Dick Cheney would have been considered brilliant if: There would have been weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq. If the Americans would have been greeted as liberators by the Iraquis after throwing over Saddam. If an exemplerary Democracy would have been able to be set up in Iraq. If that Iraq democracy would have had a domino effect resulting in democracies through out the middle east. If the over throw of Saddam would not have strengthened Iran in the middle east. If torture had actually provided better intelligence than the proven tactic previously used by our intelligence community. I could go on but I do not want to kick a dead horse. History has shown Dick Cheney to be absolutely wrong on the vast majority of assumptions he based his policies on. His incompetence has harmed the US and the entire world. He will go down as the most powerful vice president and the worst vice president in history. Very few human beings have had such a negative effect on the world. History will not be kind to Dick Cheney.