There's an article in the Washington Post on Dick Cheney: Report: Cheney felt Bush stopped taking his advice
This just shows how narrow-minded and closed off American politics has been these past years. Forget diplomacy, forget democracy. All that was important to this past administration were idealistic policies that favoured America's elite. You had a fanatic vice-president pushing around an extremely weak-minded president for 8 years. How are these people (Cheney, Rove, et al) different than any Islamic extremist?