CHENEY CONSPIRACY, COVER-UP?
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Dr. Noel Gibeson Corbell
Was Vice President Cheney’s accidental shooting of lawyer Harry Whittington really an accident, or is that simply the cover story? Was he actually trying to shoot quail? At the risk of starting a completely unfounded conspiracy idea, I ask these questions. Of course, real conspiracy theorists really don’t need any help now do they?
The, bless-their-hearts, the Lame Stream Newsmedia (LSM) usually starts with “what did he know and when did he know it.” Was he really shooting at peace activist Cindy Sheehan for all the trouble she has caused his administration, or did he finally see the ever-allusive Osama bin Laden popping his head up out of the bushes? No wonder they could not find him in Pakistan!
What is worse than shooting a lawyer in the United States? Probably nothing else on this planet, where U.S. personal injury lawsuits are filed faster than the IRS can count its money, or, is it our money, I forget. Well, as it turns out the Lame Stream Newsmedia (LSM) cares a lot.
After all, they are doing everything they can to help get their politicians elected in 2006 and 2008. So why shouldn’t this be a cover-up? And why didn’t they get the scoop first? The sheer audacity of ranch owner Katherine Armstrong, owner of the 50,000 acre Armstrong Ranch, calling her local newspaper to tell them what happened and who was involved! So, let’s make this all about Dick Cheney and why he did not personally call the White House Press Corps to report this story. What did he know and when did he know it?
Now the LSM has been reporting that the VP “has been cited for this incident.” Of course what actually happened was that he received a warning for not having a $7 stamp on his valid non-resident hunting license. The Associated Press correctly reports:
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said Cheney and Whittington would be given warning citations for violating game law by not having an upland game bird stamp, a requirement that went into effect in September. Cheney had the required $125 nonresident hunting license, the vice president's office said Monday night in a statement, and he has sent a $7 check to the state to cover the cost of the stamp.
But all the LSM is not as responsible as this AP report and they continue to make the most ‘hay’ from this story as they twist and distort their way to benefit the upcoming elections for their guys. Instead of taking this story seriously, after all, it is not; we should be laughing at it for the next six months, at least. See, Vice President Cheney has made history by becoming only the second sitting VP to shoot someone while in office. And thank heavens; Mr. Whittington was not seriously injured.
Dr. Noel Gibeson Corbell. As president of the Mount Vernon Institute, Dr. Corbell provides research and consulting services into contemporary issues involving the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, international affairs, human rights, the economy, terrorism, intelligence, homeland security, including counter-terrorism, and government responsibility and accountability. At Georgetown University, he taught courses as they relate to technology, intelligence, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism and space issues. One course called Intelligence and American Foreign Policy, examined unclassified, open-source documents and the steps in the intelligence cycle up to and including preparation of the National Intelligence Estimate. As an organizational management consultant and a radio broadcaster with WALE Radio 990, he produced and hosted a live, radio talk show broadcast over New England and New York called Tomorrow, Today. Earlier, Noel Gibeson Corbell was a career U.S. Marine Corps force recon and infantry officer. In that regard he served in operational positions worldwide in jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans. Later, he was a strategic planner at Headquarters Marine Corps and for the Secretary of the Navy. His commentaries have appeared in newspapers like the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, the Army Times, the Air Force Times, and on the Free Market News Network, as well as in The National Interest.