A marble bust of Dick Cheney is being unveiled today in the Senate. Cheney will attend the ceremony, along with George W., for whom he served as vice president. Cheney's likeness joins those of more than 40 other vice presidents, scattered inside and outside the Senate chamber.
Personally, I think there should be a separate Hall of Shame in the Capitol Building containing the busts of presidents and vice presidents, like Cheney, who have disgraced themselves and the nation. For those of you too young to remember, Dick Cheney was the brain behind George W. Bush's otherwise brainless presidency – the man who engineered the Iraqi War, who fooled America into thinking Saddam Hussein was hiding weapons of mass destruction, and who arranged for and justified torture. If there were justice in the world, Dick Cheney would be tried and convicted as a war criminal. That he is being memorialized today with a marble bust in the Senate is an insult to America and to humanity.
What do you think?