Tonight on PBS's "FRONTLINE", we can all take a peek at "The Dark Side" of The Big Dick and his efforts "to gain control on the war on terror after 9/11" purportedly by compromising "the integrity of America's intelligence system."
Sam Allis, of the Boston Globe writes:
"The Dark Side" is riveting television, heavily reported, that exemplifies what "Frontline" does best: go inside a major story and give us context. The title is a ripe double-entendre that applies both to Cheney and the turf on which the war against terrorists is fought. "We have to work the dark side, if you will," we hear Cheney say. "Spend time in the shadows of the intelligence world."Don't miss this one. (Thanks once again to Rimone at D A T E L I N E : B R I S T O L).
To many, Cheney is the dark side of the Bush administration, and this program will only cement that judgment. "Frontline" chronicles the brutal campaign by two consummate political in-fighters -- Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld -- to decimate the CIA, politically emasculate Secretary of State Colin Powell, and construct a near-limitless concept of executive power during war. While many of these strands are familiar, they have not been assembled as effectively before on television to present a coherent picture of what happened after 9/11.
NOTE: "The Dark Side" will be available to watch online in the near future at FRONTLINE: the dark side | PBS.
Photo credit: In July 2003, United States Vice President Dick Cheney stands outside the Oval Office as he listens to President George W. Bush speak about Iraq in the Rose Garden at the White House. Credit: © Brooks Kraft/Corbis (PBS.org)