...but sometimes that becomes nearly impossible. I listened to Pres. Obama's speech this morning, and as usual I agree with him at least 98% of the time if not totally. The electorate voted for "change" in November, and that is what we expect to be forthcoming. There is no doubt in my mind that Obama has found some of his promises may be very hard to keep - face it, there is always going to be opposition - unfortunately he is facing an opponent with NO BRAIN. That would be the rethugs and their new pseudo leader Dickless Cheney.
What an amazing coincidence that Cheney at his local think tank, decided to make his speech directly after Pres. Obama's. No matter...from the "git-go" Cheney appeared to me, to give such vivid retrospect to past events (9/11 and such), and also the impression that he and Dubya were the saviors of our country. And of course, lest we forget, Americans are safer today because of the "enhanced interrogation" techniques employed - and take Dick's word for it - it WAS NOT TORTURE. But he ignores the masses of those who dare to differ. His explanation at one point was something like..."with thousands of lives in the balance, it didn't make sense to let high value detainees answer questions in their own good time." All righty then, and in seven years since 9/11 - there were only 3 prosecutions out of how many hundred? If the waterboarding worked so well, there should have been volumes of indictable and prosecutable charges. Nope, I haven't heard of any either.
Why would/should Dick Cheney be afforded any credence - when he, as someone so eloquently stated, "wrapped himself in the American flag, with the Constitution in shreds at his feet." The man is a neo-con, war-mongering asshole. He's going to stick to his guns - even if it means someone gets shot in the face.
There were parts of this speech that had him imploring to the masses that even considering criminal charges against Dubya's administration would be tantamount to opening the door to another attack.
And another thing...I cannot remember the last VP who did not just go quietly into the background and lay low, at least for a minimum amount of time - like two years for Gore. It was two years before Gore gave even one opinion regarding anything political. Cheney's job is to go away - forever. Call me Dick, I will spell it out for you in terms you may understand, got that, yes, call me!!!
I will be in Columbus most of the day tomorrow, so I won't get around to posting till evening. I know you are broken hearted but please try and hold it together.
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