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Bush Crew's Deplorable Return: How Their Reemergence Sends A Deadly Message

Washington, UNITED STATES:  US President George W. Bush (L) and Vice President Dick Cheney watche as Robert Gates delivers re
Washington, UNITED STATES: US President George W. Bush (L) and Vice President Dick Cheney watche as Robert Gates delivers remarks after being sworn-in as the 22nd US defense secretary during a ceremony at the Pentagon 18 December 2006 in Washington, DC. Gates is replacing Donald Rumsfeld who resigned a day after a Republican thrashing in mid-term elections that were seen as a referendum on the war in Iraq. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s been more than five years since Dick Cheney left the White House and nearly eight years since Donald Rumsfeld was booted from the Pentagon. With the obvious exception of George W. Bush himself, no two men were more responsible for the United States’ disastrous and criminal invasion of Iraq, as well as its embrace of a counter-terrorism model built on the twin barbarities of indefinite detention and systematic torture. In the years that have passed since their departure from public office, both men have released best-selling memoirs, made countless media appearances and no doubt added substantially to their already considerable wealth.

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