How much can the left-wing blogosphere hate Dick Cheney? Apparently enough to compare him to notorious Seventies serial killers. The blogger calling himself "Meteor Blades" at Daily Kos compared Cheney to Ted Bundy in a post Tuesday afternoon titled "The Last Person Who Should Be Opening His Mouth."
Whatever Democrats think about Obama's plans for Afghanistan, he writes, "the one thing we can all agree on is that we're sick of hearing arsonists hanging around the fire they started telling us the best way put it out." He's furious that Politico would carry Cheney's criticism of Obama:
It takes no special effort or reading between the lines to see the main theme behind Cheney's remarks: Obama is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
Nothing any Democratic President can do will ever stop the flow of "weak-on-defense" canards that began 60 years ago with shrieks of "Who Lost China?"....
In the old days, the media avoided reporting Ted Bundy's views of the forensic team's analysis of his activities. But we live in a new era in which answers to questions like this are allowed to stand without a follow-up:
"Cheney was asked if he thinks the Bush administration bears any responsibility for the disintegration of Afghanistan because of the attention and resources that were diverted to Iraq. "I basically don’t," he replied without elaborating."
It's not only online upstarts that purvey this bloody-minded propaganda. The Wall Street Journal’s Op-Ed pages, where armchair gladiators regularly demolish an array of strawmen, have become a cesspool, a Home for Washed-Up Neocons like John Bolton and Richard Perle.
There's a legitimate forum for Cheney and the rest of the guys who failed to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, then expended $3 trillion and the lives of more than a million Iraqis, Americans and other human beings in a war of aggression that had zero justification. That forum is a war crimes court.
Until, however, the unlikely day when they can tell their lies under oath, they have nothing to say worth hearing.
Someone mentally reckless enough to compare Dick Cheney to Ted Bundy is certainly someone who has nothing to say worth hearing.
(Hat tip: Johnny Y.)