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Dick Cheney’s “Heart”

Cheney heart transplant

Cruel and unusual punishment.

Dick Cheney war criminal

Mission accomplished!

Dick Cheney feared assassination by shock to an implanted heart defibrillator.  The former United States vice-president, Dick Cheney, was so fearful of assassination by terrorists sending an electronic shock to his implanted heart defibrillator that he ordered doctors to fit a new device without a wi-fi capability.

But Dick, there are no reasons to be afraid of the terrorists.  You are too valuable to them.

Iraq war-spending.  Cheney's Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War.  The Costs of War Project by the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University said the war in Iraq cost $1.7 trillion dollars, not including the $490 billion in immediate benefits owed to veterans of the war and the lifetime benefits that will be owed to them or their next of kin.

Victims of reckless war policies.

Our future, interrupted.

Iraq War Cost U.S. More Than $2 Trillion, Could Grow to $6 Trillion, says Watson Institute Study.

Human cost of Iraq war.  To date, 4,482 Americans have been killed in Iraq.  There have been 32,213 U.S. Troops wounded in the Iraq War, a war that, according to a January 2011 Gallup poll, 66 percent of Americans opposed.

Dick Cheney deceived America.  Dick Cheney's role in the run-up to war was uniquely irresponsible and mendacious.  And after the invasion he contributed to the early dysfunction on the ground.  Even Iraq War supporters should rue his involvement.

War profiteering.

Blood money

War profits.  Chris Matthews says Cheney got $34 million payday from Halliburton.  “Cheney was head of Halliburton when he got to be vice president.  When he was signed for vice president, the oil company gave him a $34 million signing bonus to become vice president of the United States."

Human cost in Iraq.  How many Iraqis died in the Iraq war?  It's tough to say - the usual methods of calculating such things (like census counts) aren't available in the country, reports the Los Angeles Times.  But one new study, published yesterday in PLOS Medicine, puts the figure at 461,000.

Iraq war mobilized terrorists

Iraq war helped them

Dick Cheney helped Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq.  The Iraq war helped Al Qaeda by fulfilling its twin strategic goals of driving up costs to the U.S. and broadening the battlefield for this war, while the shift in resources undertaken to allow the invasion enabled Al Qaeda’s recovery in Afghanistan.  Preparation for Iraq caused such units as Delta Force and Navy Seals Team Six, as well as aerial surveillance platforms like the Predator, to be shifted into Iraq.

LONDON - The U.S.- led war on Iraq gave Al Qaeda the opportunity to reinvigorate its weakened terrorist network with new recruits and more funding, say experts on terrorism.  The Iraq war "clearly increased the terrorist impulse," said Jonathan Stevenson, senior fellow for counter-terrorism at London's International Institute for Strategic Studies.

"The political masters in the U.S. and Europe underestimated the extent to which bin Laden would use the war in Iraq as a propaganda weapon to rejuvenate the movement and attract more funds," said Paul Wilkinson, head of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St. Andrew's University in Scotland.

American wars helped Al Qaeda.

Dick is our friend!

"As far as the war against Al Qaeda goes, it possibly has been counterproductive.  We face turbulent times ahead," Wilkinson told Sky TV.

So Dick, don't worry.  You are being too modest.  Even a coward like you should realize that Al Qaeda would provide body guards for you if you ask.  You did more to advance their cause than Osama bin Laden.

Also I am still surprised that your body did not reject a heart.  After all a human heart is only used in humans.

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