Friday, August 14, 2009

Cheney's New Gambit

By Ray McGovern
August 14, 2009

The stenographers of the Fawning Corporate Media (FCM) are missing the most obvious explanation for former Vice President Dick Cheney’s widely reported “disappointment” with former President George W. Bush on the issue of pardons -- self-interest.

Read on.


Anonymous said...

Let me ask those of a more liberal persuasion than I something. Post 911 we were not fighting a country or a standing army. We were fighting a band of terror mongers whos only goal in life was to kill the infidels( thats you me and our innocent families)Do you all agree with me on that point?
There is quite a history of lying when terrorist Muslim radicals get captured red handed. In order to uncover plots and plans, do you think we should maybe put them in time out? How about a good verbal tounge lashing, you think this will work?
Water boarding was, I repeat was, a fairly humane method of extracting the truth from this band of countryless lying piles of Camel dung. Now that we have given away yet another valuable Government secret it is far less useful a tactic, and now we are trying to punish those who are trying to protect our very lives.
Wake up America. Wake up you self proclaimed do gooders.
Bush and Cheney will prove out in history to be genuine Americans.
THe ultra libs will prove out to be spineless Whiners.
Good luck America

Florence Chan said...

Finally someone spoke up about Time's recent cover story on Cheney being angry at Bush! It's infuriating to see Cheney being portrayed as an altruistic person simply trying to protect a good soldier on the battlefield. Even more nauseating was the portrayal of Bush as a highly principled individual who believes that people not remorseful shouldn't be pardoned. It's an insult to the reader's intelligence.

kasper said...

Enjoyed your article, as always. A minor point of accuracy concerning the video of the Nazi concentration camps affecting the Nuremberg Tribunal: video tape recording was not invented until early 1950s, and portable video systems did not exist until the 1970s. What was shown at Nuremberg was motion picture film, which had been in use since the 1890s.

I can remember vividly in 1966, when my cinema professor at the University of Southern California, Arthur Knight, showed films to our class from the Nazi concentration camps. None of us had seen anything like it before, and I've never seen it in such graphic detail since. Any attempt to describe it falls far short of actually seeing it. Professor Knight made a point of exposing all of his beginning students to these films as a way of showing the power of imagery. And he did it with little warning of it's content, probably to maximize its effect. The Nazi horrors could have been more easily minimized forgotten if not for the undeniability and shocking reality of the films and photos.

I think this is part of the reason why Obama and those who surround him are so intent on stopping the photos and videos of the torture that took place during the Bush Administration. Obama's stated desire to "look forward and not backward" regarding investigation of Bush era war crimes has become a full-scale effort at concealment and coverup by whatever means available. They know that making the photos public will have an impact beyond what all of the written reports and expose articles will have. But the momentum for investigation and prosecution may have grown beyond their ability to stop it. It's one thing to obstruct the prosecution of war crimes. It is quite another to keep the crimes themselves from even being known, which is exactly what Obama is doing.

AA said...

Anonymous , What were the orders that Cheney had given on the morning of 911 ? According to Norman Mineta , Cheney had given orders that coincided with prior knowledge of the hijacked plane fast approuching the Pentagon ." the plane is 50 miles out ...the plane is 10 miles out - do the orders still stand ? "

Cheney reportedly was also the one who was in charge of the air defence exercises being run at the same time that morning . Both Bush and Cheney were allowed to testify secretly about their knowledge of the "attacks" to the sham called the 911 Commission .

Your statement about Cheney is just not based on reality and seems more like you are parroting the propaganda . Cheney and Bush et al should be tried for treason and mass murder .