Cheney Cutting and Running

| Wed Dec. 13, 2006 1:44 PM EST

U.S. News and World Report is reporting that Dick Cheney's recent absence from the public eye is an attempt to disassociate himself with the war.

"I think we'll see less of him than ever," says [an] associate. "Iraq is now Bush's baby, and Cheney doesn't want to be tarred with it in the eyes of historians."

Right... For a reminder of exactly how involved in the war effort Dick Cheney was, see the "Cheney" portion of the Mother Jones Iraq War Timeline.

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