The man who was accidentally shot by the US Vice-President says he is sorry for all the trouble Dick Cheney has faced.
“My family and I are deeply sorry for all that Vice President Cheney has had to go through this past week,” Mr. Whittington said today.
A few years ago Bush Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill came out with a book saying Bush was planning to invade Iraq even before 9/11. He knew they were going to go after him for this, saying “And these people are nasty, and they have a very long memory. … I’m an old guy, and I’m rich. And there’s nothing they can do to hurt me.” A few days later he retracted everything.
“People are trying to make a case that I said the president was planning war in Iraq early in the administration,” O’Neill told NBC’s “Today” show. “Actually, there was a continuation of work that had been going on in the Clinton administration with the notion that there needed to be regime change in Iraq.”
Before that there was an article quoting John DiIulio after leaving the Bush administration, calling them “Mayberry Machiavellis.” A few days later he issues an apology,
In my view, President Bush is a highly admirable person of enormous personal decency. He is a godly man and a moral leader. He is much, much smarter than some people-including some of his own supporters and advisers-seem to suppose. He inspires personal trust, loyalty, and confidence in those around him. In many ways, he is all heart.
And now we know this crowd is listening in on everyone’s calls and e-mails. Are you really all that surprised that no one dares seriously oppose their takeover?