Friday, June 22, 2007

Dick Cheney Claims He Is Not Part Of The Executive Branch...!

Run that by me again?

"Vice President Dick Cheney has asserted his office is not a part of the executive branch of the U.S. government, and therefore not bound by a presidential order governing the protection of classified information by government agencies, according to a new letter from Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to Cheney."

Let's see, there are three co-equal branches of the federal government: Legislative, Judicial and Executive.
Hmm. I don't see anything listed there that shows a "Cheney" Branch.

Now Tricky "Dick" Cheney did comply up to 2003 with the presidential order that governed the protection of classified documents. So what changed? Well, if you remember it was October of 2003 that Scooter Libbey (Cheney's former Chief of Staff) was indicted by the United States for obstruction of justices. What a coincidence that Cheney followed the presidential order governing classified information up until 2003!

Coincidence? Yeah, right.

The depth of corruption and hubris is astonishing.


Your Representative
Your Senator

As Andrew Sullivan says, "The idea of impeaching him really doesn't seem so outrageous as the months go by, does it?"

John Arovosis over at Americablog points to what this means:

"What Cheney is doing isn't some esoteric battle over protocol. He's refusing to let the national security watchdogs make sure that his staff isn't being sloppy with classified information. He is quite literally risking our national secrets during a time of war. These rules exist for a reason, the oversight exists for a reason. People are sloppy, and sometimes they're even evil. When you're dealing with classified information, information that can quite literally get someone killed, you need several layers of protection to ensure that the information doesn't slip out, by intent or neglect."

Dick Cheney doesn't care about national security, he only cares about his ego and that is dangerous for The United States.

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Blogger Dave said...

Someone really ought to send Cheney a copy of Schoolhouse Rock, so he can get up to speed on how this whole "federal government" thing works.

4:38 PM  

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