The Sri Lankan government has battled the Tamil Tigers on two fronts for almost three decades: on the battlefield and in the arena of world opinion. No one thought they could win militarily, but they did.
You can't turn on your TV these days without seeing the former veep with his latest account of what they did back when they were in charge, why they did it and how wonderfully it all worked. What's up with that?
Cheney and his ilk don't understand liberty, and they don't understand freedom, what it costs and what it's worth. They are small men and cowards, selling out the rule of law at the first whiff of danger.