Thursday, May 21, 2009

Being Dick Cheney V

Lawrence O'Donnell called Dick Cheney's speech, "as sleazy a presentation from a vice president as we've had since Spiro Agnew. It was a complete abomination." "When you have a majority of Americans, seventy-something percent, saying we shouldn't torture, then I'm not sure it helps for the Vice President to go out and continue to espouse that position...," said Senator McCain. Arianna Huffington called the speech "absolutely delusional."

If you have read anything that I have written of Dick Cheney of late, you know my thoughts on him. What are yours on this speech? It is apparent that the opening disrespectful remarks of President Obama points to the fact that he is most certainly no leader or solider. His six deferments come through loud and clear.


allen said...

Disk Cheney has put all his money on a black swan.
If there is another attack, he'll be able to say 'I told you so!' and gain enormous credibility.
If I was Obama, I'd have someone somewhere digging into the Bush Administration's activities before 911-
They dropped the ball and it was due to incompetence and I'm sure the dots can be connected to reveal that incompetence.

judith ellis said...

There is no question, allen, about the former administration's incompetence. There were more than a few signs during those first nine months of the Bush administration. Who was reading the intelligence briefs? As Black Swans are unpredictable, another attack may not be such. We know for sure that we have enemies. This is no secret. And we can probably bet on such happening in our history again.

President Obama has not assured us that this will not be the case. His assurance is based on trying the best of his ability to avoid such on his watch. Let's hope that such will never happen again on our soil on any watch. Invading Iraq unjustly probably has not helped.

allen said...

david brooks isn't all bad.

judith ellis said...

allen - No one ever is. :-) Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

judith ellis said...

Good piece, allen. I used to listen to Brooks on the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshours quite often and appreciated many of his views. He is a thoughtful conservative.

John O'Leary said...

Judith: re Cheney, don't look a gift horse in the mouth! For the Dems, he's the gift that keeps on giving.

judith ellis said...

LOL, John!

CJ said...

My gosh Judith...

makes you wonder if this guy has anything better to do with his time.

Mr. Cheney should take a cue from his ex-boss, who respects the new man in office, and is much more guarded about what he says. I give Mr. Bush kudos where they're due.

I would hate to be in Mr.Bush's shoes. I think he's the only president since Nixon to have a song written about him to top the charts...Remember "You Haven't Done Nothin'" by Stevie Wonder (1974) or "Fish Ain't Bitin'" (Tricky Dick) by Motown legend Lamont Dozier?

Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" is rumoured to be about Mr. Bush.

But I digress.

Bush has shown a certain amount of grace. I have always believed him to be a nice guy, just not as good of a president.

Cheney? Can't bear to watch him.


PS: Good luck with your book my friend.

judith ellis said...

Hey CJ - Thanks for the well wishes! Yes, I have also always like President Bush and have always loved Laura Bush. She is a class act and I love the work she has done for children.