Which means, as we know, they lied to get us into a war that was only in the interests of Cheney, Halliburton, and a bunch of neocons, and wasted time, money, and lies on this diversion while the ones truly responsible were allowed to run around free because they were useful to scare people into not questioning anything. Had they caught or killed Bin Laden, they would have lost that card. And so they didn't even try to catch him. And over eight years, we let them destroy the country, even though we've known a long time they were liars.
They even destroyed dissenting memos saying this was illegal. If we let them off the hook, the fault becomes ours entirely from now on.
The former administration needs to be prosecuted and put on trial, so that the next one who thinks of trying this will have an incentive not to do so. It was said Nixon was pardoned because otherwise it would tear the country apart. No, what tore the country apart, what always tears us apart, is our habit of kicking these things down the road, where they grow bigger and more monstrous and eventually bite.
These people began and ended as criminals spitting in the face of the American people. They forced their way into office against the will of the people, and when they found they could command no respect or influence in peacetime(go refresh yourself on Bush's success as president till 9/11; he had none and even lost Congress. No incentive to frighten people into shutting up, huh?), they drove the nation to war. If we let them get away with all they did to us and to the rest of the world, it's our fault, and we do not deserve to recover. Resolve this now, Attorney General Eric Holder. Prosecute.
You say Cheney's an old man who won't be alive much longer anyway? Well, I don't see why he should spend that remaining time in comfort. Not with all the deaths and misery on his spotty hands. No, he should spend his remaining time in a place that smells of piss. I imagine that he thinks that because he was president in all but name, somehow he'll be safe. Except that he was VICE president. Dick Cheney, I'd like to introduce you to Spiro Agnew.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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