click here for an interesting (and comical) transcript from the 9/11 commission. This was my favourite part: Hamilton: That was a most intriguing reaction, Mr. Vice President. Nobody asked you about your actions or your motives. Commissioner Ben Veniste's question was directed at the President -- Mr. George W. Bush, the fellow sitting on your right. Are you suggesting to us that you are the architect of the Administration's policies with regard to pre-9/11 behavior? Cheney: It was a mere slip of the tongue, Mr. Vice Chairman, expressed in the heat of the moment. I serve to aid the President in his policy decisions. He was always in charge of Executive policy, and he is now. Bush: That's right. I am now. And was then. And always shall be. Just ask Dick. Cheney: That's right, Mr. President. You are the man who is in charge. I urge you to read it all, right to the end (that's the best/worst bit) *sigh* we're doomed.