What man, what mortal does not have regrets? Especially someone who cut a vicious and deadly swath through life?
The expression is: GOD doesn't make mistakes.
Regrets, I’ve got a few. Everyone does. Except the man who caused more death and destruction than our nation could have fathomed when he crept into office.
And make no mistake. This column is not just hurling accusations like some folks do. Cheney, and his plaything former President Bush, have admitted to utilizing torture.
The documentation validating the human and financial costs of the Iraqi invasion continue to multiply. No weapons of mass destruction were ever found. And the end of this conflict remains elusive. It would be a miracle if the citizens of the region could ever recover.
Now Cheney goes on record in a documentary stating what many suspected. For far too many years he was the true power in the Oval Office and manipulated the younger, otiose Bush into doing his bidding.
Even after Bush tried to block Cheney, the Vice President’s agenda had priority.
Colin Powell, who sold his soul trying to sell the American public on WMD's in Iraq, could not withstand the force of Cheney and finally had to resign his position within the administration.
If resigning means being fired.
Okay, Cheney did not get everything he lusted after. Scooter Libby never received a Presidential pardon but he was not subjected to Bradley Manning type punishment either.
Even people who are not self-reflective have regrets. Sometimes the qualms extend only to the fourth burrito or too many beers.
Not Dick Cheney. A man, whose life has been marked by grasping power and a lack of concern and empathy, has no regrets.
No problem. The rest of the country, writ large, rue his actions enough to last into the next century.
Dick Cheney: Why isn’t he in jail and who decided to give him a new heart?
(And by heart, the reference is to the organ that pumps blood in the body, not compassion.)