DIFFERING OPINIONS

Cheney Got in Bush's Face

New revelations keep coming out of the secretive Bush White House. A new article in Time Magazine paints a vivid picture of President Bush and Dick Cheney's tense relationship during the final days of their time in office. The vice-president had developed a near-obsession with a presidential pardon for his disgraced aide, Scooter Libby, who was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction. So much so that one source said Cheney "really got in the President's face" over the issue. White House staff in general thought that Libby had in fact lied under oath, and Bush eventually came to think the same. After consulting with several trusted advisers, Bush, who strongly believed that "no one is above the law," made the decision that Libby did not deserve a pardon because he showed "no signs of remorse." Cheney, to this day, strongly disagrees and believes that "a man was left on the battlefield."