My main intent is to expose the fear-mongering machine; and with any luck, disarm the machine by arming people with information. It's real news that the mainstream ignores, things I consider to be smokescreens, plus a few ideas on what to do about it all. Please see the bottom of the blog for older posts and a wide variety of resources that I consider need-to-know info.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Cheney: A Rogue Nation

According to representatives of Cheney's office, he is not bound by the executive order requiring reports on the handling of classified material, and he has not complied since 2002. Despite the Constitution's definition of the Vice President, they believe that Cheney is not part of the executive branch. They try to explain it by saying he has both executive and legislative powers, as if to suggest that each power exempts him from oversight of the other. So how the hell is Cheney able to invoke "executive privilege" every time he or his records have been subpoenaed? Which is it Dick? As Olbermann points out (June 21: Cheney in Charge), if Cheney is not part of the executive branch, nor part of the legislative branch, then he can only be one thing: A Rogue Nation. Olbermann's resolution for this problem is just as apt: "Invade him, in order to establish a free and democratic Dick Cheney."

Hmmm...what exactly would Cheney be so keen on hiding since 2002? After all, in his own words, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about - right? Or as LT. Col. Robert Bowman (former director of Advance Space Programs Development for the U.S. Air Force in the Ford and Carter administrations, founder of the Institute for Space and Security Studies) stated, "If the government has nothing to hide, why is it hiding everything?"

Let's take a look at just a few of the issues Cheney is believed to have abused the intelligence department over:
Cheney's Energy Task Force Meetings
Classifying Documents at an Unprecedented Rate, as soon as he set foot in office
Forcing Evidence to Materialize in order to build a case against Iraq.
Outing of a covert CIA agent Valerie Plame
Manipulating Congress to protect CIA, so they can be exempt from bill baring torture of detainees.
Cheney even admitted that he spends more time with the Director of the CIA, than the director does with his own family. Yet historically, visits with the CIA have almost always been with the president, not the vice - and Cheney has made an unprecedented, enormous amount of visits.

This secret nation of Cheney is destroying the US, and nobody has described the dangers of secret government better than JFK. (speech in video below, in the previous blog)

UPDATE (6-25-7): Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois (chairman of the Democratic Caucus) is planning to put Cheney's assertion to the test this week. He is proposing that in the Executive Branch appropriations bill, a cut-off of funding for Cheney's non-Exec. Branch office be enforced. WOO HOO!

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