Watching Dick Cheney’s Slimy Slide Into Senility

By Fred

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.

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11 Responses to Watching Dick Cheney’s Slimy Slide Into Senility

  1. Adele says:

    Good to hear from you, Fred, and I couldn’t agree more. I was watching Rachel Maddow, last night, and she was playing clips of Cheney spouting off, and from the way he was gasping between sentences, I think his evil brain is being deprived of oxygen.

    BTW, you must have been very upset by the deaths of those 21 polo ponies; I know you’re a cat of the people and prefer horse racing, but I also know of your concern for your fellow animals.

    Karen, hang in there with Apocalypse Now; it’s worthwhile.

  2. catsworking says:

    Adele, Cheney has stomped on my last nerve. Every time I see his snarly face on TV, I want to spray the screen.

    I was just reading that those ponies died due to a pharmacy error filling a prescription for some French concoction. You’re right. I’m pretty upset about the senseless waste of so many innocent horses. And what a way to die.

    We’re all going to watch the movie with Karen tonight so we can calm her down if she gets too scared or grossed out, although we may take off under the bed ourselves. None of us really has any idea what to expect.

  3. Bob says:

    Nothing really gross in the movie, Martin Sheen was running a huge fever in the first scenes, thus the whacked out state of his performance.

    My Fave Character is Cook/Chef can’t remember the name. But he’s from New Orleans… ” Don’t get out of the Boat, Never get out of the Boat.”

    Classic

    Damm Good Movie, slow at points but stick with it, you guys will see a big relative of yours..

    “Don’t get out of the boat, Never get out of the Boat”

    Enjoy
    Bob

  4. catsworking says:

    Thanks for the encouragement, Bob. We’re about an hour into the movie (a total of 3.22 running time — it’s like the Vietnamese Gone With the Wind) — and so far so-so. Not hooked yet.

  5. Adele says:

    Bob, I forgot, “Don’t get out of the boat; don’t ever get out of the boat.” I’m chortling as I write this, but I can’t think of the actor’s name, either. As I recall, the filming of A.N. was very difficult, and Martin Sheen had a heart attack during production.

    Fred, do you suppose that Cheney has come out of his bunker, to lay pipe for a possible defense, if he’s prosecuted? I’m of two minds about the prosecution — much as I’d like to see Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, et. al. suffer, I do worry about a special prosecutor and trials taking the focus away from domestic issues. This is a major shift in my thinking, because right after the election, I wanted Barack to go after the entire evil cabal — now I’m more concerned that universal health care and the credit and education are dealt with. Of course someone on NPR said this morning, that we now have an administration that can do two things at once.

  6. catsworking says:

    Adele, the best time to correct behavior is immediately. Stick their nose in what they’ve done, then whack ’em good with a rolled-up newspaper.

    I think it’s too late to prosecute that bunch now, unless some other country wants to. I wouldn’t mind seeing any of them going on trial before a world tribunal, getting only lip service from our State Department about how much defense they’ll get. But we all know that’s never going to happen. It would be too humiliating for the U.S. to allow it.

    Bush and Cheney should have been treated like Nixon and Agnew — forced out of office. If Obama goes after them now, it will only make him look petty and turn them into martyrs of a Democratic vendetta.

    And you’re right. It would totally distract everyone from the real work that needs to be done, which is getting this country back on track and getting the rampant greed under control in banking and healthcare.

    I’ve been amazed at the way Obama has been able to multitask and get so many things off the ground at once. Most lately, telling the banks to stop screwing around with credit card terms. They’re getting billions of tax dollars they’re just sitting on (or paying to themselves), paying out less than peanuts on interest-bearing accounts, then pleading poverty and jacking interest rates and fees sky-high. There’s just no end to their unconscionable gall.

  7. MorganLF says:

    Hope you made it through the picture… Bob, Adele Frederick Forrest was “chef” a saucier. Look real close and see a 14 year old Larry Fishburne (now Laurence) he plays the black kid in the boat “Clean” that was the gunner who gets killed first. Best line Brando’s,

    “you are neither, you are an errand boy sent by grocery clerks to collect a bill” I say it to someone one a day.

    I can’t think about the crucible of evil, Cheney, and all the people I no longer consider friends because they turned supported his cowardly war-mongering and pocket lining at the expense of Americans. He is the reason Bush’s administration is among the most dismal on record. Amazing how truth will out.

  8. Nancy (not THAT Nancy) says:

    I need to rent Apocalpyse, haven’t seen it since it came out. I think it would be a good time to watch it again.

    Hey, Karen, have you read this article? It will make your blood boil. I don’t even know what to say:

    http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/04/21/pulitzer/index.html

  9. catsworking says:

    Nancy, it doesn’t surprise me or any of the cats that all these retired-general talking heads are up to their eyeballs in conflicts of interest. I tune out whenever Barry McCaffrey is on because I’ve always considered him a Monday-morning quarterback. But after reading that Salon article, my faith in Brian Williams has been shattered. We watch NBC News here almost exclusively, and can’t believe that Williams would turn a blind eye to the problem and so deceitfully cover it up.

    You are driving us into the arms of Katie Couric.

  10. Bob says:

    Well Into my new digs… I hate moving.

    But getting settled and the cuddles are good so no complaints.

  11. catsworking says:

    Congratulations, Bob. It sounds like just a matter of time before you’re waltzing down the aisle.

    OK, we’ve watched all 3.22 hours of Apocalypse Now and are asking WHY DIDN’T YOU GUYS WARN US ABOUT THE PUPPY?

    Once that poor dog showed up, all Karen could do was worry about it and, of course, in keeping with the tone of that movie, it probably came to a bad end, although we were grateful Coppola spared the gory details.

    Cinematically and as a scathing tribute to man’s inhumanity to man, it was brilliant. They should have locked Bush and Cheney in a room and made them watch it until they changed their minds about invading Iraq.

    However, as entertainment, forget it, unless you’re looking for something to induce nightmares.

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