Friday, August 11, 2006

Reflections about Cheney and his unusual remarks about the Lamont vs. Leiberman race

I received via e-mail an article about Dick Cheney losing his grip on reality and being a threat to Democracy because he is quoted to have said that those who voted for "Democrat Ned Lamont in the Connecticut Senate primary, claiming that these votes would encourage "al Qaeda types" to think that "they can break the will of the American people." I also watched the movie Flightplan staring Jodie Foster last night. The movie made me wonder about Cheney and I wondered if we were like the passengers on the plane who thought that Jodie Foster had lost her mind and needed to be locked up.

What I see are two possible scenarios: either Cheney is either wrong and is grasping for power, or he knows something we don't know and is like the mother who refuses to give up when everyone else has written her off. That is the dilemma that we face as citizens. We don't know who's right. What if he's right and there are worse thing brewing that we need to defeat at all costs? What if he is wrong and the anti-war folks are right, that Cheney and the neo-cons are war-mongers that want to dominate the world and are ready to throw Democracy overboard if necessary to retain power. What if, what if, what if... that that is our quandary.

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