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Posted by on Mar 23, 2008 in Politics, War | 16 comments

Dick Cheney’s Shrug

After the torrent of words over the arrogance of America’s self-selected, unelected Vice President, a former Republican colleague and friend boils it all down to one word in today’s Washington Post.

Ex-Congressman Mickey Edwards explains what changed his mind about defending Cheney, his “all-too-revealing conversation this week with ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz. On Wednesday, reminded of the public’s disapproval of the war in Iraq, now five years old, the vice president shrugged off that fact (and thus, the people themselves) with a one-word answer: ‘So?'”

Into that one word is compressed more than seven years of secrecy, usurping of power and stealing traditional American freedoms.

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