Posted by Peter W. Schramm
Some (long) Washington Post deep-thinking, opining, and interpreting--in the form of a front-page news story--on bad executive power and on the cruel and clever and manipulative vice-president of the United States. Probably Pulitzer material.
Is your sarcasm intended to defend torture or cast doubt on the claims made in the article?
Mr. Cheney's continued abuse of rights in the defense of liberty is a danger to both our liberty and our safety.
It bothers me how Mr. Cheney insists on holding and wielding executive power, and yet when a government office, under executive order of the President to see how national security information is classified and declassified in certain offices, tries repeatedly to get through Cheney's locked doors, he claims immunity from President Bush's order since he is part of the U.S. Senate and not part of the executive branch, and behind the scenes he attempts to destroy the Information Security Oversight Office.
Mr. Cheney is a dangerous politician who is playing a dangerous game, and I hope Mr. Bush informs Mr. Cheney that he is in fact part of the executive branch and must comply with executive orders.
I think I've said this here before, but sarcasm is a lousy jumping-off point for serious debate. So let's restart. Schramm, can I assume you hold the opposite view: that the article is all lies and slander, and that Cheney is the pinnicle of Vice Presidents?
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