Open Thread: Why oh why won’t Dick Cheney just go away?

I’m so sick and tired of seeing Dick Cheney on TV and listening to his beastly lectures about the efficacy of waterboarding and other forms of torture. Isn’t it bad enough that he hasn’t been tried and put in prison for war crimes? Why does the corporate media feel the need to inflict this dreadful excuse for a human being on us again and again and again?

I don’t care if he wrote a f**king book. Donald Rumsfeld wrote a book too, and we’re not seeing him on the tube morning, noon, and night. At least George W. Bush has had the grace to pretty much disappear from the public stage, but Cheney just won’t quit. He keeps popping up everywhere, flashing his ugly sneer and trying to justify the crimes he and other committed.

This morning on Candy Crowley’s show, Cheney had the nerve to complain because Obama isn’t using the term “war on terror.” He even demanded an apology for something Obama said in his Cairo speech back in 2009!

“When he goes to Cairo and in-effect says we walked away from ideals, we forgot our core principles and values on our (the Bush Administration’s) watch, that’s a big mistake.”

When Crowley asked if he wanted an apology from Obama, Cheney said, “I would. Not for me, but I think for the Bush Administration and that he misspoke when he gave that speech two years ago.”

Watch it:

Jeeze, Obama murdered Osama bin Laden, and he just murdered two American citizens. And that’s still not enough to satisfy Cheney’s bloodlust? Why oh why won’t he just go away and leave us alone?

6 Comments on “Open Thread: Why oh why won’t Dick Cheney just go away?”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    And while I’m bitching and complaining about Sunday talk shows, why oh why does John McCain have to be on them every f**king week? Don’t they ever get sick of listening to him drone on?

    • joanelle says:

      chaney can;t go away as long as he has any guilt in him – he continues to justify his actions – only the guilty go on ad infinitum until they either apologize (not gonna happen) or they die.

  2. northwestrain says:

    Not to be rude but Cheney’s heart was supposed to limit his life expectancy — unless he went somewhere and got a new heart (jumped the line)?

    Remember all the talk about Cheney being fragile — and needed an ambulance and a doctor following him everywhere? For someone so fragile — he’s got a lot of energy.


    I’m in the Central Time Zone for a few days — in the land of Rick Perry — fast speed limits and cops who are some of the worst drivers I’ve seen in any state except for Mass.

    It is dam* hot here in Texas.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I wish you could send some of that heat my way. It’s very chilly here. But we’re supposed to get into the 70s tomorrow.

  3. northwestrain says:

    Suskind’s book — some criticized the books before they had read the book. The WH had an advance and the went into full attack as soon as the book was released — perhaps the WH should have been treated like everyone else — they don’t get an advance copy.