Cheney Covers-Up His Role in the Torture Scandal – Blames Bush Very Clever

Former Vice President Cheney speaks on National Security Policy in Washington

When you listen to a politician, pay very close attention to his qualifying words. This is how they lie. Former Real President Dick Cheney in his own defense claims the pretend President George Bush, Jr  “knew everything he needed to know, and wanted to know” about CIA interrogation. “He knew the techniques… there was no effort on my part to keep it from him.”

In a court of law this is total bullshit. Under cross examination you would immediately focus on the qualifying words ” everything he needed to know.”  You then would ask, did he “need” to know about your personally directed torture program? Then what about “there was no effort on my part to keep it from him.” That is another qualifying statement. He did not cover up anything because Bush did not ask questions in that area. So both statements are carefully crafted to be true while hiding the real truth – this was Cheney’s doing.

Cheney attended Yale University, but he failed out twice. He later attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in political science. He seemed to believe he had the right to tell others how to live. He tried a doctoral study but again dropped out to run the country instead.

In November 1962, at the age of 21, Cheney was convicted of drunk driving. Then the very next year he did not change and was again arrested for DWI. Today, that would have been a prison term under policies he supported as being tough on crime. Another example of do as I command, not as I do. Mothers against drunk driving should focus on this person who was involved in sending American boys to war for his lies and personal financial interests.

Cheney oversaw the 1991 Operation Desert Storm, among other actions – personally. Out of office during the Clinton administration, Cheney was the Chairman and CEO of Halliburton Company from 1995 to 2000. When Halliburton was being investigated for their money making schemes in Desert Storm, they suddenly resigned their US registration and moved to Dubai to hide from Congress. Without Cheney, Halliburton would never been involved or made so much money from the Middle East Wars.

I find his statements that the Senate report was “deeply flawed” disturbing. The only flaw is not indicting him for usurping power from Bush as a dictator.