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I have always believed that Cheney is in fact the real power in the US, and Bush essentially a puppet.

Cheney's agenda is rational, in its way, and predicated purely upon US energy security.

I think he is rationally playing the biggest of all poker games, and I think - now that Iraq did not go the way he hoped - he is bluffing.

I don't buy any of the Bush as mad dictator stuff.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sat Jan 13th, 2007 at 07:55:59 AM EST
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I'm not sure either of them are particularly sane.

The problem for the 'They're not crazy enough' argument is that there's so little evidence to support it. Foreign and domestic policy in the US has already been a banquet of psychosis over the last six years.

So I think it's more realistic to expect more of the same than a sudden 'Oops - that was silly - I think we should all act like adults now.'

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Jan 13th, 2007 at 12:34:50 PM EST
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