Monday, February 05, 2007

Seriously, Is Cheney The Real POTUS?

It is high time we find out!

To make finding the answer to that question a priority, for the Congress and the people, is not about idle curiosity or left wing conspiracy theories (no matter how correct many such theories are turning out to be); it is about national security, Democracy and the Constitution.

This is a must read article"

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall February 4, 2007 09:01 AM:

I will confess to having been extremely skeptical in the early years of the Bush Presidency that Cheney was really running the show. It seemed too facile an explanation for what I was convinced was a far more complicated situation. Until the 9/11 Commission report came out.

Even the watered-down version of events in the Commission's report made it absolutely clear that Cheney, ensconced in the White House bunker on the morning of the attacks, had issued shootdown orders outside of the chain of command and then conspired with the President to conceal this fact from the Commission.

Since then, I've gone from being open to the idea of an Imperial Vice Presidency to being convinced that historians will debate whether something approaching a Cheney-led coup d'etat has occurred, in which some of the powers of the Executive were extra-constitutionally usurped by the Office of the Vice President.

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