Dick Cheney ought to be in jail for war crimes. And if he were and accountability were really achieved in this country, we wouldn’t have to listen to him except through prison bars.” ~Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

The winner of The Solari Report 2018 Movie of the Year is Vice.

Adam McKay, director of The Big Short, explores the intersection of psychopathy and politics in Vice—his movie about Dick Cheney. Christian Bale’s performance as Cheney is inspired, making him a serious contender for Best Actor at the Oscars this year.

I worked in the George H.W. Bush administration. I did not work with Dick Cheney. I did work with people associated with the Republican Neocons.

They were quite literally nuts. They got pleasure from destroying things. They were thugs. They were incapable of dealing with facts, let alone complexity. Don’t believe me? Watch Charles Ferguson’s documentary, No End in Sight: Iraq’s Descent into Chaos. Then watch Vice.

Some of the people who dealt with Cheney considered him a criminal—or worse. Colin Powell’s Chief of Staff, Lawrence Wilkerson, was one. I have the greatest respect for Wilkerson.

Let’s hope some courageous prosecutors take note, including of the fact that Cheney’s wife was on Lockheed Martin’s board as some of the $21 trillion went missing from the federal accounts at DOD and HUD, while Lockheed was running significant information and payment systems for the government.

It’s never too late to stop the United States’ descent into lawlessness.

Congratulations to Adam McKay and his producers, actors, and team for a courageous and entertaining movie. Bravo!