by Max Brantley
A typically brilliant piece of commentary by the New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg on the commander in chief, Dick Cheney, includes this summary:
He is pathologically (but purposefully) secretive; treacherous toward colleagues; coldly manipulative of the callow, lazy, and ignorant President he serves; contemptuous of public opinion; and dismissive not only of international law (a fairly standard attitude for conservatives of his stripe) but also of the very idea that the Constitution and laws of the United States, including laws signed by his nominal superior, can be construed to limit the power of the executive to take any action that can plausibly be classified as part of an endless, endlessly expandable “war on terror.”
UPDATE: Krugman says impeachment is the only answer. Really. The gall of Bush calling for "more sacrifice." As if his crowd has sacrificed anything, but their majority in Congress.