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  •  That's appropriate (3+ / 0-)
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    arodb, Persiflage, Neuroptimalian

    that he "feels like the worst piece of scum on the planet"

    •  If you have the time... (0+ / 0-)

      listen to the entire interview.  

    •  He's not even a pale ghost of Dick Cheney, (5+ / 0-)

      when it comes to scumminess.

      Never, ever, let Dick Cheney off the hook by suggesting that some other living person is in the same league of malevolent evil.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 12:42:16 PM PDT

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      •  Please, (3+ / 0-)
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        arodb, JamieG from Md, Neuroptimalian

        I never had to worry about DC  blowing me away with a rifle  just for fun while  I fill my gas tank.   And I know to stay far away from his hunting trips.

        His geopolitical transgressions are another  discussion.

        •  Please yourself. (0+ / 0-)

          Dick Cheney did far more direct damage to you and everybody you love than 17-year-old Lee Malvo could have ever imagined doing, and that isn't even taking into account the direct comparison of how much fear each induced in how many people. Cheney's transgressions weren't "geopolitical" to the parents of the children he slaughtered -- they were murders, pure and simple, ghastly in their utter lack of any human sensibility. He is a mass murderer on a 7-figure scale, a torturer, and a usurper of the people's sovereignty.

          As far as fear goes, you never had to worry about LM blowing you away with a rifle, either -- you chose to worry about it, even though you were probably more likely to die in a car accident on the way to the gas station, a likelihood you continue to live with each and every day without losing any sleep. Beyond which, even on the fairly insignificant (in the grand scheme of sorrows and horrors visited upon one's fellow humans) metric of "creating fear of dying from extremely unlikely attacks by angry men you don't even know", Dick Cheney without question has been responsible for far more moments of such fear: First, by being complicit in incompetently (we generously assume*) allowing one small band of such angry men to actually kill about 1000 times as many people as Malvo, and second, by then doing everything possible to create a sense of fear and foreboding in the minds of your countrymen.

          Are your horizons really so very parochial that you can rank Malvo even in the same species of evil as Cheney, just because for a few weeks he frightened you -- specifically, you?

          Jeebus.

          * In my case, there's nothing very generous about the assumption. The only assumption I make is that Dick Cheney probably doesn't have the guts to pull off a conspiracy to execute a false-flag op of 911 proportions. I have no doubt -- not one flickering thread of cognitive uncertainty -- that Cheney would do such a thing, if he were certain he could do it with impunity.

          To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

          by UntimelyRippd on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 04:09:54 PM PDT

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