MIKE PENCE’S ROLE MODEL IS DICK CHENEY?
I wonder what libertarians who supported the Trump campaign think now.
Trump’s vice president holds the neocon warmonger Dick Cheney in high regard.
“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Pence admires vice presidents who are “able to take the vision of the president and champion that on Capitol Hill,” ABC News reports.
Cheney did not take George W. Bush’s “vision” to Congress. Cheney and his cabal of neocons used Bush and his administration to launch the war on terror, invade Afghanistan and Iraq (more than a million dead in the latter), direct the CIA to create an unmanned aerial assassination force (that has killed Americans without due process), and accelerate a police and surveillance state at home.
“[Bush was] an ignorant person who wanted to show his mother he could do things his father couldn’t,” Thomas Buergenthal, who served as a judge at the International Court of Justice, said last year.
“Some of us have long thought that Cheney and a number of CIA agents who did what they did in those so-called black holes should appear before the ICC,” he added.
Bush let Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Bernard Lewis, David Wurmser, David Frum, Bill Kristol, and other neocons drive his foreign policy.
Is it possible there will be a rerun with Pence and president-elect Donald Trump?