One can only pity Dick Cheney’s incessant grousing about Obama’s “mistakes,” including that handshake with Hugo Chavez. It must be galling for a soulless, snarling geezer to watch the new guy carefully dismantle what he hoped would be his lasting legacy of evil. Closing Guantanamo. Refusing to engage in unprovoked mayhem and cruelty under the guise of a “war on terror.”
And now, apparently at Senator Diane Feinstein’s urging, Obama is leaving the door open to prosecuting the architects of our policies on torture.
Starting with the lawyers in the Justice Department, the fingers won’t have to point far to implicate the Marquis de Sade himself — Cheney.
Some have suggested that Bush is having Cheney bash Obama for him. I don’t buy that. Bush has nothing to gain, and everyone knows Cheney never took orders from Bush. No, Dick is acting alone, shooting his mouth off and revealing that his marbles are rattling looser than ever.
For example, Cheney still swears waterboarding works, even though we now know they did it a total of 266 times to accused terrorists Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Jack Cafferty worked that out to be about 6 times a day while it lasted.
If waterboarding is so effective, to have been doused hundreds of times, those 2 guys must have the highest IQs in history and divulged unprecedented amounts of knowledge.
They must have given us the cure for cancer, confirmed if there’s other intelligent life in the universe and what planets it lives on, and answered the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg.
Instead of wasting ink and air time with his sour grapes, Cheney should get lost in the woods enjoying his favorite pastime — killing small, defenseless creatures — and thank his lucky stars he’s not rotting in some jail awaiting trial for war crimes.