Cheney-enabling fearmonger Stephen Hayes will take some time off from writing White House propaganda for the Weekly Standard to write Dick Cheney’s “biography,” according to U.S. News & World Report.
Cheney’s bio will presumably be as full of VP propaganda and disinformation as another Hayes’ book, “The Connection: How al Qaeda’s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America.”
The relationship works like this: Cheney releases “intelligence” to a friendly coconspirator, said coconspirator types it up for the Standard or WSJ or (in Judith’s case) the New York Times, and Cheney then quotes the article in question as justification for whatever batshit evil scheme he’s currently cooking up.
That’s exactly how it went down in November 2003, when Cheney needed to push the fictional “Saddam/Osama partnership” story in order to spook people who were starting to notice the Iraq occupation wasn’t exactly the promised cakewalk.
Hayes wrote “Case Closed” for the Standard, and when Cheney’s campaign interviews began in January 2004, he specifically directed journalists and newspaper readers to Hayes’ piece — which was based on nothing more than Cheney henchman Douglas Feith’s memo to Congress trying to explain away the blatantly false “pre war intelligence.”
The real mystery is why Cheney would even bother with a “biography.” Is Mr. 20% Popularity getting some crazy ideas about shipping Bush to the sanitarium and then openly seizing power? What would be the point of that?
The Cheney Presidency [Boston Globe]
Cheney Can’t Scare Me Anymore [Miami Herald]