Heaven Help Us and Keep Us….

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Oriiginal movie poster.
The Washington Post gives us a glimpse into the flaccid, dark, dysfunctional heart and mind of Dick Cheney. The article begins with Dick Cheney giving idiot Chimpy his orders meeting with George W. Bush in 2001. Here are some snippets:

Cheney’s proposal had become a military order from the commander in chief. Foreign terrorism suspects held by the United States were stripped of access to any court — civilian or military, domestic or foreign. They could be confined indefinitely without charges and would be tried, if at all, in closed “military commissions.”
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In expanding presidential power, Cheney’s foremost agent was David S. Addington, his formidable general counsel and legal adviser of many years.
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Down in the bunker, according to a colleague with firsthand knowledge, Cheney and Addington began contemplating the founding question of the legal revolution to come: What extraordinary powers will the president need for his response?

Before the day ended, Cheney’s lawyer joined forces with Timothy E. Flanigan, the deputy White House counsel, linked by secure video from the Situation Room. Flanigan patched in John C. Yoo at the Justice Department’s fourth-floor command center. White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales joined later.
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It was an extraordinary step, bypassing Congress and the courts, and its authors kept it secret from officials who were likely to object.
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Flanigan recalled a conversation with Addington at the time in which the two discussed the salutary effect of showing bureaucrats that the president could act “without their blessing — and without the interminable process that goes along with getting that blessing.”

Oh, what a tangled web he weaves, when first Dick Cheney decides to be a scary secretive fuckwad.
There’s way too much for me to copy and paste here. I highly recommend that you read the whole series of articles.

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4 responses to “Heaven Help Us and Keep Us….

  1. Hi Nonnie!! πŸ˜›

    Thanks for linking to the WaPo articles, I am looking forward to reading them.

    Love your posters, and look! there’s a new name, Timothy E. Flanigan. Hadn’t heard of him before πŸ™‚

  2. nonnie9999

    hi mighty mikk0mouse πŸ˜€ ! i hadn’t heard of him either. and that will teach me to read the whole article before i do the posters, as i had to add him after i was already done. πŸ™„
    the article is very well written (helluva lot better written than my chop job might lead you to believe!). it reads like a spy novel.

  3. Ew!Ew!Ew! flaccid and Dick Cheney in the same sentence!!!Eeeeeeeeeee-U!!!

    I cannot believe that there is not greater public outrage over the continuing revelations. But I sense that things are starting to turn…or am I just being over optimistic.

  4. nonnie9999

    hey foxy!! πŸ˜€
    i really think that all these revelations are going to catch on with even those who are not tuned into politics like bloggers are. the fact that deadeye dick snarls that he is not actually part of the executive branch gets attention from anyone who has taken elementary school social studies. he has made a public fool of himself once again, so the opportunity is there to recant all of his sins. it also makes a mockery of chimpy (like he needs any help in that ) by his asserting that he is accountable to nobody. that makes him more powerful than the in-name-only president.