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Is Dick Cheney Running Scared?

By acting wacko now, when he is taken to trial for crimes against humanity, Dick Cheney will be able to plead insanity.

It’s all a carefully planned strategy.

Observe him carefully, as his statements become increasingly unglued. More incoherent, more paranoid—traits now cropping up in his daughter’s inarticulate defense of her father.

Solution: incarcerate him now or soon we’ll see him wandering the streets, babbling at dogs and cats.

Pity this man who fifty-percent of the country once regarded as their savior.

Sigh for the lost soul who believes that he alone can save America from evil.

CHARLES R. LARSON is Professor of Literature at American University, in Washington, D.C.