Ted Lang: The Cheney Affair


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The Cheney Affair
By Ted Lang
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Now that mainstream media bias is an established fact and recognized as such by 
the mainstream reading and viewing public, the revelation of Vice President Dick
Cheney's total unilateral control over all levels and branches of American 
government has not only raised eyebrows and concerns of dictatorship, but for 
those politically astute, begs the question as to why theWashington Post would 
be the journalistic vehicle to publish the four-part June 24 through June 27 
series exposing this reality.

The Post's publisher, Donald E. Graham, has once again participated in the 
annual secret Bilderberg conclave, the latter the principal organizational 
player whose membership is made up of extremely high-level international 
bankers, mass media publishers, corporatists in both the oil industry and the 
military-industrial complex, and other principal international political movers 
and shakers. Bilderberg's primary objective is a one world global government, 
the New World Order. And the NWO will be phased in via the European and then the
North American Union.

Is it safe to say that the most recent Bilderberg 
<http://www.bilderberg.org/2007.htm>meeting, held in Istanbul May 31 to June 
3rd, considered the most vital issues confronting future global government? And 
of course, those issues would have been 1) Iraq, and 2) Iran. It is clear that 
American, British and Israeli control over Mid East oil is definitely on the 
agenda in their lockstep, jackboot march to deliver US all to the New World 
Order. This triumvirate is the world's "real axis of evil."

Mountain ranges of corporate money have been provided to Congress by lobbyists 
and corporatists representing the oil industry, military weapons contractors, 
AIPAC, banking and media interests, to not only buy into American government, 
but to where their "investments" have now facilitated total control of America. 
They have replaced what was once reserved as the exclusive representative domain
of the people of the United States, which allowed the latter their collective 
voice in government. And the people's representatives, after abandoning 
America's interests, have turned over congressional war-making powers to Bush, 
who has in turn delegated virtually all of his presidential duties to Vice 
President Richard B. Cheney. And Cheney-Bush are profiting personally via heavy 
investment interests in oil and an oil support industry giant [Halliburton].

Constitutionally speaking, the Office of Vice President of the United States of 
America has no duties. This inefficate position in the executive branch serves 
only as President of the Senate, and then functions legislatively only in an 
extremely narrow capacity to break a deadlocked vote. Complaints about the 
"do-nothing" status of the vice president's role and function date back 
toAmerica's first Vice President, John Adams.

Considering the absence of constitutionally mandated responsibilities, it should
be clear that at least from a regulatory and legal standpoint, there's little to
nothing a vice president can do wrong; he has, basically, no executive branch 
functions. And it is for this reason that Congressman Dennis Kucinich's House 
Resolution 333, seemed at first, to be a wrong-headed exercise in partisan 
politics hand wringing.

But that was before the Washington Post launched its four-part series. The Post 
is a nationally recognized bastion of the American mass media. It is the paper 
fame, the paper of Bradlee, Bernstein and Woodward. And considering all that the
Cheney-Bush regime has done to launch NWO, the attempted legalization of Mexican
illegals, the private "negotiations" between Bush and the heads of Canada and 
Mexico to dissolve totally our borders to create a North American Union, the 
United States' unilateral abolition of the Geneva Conventions and other 
international treaties ensuring and protecting the sovereignty of independent 
nations, why would Graham's Washington Post now attack Bilderberg's "dream 

Obviously, something is up with the planners and conspirators maneuvering the 
human race into a one world global government. The Post series, written by staff
writers Barton Gellman and Jo Becker, would never have been allowed off the 
ground and would have never been accorded so much focus unless it was sanctioned
and possibly even urged by the Bilderbergs. And consider the appearance of the 
series so shortly after the latter's annual secret meeting. So what's up?

It can only be speculated since the movement for global government is so secret.
That is why everything the Cheney-Bush crime machine does is a matter of 
"national security." 9/11 was indeed an inside job perpetrated by Cheney-Bush; 
it is the source of their unlimited dictatorial power. But if they arranged 
9/11, why the suspension of our Bill of Rights and why the intense spying on 
Americans? The answer is obvious: they fear Americans will find out, organize, 
and plan an armed rebellion. They do not fear al Qaeda, because al Qaeda doesn't
exist, or at least it didn't exist in terms of planning and executing 9/11. No, 
Cheney-Bush intend to enslave America, strip it of its national identity, and 
serve US all up to the New World Order. Multizillionaire international banker 
David Rockefeller has already admitted to the latter effort.

Apparently, something has happened to interfere with the bankers' plans and 
schedule. Perhaps Cheney-Bush have provided too much evidence of their criminal 
and treasonist intentions, and the threat of an armed rebellion is now looming 
larger than ever. Perhaps a military coup is in the wind. Or perhaps, the 
unpopularity of the Cheney-Bush dictatorship is causing even the world 
conspirators to fractionalize. Whatever it is, something must be up to have 
triggered the Gellman-Becker series.

The exposé has now provided solid evidence that Cheney is running the show and 
is therefore definitely impeachable. As Bruce Fein, a constitutional lawyer and 
a former associate deputy attorney general under Ronald Reagan wrote in his June
27th article, "Impeach Cheney" and posted in 
<http://www.slate.com/toolbar.aspx?action=print&id=2169292>Slate, "Under Dick 
Cheney, the office of the vice president has been transformed from a tiny acorn 
into an unprecedented giant oak. In grasping and exercising presidential powers,
Cheney has dulled political accountability and concocted theories for evading 
the law and the Constitution that would have embarrassed King George III."

Fein continues: "The most recent invention we know of is the vice president's 
insistence that an executive order governing the handling of classified 
information in the executive branch does not reach his office because he also 
serves as president of the Senate. In other words, the vice president is a 
unique legislative-executive creature standing above and beyond the 
Constitution. The House judiciary committee should commence an impeachment 
inquiry. As Alexander Hamilton advised in the Federalist Papers, an impeachable 
offense is a political crime against the nation. Cheney's multiple crimes 
against the Constitution clearly qualify."

During the Clinton administration, Bill Clinton "wrote legislation" via 
executive orders. The opposition's beef at the time was that such presidential 
fiat executive orders were not national law, but were instead confined to 
operational directives within the executive branch alone. Now Cheney explains 
his vision that executive orders do not apply to the executive branch of 
government, and if they do, they don't apply to him because he has decided he 
isn't in the executive branch of government. That's not what is written in the 
Constitution. His arrogant defiance of the United States Constitution and an 
executive order that applies directly to him constitute the very political 
crimes attorney Bruce Fein pointed out were in violation of the rule of law of 
this nation.

And although the Gellman-Becker Post series started out promisingly enough, and 
in spite of the fact that it still evidences a refreshing air of professional 
journalism, Part I of the series defining Cheney's criminal dictatorial control 
gives way later in the series to a condoning tone and a dimension of approval 
articulating Cheney's exceptional talent in cutting through the mire of 
government bureaucracy red tape to arrive expeditiously at common sense 
solutions. The plight of the Klamath basin farmers in opposing the federal 
Environmental Protection Agency, a cause resoundingly favored by "conservatives"
who hate the bureaucratic stupidity of big government, was presented by the 
"liberal" Washington Post as a case in point as to Cheney's astonishing and 
beneficent vision. Huh?! Championing the rights of individuals trying to earn 
profits over caring, compassionate, Big Brother government is now a cause for 
the Washington Post?

As stated, the series does indeed expose Cheney's dictatorial control, but 
before the series is over, this dictatorial control is offered up as "good" 
dictatorship. Perhaps this is the real purpose of the series, to admit to 
Cheney's total control of America, but to blunt its horror and danger by 
pointing out evidence of beneficence. And considering that no more mention of 
this horrible anomaly in American government can be found anywhere in the mass 
media, it would seem that its timing and shock effect would wear off quickly 
given the newspaper mentality and short collective memory of the American 
public. Again, it is most difficult to surmise the real intent of the series.

Part I is the most shocking in terms of describing how one individual controls 
ALL in American government. Here's an example from the opening paragraph: "Just 
past the Oval Office, in the private dining room overlooking the South Lawn, 
Vice President Cheney joined President Bush at a round parquet table they shared
once a week. Cheney brought a four-page text, written in strict secrecy by his 
lawyer. He carried it back out with him after lunch.

In less than an hour, the document traversed a West Wing circuit that gave its 
words the power of command. It changed hands four times, according to witnesses,
with emphatic instructions to bypass staff review. When it returned to the Oval 
Office, in a blue portfolio embossed with the presidential seal, Bush pulled a 
felt-tip pen from his pocket and signed without sitting down. Almost no one else
had seen the text."

The article continues: "Cheney's proposal had become a military order from the 
commander in chief. Foreign terrorism suspects held by the United States were 
stripped of access to any court -- civilian or military, domestic or foreign. 
They could be confined indefinitely without charges and would be tried, if at 
all, in closed 'military commissions.'"

Is this the way American laws should be written? Does this align with 
Constitutional constraints that provide for a separation of powers and checks 
and balances to ensure individual freedoms? "Suspects" are now designated as 
such by the government's executive branch, and proof in a court of law is now no
longer required. And what is to differentiate between a terror suspect and any 
other kind of suspect? And how about members of a political opposition ‹ are 
they also "terrorists" because they disagree with this criminal administration? 
Only Cheney and Bush now have this power, which they gave to themselves!

Even members of Bush's own administration were outraged by this dictatorial 
fiat. Gellman and Becker elaborate after members of the Bush regime found out 
about the fiat while still in the dark as to its origin: "'What the hell just 
happened?' Secretary of State Colin L. Powell demanded, a witness said, when CNN
announced the order that evening, Nov. 13, 2001. National security adviser 
Condoleezza Rice, incensed, sent an aide to find out. Even witnesses to the Oval
Office signing said they did not know the vice president had played any part."

As much as Cheney covets total control protected by total secrecy, Gellman and 
Becker note that, "Cheney expresses indifference, in public and private, to any 
verdict but history's, and those close to him say he means it." But isn't this 
the same outlook that can be attributed to Hitler and Stalin? Isn't it the same 
indifference and arrogance that justifies "breaking some eggs to make an 

In the opinion of this writer, there is more behind Cheney's quest for unlimited
power, shrouded in absolute secrecy, and all-encompassing in every matter of 
federal government control. And the article makes it clear, that anyone who 
crosses Cheney gets wasted. Gellman and Becker point out to the sharp 
differences of opinion and the conflicts that former EPA Administrator Christie 
Todd Whitman had with Cheney, differences that led her to eventually resign from
the agency. They mention former Attorney General John Ashcroft's differences 
with Cheney, also leading to his resignation. The article documents Cheney's 
meddling with both the EPA and the Department of Justice. And his pressuring the
CIA for fraudulent intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraqis now well 

The Washington Post's Gellman-Becker series is, whatever the reason for its 
airing, an absolute masterpiece of journalism, but not for reasons that are 
immediately obvious. It's not the writing style, nor is it even the revelations 
resultant from intense investigative reporting. Perhaps the real benefits of the
article have been totally missed by Graham and the Post's executive staff. The 
expose answers two not so obvious questions: first, why do we have such an 
incompetent fool as president, and second, why does such an incompetent fool 
wield so much power and is so assertive regarding "his" decisions? The series 
provides the answer: Dick Cheney.

For early on in the quest to rid America of a very popular yet very destructive 
president, Cheney's name came up as a dedicated American to replace a dedicated 
internationalist. And this may be the real reason for the subdued 
attack/exposure on Cheney. It may not be his fascism that offends, but his 
nationalism. Perhaps it's Cheney's vision for a New World Order controlled 
byWashington that bothers the Bilderberg internationalists. And it is this same 
nationalism which turned off the bankers to both Hitler and Stalin. But there is
no need to speculate the connection between Cheney and Bush.

Undoubtedly, Cheney was the GOP's pick to replace Clinton. But because of his 
heart problems, Cheney would never win a presidential election. Enter stage 
right, G. Bush, a simpleton, and an obedient and virtually clueless stooge. Bush
serves not only as the buffoon heat sink for the GOP dictatorship, but is also 
its "decider" as related in the Post's series when describing how Cheney writes 
law and Bush decides to sign without either reading or understanding what it is 
that he is signing. The series explores how Cheney decides on everything that is
within the federal government's purview.

The series explains Cheney's involvement and direct supervision and control over
the Department of Justice, his intimidation of the EPA, his power over the CIA, 
his total control of foreign policy, and his total control over the White House 
staff and Bush. Gellman and Becker try to paint the picture that Bush retains 
some identity distinct from Cheney's oversight, but at least for this observer, 
it simply doesn't work. I'm convinced that Cheney is behind EVERYTHING this 
dangerous, corrupt and criminal regime has perpetrated. And that would include 

As Dr. David Ray Griffin has pointed out in his latest book, both the 9/11 
Commission report and the government-sanctioned released tapes falsify the 
timeframe wherein Cheney was in the bunker on 9/11. After reading the Post 
series, can there be any doubt as to who was in charge on that awful day? Can 
there be any doubt as to who really ordered those WTC buildings to be "pulled?" 
Can there be any doubt as to who decided that certain attorneys in the Justice 
Department were to be let go? And for Hillary and Congressman Nadler, can there 
be any doubt as to who made the phone call to EPA Administrator Christie Todd 
Whitman directing her to lie about the condition of the pulverized glass, 
concrete and steel in the dust and smoke of the disintegrated WTC buildings? 
Hillary demanded to know who gave the order to Whitman; now we know!

The benefit of this journalistic effort has little to do with presentation; it 
has everything to do with timeliness and the solving of the types of mysteries 
such as Hillary and Congressman Nadler were looking into. Can one imagine the 
anger in Whitman for having to take the fall for the very guy that forced her to
resign? Here are Gellman and Becker again: "Stealth is among Cheney's most 
effective tools. Man-size Mosler safes, used elsewhere in government for 
classified secrets, store the workaday business of the office of the vice 
president. Even talking points for reporters are sometimes stamped 'Treated As: 
Top Secret/SCI.' Experts in and out of government said Cheney's office appears 
to have invented that designation, which alludes to 'sensitive compartmented 
information,' the most closely guarded category of government secrets. By adding
the words 'treated as,' they said, Cheney seeks to protect unclassified work as 
though its disclosure would cause 'exceptionally grave damage to national 

And, "Across the board, the vice president's office goes to unusual lengths to 
avoid transparency. Cheney declines to disclose the names or even the size of 
his staff, generally releases no public calendar and ordered the Secret Service 
to destroy his visitor logs. His general counsel has asserted that 'the vice 
presidency is a unique office that is neither a part of the executive branch nor
a part of the legislative branch,' and is therefore exempt from rules governing 
either. Cheney is refusing to observe an executive order on the handling of 
national security secrets, and he proposed to abolish a federal office that 
insisted on auditing his compliance." Have you ever seen a better description of
a total dictatorship?

If the evidence wasn't there before, it sure as hell is now! Cheney is 
absolutely guilty as charged, and Congress now has the evidence. Congressman 
Kucinich hit the nail perfectly on the head, and the time for Congress to nail 
the Cheney-Bush regime is long overdue. Nothing more needs to be written or said
about the Cheney-Bush regime; it's now all been said. And in conjunction with 
the continuously mounting scientific evidence proving the 9/11 terrorist acts as
being inside jobs, we also know of Cheney's modus operandi and his commitment to
history instead of his required dedication to America and its people. Has there 
ever been a more immoral character than Cheney capable of the expression "the 
public be damned?"

As Bruce Fein wrote after reading the Post series, "Cheney must be impeached!" 
Fein documents the long list of criminal activities the Bush administration, now
proven to be under the total control of Cheney, has perpetrated against the 
American people and the entire human race for which the administration, the 
Congress, AND the American people must now all be held accountable for in the 
eyes of our Creator. How many letters have you sent to your congressional 
representatives and senators? How many discussion groups or activist groups have
you joined or participated in? Should you come up with a negative response, then
YOU are guilty as well! Anyone who remains silent witnessing these egregious 
crimes and the evil of merely one "human" being should consider themselves an 
accessory, before, during and after the fact. It is time to impeach, sentence 
and punish these most dangerous and evil criminals!

© THEODORE E. LANG 7/16/07 All rights reserved

Ted Lang is a political analyst and freelance writer.


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