The man has to be the greatest traitor in American history. Dick Cheney puts business interests ahead of the citizens he swore to protect. Those early 2001 closed-door meetings he conducted with the top executives of the oil, gas and coal industries opened his 8-year fascist movement and now, in the waning days of his administration, he, once again, puts business ahead of the citizens.
The headline: Cheney in Azerbaijan for talks on Georgia, energy.
The story line:
BAKU, Azerbaijan (CNN) -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney arrived in Azerbaijan's capital of Baku Wednesday , the first stop of an overseas trip that will also take him to three former Soviet republics -- less than a month after the conflict between Georgia and Russia began.
That crisis will be a top issue on Cheney's agenda in Azerbaijan and further stops in Georgia and Ukraine. Cheney also plans to travel to Italy as part of the trip.
Azerbaijan, which borders Georgia and Iran and sits along the Caspian Sea, is an oil and gas-rich nation and a key U.S. ally in the region.
The man has no shame. He should have been impeached long ago. The fact that Congress did not move forward on Articles of Impeachment will haunt the governance of this nation for decades to come. It sets a clear precedent that the Executive Branch stands alone, above the other two, and cannot be impeded from moving forward with any plan they wish to drop on the citizens.
Never in our history has such a situation been allowed to proceed. It may be the death knell of our American democracy.