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Here’s an interesting CSPAN interview with Dick Cheney from 1994. It’s amazing how accurate Dick’s analysis of the Iraq situation was in 1994 when justifying the decision to merely destroy Saddam’s army in Kuwait and not try to occupy Iraq or catpure Saddam. It’s a pity that he didn’t stick to that idea.
Since the old CSPAN interview became popular the MSNBC show Countdown with Keith Olbermann covered it (youtube link). Keith initially said some ridiculous things about heart surgery affecting people’s emotions (that was the medical opinion about 2000 years ago, doctors have learned a lot since and Keith should learn from them). Then John Nichols of The Beat blog and author of Dick: The Man Who is President (Dick Cheney) makes some interesting comments. John interviewed the professors who taught Dick at university and their opinion of him matches the current observations – that he believes that the US government can do whatever it wants with no consequences.