I woke up this morning and tried to catalogue the reasons to despise US Veep Dick Cheney. I went through the usual list - Iraq, fear mongering, Halliburton, lying, Afghanistan, secrecy, Halliburton, corporate democracy, the Taliban, suppression of civil rights, KBR, Saddam and al Qaeda, Saudi Arabia, Bechtel, Saddam and WMDs, Iran, Halliburton, death and suffering and misery on a massive scale - you know, the same old same old - but then I noticed something was missing, overlooked.
Oh yeah, it was the black thing. As a Congressman in 1980's, Cheney voted against resolutions demanding the release from prison of Nelson Mandela. Cheney smeared Mandela as a "terrorist." There it is. Add that to his opposition to Martin Luther King day and you have all the fixins' of a genuinely evil bastard.
Actually I'm still not sure I got it all. How about it? Anything to add?