Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What Makes Cheney Lie?

The former vice president may be running scared. Indictments aren't out of the question.

By Manifesto Joe

I really hoped that, once repudiated at the polls, the Republican right wing would give it a rest for a while. No such luck -- they are more vociferous than ever. And one of the lead attack dogs is none other than the former "vice president." We've seen more of that sneer in recent weeks than we had to for years during the Il Doofus administration.

Much of what Dick Cheney has been saying in speeches and interviews, appearances of unprecedented frequency for an ex-VP, is not squaring with the facts. Torture, CIA memos, Richard Clarke's repeated warnings about an imminent attack -- Cheney's accounts have consistently been pig manure. He seems to be a pupil of Joseph Goebbels -- you know, if you repeat the lie over and over ... Here's a link about this.

Not that adherence to the facts has ever been important to Cheney. He told countless whoppers during the run-up to the Iraq war. And once the war was on, he kept repeating the shameless canard about Saddam Hussein being connected in some way with 9-11. This man makes Machiavelli look like the hero of a Frank Capra movie.

He's also well-versed in the "Repub" Party's practice of defaming anyone associated with the "Democrat" Party. During his speech to the National Press Corps, Cheney, who was supposed to be talking about Al-Qaeda, referred to "Obama" (bin Laden) not being in good communication with the terrorist rank and file.

What is Cheney trying to do? My theory is: preemptive strikes. You know, the best defense is a good offense. I think that, ultimately, there's probably enough there for Cheney, "Fredo" Gonzales and several others to be indicted on war crimes charges. Cheney's thinking, most likely, is that getting the first punch in with brass knuckles will rid any antagonists of such thoughts. I think he's running scared, but his strategy is to be a lying bully so as not to show it. He's made that work enough times that he expects it to work again.

I pray to whatever gods may be that we don't let it happen this time.

Postscript: It was bitterly amusing to see the right wing's reaction to President Barack Obama taking his wife out on the town in New York. Since when have right wingers been concerned about rich people setting good examples for the struggling? After all the unbridled opulence and unregulated swinishness that we witnessed during the previous two presidential terms, it's moronic pettiness to talk about Obama taking Michelle out for one night on the town. How much time did Il Doofus spend on vacation in Crawford, and how much extra security and jet fuel did all that cost?

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Jack Jodell said...

Manifesto Joe, it is no freak occurrence that, if you google "the lies of George W. Bush" you will see 19,600,000 listings, or if you google "the lies of Dick Cheney" you will see 7,500,000 entries: those two lied constantly, about virtually everything, every day they were in office and since! I point out in my current blog post how today's far right Republicans simply see the world in a far different light - THEIR light - than do all other people. And so it is with Bush and Cheney. They are obviously insane or delusional to really believe and to keep repeating the bull they've been feeding us for all these years. And I have no doubt Cheney, Gonzo, Bush, Rumsfeld, and numerous other members of that corrupt administration are indeed guilty of war crimes and would and should be convicted and punished. But whether they will ever even be brought to trial remains to be seen, unfortunately.

Marc McDonald said...

>>It was bitterly amusing to see
>>the right wing's reaction to
>>President Barack Obama taking
>>his wife out on the town in New

It was also amusing the way the wingnuts were ballistic over the fact that President Obama ordered Dijon mustard on his burger.
As it turns out, Bush was also a big fan of Dijon mustard and the official White House site even had a recipe for "President and Laura Bush's Deviled Eggs Recipe,"
which called for Dijon mustard, which you can view here.

Marc McDonald said...

I just noticed this story today:
Dick Armey, of all people, said that Cheney misled him by saying that Saddam Hussein had direct personal ties to al-Qaeda terrorists and was making rapid progress toward a suitcase nuclear weapon.

Ron Southern said...

Cheney's BS may be enough to bury them all--Bush and everybody. That would be great! But I'm sure tired of hearing it from the dog's mouth.

Anonymous said...

I googled "lies of manifesto joe" and got 987,000 hits. Not bad for an alias! Keep 'em coming Joe!

Manifesto Joe said...

I just Googled "Lies of Anonymous" and got 6,830,000 hits! Come on, candy ass -- you're way ahead of me here.