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Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States.

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The first decade of the twenty-first century will go down in history as the Lost Decade due to the deeds of the following four individuals. They were aided and abetted by many others, but these four, I call them the Washington Four, were the leaders.

George W. Bush started two wars. The Iraq war was unnecessary and the Afghan war was and is unnecessarily prolonged. He ignored repeated warnings about the New Orleans levees, trusting to luck, and his luck ran out in August, 2005, due to Katrina. He allowed the housing bubble to inflate unchecked.  GUILTY

Dick Cheney authored and supported enhanced interrogations and other evils too numerous to list.  GUILTY

Karl Rove masterminded George W. Bush’s election, not once but twice.  GUILTY x 2

Alan Greenspan allowed the housing bubble to inflate, believing that the invisible hand of the market would cause the bubble to self-correct.   GUILTY

John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell will give us a second Lost Decade to follow the first if we do not give them everything they want.  GUILTY

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