Seriously, Cheney - seriously. A ring of assassins? For real? Command of the world's most expensive military and a metric shitload of nuclear weapons wasn't enough to stir the frigid sludgy crap swirling around in your chest that you call blood? You had to have your own ring of assassins just so you could feel even more like a Bond villain?
I bet they were all babes, too. With cool code names, like "Black Mamba" and Cottonmouth." Oh, wait - you wouldn't have wanted anyone to think you were ripping off Kill Bill so you were probably stuck with lame snake names like "Rosy Boa" and "Trans-Pecos Ratsnake." Although, to her defense, I hear "Trans-Pecos Ratsnake" was a bad motherfucker.
Is there a supervillain cliche that didn't apply to Dick Cheney? Damn, I bet Seymour Hersh's next scoop will be that Cheney had a twisted bootlicking hunchback for a lab assistant - despite the fact the Cheney didn't have a lab because he doesn't know how to invent shit.