COMMENT: Dick Cheney Breaks Silence, Blames Obama for Oil Spill
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The former Vice President, often blamed for setting the stage on which the BP oil disaster played out, had been mysteriously silent as critics rallied against him. He finally responded in a speech.
Last night he addressed a capacity crowd of 1200 at the Manufacturer and Business Association convention in Erie, Pennsylvania, according to ThinkProgress. The Erie Times-News reported that guests paid $185 per head, or up to $1500 for a table to watch Cheney speak. More...
Nana Akyea Mensah
Here is a dramatic irony., but far more than that, it is a sign that the US democracy has a long way to go in convincing those of us who are sensitive to justice and fair play. If instead of punishment, what we see is impudence and impunity of this kind, hope may run through the window. Fortunately, I am incensed enough by these comments to know that I cannot simply be alone. I have confidence in humanity and our collective sense of decency. First, let the oil slick get cleared and the victims made whole. The rest shall be history. There is no reason to rush. The anvil of Justice grinds slowly, but it grinds fine.