Lyndon LaRouche commented on a series of anti-Cheney op eds and editorials appearing in the U.S. press today, including the Born op ed, by saying that he is extremely pleased with these reports, because they correspond exactly to what he has been recommending be the point of view adopted by various interested parties. Taken as a whole, they show some very good judgment from some very influential people.
Born has a very detailed scenario for ousting Cheney. First, a group of people close to President Bush--including "first lady Laura Bush, his parents, perhaps an elder statesman or two, his preacher"--should meet in private with him, and convince him that Cheney has to go, in order to preserve any positive historical legacy that the Bush administration might still salvage.
Then, "with Mr. Bush's nod of assent, agents of the interveners would communicate with Mr. Cheney's people." They would tell him he has to resign immediately. He could cite his poor health. The President would then praise him, and "maybe give him a medal."
If Cheney refuses, he would be told that "the president would have no choice but to bargain secretely with Democratic leaders...If they began impeachment proceedings against Mr. Cheney, the president and his administration would not come to his defense, and might even provide backstage support for the impeachers."
Finally, Bush would name a new vice-president: Colin Powell. This would be acclaimed by both parties, and the Republicans would even "gain a potential front-running candidate for president with widespread appeal."