Feb 11th, 2011
When former Vice President and architect of the Iraq debacle Dick Cheney appeared at last year's CPAC, he was greeted with uniform adulation. Not so yesterday at the 2011 gathering. He got at least a little bit of what he deserves. There was a bit of a dust up caused by the Ron Paul wing in attendance. One member of the audience can be heard quite clearly yelling the words "war criminal."
He is one after all.
Cheney's presence appears to have been intended as a crowd whipping surprise. He had been brought in to present former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with the confab's annual "Defender of the Constitution Award." Even the John Birch Society is appalled at Rumsfeld's receipt of the award.