Cheney’s Unintended Admissions – by Robert Parry

Consortiumnews.com

If you have time, this article provides interesting insights into Cheney’s views about subjects like Valerie Plame, the Iraq invasion, etc., which do not appear to be based in reality—and he was running the show!

September 16, 2011

Exclusive: Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s memoir is filled with accounts about the great and wonderful people who agree with him — and the evil buffoons who don’t. But the book offers some unintentional insights into how the American Republic got into today’s mess, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

Political memoirs are usually self-serving affairs, mixing rationalizations with score-settling. But Dick Cheney’s In My Time may become the new standard for this sorry genre, made even worse because it is almost devoid of newsworthy tidbits of information.

One of the few candid admissions that slipped through was the former Vice President’s brief acknowledgement that President George W. Bush had decided on the need for a “second resolution” in the United Nations Security Council to authorize the 2003 invasion of Iraq but failed to get it.

“When the president decided to try for a second resolution, I understood his reasons,” Cheney wrote, indicating that it would provide necessary legal and political cover for British Prime Minister Tony Blair. “But our efforts to gather support for the resolution were unsuccessful, and on Monday, March 17, we pulled it down.”

In other words, the Bush administration recognized that its desire to invade Iraq had not been sanctioned by the UN Security Council. Bush floated this second resolution to spell out that authority but needed to yank it down because it was doomed to defeat.

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