Do you think Cheney is doing this stuff for legacy purposes or maybe
because he's thinking of running for Prez in 2012? He did briefly try
Despite Bob Woodward's endless provocations, I think Dick Cheney's political career is over. His re-emergence as the chief defender of the Bush realm is fairly easy to explain: if the American people become convinced that he authorized torture, if historians interpret the present in such an unfavorable way, Cheney will be irredeemable. The flip side: Cheney takes his views very seriously. He believes that Obama's policies are making the country less safe. No one else -- certainly not that former boss of his -- has the giblits to make the case, and so Cheney will. I think Cheney is speaking out because he worries about history, he worries about becoming entangled in future legal cases, and because, from his point of view, Obama's policies are troubling.
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