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The Truth at Last

Cheney’s Close Shave

by CounterPunch Photo Wire


White House-manufactured news stories featuring phony reporters have recently made headlines, so to speak. Is that where it ends? On the left, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s top deputy. On the right, Dick Cheney, George W.
Bush’s vice president. The beard and the turban are no disguise. It’s the same man. The question is, which one is he,
really? That could be a prosthetic bald head concealing a turban underneath. Our nation has an urgent need to know the truth.