In light of the VP’s recent comments on presidential authority and war (December. 21st), with a little help from an (originally color) photo of Cheney that appeared in The Onion in 2002, I offer the following images.  (One caveat:  I am not suggesting that Cheney is a Nazi.  Dr. Strangelove is a fictional character.  I am hoping that Cheney’s views become as strange to us as Dr. Strangelove in the not very distant future.)

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Obama Inauguration

UPDATE:  Tom Brokaw likens Dick Cheney to “Dr. Strangelove” at inauguration

3 thoughts

  1. And there’s this, too, from the film (though not spoken by Dr. Strangelove, it’s wonderfully apposite):

    General “Buck” Turgidson: Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President, if you were more concerned with the American People than with your image in the history books.

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