Cheney as charming as ever in new memoir

By Jim Stanford on August 25, 2011

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Early mock-up of cover.

He sought to bomb Syria in 2007.

He refuses to apologize for lying about Iraqi WMD.

He took over the government on 9/11, and, spookiest of all, he dreams of haunting an Italian villa.

The New York Times has obtained an advance copy of Dick Cheney‘s forthcoming memoir, and the initial review seethes with contempt for the creep ex-veep.

Blood pressure needs lifting? Haven’t had a fit of road rage lately? This review will get your thermostat rising.

Here’s an excerpt, pertaining to Cheney’s wish to bomb a suspected Syrian reactor:

“I again made the case for U.S. military action against the reactor,” Mr. Cheney wrote about a meeting on the issue. “But I was a lone voice. After I finished, the president asked, ‘Does anyone here agree with the vice president?’ Not a single hand went up around the room.”

Tonight is the Teton Dems’ friend-raiser at Snow King, featuring hot dogs, live music and a dunk tank. If only Cheney could be coaxed out of his bunker at Teton Pines and onto the tank, the line would stretch from here to Teton Pass.

(Illustration by Mario Piperni, via Gawker)

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26 Comments so far

  1. murph August 25, 2011 10:04 am

    think he’ll go on a book tour? i’d wait in that line.not!

  2. Jim H August 25, 2011 1:32 pm

    The only thing that gets my blood pressure moving is your failure to recount history accurately.Just because you say something does not make your depiction accurate.

    Its why the press has a lower trust rating than Congress.

  3. js August 25, 2011 2:05 pm

    Speak of the devil! This just in from a reader: http://www.theonion.com/articles/cheney-dunk-tank-raises-800-billion-for-nation,2652/

    @Jim H: “There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.”
    — Dick Cheney, Aug. 26, 2002

  4. sc August 25, 2011 11:30 pm

    Dementia, Alzheimer’s, guilt? Greed, baby, greed!

  5. April August 26, 2011 8:43 am

    Jim – I think we should “book club” this book and read it together. Seriously.

  6. PD August 26, 2011 9:02 am

    Jim H is a witch! Burn it!

  7. Randall C August 26, 2011 9:11 am

    I recently thought of our former (not-so) beloved vice president when watching the documentary “Gasland”; a MUST SEE for anyone concerned about the energy demands of this country or the environment.

  8. Suzy Q August 26, 2011 12:12 pm

    YES RANDALL C!!!! It’s at the library if you want to see it for free! a MUST SEE for anyone concerned about their health!

  9. danno August 26, 2011 6:19 pm

    The NY Times did not like a book written by Dick Cheney? Bet they loved those Obama memoirs

  10. savage fury August 26, 2011 7:00 pm

    Jim H has a point. The rest of you are apparently lost in the twisting thickets of your looser lives. Get real jobs and pay your taxes. Oh, and pay back your student loans please.

  11. dswift August 26, 2011 9:43 pm

    I see the brilliant thinking here. If you don’t think the United States should torture to death innocent people, enter pointless wars to enrich the already wealthy, slaughter untold thousands of innocent children, do exactly what bin Laden hoped you would do to expand and prolong jihadism worldwide, or that certain high-level government agents can break any ol’ law they feel like . . . well, you’re loose, don’t have a job, don’t pay taxes, and have defaulted on a student loan.

    Cheney fans are as incoherently evil and filthy as their Dear Leader.

  12. joe August 27, 2011 10:01 am

    at least he belonged to the alliance

  13. Suzy Q August 27, 2011 7:13 pm

    I used to be looser, but now I’m just a loser…

  14. Brad August 27, 2011 8:39 pm

    Jim, I don’t think he spends much time here anymore. Aside from an occasional July 4th visit (ex. this year) and perhaps Fall fishing, he hunkers in the bunker in St. Michaels, MD, the JH of the Eastern Shore. I’m sure his medical condition dictates he be near the best care available. BTW, Guess what’s going on there right now: Irene target zero. The possibilities…..

  15. js August 28, 2011 9:07 pm
  16. Counter Point Required August 30, 2011 9:33 am

    You people are like cavemen, entertained by listening to their own voices bouncing off the walls. Israel did us a favor by knocking out the nuclear reactor in Syria (wouldn’t it be nice to be dealing with a nuclear armed Syria right now?). Cheney never lied to anyone about WMDs in Iraq. Every intelligence service in the world at that time (including the UN and even Iraq’s top generals) believed Sadam was sitting on WMDs. Do you not remember what he did to the Kurds?? (obviously not) Sadam bluffed and paid for it, dearly. Get out of your cave a bit.

  17. Counter Point Required August 30, 2011 9:51 am

    What does it mean when our comments are “awaiting moderation”? You can call a former VP a “creep” but one cannot compare your mentality to a caveman? Come on Jim.

    Here is a “moderated” version:

    Israel did us a favor by knocking out the nuclear reactor in Syria (wouldn’t it be nice to be dealing with a nuclear armed Syria right now?). Cheney never lied to anyone about WMDs in Iraq. Every intelligence service in the world at that time (including the UN and even Iraq’s top generals) believed Sadam was sitting on WMDs. Do you not remember what he did to the Kurds?? (obviously not) Sadam bluffed and paid for it, dearly.

  18. jd August 30, 2011 4:07 pm

    are you kidding? the reason we thought iraq still had chemical weapons is rummy and dick SOLD them to sadam. there’s a great pic of the three of them sitting around smiling about it. at the start of WWII the pres said profiteers would be shot,oh the good old days.this man has the blood of thousands of Americans and Iraqies on his hands and he wipes them clean with our tax dollars. hows that for a counterpoint?

  19. js August 30, 2011 5:27 pm

    (Counter Point = Donald Rumsfeld)

  20. alex August 30, 2011 7:05 pm

    Cheney is a punk-ass bitch.

  21. Counter Point Required August 31, 2011 2:47 pm

    Not much of a counterpoint when your facts are at least a bit mushy. To begin, the US began selling Iraq materials for WMDs because of the Iran/Iraq war in the early 1980′s, well before Cheney or Rummy were in the picture. This program continued until the early 1990s. We (the US) are certainly culpable for this, however, it is a strain on common sense to assert that it is solely the responsibility of Cheney (or Rummy) as many wish to presume. The real issue is that American intelligence knew that Saddam had worked through the 1990s to deceive UN weapons inspectors—the assumption was made (and this assumption drove our thinking) that he was hiding his WMDs rather than concealing the lack of them.

  22. jd August 31, 2011 4:01 pm

    Mushy, i dont think so. cheney and rummy were selling WMDs to Iraq in 1992. they most certainly “in the picture”. You dont adress my other point, you know the blood of our young men and the profiteering by dicks company. and dont tell me he was no longer on the haliburton payroll. they were compensating him with a huge insurance policy. we bullied the world into the iraq invasion shamelessly using 9/11 to steamroll any resistance. cheney was in the lead on this, pulling W along by his nose.

  23. joe August 31, 2011 4:20 pm

    Neoconservatism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoconservatism

  24. alex September 1, 2011 6:44 pm

    Condoleezza Rice becomes the third member of the Bush administration to accuse Cheney of lying in his memoir:

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/condoleezza-rice-becomes-third-member-bush-administration-accuse-184246840.html

  25. js September 2, 2011 1:53 pm
  26. joe September 2, 2011 5:15 pm

    a politician stoops to the arts of journalism in trying to control the conservation. political journalists and journalistic politicians creme de la creme

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