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The worst type of criminals, as a last resort, seek refuge through patriotism and/or sympathy. So much evil can be attributed to “I did it for the good of the country” or “I was only following orders” – you only have to look at all the excuses for mass murder spewed out by so many Nazi war criminals. Cheney’s “sympathy” pose reminds me of Christopher Skase’s last ditch grab for an oxygen mask and wheel chair as a way to avoid facing extradition charges for his crimes. Cheney made millions out of trade relating to the disgusting war effort in Iraq; a war which cost the lives of thousands of Americans, Australians and innocent Iraqis. He behaved like a common mercenary, making profit out of war! The man is a despicable rogue!
The ‘only following orders’ excuse was dismissed as meritless as long ago as the Nuremburg war crimes trials.
I would probably have included Skase instead of Dr Strangelove if I had lived in Aus in the early 1990s. I didn’t get here til 1996, so Skase simply didn’t jump into my brain. It’s a very apt comparison, though.
I hope no potential litigant against Cheney ever holds back from taking action on the notion that Herr Dick won’t live long enough to see a judgment, though that’s a possibility.
The Dickster has a hell of a lot to answer for, too, much that he thinks was ‘just doing his job’…
Well, the ‘just following orders’ ruse didn’t work for Adolf Eichmann– and it sure as hell shouldn’t work for Dick Cheney. Both should meet the same fate.
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