Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Watchgroup Sues Cheney Over Records

If I ruled the press of the world -- which obviously I do not -- this would be the lead story everywhere. This is the one place where the Empire is most exposed -- weakest. If this were a movie, now would be about the time -- at the end of Act II -- when the one you thought was the real bad guy left the movie and you realized that there was something moving behind the curtain. I am certain that Mr. Cheney has analyzed his position well and prepared for it.

There was a powerful story told in HBO's "Conspiracy" from a few years back. It starred Kenneth Brannagh and it was just a brilliant piece of filmmaking about the meeting undertaken by the Third Reich to approve and implement the "Final Solution". Kenneth Branagh played Reinhard Heydrich and Stanley Tucci played Eichman. In discussing the Final Solution, one holdout Nazi leader told Heydrich the story of a man who hated his father for his entire life -- bitterly. Ho loved his mother. When his mother died, the man wept only a little. But when his father died, he broke down completely and cried for days -hysterically.

Oh, if we could only get the NEPDG records. I have called them the Holy Grail from Day One.



Anonymous said...

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Rice Farmer said...

I suppose Cheney is reasonably sure he can keep the documents under wraps, but it sure would be interesting to know what exactly he had in mind at the outset, and compare that with the current situation. To the outside observer, it looks as though the whole thing has blown up in the neocons' faces like a trick cigar, but at the same time, one has to wonder what aces the neocons have up their sleeves. I shudder to think about what they might be.

On another note, the recent round of oil price increases leading up to $147 had a decisive impact on Petroleum Man. Of course there are other factors at work, such as the global financial meltdown, but the effect of suddenly expensive oil was quick and unmistakeable, illustrating how fragile the whole system is. Some demand has been destroyed, and the system is still limping along, but we need to keep in mind that nonessential demand goes first, thereby increasing the system's brittleness, and making it even more vulnerable to disruptions. Whichever comes first -- global depression or another round of crippling oil price increases -- we're in for a wild ride.