Unencumbered by that nigly little thin that most of us take for granted, our Conscience, Cheney explains why he and Bush did everything they did legally. Nobody impeached them!
Great that means we can use the same defense. From now on it’s a free for all OK, just don’t get prosecuted and it’s legal. Oh I forgot, thewhole government is on the payroll of the Military Induastrial Government comlex and we are not. Ooops.
If you don’t get punished, you didn’t go anything wrong, right?
That’s the message Vice President Dick Cheney gave in an interview with CBS‘ Bob Schieffer on Sunday, suggesting that a president’s actions are legal if those actions didn’t result in his impeachment.
Asked by Schieffer if he believed that anything the president does in time of war is legal, Cheney said there is “historic precedent of taking action that you wouldn’t take in peacetime.”
Cheney referenced Abraham Lincoln as an example of another president who “suspended the writ of habeus corpus” during a war, prompting this exchange:
SCHIEFFER: But nobody thinks that was legal.
CHENEY: Well, no. It certainly was in the sense he wasn’t impeached. And it was a wartime measure that he took that I think history says today, yeah, that was probably a good thing to do.