Darth Vader Takes on Pinocchio

By John W. Lillpop

Oh, for the good old days when America had a vice president whose patriotism caused him to fight passionately for the survival of this grand experiment called American democracy.

Those were the days, since usurped by the current vice president whose idea of patriotism is to pay higher taxes.

Oh, for the good old days when the vice president was portrayed as a clone of Darth Vader, at least by the likes of Hillary Clinton and others focused on changing, rather than preserving, the American democracy.

Regrettably, Darth Vader has been replaced by a disciple of Curly, the lovable, but goofy, member of the Three Stooges slap stick comedy act.

Curly gets most of the headlines these days, except on those rare occasions when the White House is able to dispatch enough poop scoopers to clean up after the VP before BREAKING NEWS editors get a whiff of the latest Biden Bimbo eruption.

And although Darth Vader's laser sword is blunted somewhat these days, the old boy still manages to slice and slash through the facade known as Obamamania with vigor.

As reported, in part, by the Washington Times, Former Vice President Dick Cheney continues to zero in on the most important issue of the day, that being the defense and security of America and her 300 million people:


"Mr. Cheney said that administration's dismantling of many of the policies and protections instituted by President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — including the planned closing of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba and halting controversial prisoner interrogation techniques — have made the country more vulnerable to future attacks.

"That's my belief," Mr. Cheney said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I think to the extent that those [Bush-era] policies were responsible for saving lives, that the administration is now trying to cancel those policies … means in the future we're not going to have the same safeguards we've had for the last eight years."

"The former vice president defended controversial interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, saying that it had been an effective tool in extracting useful information from suspected terrorists such as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is accused of helping carry out the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks Washington and New York.

"He did not cooperate fully in terms of interrogations until after waterboarding," Mr. Cheney said. "Once we went through that process, he produced vast quantities of invaluable information about al Qaida."

Hooray for Dick Cheney and his unflinching dedication to protecting our great nation, even if it means dumping some rough words on America's Pinocchio in chief.

Meanwhile, Curly is holding a town hall meeting somewhere to declare the joy of paying higher taxes!

Pity the VP has never had a heart to heart with Tim Geithner on the subject.