The general perception of Dick Cheney is one of a clandestine conniver and cold-blooded war monger. His years as Vice President, his callous disregard for human rights, and his blood-for-oil policies certainly give foundation to this view.
In 1994, however, Cheney gave an interview in which he was asked whether the U. S. should have gone on to invade Iraq after "Desert Storm." Surprisingly his
response to the question offered a lucid if apocalyptic analysis of what would have resulted if the United States had made the mistake of invading Iraq. Prescient and amazing. Have a look.
Thanks to Steven Gorelick for pointing us toward this extraordinary document, a stunning example of a notorious killer breaking type and actually considering consequences.