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Really? Dick Cheney To Be Honored With A Marble Bust In US Capitol Building

Published on November 10, 2015 by   ·   3 Comments

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From December, a marble bust of former Vice President Dick Cheney will grace the U.S. Capitol, in accordance with a Senate tradition that honors former vice presidents.

It seems that Cheney, infamous for his criminal involvement in torture and wars, is a good symbol of American leadership in the 21st Century

The unveiling of the monstrosity marble bust of Vice President Richard Cheney is scheduled for December 3, 2015.

Addington Info reports:

The placement of the statue is being justified by a Senate tradition in which former vice presidents, who constitutionally preside over the body, are honored with busts. The office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed the Cheney statue’s placement to the Huffington Post.

Cheney’s bust will stand alongside statutes of figures the official Capitol Visitor’s Guide refers to as “human rights leaders.” That includes figures like Sojurner Truth, a former slave who became a tireless advocate for ending slavery and supporting women’s rights.

Interestingly, the George W. Bush presidential library has no Cheney bust but has statutes of the former president’s dogs.

As part of the Bush-Cheney ticket, Cheney became the first vice-president elected in U.S. history who failed to secure the support of a plurality of voters in the controversial 2000 election. He followed that up by becoming one of the administration’s chief advocates of invading Iraq in 2003, and was part of that administration’s public relations campaign which forcefully claimed that weapons of mass destruction were in that country.

When asked about the collapse in public support for the war by 2008, Cheney told ABC News “So?”

Cheney was also a strong supporter of torture, and continues to defend the tactic using the term “enhanced interrogation.”

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Bub Torkey Bub Torkey says:

    Because he has marbles in his ugly head. What a waste of good marble.

  2. DearHeavenlyFather says:

    Were the American Taxpayers charged for the “art” piece & this function, travel to & from this event & how many? Also for food & lodging + guest services & mini bar priveledges or bar tabs??
    Do they not know by now that there is an International Arrest Warrant out on our former Vice President?? He along with G W Bush, Donald Rumsfield, G W Bush’s Secretary of State & their lawyers have International Arrest Warrants out for them!!
    WOW!! AWARDS GIVEN OUT TO PEOPLE FOR BEING FOUND GUILTY FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST HUMANITY……!!!!
    SURELY THE HOSTS OF THIS EVENT HAVE NOT
    BEEN INFORMED OF THE GUILTY VERDICT HANDED DOWN BY THE WORLD SUPREME COURT?? PLEASE Someone tell them so they may save themselves from the shame & embarrassment!! Please!!

  3. Dear HeavenlyFather says:

    I thought the whole world knew by now about the International Arrest Warrants for Former President G W Bush, his Lawyers, Former Vice President Richard “Dick” Cheney, his Lawyers and for Former Secretary of State (under G W Bush) Donald Rumsfield & the Arrest Warrants Issued for them & all their Lawyers??
    Especially WHEN THE ARREST WARRANTS WERE ISSUED BECAUSE THEY WERE FOUND GUILTY OF CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST HUMANITY!! This is A FACT!! THE WORLD SUPREME COURT HAS HANDED DOWN THE VERDICTS!!!!




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