New York Times - October 12, 2003
A Tale of Two Fathers
By MAUREEN DOWD
When Bush the Elder put Bush the Younger in the care of Dick Cheney,
he assumed that Mr. Cheney, who had been his defense secretary in Desert Storm, would play the wise, selfless counselor. Poppy
thought his old friend Dick would make a great vice president, tutoring a young president green on foreign policy and safeguarding
the first Bush administration's legacy of internationalism, coalition-building and realpolitik.
Instead, Good Daddy has had to watch in alarm as Bad Daddy usurped
his son's presidency, heightened its conservatism and rushed America into war on the mistaken assumption that if we just acted
like king of the world, everyone would bow down or run away.
Bush I officials are nonplused by the apocalyptic and rash Cheney
of Bush II, a man who pushed pre-emption and peered over the shoulders of C.I.A. analysts, as compared with the skeptical
and cautious Cheney of Bush I (who did not even press to march to Baghdad in the first gulf war, when Saddam Hussein actually
possessed chemical weapons).....
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Inter-Press Service News Agency
Cheney as Extremist
By Jim Lobe
complete article see the IPS website-- http://www.ipsnews.net/interna.asp?idnews=20371
link was found on the IPS website through a Google search on 3/20/04]
Sep 29 (IPS) -
In the 2000 elections he was the thoughtful, grey-haired Washington veteran who reassured
nervous voters that candidate George W. Bush would indeed have adult supervision if he became president of the United States.
Calm, if intensely purposeful and focused, always substantive, and with virtually unmatched experience, Dick Cheney,
who at age 34 had served as White House chief of staff under President Gerald Ford and later as defence secretary under Bush's
father during the Gulf War, embodied competence and gravitas.
In addition to his government service, he had worked
for several years as the CEO of one of the country's biggest and most profitable corporations.
You could trust him
to round out Bush's own inexperience and curb his boyish enthusiasms, especially perhaps for Texas wildcatters, tax cuts,
Christian fundamentalism, or baseball. His was the steady hand that communicated good old mainstream conservative Republicanism.
Now three years later, the image of Vice President Dick Cheney is changing. ...