The “dangerous” debate taking place between the war criminal, now private citizen, “should be in jail” but isn’t, Dick Cheney, and the “want to close Guantanamo, but haven’t quite managed to, but I have increased preventive detention measures”, “and the CIA committed torture but nobody will be prosecuted” “hype” man, reminds one of the type of debate Zwingili and Luther indulged in during the first part of the 16th century on the doctrine of transubstantiation. With the pragmatic Luther adopting a position, which basically implied that if it gave solace to the ignorant masses then let them have their eucharist and Luther and Zwingili only sort of went their own ways as they went in pursuit of the Roman anti-christ. Not, of course, that our Roman anti-christs were angels themselves.
So, here we have this supposedly “dangerous” debate between Obama and Cheney when, in actual fact, if Obama were really eminating any danger for Dick, who is a real terrorist and a bone fide war criminal, then he would have long since arrested him for war crimes. Of course, he cannot do that and with the “increasing preventive measures and getting more Americans involved in illegal wars” man committing crimes all of his own what we have is a debate that is every bit as farcical as the one Luther and Zwingili engaged in centuries ago. No, a little bit more farcical, in fact, and if I remember my history of the Reformation correctly, the German princes stopped supporting Zwingili after the debates with Luther and watched on while he was killed by the Catholic forces at the battle of Kappel in 1531. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if Dick was sent off to a marine unit in the Hindikush? Certainly, if he was to be as serous about his faith as the mad axe swinging Zwingili was, he might, even volunteer to go, instead of continuing to spout his disgustingly deceitful drivel, and he could, at least, like Zwingili, believe he was going to his maker having died for his convictions rather than having to confront the big man at the pearly gate knowing that only other people died for them.