm) and our refusal to grasp simple concepts of social order (capital punishment having ended in 1962) all attest to a strange and dangerous people who (as your single largest foreign supplier of petroleum) soon have a strangle hold on your gas pumps. And to think, we pay about $5.00 a gallon ... The Horror! The Horror!

Even worse than our lethal capacity to maim and kill with climate-changin g hockey sticks is our uncanny ability to make you laugh and laugh and lose your concentration.

From Mack Sennett to Wayne and Schuster, David Steinberg and Rich Little to Martin Short and John Candy, from Dan Aykroyd and Mort Sahl to Michael J. Fox and Mike Myers, from Howie Mandel to Jim Carrey, and many hundreds of others, all presided over by Lorne Michaels and praying to the ever-observant spirit of Leslie Neilson, Canadians tickle what's left of your funny bones and quietly await the moment when we will collectively go for your jocular.
 
 
+2 # feloneouscat 2012-03-15 11:58
I've lived in Canada. All that is said is true.
 
 
+39 # teineitalia 2012-03-13 13:46
Dick Cheney ....one of the worst war criminals in human history. right up there with Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Emperor Hirohito and Pol pot.
Except those guys didn't get to go on speaking engagements.

He's like Rasputin, impervious to things that would have killed most men long ago. You could be right, RMDC. We might have ourselves a true zombie.

I hope he rots in hell while he is forced to watch the atrocities committed on his watch, and with his approval.
 
 
+13 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 15:30
Not a good punishment ... he'd probably ask for popcorn and enjoy the show.
 
 
+4 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 15:48
Alec Guinness played a pretty good Hitler. If a movie was ever made of the life of Dick Cheney, now that Charlton Heston is dead, who'd be the best thespian to assume the role?
 
 
+33 # lneidhold 2012-03-13 13:55
Cheney's no longer a chicken hawk. Now he's just a chicken s#$t.
 
 
+41 # Anonymosource 2012-03-13 13:56
Dick Cheney is wanted on arrest warrants from Algeria. He's subject to arrest outside the United States. He is facing numerous counts of bribery a corruption for a $180 million scheme involving Halliburton, natural gas contracts and the former convicted war criminal president. There have been many convictions and confessions (of Halliburton employees and Algerians) all implicating Cheney as the main culprit and criminal. if I was Cheney I wouldn't leave America either.
 
 
+11 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 15:29
Hell! I wouldn;t leave Wyoming ...
 
 
+44 # Anonymosource 2012-03-13 13:58
Obama should have had Cheney and Bush arrested the day he took office. The whole world knows they are guilty of countless war crimes and crimes against humanity. I really don't know why they haven't been arrested. It's my greatest disappointment in Obama.
 
 
+12 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 15:28
Maybe he was worries that it might obstruct Congress.
 
 
+6 # bluepilgrim 2012-03-13 16:20
Can I gather up all the times I didn't plus mark someone and put them on your comment?
 
 
+20 # noitall 2012-03-13 13:59
All those Dicks would be crazy to travel out of the loving arms of 'their' America and risk arrest for crimes against humanity, retaliation from the harmed, and dirt and more from a whole list of "people with cause" just to cast his pearls of wisdom to the "swine". He's far above any of that, plus where in the World is he welcome (or safe)? He's EARNED his money. Someone asked "how is he still alive, with his heart..." He has REAL medical care, not what his expendible constituents get. How else can he be here to continue to "do the good work"?
 
 
+19 # reiverpacific 2012-03-13 14:05
I love this -Canada has a pretty conservative government right now but the good folks of Toronto obviously ain't afraid to keep the Foghhorn Leghorn of, ah-say of Chickenhawks in their sights (no disrespect to ol' F.L. by the way).
Where Cheney the robo-heart should really be is in Abu-Grahib or better still Gitmo' as we are still stuck with it, and let loose as sport for those inmates still incarcerated without charge, as a new gladiatorial spectacle, bein' as how he is the main and totally merciless force who made their continued imprisonment a nightmare reality.
Unfortunately, Ob' is keeping them there so let's give 'em something to kick around, like the original Ural/Himalayan tribes who gave polo to the British used their vanquished opponent's heads as a ball.
I know-I know; nasty but in this case just a blood-sport fantasy of some justification perhaps, and a small price to pay for a blatant coward and warlord of the latter-day type.
Spain's too good for him!
 
 
+23 # lcarrier 2012-03-13 14:12
Cheney is probably afraid he'll be spirited out of the country where he can be tried in the International Criminal Court.
 
 
+25 # Archie1954 2012-03-13 14:13
It's not Canada that is too dangerous it's the Canadian people who, recognizing their government's moral and ethical shortcomings, are not willing to let war criminals get a free pass, at least not in their country.
 
 
+28 # rom120 2012-03-13 14:22
What boggles my mind, who wants to listen to this creep in the first place?
Sadists? Psychopaths? Tortures of little dogs?
 
 
+17 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 15:27
Exactly, the Republican Wannabes led by Stephen Harper (temporarily, through electoral suppression and quirky electoral laws) in power in the Great White North.
 
 
+21 # Anonymosource 2012-03-13 14:30
This is yet another lie. Cheney knows he has nothing to fear from Canadians or he wouldn't have agreed to the speech to begin with. He has since been warned he could be arrested.
 
 
+22 # bugbuster 2012-03-13 14:35
One wonders if Cheney is afraid of getting shipped off to The Hague for a visit with the judge.
 
 
+3 # feloneouscat 2012-03-15 12:01
If he has done nothing wrong, then why should he fear it... unless he actually has (oops!).
 
 
+12 # Kootenay Coyote 2012-03-13 14:49
If they won’t send it to the Hague for proper disposal, keep the thing out of Canada: we have enough filth as it is. If Ruppert’s ‘disappointed’, give him a toilet plunger & he should be happy....
 
 
+29 # jamjr40 2012-03-13 14:56
Achtung Herr Cheney, try Argentina, that's where ex-NAZI's went after they destroyed their country.
 
 
+29 # jackson47 2012-03-13 15:09
The Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act obliges Canada to arrest and surrender persons sought by the ICC for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

If the ICC has a warrant out for Cheney he can not travel to Canada for fear of being sent to the Hague.
 
 
+13 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 15:25
I hate to give our ruling politicians and unruly police forces any credit, but I seem to recall that George W. Bush also bailed on a speaking engagement in the land of the Red Maple and Snow Shoes.

Could the authorities have been ready to pounce and, in a last-ditch effort to repeat our victory in 1814, gave President 43 a head's up?
 
 
+18 # moby doug 2012-03-13 15:13
Dick knows he's not safe in Colorado, either. You may remember that a few years ago a citizen tried to speak to him in a mall in Denver and was promptly arrested. At least in Tex-ass he's still presumably free to hunt for 78 year old lawyers. Poor Dick.....so many fears, so few remaining years. And he has to share his luxury-bunker with that terrifying vagina dentata, Lynn!
 
 
+17 # Neferterri 2012-03-13 15:20
Cheney is terrified of being arrested and charged with war crimes. He has too much to fear. I'm surprised he's still alive, too. With his billions, he probably has an artificial heart, which is what he deserves. I also agree with "where is the karma?" If he doesn't pay for his crimes while he's alive, he most certainly will pay when he dies and crosses over. He knows he is the most hated man in the world. Cheney was the puppet master of Bush Jr. Bush Jr is an MK Ultra Mind Control victim. Should have figured that out during the 2004 elections when the media showed the black box strapped to Bush Jr's lower back. It was used for the trigger terms to bring forth the programmed in mind control, so that Jr wouldn't sound like the usual blithering idiot.
 
 
+13 # goodsensecynic 2012-03-13 15:22
Hmmm. Maybe it isn't fear of life-threatenin g Canadians or even anxiety about being turned over to the international authorities. Maybe the sales weren't going well, and rather than honk at an empty house, he figured deceit was the better part of marketing.
 
 
+25 # walt 2012-03-13 16:29
Cheney should have been impeached. He also should be tried as a war criminal.

It's so sad that the USA has done NOTHING about him while the rest of the world would put him on trial.

5000 dead after Bush and Cheney's crimes, and Americans have never demanded justice! What a scandal!
 
 
+13 # SOF 2012-03-13 20:49
Well, actually the Impeachment movement was huge. It was Speaker Pelosi in particular who took it 'off the table'. Didn't help that the corp media ignored the story. I suppose we are waiting and hoping for some foreign gov. to do what we couldn't. The power behind the war criminals is still very active -and winning.
 
 
+29 # szq5777 2012-03-13 16:55
What gets me is the fact that any American would vote for the party (GOP) that gave us this monster! The current crop of Republican candidates would just put the same policies in place that almost destroyed this country in the first place! Until the Repugs stop worshiping the religious-right who want a theocracy and the neocons who want endless war please vote Democratic!
 
 
+8 # Cassandra2012 2012-03-13 17:03
KARMA

To Dick Cheney and the rest of the oil-crazed Rajas of ‘kuch nahin.’
[With apologies to Gagan Gill and Salman Rushdie]




In the next life, they’ll return as nemesis, the face of what they hate, despise,
ignore.

In his next life, that callous strider over others’ worlds, the one who’d planted his foot on the throat of the universe — he’ll be a worker ant, leaf-cutting his way over iron ground; will be a dried-up forest about to be razed for timber tunneled by termites and crazed with dry-rot. He will sputter and gasp, drown beneath a shroud of lifeless, oil-drenched birds just off the shores of paradise.

No one will look. No one care. And his lucre-filled brain will not even remember.
 
 
+8 # RCW 2012-03-13 17:07
James Bond fans will appreciate that Cheney was booked to speak at Spectre Live. Is he the new Blofeld??
 
 
+2 # feloneouscat 2012-03-15 12:01
I had a response but it was naughty.
 
 
+4 # sandyboy 2012-03-13 17:57
If Montague Summers was still alive he'd be writing about Cheney for a revised version of his classic The Vampire His Kith And Kin!!!!
 
 
+7 # 1984 2012-03-13 18:25
Seriously but no surprise, I find the information in the article about Cheney's past, the Colorado mall and now Canada indicates Cheney is a psychopath.
More specifically, he meets the criteria of a sociopath...no concious, narcissitic, cobative....als o maybe a diagnosis of boarderline is appropriate.
 
 
+10 # Gengis 2012-03-13 20:08
Wow, poor Dick sure has no friends in this forum. I think goodsensecynic is right though. Not enough sales and the Canadian Bush Clone would not come up with a few billions to protect him without he spoke to a full house. In fact it would surprise me if the Canadian Bush clone was not having ticket purchasers monitored to make sure they were all friends of Dick, George W. and the fundamentalist Christian right and they got no one at all wanting to buy tickets that fit all three criteria except his pals in his government, and he knew that packing the house with the whole Conservative government members and supporters would not look good once the media got hold of it.

Yep, poor Dicky has no friends up there either except the Conservative MP's, and some of the 25% of the elctorate that it took to give Bush Clone a majority.
 
 
+11 # XXMD48 2012-03-13 20:42
Quoting RMDC:
I just can't believe that Cheney is still alive. He must be the first real honest to god Zombie on earth. His heart died more than two years ago. No one survives on a heart pump for more than a month or so. I now no longer believe that he is human. He is the "un-dead" -- that is, he really died two years ago and now he is just un-dead. But the un-dead are really dead. So let's all just stop thinking about Cheney. He's a dead man walking.

Cheney is probably the most hated man on earth and will be for another century. That's what he has to live with. He's the mass murderer and genocidier who did not get charged with any crime but everyone knows he is a criminal. Even if he is still technically breathing, he is morally dead.
]


This is the man whose response to report how many soldiers died one particular day was: SO?
Can such a person still be called a human being?
 
 
+9 # XXMD48 2012-03-13 20:57
Quoting Anonymosource:
Obama should have had Cheney and Bush arrested the day he took office. The whole world knows they are guilty of countless war crimes and crimes against humanity. I really don't know why they haven't been arrested. It's my greatest disappointment in Obama.

[quote name="bugbuster "]One wonders if Cheney is afraid of getting shipped off to The Hague for a visit with the judge.[/quote
Mr. Obama should use the Navy Seals to "export" Cheney and Bush to Iraq and let Iraqi court judge them.
 
 
+11 # Maxwell 2012-03-13 21:37
Where are all the right-wingers who want to rush to Cheney's aid? I mean, I'm stunned. Is Cheney really so evil that even right-wing Republicans aren't bothering to stick up for him? I see no defense of him here at all.

Do both Left and Right agree that Cheney is indefensible? Is that something on which both sides agree?
 
 
+10 # ABen 2012-03-14 09:54
Yes, Cheney is a war criminal. However, to those who are upset that the current administration did not have him arrested, along with Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Bolton, and the Shrub; just imagine the reaction of the right-wing nuts had Obama done this. I guarantee the House would have moved to impeach Obama as soon as it fell to Rethug control, and the assassination attempts would have been too numerous to track. Cheney won't leave the country because he knows at least one of the many international warrants for his arrest would be executed.
 
 
+6 # bluepilgrim 2012-03-14 15:09
If Obama and the Democrats had impeach those war criminals, and do what was right (and promised) the house would not have moved to Republican control. If the Democrats had represented the people they would have gained many seat in congress.
 
 
+5 # giraffee2012 2012-03-14 10:26
The current bunch of GOP candidates talk about their "hero" Reagan and Lincoln etc while shying away from "W"/ Cheney (who really ran the Presidency) AND YET they still talk of invasion (Iran) and dropping bombs with "no exit routine" == as if dropping bombs on Iran will stop that country from making bombs.

I Hope President Obama takes us back to the good ole days of 2000-2008 when he "talks" of the foolishness of GOP wanting to take us back to the "splash on TV" of bombing Iraq. It was watching the 4th of July fireworks and many USA Citizens "ate it up".

As Keith Olbermann said for years "It's xxxx days since it was announced the Iraq war was over."

I'd do like Bill Maher and donate a huge amount of my savings to buy "W"/the living dead Cheney/ and the mousey Rummy tickets for a vacation in Spain or ANY foreign country.

VOTE DEM/ VOTE OBAMA and VOTE 2012
 
 
+12 # Jim 2012-03-14 11:07
As a Canadian I accept this news as compliment; Cheney the scumbag fears our country? Wow. Any time American far-right GOP's are in opposition to anything I identify with, my day brightens because I know I must either be doing something right or being a part of something positive. Thank you.
 
 
+3 # sandyboy 2012-03-14 14:22
This isn't egotism, but I'm a bit perturbed that a comment I posted didn't appear. I joked re RCW's James Bond ref that Cheney aint Blofeld, that was his "fuck(you)buddy Ernst Stavro Rumsfeld". Maybe someone thought I was insulting RCW, which I was not? I wonder if this is the start of the threatened "moderation"? If so, it shows the dangers. If it was a glitch, or if I missed my post through stupidity, apologies.
 
 
-1 # John Somebody 2012-03-14 18:15
I suspect that few people will read this far down comments. And that people may wish criticism of global citizen were washed under the bridge. But I have to say:
1 I think usually understand him perfectly, and often agree with him. But, global, your anger distracts, the less intellectual, and does make difficulty for them to understand you.

When blueblue said, "Now that I understand where you are coming from I can understand that a bigoted person who has become enmeshed in American "Zionist" fanaticism would obviously be unable to comprehend the facts!" Seems to prove either that there's some delusion, that s/he could believe you to be any sort of zionatzi, or that s/he's saying you're enmeshed in fighting the bastards. If it's the latter, then s/he's the one failing to make him/herself clear.

That's just one example of the irrationality of your critics.

But please, find some way, to neutralise your anger, before you write
 
 
+6 # pernsey 2012-03-14 20:05
Dick Cheney should be afraid to go anywhere, because hes a war criminal and a heartless bastard! Obviously I despise this inhumane, robotic selfish man.

If hes afraid of Canada hes got a real problem globally.
 
 
+4 # motamanx 2012-03-15 00:17
I don't want anything to happen to Dick Cheney. I want him to have a turn at being waterboarded--n ot a torture, according to Cheney himself--and then, while this was going on, be asked what really happened on 9/11.
 
 
+2 # Anarchist 23 2012-03-15 02:01
Do you suppose the new law that abolishes protest would include a group seeking to De-Hex DC? Certainly with evil magicians like the heartless Cheney still visiting about, Washington could use some de-Hexing.
 
 
+4 # lark3650 2012-03-15 08:03
Cheney's an empty kettle
He has no real mettle
And yet we're torn apart
Just because we're presumin'
That Dick Cheney could be a human
If he only had a heart!!!!!
 
 
+3 # feloneouscat 2012-03-15 12:06
And a brain...
And some COURAGE...

lol
 
 
+8 # OldRedleg 2012-03-15 20:44
I don't usually give ratings but your comment was just too good to pass by without one.

My apologies to L. Frank Baum, since his Oz stories seemed to be based on good deeds and hope, but I always thought of the three idiots of the Bush years as such:

Bush as the Scarecrow, because he had no brain,

Cheney as the Tin Man, because he had no heart,

Rumsfeld as the Lion, because he had no courage.

Thank you for your verse!
 

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