Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds   

Cheney-A Shadow Behind The Curtain

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   1 comment
Author 14196
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Lance Ciepiela
Become a Fan
  (52 fans)
- Advertisement -

AS VICE PRESIDENT, Cheney, you could say, has acted like a great power seeking to maximize influence and quash any rivals, forging an alliance only with Donald Rumsfeld's Pentagon. He thus treated the State Department and the National Security Council as foreign enemies, spying on them and humiliating Condoleezza Rice (when she was the national security adviser) and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. When­ever possible, he has acted unilaterally, even working behind President Bush's back to alter his tax and environmental policies. But just as critics warned back in 1992 that American overreaching would ultimately create a coalition of enemies determined to check it, so Cheney's relentless amassing of power and influence has finally rebounded on him in Bush's second term. With the rise of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Cheney faces true rivals who command the president's ear, "The Shadow President", by Jacob Heilbrunn, New York Times, Click Here, click here                 


- Advertisement -

Rate It | View Ratings

Lance Ciepiela Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

9/11-Last Man Out

A War Crimes Trial - Bush Jr/Blair

An American Chilcot Report

End [Their Federal Reserve System = An Exclusive Banking Cartel]

Nuremberg At the Dawn of the 21st Century - The Crime of Aggression

9/11 - Larry Silverstein Said "Pull It" and Three Towers Fell That Day