Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell and fellow traitor to the Republican Party, has written one of the stupidest articles I have ever read in my life. In it, he compares Dick Cheney with Aaron Burr:
Burr would later kill Hamilton in a duel—after, as some historians record it, Hamilton had averted his pistol shot—and thus send himself into damnation so far as most of his contemporaries were concerned. Oddly, Cheney would only manage to shoot a friend while quail hunting and, apparently, on the booze a bit too much.
First of all, how can you compare killing someone in a duel -- where the intent is to kill someone--- with a nonfatal hunting accident? And how can you claim that Cheney was 'apparently, on the booze a bit too much' when all he had had was one beer approximately five hours before the incident? That is not sufficient for anyone to be intoxicated.
And then the idiot Wilkerson tries to compare Cheney's actions regarding Iraq and al Qaeda with Burr's atttempt to incite war with Spain:
Burr, in 1807 and no longer vice president as Jefferson had rejected him, would be tried for treason and for attempting to incite a war with Spain, among other nefarious dealings. John Marshall, never a friend to Jefferson, so narrowly defined "treason", however, that Burr was acquitted. Today, if Cheney were put on trial the results would likely repeat: If he were tried for war crimes, which he most assuredly could be according to U.S. law, he would be acquitted for fear that a conviction would be too tumultuous for the nation to endure.
The sly Wilkerson gives us innuedo, without any evidence at all, of Cheney's alleged 'war crimes'. The fact that Cheney advocated the invasion of Iraq -- something that was done on the orders of President Bush and with the approval of congress -- gives the simpleton Wilkerson the idea that Cheney committed 'war crimes'.