New Mark Fiore animation on Dick Cheney


This is a music video of “Dick Cheney” by Roy Zimmerman in the USA.

There is a new Mark Fiore animation on the Internet.

It is here.

It is called “Commandments of Secrecy”.

It is about US vice president Dick Cheney and his support for secrecy and torture (see also here), etc.

Scientific American on Cheney and quantum mechanics: here.

2 thoughts on “New Mark Fiore animation on Dick Cheney

  1. Posted by: “Jack” miscStonecutter@earthlink.net

    Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:41 pm (PST)

    White House, Cheney’s office, subpoenaed

    By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the White House
    and Vice President Dick Cheney’s office Wednesday for documents relating
    to President Bush’s controversial eavesdropping program that operated
    warrant-free for five years.

    Also named in subpoenas signed by committee Chairman Patrick Leahy,
    D-Vt., were the Justice Department and the National Security Council.
    The four parties have until July 18 to comply, according to a statement
    by Leahy’s office.

    The committee wants documents that might shed light on internal disputes
    within the administration over the legality of the program, which Bush
    put under court review earlier this year.

    “Our attempts to obtain information through testimony of administration
    witnesses have been met with a consistent pattern of evasion and
    misdirection,” Leahy said in his cover letters for the subpoenas. “There
    is no legitimate argument for withholding the requested materials from
    this committee.”

    Echoing its response to previous congressional subpoenas to former
    administration officials Harriet Miers and Sara Taylor, the White House
    gave no indication that it would comply.

    “We’re aware of the committee’s action and will respond appropriately,”
    White House spokesman Tony Fratto said. “It’s unfortunate that
    congressional Democrats continue to choose the route of confrontation.”

    In fact, the Judiciary Committee’s three most senior Republicans — Arlen
    Specter of Pennsylvania, former chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah and Chuck
    Grassley of Iowa — sided with Democrats on the 13-3 vote last week to
    give Leahy the power to issue the subpoenas.

    The showdown between the White House and Congress could land in federal
    court.

    Leahy’s committee and its counterpart in the House have issued the
    subpoenas as part of a sweeping look at how much influence the White
    House exerts over the Justice Department and its chief, Attorney General
    Alberto Gonzales.

    The probe, in its sixth month, began with an investigation into whether
    administration officials ordered the firings of eight federal
    prosecutors, for political reasons. The House and Senate Judiciary
    committees previously had subpoenaed Miers, one-time legal counsel, and
    Taylor, a former political director, in that probe.

    But with senators of both parties already concerned about the
    constitutionality of the administration’s efforts to root out terrorism
    suspects in the United States, the committee shifted to the broader
    question of Gonzales’ stewardship of Justice and his willingness to go
    along with the wiretapping program.

    The Bush administration secretly launched the spy program, run by the
    National Security Agency, in 2001 to monitor international phone calls
    and e-mails to or from the United States involving people the government
    suspected of having terrorist links. The program, which did not require
    investigators to seek warrants before conducting surveillance, was
    revealed in December 2005.

    After the program was challenged in court, Bush put it under the
    supervision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, established
    in 1978. The president still claims the power to order warantless spying.

    Debate continues over whether the program violates people’s civil
    liberties, and the administration has gone to great lengths to keep it
    running with extensive presidential discretion.

    Piquing the committee’s interest was vivid testimony last month by
    former Deputy Attorney General James Comey about the extent of the White
    House’s effort to override the Justice Department’s objections to the
    program in 2004.

    Comey told the Judiciary Committee that Gonzales, then-White House
    counsel, tried to get Attorney General John Ashcroft to reverse course
    and recertify the program. At the time, Ashcroft lay in intensive care,
    recovering form gall bladder surgery.

    Ashcroft refused, as did Comey, to whom Ashcroft had temporarily shifted
    the power of his office during his illness.

    The White House recertified the program unilaterally. Ashcroft, Comey,
    FBI Director Robert Mueller and their staffs prepared to resign. Bush
    ultimately relented and made changes to the classified program that the
    Justice officials had demanded, and the agency eventually recertified it.

    The fight was one of the most bitter disputes of the Bush presidency and
    questions remain over whether the program tramples people’s civil
    liberties. The administration says the program is crucial to preventing
    more terrorist attacks.

    Fratto defended the surveillance program as “lawful” and “limited.”

    “It’s specifically designed to be effective without infringing
    Americans’ civil liberties,” Fratto said. “The program is classified for
    a reason — its purpose is to track down and stop terrorist planning. We
    remain steadfast in our commitment to keeping Americans safe from an
    enemy determined to use any means possible — including the latest in
    technology — to attack us.”

    Justice Department spokesman Dean Boyd said the subpoena to Gonzales is
    under review and that the department recognizes Congress’ oversight role.

    “We must also give appropriate weight to the confidentiality of internal
    executive branch deliberations,” he said.

    Majority Democrats and some Republicans are skeptical and have sought to
    find out more details about the program and how it has been administered.

    Leahy’s panel is required to serve the subpoenas to specific people
    within the offices named. One is addressed to Gonzales, while the others
    are addressed to: David S. Addington, Cheney’s chief of staff; White
    House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, V. Phillip Lago, executive secretary
    of the National Security Council – or “other custodian of records” in
    their offices.

    The subpoenas themselves seek a wide array of documents on the program
    from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to the present. Among them are any
    documents that include analysis or opinions from Justice, the National
    Security Agency — which administers the program — the Defense
    Department, the White House, or “any entity within the Executive Branch”
    on the legality of the electronic surveillance program.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070627/ap_on_go_co/eavesdropping_subpoenas_13

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  2. Most Americans FAVOR Cheney impeachment…
    Posted by: “G. Myrick” garymyrick@sbcglobal.net garymyrick
    Sat Jul 7, 2007 6:45 pm (PST)

    According to an ABC News poll conducted at the time, 69% of Americans thought Clinton should NOT be impeached, but the Republicans went right ahead and did it anyway. Now, TWICE as many Americans support impeaching Dick Cheney as did President Clinton. It is also the legal REMEDY, called for by our nation’s founders, for when the President “pardon(s) crimes which were advised by himself” or, before indictment or conviction, “to stop inquiry and prevent detection.” *
    Politics aside, I am really thinking: Isn’t it now every citizen’s DUTY to see that this is done, so that we might remain a nation of laws?

    ———————————————————-

    Majority of Americans favor Cheney impeachment
    by Alex Koppelman

    Salon.com

    July 7, 2007

    A new poll out from American Research Group today: A slight majority is IN FAVOR of impeachment proceedings against Vice President Cheney, and the country is just about evenly split on impeachment proceedings for President Bush.

    Fifty-four percent of all adults surveyed — and 50 percent of voters — FAVOR “the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against” the vice president, according to the poll. Forty percent of all adults oppose, as do 44 percent of voters. When asked the same question about Bush, 45 percent of all adults surveyed, and 46 percent of voters, said they would FAVOR proceedings. Forty-six percent and 44 percent, respectively, were opposed. The survey’s margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

    Over at Time’s Swampland blog, Ana Marie Cox has already done some digging for some stats that seem quite relevant for comparison purposes: the polls about the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. Her data shows, before impeachment, an average of 26 percent support for impeachment and removal of Clinton and 36 percent support for hearings.

    (MY COMMENT: 69% thought Clinton should NOT be impeached.)

    The public’s apparent support for impeachment doesn’t seem to have caught on with Congress yet — Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, submitted articles of impeachment to the House in April. Those articles, so far, have attracted only nine co-sponsors.

    ———————————————————-

    (Read this with LINKS at http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2007/07/06/cheney/index.html)

    American Research Group Poll: http://americanresearchgroup.com/

    Clinton Impeachment Polls: http://www.democrats.com/clinton-impeachment-polls

    Quote taken from http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7/2/193014/5401

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