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Return of the CheneysPosted Sunday, February 14, 2010, at 5:33 PM
Well good old former Vice President Dick Cheney came out of his undisclosed location to once again scare as many people as he could. The question I have about Cheney is anything he says even viable anymore?
We've seen that he has no issues rewriting history any way that he sees fit. We also know that he, like today's Republicans, oppose civilian trials for terrorists, which was always in stark contrast to his boss former President Bush who had Richard Reid tried in a civilian court.
He has said on many occasions that Obama is not taking the terrorist threat serious enough. But that's the face of the extreme right now-a-days; for them if you aren't constantly in a state a fear about the next terrorist attack then you don't take the threat seriously. It does make one wonder how people that are constantly thinking about the next attack coming down the pike sleep at night. People should be vigilant about terrorism, that's not what I'm saying, but being constantly afraid, always looking around the next corner expecting a terror attack really is a waste of life no matter how you slice it.
But he went for the extreme right home run today declaring that Obama was already at fault for a terrorist attack that hasn't happened yet and if our history serves to show won't happen for a really long time, if at all. Naturally he is also still trying to get that nuclear cloud somewhere over America that he has been promising for over eight years and claiming that al Queda is trying to get a nuclear weapon. He has no proof that they are but of course that doesn't stop him from saying it.
Naturally, not to be outdone by dear old daddy, Liz Cheney went on Fox News and didn't just rewrite history but just made it completely up. She actually declared that because we tried the terrorists responsible for the '93 attack on the twin towers in civil court that it led directly to the attacks on 9/11. There's no way she can prove that this actually happened, but just like daddy, she doesn't really care. She made it up and because she says its true she won't be challenged by anyone about it. But what she failed to take account of or just completely ignored (which in my opinion she ignored because it hurts her claim)that most of the terrorists convicted under the Bush Administration were convicted in civil trials, not military tribunals. That fact is something Republicans and the extreme right wish would just go away because it hurts their cause, so they simply ignored that those trials actually happened and expect us to ignore it as well. Of course that's just the far right's attempt to shield all blame away from Bush and put it squarely on Clinton's shoulders. But that's the far right for you.
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