"I must say, I think it's a pretty good team," Cheney said. "I'm not close to Barack Obama, obviously, nor do I identify with him politically. He's a liberal. I'm a conservative."
Vice President Dick Cheney praising President-elect Obama's selection of his national security team.
Well Cheney is not exactly right. Obama's choices for his national security team prove that both Cheney and Obama have a lot more in common than either would like to admit in public. Cheney is a well known NeoCon and Barack Obama is now demonstrating that he is a NeoLib. Both are quite similar.
But what is the difference between a NeoCon and a NeoLib?
The truth is there is not that much difference other than the NeoConNeoLib tends to identify with the Democratic Party. Both believe in the continuation of empire and the actions it takes to maintain empire. Both believe in big government to support the elite at the top in times of crises. Both believe in a country and a market that is controlled by an interlocking system of financial, business, and government interests (a commonly accepted definition of fascism). Both will maintain the military industrial complex at all costs.
This Liberal/Conservative dichotomy is a game that is played out so that the public never gets wise and looks behind the curtain to see just exactly the way the game is played. Election after election cycle the Republicans (supposed conservatives) battle it out with the Democrats (supposed liberals) for the soul of America and the direction of this great Republic. Well that is the game that is sold to the American people, and the public will continue to fall for it until things fall all around them.
So Cheney is happy with Obama's selection for the continuation of empire and it shouldn't be surprising. Obama's Clinton Administration is shaping up just like it should according to the reality of NeoCon and NeoLib political control.