Imagine my surprise when today this headline pops up:
US Vice President Cheney indicted by Texas grand jury
Really? Indicted? Texas? I’m grabbing some popcorn.
A local Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Cheney and former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges connected to alleged abuse of inmates in a private prison system…
To the undisclosed location!
Cheney is charged with engaging in an organized criminal activity related to the vice president’s investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds financial interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers.
Cheney? Organized Crime? You’re shittin’ me, right?
It charged that Cheney had a conflict of interest and was responsible for “at least misdemeanor assaults” on detainees.
We all know that Bush the Lesser is going to pardon everyone for everything come January. But it’s nice to see some people actually striving for justice.
(Pancake image courtesy of Dan Lacey.)