Indeed. That was my intent with the "many many more non-U.S. soldiers dead" bit, but it's poorly phrased.
No worries, I figured that was your intent. I just wanted to put a link to the number for some of the younger set that may not be aware of the overall costs this vampire sucked out of humanity.
And as for Cheney, it's simply mind-boggling that he would have even one godamn thing to say about Obama's presidency that isn't "Gosh, I wish we'd done that."
Cheney is like a twisted killer that no one can convict, so he on occasion reaches out to his victim's families for his own sick pleasure to rub it in all of our faces that he's powerful, evil and there's not a damn thing we can do about it.
He should be forever known in history as a sick sociopath when it comes to what he did to society at large. It's going to take decades of damage control before we even start working towards a healing process. He committed that much damage to the USA and the world, for that matter.
I really wonder. Does he want us all to thank him for what he did or does he just enjoy rubbing salt in our wounds? I don't think he's delusional and really thinks he did all the right things. I think he's what happens if you take the sickest, most sociopathic YouTube troll and give them power.
Cheney is a horror of a person.