A Showtime special recently featured, “The World according to Dick Cheney.” As usual, Cheney spent the entire special moving the goal posts and justifying his policy to attack Iraq concerning supposed “weapons of mass destruction.”
Is it possible this guy is a sociopath with an outlier political agenda of protecting his country, at any turn, by any means, which includes outlandish lies? Is his jingoism and hubris taken to the point of madness?
I watched with disbelief as he spelled out scenarios about our national security that made no sense at all. Obviously, he truly believed these amazing false facts. His agenda, we now know, throughout the period of the war, was related to money making for Halliburton, where his previous position was CEO.
As the interview wore on, one could see his ideological doctrine would not be shaken. He doubled down with no remorse, as he was hard pressed to justify the thousands of lives lost on both sides because of the lies. One walked away feeling pity for a man lost in unreality — a suspect clever opportunist selling a deep sense of patriotism or a false misguided mantra.
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Jess Sanchez Barroso