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Dick Cheney - Wikipedia
Nina Totenberg. When a president leaves office after eight years, journalists typically write retrospectives about his time in office. The vice president is barely mentioned, if at all. Before Cheney, discussion about the vice presidency focused on how to make the office stronger, more effective. Not any more. In the first term, Cheney reshaped national security law, expanded the prerogatives of the executive branch and orchestrated secret, warrantless domestic surveillance, circumventing a court set up by Congress specifically to oversee such surveillance.
Charlie Savage on Obama's embrace of Bush/Cheney "terrorism policies"
A Chicago grand jury has indicted the President and Vice-President of the United States along with multiple high officials in the Bush administration. President George W. There were no indications given as to whether the President and his top staff members would appear publicly before cameras at the grand jury proceedings, given the gravity of the charges. British Prime Minister Tony Blair was indicted for obstruction of justice, and is reportedly consulting with members of Parliament and legal aides regarding how to avoid appearing in the U. The revelations emanated from sources close to the grand jury who spoke with federal whistleblower Thomas Heneghen in California who said White House Senior Advisor to the President Karl Rove was also indicted for perjury and was reportedly involved with Mary Matalin in a major Bush administration document shredding operation to cover-up evidence.
The events of September 11, , set off a chain of global crises and civil perils that have normalized a climate of fear and conflict. Starting with assaults on the U. These include the disastrous effects of regime-change operations in. Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya; the war on terror, the rise of ISIS, the Syrian conflict and European refugee crisis; the explosion of Islamophobia and the American acceptance of extrajudicial murder-by-drone; and the growing existential threats of ecological and nuclear holocaust.