Written by Mike Malloy (courtesy of his blog)
Heres a toss-up question for you: Which Cheney is more insane? Dick or daughter Liz?
Okay. Thats a difficult one. Heres another: Which is more dedicated to the utter destruction of not only our experiment in government that reflects the will of the people (as opposed to government that is dictated by a corporate elite), but also the historical record of the past half century? Liz? Dick? Cant decide? I understand. One more: Which Cheney is more hell-bent on abruptly ending the Obama presidency and replacing it with a right-wing totalitarianism that will make the Stalinist era of the old Soviet Union seem like a period of truth and justice? Still unable to choose? Completely understandable. Theyre both so far out of their fucking minds the tether has snapped.
An example of Lizs dedication to the nutty and extremely dangerous fantasies of her lunatic father – the war criminal who just keeps on going and going and going – can be found on the op/ed page of todays Wall Street Journal a page that also is dedicated to terminating the Obama presidency. Under the headline Obama Rewrites the Cold War, Cheney sets out to do exactly that. She first quotes Obama from his recent speech to Russian university students:
The American and Soviet armies were still massed in Europe, trained and ready to fight. The ideological trenches of the last century were roughly in place. Competition in everything from astrophysics to athletics was treated as a zero-sum game. If one person won, then the other person had to lose. And then within a few short years, the world as it was ceased to be. Make no mistake: This change did not come from any one nation. The Cold War reached a conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years, and because the people of Russia and Eastern Europe stood up and decided that its end would be peaceful.
Then, reaching deep into her, um, . . . bag of tricks Cheney writes, The basis of the Cold War was not competition in astrophysics and athletics. And, instantly, you gotta wonder what the reference is. Take another look at Obamas quote. Do you see a sentence that reads the basis of the Cold War was competition in astrophysics and athletics? Uh, no. No sane person would see that. And no sane person would write that Obama said as much. Especially since the quote is right there. However, being able to see words that are not there, words that, to the rest of us, do not exist, is one of the defining characteristics of paranoid schizophrenia.
But, like her dad, Liz, in addition to being severely detached from reality, is a not-so-crypto-totalitarian. Liz seeks rigid discipline; order; screams; strict rules enforced by ugly stuff perpetrated in dark cells wherein harsh punishments and ancient tortures are delivered with no mercy.She continues: It is irresponsible for an American president to go to Moscow and tell a room full of young Russians less than the truth about how the Cold War ended. One wonders whether this was just an attempt to push reset or maybe to curry favor. Perhaps, most concerning of all, Mr. Obama believes what he said.
Well, um, Liz, perhaps he believes what he said because, well, because . . . (how to say this so as not to make Liz wet herself . . .) because its the goddam truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Liz is most pissed off, one can safely assume, by Obamas statement, The Cold War reached a conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years, and because the people of Russia and Eastern Europe stood up and decided that its end would be peaceful. And that, sports fans, is pure, unadulterated, left-wing mockery of the glorious age of Reagan – a period in which Dear Leaders forceful actions against the Russian Bear (cruise missiles, unchecked spending on weapons systems, the mad fantasy of SDI, the Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!! posturing) and not, oh hell, no, not the resistance of the Polish Solidarity movement, or the Belavezha Accords (the agreement which declared the Soviet Union effectively dissolved and established the Commonwealth of Independent States in its place) or the insane Soviet war against Afghanistan, brought the end to the Soviet Union.
And since Liz was deputy assistant secretary of state and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs from 2002-2004 and 2005-2006 surely shes familiar with the Alma-Ata Protocol signed on December 2,1 1991, which confirmed the dismemberment and extinction of the Soviet Union. The representatives of all the Soviet republics except Georgia and the three Baltic states signed this agreement and there is no record of their giving a shit whether Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush were or were not aware of what had just occurred.
Liz continues her goofy look at history: In Cairo, he [Obama] asserted there was some sort of equivalence between American support for the 1953 coup in Iran and the evil that the Iranian mullahs have done in the world since 1979. Yeah, she actually wrote that: American support for the 1953 coup in Iran. Support? Support????!!! The coup in Iran was jointly owned and wholly operated by the US C.I.A. That overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iran on August 19, 1953, was supported and funded by the British and the U.S. The American operation came to be known as Operation Ajax here in the US. Surely, our Liz – the former deputy assistant secretary of state and principal deputy assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs from 2002-2004 and 2005-2006 – would know the truth about our overthrow of the Iranian government, wouldnt you think? Maybe not, though. She is a right-wing nut-case and any recent historical truths regarding US intervention on the side of tyranny and repression in so-called third world countries was supposed to be stuffed down the memory hole. Most of it wasnt, Liz. Most of that bloody record still exists, your pappys efforts to the contrary notwithstanding. A real pisser, right? Hard to rewrite history when the truth just wont go away. Makes all the lying by right-wing freaks like you so goddam difficult.
Is it possible that when Dick Cheney finally dies his daughter will cease her efforts to hide the lies and the fraud and the blood and the gore splashed across the planet by her sociopathic father? That, on the event of his death, Liz Cheney will revert to whatever mental state one dwells in when one must figure out how to deal with the fact that ones dead father was a war criminal – and just shut the fuck up? Is that possible? Is there hope, finally?
Michael Dennis Malloy (born July 1, 1942 in Toledo, Ohio) is a radio broadcaster from Atlanta, Georgia. He is now self-syndicated. Previously his show has been carried by WSB (Atlanta), WLS Chicago, the I.E. America Radio Network, the Air America Radio network, Nova M Radio and the On Second Thought network. (This blurb from Wiki.)