Comments: "That Dark Question"

JUST another opportunity George missed to improve the world while he was in office. I personally feel Cheney would shoot any number of subordinates necessary to get the job done.

Posted by Mike Meyer at February 3, 2009 04:10 PM

Cheney did the bureaucratic and political equivalent of shooting people who might put out information that contradicted his version of reality.

Wielding real power while still assuring your access to information that you might not prefer to hear... it's one of the ceaseless struggles, even for a politician with good intentions in a fairly democratic society with lively media.

For dictators and authoritarians of all degrees, it's the weakness. Leads directly to muliple layers of informers, paranoia, etc.

Posted by Nell at February 3, 2009 10:07 PM

I have thought and thought about it and I realized that since this IS America, maybe just the one lawyer really was all it takes, simple.

Posted by Mike Meyer at February 4, 2009 04:23 PM

"I personally feel Cheney would shoot any number of subordinates necessary to get the job done." If not Cheney, then Addington.

No mercy for either of them, same as they would give for you or me.

Posted by bill at February 5, 2009 04:51 PM