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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.”
In expanding presidential power, Cheney’s foremost agent was David S. Addington, his formidable general counsel and legal adviser of many years.
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.
It was an extraordinary step, bypassing Congress and the courts, and its authors kept it secret from officials who were likely to object.
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.