Cheney vs. Cheney
It was so sad. Such a waste. Before Dick Cheney was kidnapped and reprogrammed by the Project for a New American Century (and other Neocon global domination groups), he actually had a mind of his own.
He once had a brilliant career in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush Senior. He rose to the top of Halliburton and made millions.
But after the brain implant…well, it was just pitiful.
These days, you probably know Dick Cheney as the torture fiend who demands the right to spreadeagle Iraqi prisoners. Or you’ve seen the lopsided snarl that spews venom at everyone who questions the war in Iraq.
How things have changed. For example, in 1992, after the first Gulf War, Cheney was asked why the U.S. didn’t stay in Iraq and “finish the job.” His response was:
“I would guess if we had gone in there, I would still have forces in Baghdad today. We’d be running the country. We would not have been able to get everybody out and bring everybody home. And the final point that I think needs to be made is this question of casualties. I don't think you could have done all that without significant additional U.S. casualties. And while everybody was tremendously impressed with the low cost of the (1991) conflict, for the 146 Americans who were killed in action and for their families, it wasn't a cheap war. And the question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam (Hussein) worth? The answer is not that damned many. So, I think we got it right, both when we decided to expel him from Kuwait, but also when the president made the decision that we’d achieved our objectives and we were not going to get bogged down in the problem of trying to take over and govern Iraq.”
Well, that was then. It’s just scary, what a small mysterious cult group can do when they brainwash somebody.