Disturbing stuff about Cheney via Informed Comment
The zinger of this information is the admission by this Cheney aide that Cheney himself is frustrated with President Bush and believes, much like Richard Perle, that Bush is making a disastrous mistake by aligning himself with the policy course that Condoleezza Rice, Bob Gates, Michael Hayden and McConnell have sculpted.
According to this official, Cheney believes that Bush can not be counted on to make the “right decision” when it comes to dealing with Iran and thus Cheney believes that he must tie the President’s hands.
On Tuesday evening, i spoke with a former top national intelligence official in this Bush administration who told me that what I was investigating and planned to report on regarding Cheney and the commentary of his aide was “potentially criminal insubordination” against the President. I don’t believe that the White House would take official action against Cheney for this agenda-mongering around Washington — but I do believe that the White House must either shut Cheney and his team down and give them all garden view offices so that they can spend their days staring out their windows with not much to do or expect some to begin to think that Bush has no control over his Vice President.
Me thinks it is the latter (ie. “that Bush has no control over his Vice President”)
It is not that Cheney wants to bomb Iran and Bush doesn’t, it is that Cheney is saying that Bush is making a mistake and thus needs to have the choices before him narrowed.
It seems also that the opposition to the Iraq war should be paying much more attention to this, as they try to actually broaden the mayhem in the Middle East. The bottom line is, where are the churches in all this? It bothers me greatly that virtually NOWHERE can a church be found where people gather in little huddles shaking their heads and wondering what and how they should be discerning.
Source: The Washington Note via Informed Comment