Since, as motivemagnus has noted, the Hávamál seems to be spot on at describing figures like Richard Bruce Cheney, I can’t help recalling the most often-cited strophe :
You, too, will die.
One thing I know that never dies,
A dead man’s repute.
(my translation from a Swedish translation)
One can only hope that what will remain of Mr Cheney and his deeds will not be taken as a source of inspiration by future generations (torturers excepted)….