Dick Cheney is aggrieved because Dubya didn’t pardon his familiar:
“I was clearly not happy that we, in effect, left Scooter sort of hanging in the wind,” Cheney said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with John King.” He acknowledged a “fundamental difference of opinion” with Bush on the matter.
A federal jury in Washington convicted Libby of lying and obstructing an investigation into who blew the cover of CIA officer Valerie Plame, whose husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, had criticized the Iraq war.
Bush earlier commuted Libby’s 2-1/2-year prison sentence but before leaving office in January, Bush refused to give Libby an outright pardon.
Cheney said Libby had been unjustly accused and deserved a pardon but Bush disagreed. It was one of the few areas that Cheney has publicly said he disagreed with Bush on during their eight years in the White House.
I’ve made my opinion of Dick Cheney clear in this blog many a time – from his term as Secretary of Defense to the last eight years of a neo-fascist pall over this country. But now, I truly think he is this country’s Beria or Feliks Dzerzhinskiy, or even a low-rent Himmler.
Please, Cheney, find yourself a lair with some self-destructive mountain militia.
being a Palestinian civilian and being hit by Israeli ordnance.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t like seeing civilians of any stripe being hit by rockets, missiles, bombs, cluster munitions, artillery fire, mortar rounds or any other ordnance. But I’ve seen a commercial twice in the last three days from the International Federation of Christians and Jews about how I should drop everything and call a toll-free number to show my support for Jewish victims of Hamas rocket attacks. The commercial states that these rocket attacks are not widely reported in the media.
Funny thing: I’ve been well aware of these attacks for years now.
I’ll do one better. I’m blogging now to show my support for civilians in Israel, Gaza, Jerusalem, Lebanon and associated areas who have to endure rocketing, bombing, shelling, suicide bombing and other violent acts, no matter what the source of the ordnance.
As for ‘eye for an eye’? In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man may be king but he still has lousy depth perception.
I went to see the movie ‘W.’ It was like a five-year old sachertorte. It could have been delicious, but it was five years too late.
I just finished reading ‘Hubris’ by Michael Isikoff and David Korn a few days ago, and much of the film’s 2002-2005 moments track pretty well with that book.
Scott Glenn’s broad-brush portrayal of Donald Rumsfeld and Richard Dreyfuss’s Bela Lugosi-like depiction of Dick Cheney were enjoyable in an “I-told-you-so” way, and Thandie Newman was a well-done characature of Condoleeza Rice.
Toby James as Karl Rove; What an inspired piece of casting! Rove as a malignant Truman Capote.
Josh Brolin as Shrub – it deserves an Oscar for its depth in portraying someone so intellectually shallow.
As for Oliver Stone? Stone is pretty restrained here. Given the proven outlandishness of the real-life cast of characters inspiring, Stone didn’t have to resort (much) to methods already used in ‘JFK’ to move that version of events.
Most of the people I saw in the theater were, based on their demeanor and appearance, probably Democrat. The film’s appeal probably will be partisan and may have little if any real impact on the election.
But it still would have been better for this movie to have appeared before 2004.
This is pretty much how I’ve imagined conversations in the Oval Office, the Justice department and the Naval Observatory the last seven and a half years