- "Vice President Dick Cheney has asserted his office
is not 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.(1)
- Apparently Mr. Cheney is unaware that he receives a salary
from the people of this nation as an officer of this government. Somehow
he has managed not to notice that his office also appears on the Organizational
Chart for the federal government of the nation. As Vice-President he has
his own plane - Air Force Two, paid for the taxpayers; yet he has continually
demanded special privileges in every area of his service to the country,
- in favor of several more lucrative and less responsible "special
privileges" that he has awarded to himself. This has been the case
since he first arrived in the Vice-Presidential mansion, as part of the
Coup in 2000.
- It is time for Mr. Cheney to appear, forcibly if necessary,
before a joint session of the appropriate committees in congress to answer
under oath and in public for his actions. Until he answers these questions
he should be removed from office, and treated just as Spiro Agnew was in
the Nixon era.
- The questions from congress should address all of Cheney's
reluctances; from his refusal to discuss those that met with him when they,
created the nation's energy polices, in 2001, all the way through the entirety
of his two terms in the Office of the Vice-Presidency of the United States.
That would include his takeover of the Secret Services control over the
White House logs; in order to keep secret from the public, just who exactly
met with him and when: over the national energy policy that he alone has
deemed to be classified information.
- Mr. Cheney has continued to repeat proven lies to the
public, surrounding the wars, in which he has played a major cheerleading
role, despite all facts to the contrary. His continual linking of Saddam
to 911 has been particularly offensive; in light of the facts that there
was never any link whatsoever. Also, his role in the Valerie Plame Affair;
the outing of an active duty CIA Officer in direct violation of the laws
prohibiting such an action needs to be thoroughly and publicly reviewed,
under oath and on the public record.
- Cheney needs to be forced to answer for these and for
all his other self-appointed actions and irresponsibility's, as the Vice-President
of the United States. If this is not done then all pretense of there being
any real teeth in the laws of the United States, will be clearly on the
record for the entire world to see. Either the laws of this country apply
to all of us, or they apply to no one: there can be no continuing double-standard
here"war or no war!
- This latest outrage simply cannot be allowed to stand
without consequences. Thanks to Cheney-Bush we are entangled in wars without
end, trying desperately to fight a tactic, instead of a literal enemy,
in a multi-national war without end. Cheney as one of the major architects
of that war needs to be examined publicly for his role in the compartmentalization's
that have led this nation into these cul-de-sacs of failures, in every
aspect of life in these disunited States. We cannot have a war against
a tactic, and terrorism is a nothing but "a tactic. (3)
- "The Oversight Committee has learned that over the
objections of the National Archives, Vice President Cheney exempted his
office from the presidential order that establishes government-wide procedures
for safeguarding classified national security information. The Vice President
asserts that his office is not an "entity within the executive branch."
- The Vice-President has declared himself to be above and
beyond the law. If congress does not act immediately then everyone will
know that this government has become the clear enemy of the people of this
nation, and that at the very least will finally bring some candor to this
farce that claims to lead the nation. . .
- 1) Cheney Power Grab: Says White House Rules Don't
Apply to Him
- 2) Cheney Declares VP Not part of the Executive Branch
- 3) Texas Republican slams Bush "demented philosophy
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