Chris Matthews: Roasting Dick Cheney, the Neo-Cons, and Blatant (Treasonous) Lies….Ends with a Call for a Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Corruption, Government, Idiocy, Military
Chris Matthews
Chris Matthews

Ten years later after the start of the Iraq war, the neocons still don’t see the error of their ways. Mother Jones’ David Corn and author Ron Suskind join Hardball to discuss.

Highlights:  Cheney, Wolfowitz, and Perle skewered  in detail, airing their past words and their present insouciance.  Cheney is called sadistic, all of them are called shameless.  Hard-hitting.  Bottom line: the 935 now-documented lies were deliberate, with the invasion of Iraq as the primary US military objective in the first Bush -Cheney Administration.

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Phi Beta Iota:  This is the single best 15 minute overview of the treason against the Republic by Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and Richard Perle, among others.  Ron Susskind, perhaps the single best author on insider politics in the US Executive, is now lighting a fire in the public mind.

See Also:

Articles:

2008-08-04 Book says White House ordered forgery

2004-10-17  Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush

Key Books:

Dubose, Lou and Jake Bernstein (2006).  Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency.  Random House.

5.0 out of 5 stars 23 Documented High Crimes That Should Put Cheney in Irons Immediately January 9, 2007

Isikoff, Michael and David Corn (2007).  Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War.  Broadway.

4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, But Enough Good Stuff to Warrant Reading September 15, 2006

Susskind, Ron (2006).  The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11.  Simon & Schuster.

5.0 out of 5 stars Impeaches Cheney, Demeans Bush, Crucifies Rumsfeld and Rice June 26, 2006

Phi Beta Iota Posts:

Chuck Spinney: The Mind of the Decider — Ignorance Plus Arrogance — Disconnected from Reality While All Others Buried Their Integrity

Paul Craig Roberts: Iraq Invasion at 10 Years — The legacy of “the war on terror” is the death of liberty.

Winslow Wheeler: Iraq Invasion at 10 Years — Learning from the Past