Article VI of the US Constitution
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land;”
Chapter 1, Article 2 of the UN Charter:
“3.All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.
4.All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”
There are many areas to examine the
- Rise of the Unitary Vice President
From the beginning of his career in government, Richard B. Cheney has shown his distain for consensus among anyone but his own parroting gaggle. His argument that the Vice President is in an oblique area of the Constitutionally drawn tricamberal governance system left many in the media class uselessly dumbfounded. Congress did nothing to reign in this abhoration and the Department of Justice under Alberto Gonzales was not going to either.
- The Cheerleader in Chief
George W. Bush has never been a successful executive by any measure. His record as a business owner was lackluster to poor and mostly sustained by his family associations and other’s self interest. What did George Bush excel at? Cheerleading. This would be his role in many areas of policy crafted and issued from the office of the Vice President. He would be the cover Cheney needed to impliment long publicly discussed ambitions to reshape the role of the Presidency, the Vice Presidency, and the foreign and domestic policies of the country into his paranoid paradigm based in fear and distrust.
- Energy Taskforce
In the opening days of the “Bush” administration, VP Cheney brought in BP America, Conoco (pre-Phillips merger), Exxon Mobil Corp., Shell Oil to shape the National Energy Policy.
- The Day Everything Changed – September 11, 2001
This day has been described in many ways and is debated by a wide range of people. In any case, it is still the event that changed everything in the world and yet in some ways only promoted existing ambitions by a few zealots in the United States government and their accomplices in the think tank world. This event would used ad infinitum to justify the many crimes committed by the Cheney/Bush Administration.
- The War on Terror
As the echoes of crumbling buildings gave way to the ensuing public cacophony over how to seek justice, the Vice Presidents office and the President shifted the terrorism policies of the past into an offensive against any perceived enemy either foreign or domestic. the brow beaten term War on Terror would be the mantra to gain public support for unconditional perpetual war through out the world. The United States wouldn’t be a lone actor or target in this protracted war, but would be the led by the cheerleader in chief.
- Rendition, Detention, Abuse and Torture
- Illegal Invasion of Afghanistan
- Illegal Invasion of Iraq
- Allies, Partners, and Poodles
There is little chance that the United States would be able to wage unlimited war upon the world in its pursuit to protect itself without having partners
- Black Sites and Silent Partners
- CIA Torture Tape Destruction
- Political Manipulation of Department of Justice
- Domestic Eavesdropping
- Betrayal – CIA Leak Case
- War Profiteering
- The Continuity Under Obama
- Media Failure, Complicity and Rogues