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BigChiefFan
08-31-2011, 01:27 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/31/lawrence-wilkerson-dick-cheney-book_n_943217.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl14%7Csec1_lnk3%7C91627

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to Colin Powell during his tenure as secretary of state, tells ABC News that former vice president Dick Cheney "fears being tried as a war criminal."

The suggestion from Wilkerson coincides with the release of Cheney's new book, In My Time, which came out on Tuesday.

Wilkerson signaled to Democracy Now! that he believes Bush administration officials should be held accountable when it comes to matters such as the authorization of warrantless wiretapping and the use of harsh interrogation techniques for terror suspects.

"And Id be willing to testify, and Id be willing to take any punishment Im due," he said. "And I think that explains the aggressiveness, to a large extent, of the Cheney attack and of the words like 'exploding heads all over Washington.' This is a book written out of fear, fear that one day someone will 'Pinochet' Dick Cheney.'

(Augusto Pinochet, former Chilean dictator, was arrested for war crimes.)

Last week, Cheney predicted "there [were] gonna be heads exploding all over Washington" upon the release of his book.

"That's quite a visual," Powell said last weekend of the former vice president's choice of words. "[It's] the kind of headline I would expect to come out of a gossip columnist or the kind of headline you might see one of the super market tabloids write. It's not the kind of headline I would have expected to come from one of the vice presidents of the United States of America."


During an appearance on CBS "Face the Nation" Powell said, "I think Dick overshot the runway."

Cheney writes that he thinks Powell tried to undermine Bush by criticizing administration policy to people outside the government.

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While Cheney writes that Powell's resignation was "for the best," Powell signaled he had always planned to leave the administration after the 2004 election. He suggested Cheney is almost condescending in his remarks about Powell's successor, Condoleezza Rice.
Wilkerson told ABC News, "From what I've read, Cheney seems to criticize everyone, including President Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, [Deputy Secretary of State] Rich Armitage, and a host of others except himself." He added, "Waterboarding is a war crime, unwarranted surveillance... all of which are crimes. I don't care whether the president authorized him to do it or not, they are crimes."

Jaric
08-31-2011, 01:29 PM
I'm sure Pat will dive on this grenade if neccesary.

mlyonsd
08-31-2011, 01:33 PM
Lawrence sounds butthurt.

blaise
08-31-2011, 01:34 PM
It's not going to happen.

ClevelandBronco
08-31-2011, 01:47 PM
I can't believe I wasted my time reading that, then wasted my time typing this, then wasted my time pondering whether I should delete it, then wasted my time hitting the send button, then wasted your time having you scroll past this.

CoMoChief
08-31-2011, 02:12 PM
Cheney will be dead by the time he's charged with any war crimes. From what i've read he's pretty much a walking zombie

Sucks too, guy is responsible for thousands of deaths.....he's a piece of shit.

Radar Chief
08-31-2011, 02:26 PM
Dick Cheney "fears being tried as a war criminal."

jAZ, is that you?

mlyonsd
08-31-2011, 02:31 PM
jAZ, is that you?ROFL

Brock
08-31-2011, 02:41 PM
LOL, yeah sure.

patteeu
08-31-2011, 03:02 PM
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BucEyedPea
08-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Great thread. Needed saying.

go bowe
08-31-2011, 03:05 PM
http://infect.c64.org/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/thread-fail-stamp.gif

i was wondering when you'd show up to defend your idol, ex-president cheney...

LMAO LMAO LMAO

Thig Lyfe
08-31-2011, 03:15 PM
If only.

BucEyedPea
08-31-2011, 03:16 PM
Cheney writes that he thinks Powell tried to undermine Bush by criticizing administration policy to people outside the government.

It also recently came out that Bush was behind one of the leaks during his administration.

FishingRod
08-31-2011, 03:21 PM
I assure you the current administration and the one after this do not want anything like that to happen. Then they too could face legal consequences for all the sneaky, dastardly, illegal activities that go on every day.

Reaper16
08-31-2011, 03:22 PM
Pat was going to find an apt quote from the book to assuage the fears expressed in the OP, but all of the pages were stuck together.

Then Pat remembered that he bought seventeen other copies of the book.

Donger
08-31-2011, 03:29 PM
I sincerely doubt that he has any concerns about this at all.

blaise
08-31-2011, 03:31 PM
They'd probably have to stop warrantless wiretapping before they prosecute Cheney for it.

BucEyedPea
08-31-2011, 03:32 PM
I assure you the current administration and the one after this do not want anything like that to happen. Then they too could face legal consequences for all the sneaky, dastardly, illegal activities that go on every day.

True. Just because NATO was an agreement on being aggressors doesn't exempt those guys either.

Detoxing
08-31-2011, 03:37 PM
This is why I don't trust the white man.

patteeu
08-31-2011, 03:48 PM
It also recently came out that Bush was behind one of the leaks during his administration.

Bush wasn't behind any of the unauthorized leaks during his administration though.

patteeu
08-31-2011, 03:49 PM
I sincerely doubt that he has any concerns about this at all.

+1

Frankie
08-31-2011, 03:50 PM
I'm sure Pat will dive on this grenade if neccesary.

ROFL

Frankie
08-31-2011, 03:51 PM
I'm sure Pat will dive on this grenade if neccesary.

LMAO

patteeu
08-31-2011, 03:52 PM
Frankie really really liked that one.

Frankie
08-31-2011, 03:52 PM
Cheney will be dead by the time he's charged with any war crimes. From what i've read he's pretty much a walking zombie

Sucks too, guy is responsible for thousands of deaths.....he's a piece of shit.

Totally this.

Frankie
08-31-2011, 03:56 PM
Frankie really really liked that one.

No. Just really. Two realys would be this: ROFL

Dave Lane
08-31-2011, 03:58 PM
Cheney will be dead by the time he's charged with any war crimes. From what i've read he's pretty much a walking zombie

Sucks too, guy is responsible for thousands of deaths.....he's a piece of shit.

He's a piece of shit but likely to be dead before I finish this post.

It's over forget him.

Donger
08-31-2011, 04:00 PM
Sucks too, guy is responsible for thousands of deaths.....he's a piece of shit.

So is Obama.

Frankie
08-31-2011, 04:00 PM
:facepalm:

CoMoChief
08-31-2011, 04:37 PM
So is Obama.

Water is wet.

Jenson71
08-31-2011, 04:40 PM
I'm against handing Dick Cheney over to an international court, and I'm not aware there's any law Dick Cheney broke to send him to courts here.

But nobody should like Dick Cheney. He should wish he was in some prison. Everyday, Americans should tell Dick Cheney to his face: "Your short-sighted, idealistic, irresponsible vision caused this nation too much blood, too much money, and too much lost standing in the world. This country would be better if you had never been born."

Donger
08-31-2011, 04:41 PM
Water is wet.

Okay, so he goes up on war crimes charges, too?

mlyonsd
08-31-2011, 04:47 PM
I'm against handing Dick Cheney over to an international court, and I'm not aware there's any law Dick Cheney broke to send him to courts here.

But nobody should like Dick Cheney. He should wish he was in some prison. Everyday, Americans should tell Dick Cheney to his face: "Your short-sighted, idealistic, irresponsible vision caused this nation too much blood, too much money, and too much lost standing in the world. This country would be better if you had never been born."You seem to contradict yourself there.

Donger
08-31-2011, 04:51 PM
Just in case some haven't seen this classic. NSFW

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VAChief
08-31-2011, 04:51 PM
You seem to contradict yourself there.

How so, unless you are assuming that the only morally reprehensible acts are those that are illegal ones.

Mr. Flopnuts
08-31-2011, 04:53 PM
I appreciate those of you who post the link at the top of the article vs. the bottom. That way, when I see it's Huff post, I can just skip it.

mlyonsd
08-31-2011, 05:21 PM
How so, unless you are assuming that the only morally reprehensible acts are those that are illegal ones.I'd think one should probably be convicted of something before wishing they were in prison.

Jenson71
08-31-2011, 05:23 PM
I'd think one should probably be convicted of something before wishing they were in prison.

Not if life on the outside is that bad.

go bowe
08-31-2011, 07:25 PM
I'd think one should probably be convicted of something before wishing they were in prison.

well first, they were wishing that they were convicted...

go bowe
08-31-2011, 07:26 PM
Not if life on the outside is that bad.

unless you've become acclimated to prison life, life on the outside is never bad enough to prefer prison...

KILLER_CLOWN
09-01-2011, 10:52 PM
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KCFalcon59
09-01-2011, 11:52 PM
Cheney will be dead by the time he's charged with any war crimes. From what i've read he's pretty much a walking zombie

Sucks too, guy is responsible for thousands of deaths.....he's a piece of shit.

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