Here comes Dickhead Cheney again, trying to save his “legacy” (or rather his sorry ass from being tried for crimes against humanity). It’s disheartening to see The Economist pander so shamelessly to the neo-cons:
“THE contrast was stark: on the one hand Barack Obama, young, idealistic, wet-behind the ears, and on the other Dick Cheney, the former vice-president and the voice of experience, in his best growling form.”
“But Mr Obama looked like a man whose closest brush with terror had been watching “Independence Day”. Mr Cheney, by contrast, had been there. He recalled the moment on September 11th 2001 when he had been bundled from his White House office into the presidential bunker.”
So having the “experience” of hiding in a presidential bunker (an act of cowardice under the circumstances, if you ask me) qualifies one as an expert on the war on terror? What credibility does Cheney think he commands from having “been there”?
Instead of granting him prime time on TV, criminal prosecution for Cheney and the likes is a necessary first step to put a stop to their collective hubris.