Dick Cheney, VP


Angler: the Cheney Vice Presidency "examines Cheney's largely hidden and little-understood role in crafting policies for the War on Terror, the economy and the environment."


"Cheney was a hawkish proponent of American military adventurism abroad... the Vice President's penchant for unilateral warmaking... He's obviously incorrigible. He seems to be determined to go his own way, no matter what facts he is confronted with. It's disturbing" (John Nichols. "A Little Education Can Be a Dangerous Thing." The Nation, Sep. 13, 2004: 36).


"Parenti's succinct description of the care and feeding of the Halliburton Corporation, which receives $1 billion a month for work in Iraq (hardly any of which benefits Iraqis) and meanwhile pays $13,000 a month to former Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney, goes a long way toward explaining why we went to Iraq. Without the Iraq contracts, Halliburton would probably be bankrupt because Cheney, as CEO, bought Dresser Industries without noticing that Dresser had billions in asbestos liabilities (whoever said this guy was smart?)" (Andrew Cockburn. "Because We Could." The Nation, Nov. 8, 2004: 41-46).


"In no small measure, what we are witnessing is the second term of the Cheney Administration. It is Cheney who brought in Rumsfeld and insisted that he stay in office during the torture scandal.

"It is Cheney who brought in Wolfowitz, who was Cheney's deputy back in 1992 at the Pentagon, when Wolfowitz drew up the initial blueprint for what has become Bush's policy of unilateralism.

"It is Cheney who installed Bolton at the State Department and masterminded his nomination as UN ambassador" ("Musical Chairs." The Progressive, May, 2005: 8-10).


Colby Glass, MLIS