“The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." ~ Cheney
Of course, the statement was most famously posed and answered by Nicolo Machiavelli;
Upon this a question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, is much safer to be feared than loved ~ The Prince, Seventeenth Chapter: Concerning Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than Feared
The King Chickenhawk then alleges, "I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama administration believes.”
See Obama, unlike Cheney, doesn't understand you need to murder a bunch of innocents in order to make the world "respect" you. In reality, what Cheney is doing is planting the seeds of blame so when we reap the reaction to Cheney's monstorous actions he and others can place the blame onto Obama.
Keith did an excellent Special Comment concerning Cheney and his fervent desire for American to die.
Hopefully, the next time we hear about or from Cheney is at his War Crimes Tribunal.