Monday, July 13, 2009

Dick Cheney Is The Devil

And in other news, water is wet. Seriously though, who is surprised by this?

The CIA withheld information from Congress about a secret counter-terrorism programme on orders from formerUS vice president Dick Cheney, a US senator said today amid calls for an investigation.

Sounds about right. The thing is, even if you're enough of a sucker to fall for that paternalistic crap folks like him feed off ("I trust the government, if they're doing something then I'm sure there's a good reason for it"), there's a few incidents from this guy's past that might make you run at least a quick cursory investigative eye over his dealings. Hunting, anyone?

You know that Family Guy episode where they have Cheney working as a Wal Mart store greeter, and saying, "Go f*&k yourself," to everyone who walks by? That's not a joke, the dude really operates that way. I've seen him interviewed. Watch him react whenever he is questioned in a 'the-unexamined-life-isn't-worth-living,' objective journalism kind of way. He can barely mask his contempt, disdain and outright hostility. In fact, he doesn't even really try to mask it:

Mr Cheney was a key advocate in the Bush administration of using controversial interrogation methods such as waterboarding on terrorism suspects and has emerged as a leading Republican critic of Mr Obama's national security policies.

Since Mr Obama took over from president George W. Bush on January 20th, Cheney has engaged in an increasingly contentious battle with the new administration over the CIA interrogation procedures that undermined the United States' reputation around the world.

I can't wait for Dick Cheney, and every evil bastard like him, to end.

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