Fuck Dick Cheney

Fuck Dick Cheney.

We’ve directed our ire toward the (now mortal) common war criminal so often over the last decade we were worried we’d fallen prey to an idée fixe. So you can imagine our relief to discover Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, trashing Cheney as well. Excerpt follows:

Whether murder and plunder in India, slaughter in Algeria, devastation in Cameroon, or torture and massacre in the Philippines, few western powers can rightfully claim innocence. And, perhaps most worrisome, their national myths mask or even convert most of the crimes, and what the myths don’t eliminate or alter poor education and memory lapses do….

As has been the case since humankind began to organize itself, Dick Cheney believes that wealth and power — his and his cronies wealth and power foremost — are still the relevant strategic objectives of empire. King Leopold of Belgium is not dead, simply reincarnated in a more modern form. Torturing people is dependent on a nation’s supposed needs, killing people on the expediency of policy, waging war on monetary and commercial gain, and lying to the people is a highly reputable tactic in pursuit of each. Leopold would love Dick Cheney.

Cheney even models Leopold: never in the dangerous fray himself (five draft deferments, e.g.), a master of bureaucratic manipulation and intrigue, in love to a fault with secrecy, willing to undertake any crime under the sun so long as it leads to profit, deeply relishing every moment of evil he is able to engineer, and a master of masking it all through adroit, politically-attuned public relations aimed at people too stupid to question him — all while paying absolutely no attention to what his past clearly demonstrates he has done…

This modern man, Cheney, however needs no kingship, no ornate palaces, no personally-owned colony like the Congo; Cheney’s writ is the world. It is all of humankind that Cheney would torture, enslave, murder, or plunder if it were required.

Wilkerson’s conscious was silent until he quit the Bush-Cheney Axis of E-vil in 2005; would that he had spoken his mind while he remained in harness.

Still it is heartening that others recognize Cheney for the mass murder he is. Now if only Obama would act, yes? 1

Again, fuck Dick Cheney.

(There is more and a video – you really should click through.)

Rêves doux

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  1. Though there remains the obvious problem with his doing so…

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