Via ThinkProg, Darth Cheney told a "home-town" newspaper in Casper, WY, that eventually the Boosheviks will be as fondly remembered as good, ol' pardoning Gerry Ford. No, Really!:
"My own experience has been, in the administrations I've served in, for example Gerald Ford, a man who made a very, very tough decision when he decided to pardon Nixon, something that was extremely unpopular, universally condemned, but 30 years later he was praised as having done the right thing. So I think you need to have that kind of approach to it rather than watch the polls on any given day."His troublingly obtuse interpretation of Ford's legacy notwithstanding and, depending of course on your POV, he's quite possibly correct, since history is always written by the victors.
“I’m personally persuaded that this president and this administration will look very good 20 or 30 years down the road in light of what we’ve been able to accomplish.”
It is entirely likely–-probable; indeed, almost inevitable–-that in 20 or 30 years the Busheviks WILL be highly regarded and warmly remembered, for either/both of two reasons: 1) Things will have deteriorated to such an extent in the interim that their regime will seem to have been ‘happy times,’ and/or 2) Their ‘agenda’ will have proven the durable model of the future performance of the subsequent regimes their CorpoRat Bosses ill have installed: that is, they will, in fact, have ‘won,’ the CorpoRat State will be triumphant, and the Chimperor and his lick-spittles will be admired for having decided the contest.
The Chimperor and His Imperial Court, of course, were NEVER legitimately 'elected;' instead, the SCROTUS stepped in and (succumbing to S.D. O'Connor's demand NOT to be replaced by a Dim president) installed the regime. Their mission, from those who sponsored them (corpoRats, elites, oligarchs, aristocrats, etc.--"I call you my 'base,' heheh..."), was pretty simple: Protect CorpoRat Hegemony.
Their instructions were obvious: Interfere, attack, subvert, undermine, reduce, limit, undo, destroy, dilute, and otherwise prevent and prohibit 'the People' any access to or the use of ANY instrument or institution of "popular democratic sovereignty" --i.e., the Constitution--which could assist 'the People' in obtaining "redress" for the abuses heaped upon them, and and/or for resisting or rejecting the privatizing agenda of the Masters.
And the Busheviks have certainly been successful at that.
In fact, if you examine the evidence, they've been nothing less than brilliant. Vide: 1) The justice system is poisoned by conscious, intentional politicicization. Partisanly targeted prosecutions are common. The Court has been revealed as a tool of special interest. 2) The military is nearing exhaustion, and has been drawn into the overt commission of atrocities to merely sustain its existence. 3) Posse Comitatus and Habeas Corpus are functionally dead, in the name of 'national security,' which also ratified internal communications intelligence gathering AGAINST citizens WITHOUT warrants. Other civil liberties are curtailed more than at any previous time since the Civil War. Unwarranted search-and-seizure is common at Transportation Security chokepoints on inter-state transportation. 4) The economy has been compromised, possibly (probably!) fatally, by 30 years of studious non-intervention. The middle-class is in tatters and terrified of the future. 5) Wars proliferate internationally, and violent chaos reigns on the southern border.
Plus, the Busheviks have spent the last 8 years installing partisan, loyalist, often theocratic zealots in cells embedded in the bowels of EVERY Agency, Bureau, Commission, and Department of the State. It will be 30 years before the last of them retires or dies.
So, yes, in 30 years, if the 'Nation' survives, there is a very good chance that the Boosh regime will be warmly remembered, despite our current feelings and understandings, for its 'successful' tenure.
Yup. Mission: Accomplished