FACT: Dick Cheney is the only sitting Vice-President to shoot a man in the face. FACT!
An even stranger fact associated with that still quite mysterious weekend is that the only person who ever gave a heartfelt apology was not the shooter, Dick Cheney, but the victim. This is hardly surprising, of course, since one must by definition possess an actual heart before one can give a heartfelt apology and by that definition, Dick Cheney is severely underequipped.
I’m not sure whether it is more interesting or annoying, but Dick Cheney has actually shot his ignorant mouth off more in the few weeks since Barack Obama became President than in the year previous to that moment. If it weren’t for the fact that his absence was taken up by the insanity of John McCain and Sarah Palin, there is almost a sense of nostalgia associated with those glorious halcyon days of 2008 when Dick Cheney was too embarrassed to sound off in public and the GOP was too smart to allow him to do so if he’d wanted.
Silent no more, Dick Cheney cannot stop his mouth from engaging in verbal diarrhea any time someone at Fox News (the only reporters who give a rat’s ass what he has to say) holds a microphone up to his misshapen jaw. And, yes, the tune hasn’t changed. War on terror. War on terror. Iraq. 9/11. War on terror. There are those who might have expected now that his pudgy hands are no longer involved in the shaping of the most disastrous eight years of American foreign policy in history that he would just go away and shut up. Ah, if only it were so. No, instead, Dick Cheney is sounding the trumpt of the war on terror stronger than ever.
Which just goes to prove that this war was always about nothing more than pumping up the profits of he and his fellow buddies whose entire business is war. War profiteering has always been good for the coffers of Republican businessmen. Heck, George W. Bush’s grandpappy got richer than Croesus by colluding with his Nazi friends as long as he could get away with it, and then managed to do it even after Pearl Harbor and get his Republican buddies in government to cover it up for decades. How conflicted Prescott Bush must have been to send his son off to fight his good buddies, the fascists in the Axis.
Well, nobody know better today the value of making money off the Iraq war than the architect of that needless and senseless waste of American blood. And so, while other former Vice-Presidents who were so unpopular they didn’t even bother running for President themselves simply faded away from memory, Dick Cheney instead chooses to make himself more popular on Fox News than ever. Hey, there might actually be a slim chance down the road that Pres. Obama might kinda sorta end the war, so Cheney has to keep pumping up the cooked books as if he were a bank CEO.