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That Unitary executive theory...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitary_executive_theory

Some freaky if not scary stuff.

'Vice suggests that Cheney’s legacy is a soulless quest for power, rather than the advancement of fallacious beliefs that seriously damaged our nation: his unilateral approach to foreign policy, his preference for military force over diplomacy, his considerable overestimation of American strength and his desire to reshape the Middle East.

Cheney’s push to increase the power of the executive branch seems to come from nowhere — and looks like just a power grab. That’s because the film omits several epochal events that formed his convictions, such as the Vietnam War. Cheney was serving as President Gerald Ford’s deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff when, in reaction to Vietnam, Congress passed a series of laws limiting the power of the executive branch in foreign policy. The film also skips the Iran-contra affair, which prompted Cheney, as a leading Republican congressman, to set down his fullest statement of executive power. Cheney directed the Republican minority report on the scandal, which denounced “aggrandizing” intrusions by Congress into foreign policy, saying, “The boundless view of Congressional power began to take hold in the 1970s, in the wake of the Vietnam War.”

Most amazingly, there’s barely a few seconds’ mention of Cheney’s role as defense secretary during the Persian Gulf War — perhaps because it might have complicated the movie’s one-dimensional portrait. In that period, after the United States flattened Iraq’s military on the way to Baghdad, the public perceptions of Cheney were largely positive. He and then-Joint Chiefs Chairman Colin Powell rode in a ticker-tape parade through the streets of New York, a laurel previously accorded to Charles Lindbergh, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur and the Apollo astronauts. In a story in the New York Times, Maureen Dowd, then a reporter, portrayed Cheney as a possible presidential candidate.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsQCCWI9_ps A good watch of Cheney back in 1980.

Whoever did the editing on the show sucked ass. Kept cutting scenes abruptly when a conversation or scene was going on to fast track his life history. There were also parts where the music was nearly on par with some of the actors voices that you can't really hear them to well. Steve Carell I think sucked as Donald Rumsfeld and sounded more, well, Steve Carell with his pitchy like voice. Everyone else did fabulous though.

Overall it was a Cheney dumb, wife say get smart or I leave you, Cheney get (movie portrays him as average) smart and rose to power, heart attacks here and there, Fox News rose to prominence, Cheney reeled in dumb Bush to gain more power than the president, you voted for him and he did his job to protect the American people by becoming the war criminal he is today. The end.

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