It’s safe to say Dick Cheney has lost his mind. There’s so much wrong with this individual and his perception of reality that for the public good he needs to be locked up in a mental facility or jail or one of the two that houses the other. In fact, Obama should put Cheney out of his misery and prosecute him for torture, but Obama doesn’t seem to have the heart to put the mad dog Cheney away. Cheney’s attempt on Obama’s life should be all the catalyst the Holder led Justice Department needs to lock him up and throw away the key. In language that was called treasonous just a few short years ago, Cheney said a sitting President of the United States was endangering the safety of America through his policies which overturned those of the Bush/Cheney era. Such highly inflammatory comments against such a symbolic president as Obama are enough to get the crazies all hot and bothered. It’s not enough that one sicko has already been found who felt the same thing as Cheney and sought to act on that belief, now America is faced with the specter that other wackos duly encouraged by Cheney’s remarks may feel it an obligation to answer the call to protect the Homeland from Obama.
Cheney’s other gaffe was to elevate the status of a draft dodger and entertainer over that of a retired Army general and civil servant who served his country honorably in both capacities. Questioning Colin Powell’s commitment to party politics, especially after Powell’s shameful display he made at the UN in defense of the Bush push to war with Iraq is disgusting. I guess Cheney forgot how Powell made him, Cheney, look good during the first Gulf war when as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Powell decimated Saddam Hussein’s army and country while showcasing a strong and powerful American military to the world under Cheney’s leadership. Only Cheney, and his selection of neocons are to blame for the lackluster US military that now still sits in Iraq because of bad planning and inept leadership, which Powell on the other hand had nothing to do with.
The only way to legitimately shut Cheney up is to prosecute him for the crimes of torture, a prosecution that would certainly lead to a conviction with all the evidence so far compiled against him. Doing so would preoccupy Cheney with his own defense and tone down the rhetoric and free time he seems to enjoy with nothing else constructive to do than take pot shots at Obama. I am increasingly amazed at the impotence of the Obama administration at threats from hostile politicians at home and abroad. As long as he is careless there is a lot more at stake than just his political reputation or reelection. Cheney is one such threat, and he needs to be put out of his misery for his own sake and for the sake of the country. Mr. Obama….are you listening?