A Wicked Man Continues to Spout His Wickedness

Emptywheel (aka Marcy Wheeler) examines Dick Cheney’s latest rantings — on missile defense, on Iraq and Afghanistan, on America’s success in keeping its moral bearings while torturing confessions out of prisoners, on how his administration’s policies kept us safe (except for 9/11...

The Cheney Family Business

Maureen Dowd gets only one detail wrong in her lacerating take-down of the newest Cheney Family venture — the probable name: It’s hard to believe that the Bush dynasty, which limped away in disgrace after smashing our economy and the globe, has spawned another political dynasty. But Jason Horowitz...

Generals to Dick & Liz: Stop Scaring People!

Josh Gerstein at Politico: About a dozen retired generals and admirals, trying to add momentum to President Barack Obama’s effort to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, are accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz of scaremongering about the dangers of closing it. “It’s up to...

The Man for Whom Democracy Is “Moral Weakness”

Former Vice-President Dick Cheney is making the rounds to promote his upcoming memoirs, in which, apparently, he plans to break his  rule about not airing policy disagreements in public and tell us how deeply disappointed he is in his erstwhile boss, for — although I have never thought of George W....

The Torture Investigation Mystery Show

So there’s been a lot of speculation in blogtopia about Attorney General Eric Holder’s reportedly renewed intentions of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the authorization and use of torture in the previous administration. The speculation — which revolves around the question...

Count the Strawmen

I count five, stated in various ways (listed under video). [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaPzaYlPyP8[/youtube] 1. The Democrats still want to blame the Bush administration for the economy. 2. The Democrats want to dismantle the CIA. 3. Nancy Pelosi is looking for political cover. 4. It’s not...

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