Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So, Dick Cheney got indicted?!

Posted on Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 10:36 AM

Really, there's nothing I'd love to see more than Darth Vader frog-marched to some "undisclosed location" inside a federal penitentiary somewhere in the middle of Kansas or wherever for the rest of his days, on account of, well, being an evil son of a bitch. Still, I'm not quite taking seriously this report that he was indicted by a grand jury in some Texas County I've never heard of. Besides, this one has nothing to do with Iraq, or Gitmo, or those secret energy meetings; it's about some prison company or something.

Willacy County grand jury under District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra returned multi-count indictments Monday against Vice President Dick Cheney, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, plus several other public officials. The indictment accuses Cheney and Gonzales of engaging in organized criminal activity. It criticizes Cheney's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees by working through the prison companies.

So Cheney has some sort of investment is a company that has some interest in private prison companies that beat up prisoners? Yeah, that'll hold up.

Blah. Carry on.


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