Now that the resident dry drunk in the White House finally is turning an ear to informed advisors from his father's administration, perhaps Darth Vader Cheney has been effectively sidelined. Perhaps.
The dry drunk used the same method in his determination to take this country to war that he did the day he stopped drinking: Never look back. He never sought the benefit of help from AA, never listened to others talk about their alcoholic problems, never learned to understand what brought him to where he was that day after his wife gave him an ultimatum.
This may explain why he never sought his father's opinion on invading Iraq. He wanted to be his own man. Trouble is, he probably didn't even know that invading Iraq was on the agenda before he was even sworn into office the first time.
The tin soldier, the empty suit, the dry drunk has been used to the fullest by Cheney and Rumsfeld and their New American Century ideal, which included invading Iraq when it was founded in 1997. Yes. Invading Iraq was part of their plan, nine years ago. This country has been used by them. Let us hope that the dry drunk is not totally unreachable and will give this country more than lip service on the Baker-Hamilton findings.