Cheney feels no regrets

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    NEW YORK—The publication this week of Dick Cheney’s memoir, In My Time, has revealed the former vice president enjoys a fulfilling life unaffected by any sense of guilt or regret and there’s absolutely nothing any of us can do about it. “This unique look at an otherwise intensely private man’s inner thoughts shows us he couldn’t be prouder of his life’s work and will never feel one single moment of anguish over his actions no matter how desperately we want him to,” book critic James L. Warner writes of the 576-page memoir’s disclosure that Cheney would spend his retirement never second-guessing his advocacy of a disastrous war, the torture of detainees, illegal wiretapping, or tax cuts that created devastating budget deficits and crippled the U.S. economy. “Nothing we do will ever change the fact that this man sleeps very soundly at night and, in fact, looks back fondly upon a long, rewarding career. You almost have to admire that.” The book also reveals that none of the former vice president’s five heart attacks has caused him even the slightest amount of pain.

    New Cheney Memoir Reveals He's Going To Live Full, Satisfied Life Without Ever Feeling Remorse And There's Nothing We Can Do About It | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
     
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    Dick Cheney is a highly successful sociopath. And Dr. Justin Frank, a respected psychoanalyst and author of, Bush On The Couch, clearly identifies George W. Bush as having clearly sociopathic inclination.

    I believe that a five member panel of behavioral professionals with impeccable credentials should conduct in-depth interviews with all presidential candidates to limit the possibility of turning the Nation over to dangerously sick people again. Because those two degenerate sociopaths, along with one and possibly two more of their immediate predecessors, are directly responsible for all the problems we are having today.

    For those who are not aware, the sociopathic personality lacks the capacity for compassion and concern for others. Ted Bundy was an extreme example of that orientation.

    Imagine if Ted Bundy were President.
     
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    Why would he feel regrets? he didnt do anything wrong
     
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    George Bush: I'm fine with Dick Cheney's book - Mackenzie Weinger - POLITICO.com

    He's not alone.

     
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    Cheney didn't do anything wrong.
    I saw Colin Powell speak the other day on the book. Powell correctly butchered every single cheap shot made by Cheney in the book and who better than a Nam combat vet to do so?
    I liked Cheney most of the time for his intestinal fortitude and ability to multi task behind the scenes.
    However, isn't it unusual that nothing in his book on Haliburton, the no bid contracts and the 40% stock gain during the war.
     
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    Why should he?
     
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    So??
     
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    "The line is not likely to make this week's eulogies to Ronald Reagan, but when Vice President Cheney allegedly declared, "Reagan proved deficits don't matter," he summed up an enduring argument from the former president's economic legacy"
    washingtonpost.com: Reagan Policies Gave Green Light to Red Ink

    Considering those who are defending Cheney are rightfully riding the Obama Administraton over deficits, isn't there a tad bit of hypocrisy in your positions?
     
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    What might appear to be intestinal fortitude is actually a lack of concern for consequences that might accrue to military personnel and those of lesser status. There is nothing courageous about pounding a war drum when one doesn't have to go.

    Did he mention the outing of Valerie Plame to get even with her husband who exposed the "yellow cake" lie? While he was slick enough to sidestep any complicity in that crime anyone who believes he didn't instigate it is intentionally ignorant or happily dumb.
     
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    I can't think of anybody that I agree with about everything. Do agree with people you support on every issue?
     

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