An evil, greedy genius, but a genius none the less.
Not really, there is a hell of a lot more he could do if he wanted to make money…
For example…He could attack Iran, arrange a small terrorist plot in the U.S
Go after Sudan(they have oil and the Democrats would support a “peacekeeping force”…
Cheney is a pretty damn good politician, I’m not sure how good because Bush is the President and I doubt anyone is going to use him as an example of a smart human being.
However he is a horrible tactician and even worse he is an idealist.
Combine those two and you get Cheney.
?Doubt is uncomfortable, certainty is ridiculous.?Voltaire
Wait… did you just call Cheney an idealist?
From a political “If we take out Saddam everyone will love us and the Middle East will find peace” type of viewpoint.
Then you’re not reading too much. He’s always been the opposite, a cold-hearted realist (not meant as a criticism really). Even his conversion on Iraq was more likely in a realist sense of using it as a show of strength, not as bringing democracy to the Middle East. That was other people’s bag (Wolfowitz, Feith, etc.).