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May 30, 2005

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Bulworth

Yes, but the issue isn't the truth. The issue is that Cheney was offended by Amnesty's report. Offended. Hopefully Amnesty will clean up their act and not resort to offending Cheney again.

rm

I think one key element of cheney's rap is not just lies, but ape-shit crazy interpretation. he says to remember who's down there--people "picked up off the battlefield...and other places". It is damning evidence to be found somewhere ON THIS EARTH. This is just as hard to argue with as when, in the vp debate, he compared our current democracy-building success to that in El Salvador in the 80's. Where to begin?

Sick at Heart

I wonder if the prisoners at Gitmo and all the other "camps" are offended by their treatment?
They even give the prisons benign names by referring to them as "camp", when in fact they are places of torture.

I find it interesting that the VP called the internees "prisoners of war, if you will". Aren't they supposed to be enemy combatants?
Now that the VP has made that slip, the prisoners are definitely entitled to all the protections afforded by the Geneva Convention and all other rules of war.

JB (not John Bolton)

This kind of behavior has to have an explanation. A normal person doesn't spout this stuff like an automaton, no emotion, the way that this man does. He always sounds and looks the same.

Part of the problem of course is that Cheney continues to get exposure by the enabling so-called media.

Actually, now that I think about it, the more exposure he gets the more it becomes apparent that he is living in some other world.

Jeff

Keep in mind that BushCheneyCo. thought Amnesty was right on target when describing Saddam Hussein's evil abuses... not 'cause it justified invasion and occupation, heavens no! Freedom is on the march! Rape rooms, here we come!

Bobby

What a pile of guano! I'm really offended by this a$$hole posing as a human being.

Casey

This behavior does have an explanation. The flat affect, the lack of any signs of empathy, the complete lack of any shame about lying... it's classic sociopathic behavior. We've had plenty of lies from this administration, but none have been even close to as brazen as the ones Cheney has told ( for instance, saying that he hasn't been on the payroll of Halliburton for 5 years when he's still on the payroll to this very day... no non-sociopath, even a narcissistic egomaniac, would tell such a brazen, easily disproved lie). Cheney simply has no apparent moral compass.

Saab Lofton

JFK once said (and I'm paraphrasing), "If you make peace impossible, you'll make revolution all the more probable." I really don't give a three-legged rat's ass if this comes across as blackmail or not: By not taking Amnesty International seriously, the right-wing is essentially BEGGING for there to be an armed incerection in America at some point. As Malcolm X said, it's either the ballot or the bullet. So for the benefit of all those Republican friends and relatives y'all keeping sheltering and tip toeing around (see the DLC for more info), you people better hope Amnesty International gets taken seriously--as of yesterday--or else somebody out there will give them something to take seriously. Like my momma used to say, "I'll give you something to cry about!"

Charles Karafotias

How can any sane, rational person believe that our military would flush the Holy Kuran down a toilet when they are so busy with such wholesome activity as smearing feces and urinating on helpless human beings? Must be those rotten left-wing Commies at work. Shame on them!

Charlie K

Jacques Graber

I am amazed at how these people can compare this invasion instigated by the invaders' own malfeasances. The "war" was instigated by accelerated bombings on Iraq, a falsified series of "justifications" (WMD, 9/11, Osama Bin Ladin=Saddam). All fabrications exposed by our own institutions and officials and corroborated by the Downing Street memo. Then they have the gall to match this attack to WW I and WW II which were legitamate responses to totalitarian aspirants. This Iraq war is a childish vendetta against "They tried to kill Dad" bad guys in a small "non-threatening" nation that was held in check by legitimate processes.
Then they pass human rights accounting as not to be trusted.
These people are like the Mob, finding their own reasons to undertake their crooked tactics. Impeach them, try them, imprison them. Treason usually has a sentence of Death.

ARTIE CAB

WHAT THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THROUGH POLARIZATION, IS DEPLORABLE. THEY HAVE LITERALLY TURNED AMERICAN AGAINST AMERICAN. I REMEMBER WHEN MY NEIGHBORS LIKED ME AND I LIKED THEM. NO MORE, UNLESS OF COURSE, WE ARE OF THE SAME POLITICAL BENT. HOPEFULLY THE DRAFT WILL START AGAIN SO ALL THE REPUGLICAN (NOT A TYPO) KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS WILL QUICKLY CHANGE SIDES, LIKE THEY DID IN THE 60'S, WHEN THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE DRAFTED AND SENT TO VIETNAM. THAT WAS A STUPID WAR, SO WAS KOREA AND SO IS THIS WAR. THERE WERE NO WMDs. THERE ARE NO WMDs AND THERE NEVER WILL BE ANY WMDs. DON'T YOU GET IT GUYS? THE ADMINISTRATION KNOWS IT FOR SURE. THEY WON'T START THE DRAFT UNTIL bUSH (NOT A TYPO) AND HIS FATHER, TRICKY DICKY ARE OUT OF OFFICE. I THOUGHT ONE TRICKY DICKY WAS ENOUGH, NOW WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE.

Delia

Cheney: "Remember who's down there. These are people that were picked up off the battlefield in Afghanistan and other places in the global war on terror. These are individuals who have been actively involved as the enemy, if you will, trying to kill Americans."

Yes, indeedy. And if he checks today's WaPo, he'll find that many of the people who are there are hapless Arabs who were sold to the Americans by the Pakistanis and the Afghan warlords.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/31/AR2005053100754_pf.html

This country has gotten surreal. You just can't make up fiction worse than reality.

somegirl

i was laughing at cuckoo banana's response to the the report, but cheney's remarks are so frighteningly chilling. it's hard to believe he could be human.

nick tintorini

So you have just now realized what dick cheney is?
That is like such an "i am a dumb fuck " statement.
cheney has always been a worthless piece of shit. His mother was banged by dogs regularly.

Boss Cannon

Offended? Offended by the truth?

I'm more offended that draft dodging chicken hawks like DICK and BUSH are in charge of this **cked up mess -- invading a country that was not a threat, lying about it, flauting the Geneva conventions on torture, responsible for killing thousands, making the U.S. the world's greatest enemy, and sending the economy into the toilet with the Koran.

Cheney is not only offensive, he's evil personified.

Bill Mac Bean

Any lingering doubts as to who's REALLY in charge in Washington? Georgirpoo models his behavior after chickenhawk cheney. The similarities to the Hitler regime keep piling up. For those curious enough to study history, the Hitler regime was headed up by a pedantic popinjay and peopled by sadistic degenerates of the worst sort.Seem familiar now?

Tim G.

Cheney's comments inspired me to join Amnesty International. He's a good salesperson in that respect.

Very Liberal Patriot

So granted, unlike myself, and every single ancestor of mine who kicked enough limey ass to create the USA, and then again kicked enough limey ass in the war of 1812 to forever nuke limey rule in the USA, The fact is, that there is not a single USA patriot in the bush administration. The very few patriots that managed to elude the bush-anti-American filter in his first term are all fired now.

So bush leads a 100% USA Patriot-free administration.

To put it in perspective, bush is the first and only anti-American president in over 2 centuries of the USA constitution.

The current parasite bush is defined by his hatred towards USA democracy, and his agenda of perverting the USA constitution to promote a cancerous theocracy that will destroy the USA.

My advice- Do a google search with: "mel tappan", "survival".

The endgame has begun.

Be prepared to survive.

USA Patriot

VP Dick Cheney


Mr. Cheney, how can you in good conscience make such outlandish statements such as you did on Larry King live? PERHAPS YOU LACK A CONSCIENCE!!! It has been your MO to LIE through this whole deceptive campaign leading up to the invasation of Iraq. How much longer can these lies persist??? Aren't you fortunate that we have a corporate media in this country tha is in the pocket of the administration, a media that lacks the guts to ask the tough questions that need to be pursued. Thanks, too, to a non-critical thinking public that is so complacent that it allows you and the rest of this administration to escape scrutiny for its less than moral behavior. May the balance of power shift after the 2006 elections and may those in the majority have the fortitude to begin impeachment proceedings from the president down through the cabinet for the high crimes and misdemeanors committed by each!!!!

Richard C. Baron

VP Dick Cheney


Mr. Cheney, how can you in good conscience make such outlandish statements such as you did on Larry King live? PERHAPS YOU LACK A CONSCIENCE!!! It has been your MO to LIE through this whole deceptive campaign leading up to the invasation of Iraq. How much longer can these lies persist??? Aren't you fortunate that we have a corporate media in this country tha is in the pocket of the administration, a media that lacks the guts to ask the tough questions that need to be pursued. Thanks, too, to a non-critical thinking public that is so complacent that it allows you and the rest of this administration to escape scrutiny for its less than moral behavior. May the balance of power shift after the 2006 elections and may those in the majority have the fortitude to begin impeachment proceedings from the president down through the cabinet for the high crimes and misdemeanors committed by each!!!!

Richard C. Baron

Vinnie

So, Cheney is a coward and a bully? Please tell us something we don't know.

Art Durand AKA Whitebear

To call Cheney a sociopath is to enoble him. "Mad dog in a suit" comes closer.
Recall the words of Little Big Man as he burned his camp and prepared to jump off a cliff: "It seemd that the world had become too ridiculous a place to live in." Then, in the distance, he saw Custer and decided to sick around long enough to take him down.
Be brave, my friends, and mighty forces will come to our aid.

Lefty Christian

I found an interesting twist to this too. Rush Limbaugh was all over Amnesty too, on his website this week. But a year and a half ago, Limbaugh was touting Amnesty as A RELIABLE SOURCE of information on Saddam's torture and rape rooms. He featured their article as one of several bits of ammo righties could use to justify invasion of Iraq. Just like Orwell...try to hold two simultaneous opposing ideas in your head. Here is the link to my blog which has the links to what I've found : http://journals.aol.com/dmorey6160/TruthfromaLeftyChristian/entries/1008

Willie B. Impeached

Cheney is a backstabbing turd and a draftdodging penis brain. He has alot of nuts to tell people who are offended by his 'torture' and 'profiteering' they are perhaps wrong for calling his Gulag in Guantanamo what it indeed is. I hope that they all get tried before the ICC in the Hague and face criminal indictment.

Jeremy

Amen brother...

I think we should saw off Cheney's head and feed it to the birds.

Cheney's cackles maniacally, stealing all our oil and controlling Bush like a puppet so that he can own all the oil in the world and kill drown Muslims in it while he himself is flushing Qurans down the toilet.

I wish I could rip of his neck and crap down his neck right now!

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