O legado de Cheney
Bob Englehart, «The Hartford Courant» & «Cagle Cartoons»
Depois do 11 de Setembro de 2001, o então vice-presidente Dick Cheney tomou as rédeas do poder na América. A “guerra ao terror” foi uma decisão sua e conduziu a guerras reais, no Afeganistão e Iraque, e ao declínio da imagem dos EUA no mundo com prisões como Guantánamo em Cuba, Abu Ghabri no Iraque e à tortura que ele aprovou e continua a defender.
Matt Davies, «Journal News»
Enquanto o Sr. Cheney escreve um livro com as suas memórias, e como tantos outros tenta reescrever a História, o resto do mundo tenta esquecer o seu legado e resolver todos os problemas que as suas acções trouxeram ao mundo, como escreve a Der Spiegel:
[…] Cheney is busy writing a memoir. Given the fact that he is a highly secretive man notorious for keeping a tight lid on things, this has raised some eyebrows in America. He is someone who asked questions or silently listened and took notes for his personal use after many meetings in the White House, at the Pentagon and at CIA offices. He is the ultimate insider — and someone who places little value on recognition from the general public.
In writing a memoir, a man like this is motivated by more than a high opinion of himself. The little that we know about the memoirs comes from those of his faithful followers who have been given the green light to leak that Cheney is using his memoir to set straight a few things that he thinks have been skewed. He blames the unfortunate turn of events of the past few years on George W. Bush, the man who greatly disappointed him during his second term in office by ignoring his advice. As Cheney reportedly sees it, Bush showed moral weakness and failed to realize that the focus of all considerations needed to stay on the “war on terror.” This was an unforgivable error of historic proportions, which — as Cheney has been saying publicly for months — Barack Obama is prolonging out of ignorance.
David Fitzsimmons, «The Arizona Star»