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CHENEY FIGHTS BACK
Drudge Report ^ | Nov. 16 2005 | Dick Cheney

Posted on 11/16/2005 4:05:19 PM PST by Oeconomicus

CHENEY FIGHTS BACK Wed Nov 16 2005 18:56:46 ET Excerpts As Prepared For Delivery Tonight by Vice President Cheney

THE VICE PRESIDENT: "As most of you know, I have spent a lot of years in public service, and first came to work in Washington, D.C. back in the late 1960s. I know what it’s like to operate in a highly charged political environment, in which the players on all sides of an issue feel passionately and speak forcefully.

In such an environment people sometimes lose their cool, and yet in Washington you can ordinarily rely on some basic measure of truthfulness and good faith in the conduct of political debate. But in the last several weeks we have seen a wild departure from that tradition.

And the suggestion that’s been made by some U. S. senators that the President of the United States or any member of this Administration purposely misled the American people on pre-war intelligence is one of the most dishonest and reprehensible charges ever aired in this city...

Some of the most irresponsible comments have, of course, come from politicians who actually voted in favor of authorizing force against Saddam Hussein. These are elected officials who had access to the intelligence, and were free to draw their own conclusions.

They arrived at the same judgment about Iraq’s capabilities and intentions that was made by this Administration and by the previous Administration. There was broad-based, bipartisan agreement that Saddam Hussein was a threat … that he had violated U.N. Security Council Resolutions … and that, in a post-9/11 world, we couldn’t afford to take the word of a dictator who had a history of WMD programs, who had excluded weapons inspectors, who had defied the demands of the international community, who had been designated an official state sponsor of terror, and who had committed mass murder.

Those are facts.

What we’re hearing now is some politicians contradicting their own statements and making a play for political advantage in the middle of a war. The saddest part is that our people in uniform have been subjected to these cynical and pernicious falsehoods day in and day out. American soldiers and Marines are out there every day in dangerous conditions and desert temperatures – conducting raids, training Iraqi forces, countering attacks, seizing weapons, and capturing killers – and back home a few opportunists are suggesting they were sent into battle for a lie.

The President and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone – but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.

We’re going to continue throwing their own words back at them. And far more important, we’re going to continue sending a consistent message to the men and women who are fighting the war on terror in Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other fronts.

We can never say enough how much we appreciate them, and how proud they make us. They and their families can be certain: That this cause is right … and the performance of our military has been brave and honorable … and this nation will stand behind our fighting forces with pride and without wavering until the day of victory.

Developing...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; 229; cheney; draftdodger; gwot; iraq; iraqwar; iraqwmd; saddam; terrorism; waronterror; wmd; wot
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I fixed the Drudge link.
1 posted on 11/16/2005 4:05:20 PM PST by Oeconomicus
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To: Oeconomicus; Dog; Cap Huff
The President and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone – but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.

Love that line!

2 posted on 11/16/2005 4:07:15 PM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Oeconomicus

Alrighty! I love it.


3 posted on 11/16/2005 4:08:46 PM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Oeconomicus
This is why they wanted Cheney out of the picture.
Cheney and The Hammer in '08!
4 posted on 11/16/2005 4:09:55 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Oeconomicus

The Velment Sledge Hammer SLAMS' EM BIG TIME!!!


5 posted on 11/16/2005 4:10:32 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Coop

bttt.

Love Vice President Cheney.


6 posted on 11/16/2005 4:11:12 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Oeconomicus
CHENEY FIGHTS BACK (Drudge Link is broken)

Why did Cheney break Matt Drudge's link?

7 posted on 11/16/2005 4:11:25 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Oeconomicus

All you have to do is go to whitehouse.gov. The Vice President's speech has been posted there for over an hour. Click on the Vice President section.


8 posted on 11/16/2005 4:11:41 PM PST by Lecie
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To: Oeconomicus
What we’re hearing now is some politicians contradicting their own statements and making a play for political advantage in the middle of a war. The saddest part is that our people in uniform have been subjected to these cynical and pernicious falsehoods day in and day out. American soldiers and Marines are out there every day in dangerous conditions and desert temperatures – conducting raids, training Iraqi forces, countering attacks, seizing weapons, and capturing killers – and back home a few opportunists are suggesting they were sent into battle for a lie.

In other words: I'm mad as Zell and not going to take it any more!

9 posted on 11/16/2005 4:12:05 PM PST by Oeconomicus
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Perhaps Drudge was interfering with Cheney's evil hurricane machine.


10 posted on 11/16/2005 4:12:10 PM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Lecie

He's on CNN right now.


11 posted on 11/16/2005 4:13:23 PM PST by stopem ("It's fun to be me" Denny Crane.)
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To: Oeconomicus

The President and I cannot prevent DEMOCRATS from losing their memory, or their backbone – but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.


12 posted on 11/16/2005 4:14:14 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Oeconomicus

WOW!
Somebody email this to that scumbag Hagel.


13 posted on 11/16/2005 4:14:51 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Oeconomicus

Well this explains what Harry Reid just said on the Senate Floor


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1513207/posts?page=909#909

To: Bahbah; prairiebreeze; onyx; ohioWfan; BigSkyFreeper; Dog; Howlin; nopardons; OXENinFLA; kcvl; ...
OMG ..
Harry Reid just said on the Senate Floor that the Vice President just came out of his Bunker with his Bunker Mentality to give a speech that is nothing by a campaign speech

Says our troops and the American people deserve better

the WH should come clean and tell the truth

Says Mr. Cheney should hold a press conference and start telling the truth


909 posted on 11/16/2005 7:10:36 PM EST by Mo1


14 posted on 11/16/2005 4:15:08 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Oeconomicus

Where is Cheney delivering that speech?

Is it another 'preaching to the choir'?

When are they going to demand network air time and deliver a national speech? They keep 'fighting' in the shadows while the Dems are on center stage.


15 posted on 11/16/2005 4:15:22 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Coop

Don't forget Bush's tornado, earthquake, volcano and sunspot devices...hehe


16 posted on 11/16/2005 4:15:25 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Oeconomicus
yessssssss!

bttp

17 posted on 11/16/2005 4:15:43 PM PST by groanup (shred for Ian)
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To: Lancey Howard

Oh, I think he'll get castrated in the end.


18 posted on 11/16/2005 4:16:23 PM PST by Lancer_N3502A
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To: Mo1

They (Bush and Cheney) should have come out of the bunker a long time ago.


19 posted on 11/16/2005 4:16:37 PM PST by livius
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To: stopem

Thank you. I'll have to catch a repeat. I know his delivery is as good as what I read an hour ago.


20 posted on 11/16/2005 4:17:09 PM PST by Lecie
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To: Admin Moderator

Could you please take out the "Drudge link is broken" from the title, it's working fine now.

Thanks.


21 posted on 11/16/2005 4:17:51 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: Oeconomicus

The only word in the whole thing that I would change is "falsehoods".
Good grief! Call lies exactly what the are - - "lies".

The Democrats are liars. See? That's not so hard.

Other than that, this is one of the best statements I have ever seen from this - - or any - - administration.
Bravo to Dick Cheney!


22 posted on 11/16/2005 4:18:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Oeconomicus
I love this guy. Nails the Traitors on both sides of the aisle!!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

23 posted on 11/16/2005 4:18:58 PM PST by bray (Iraq, freed from Saddamn now Pray for Freedom from Mohammad)
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To: Oeconomicus

Reid is already getting CNN airtime countering Cheney's speech. (Reid was in the Senate well.)


24 posted on 11/16/2005 4:19:12 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Oeconomicus

The President and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone – but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.



TESTIFY MR VICE PRESIDENT!!!!!!


My God that man says it better than W!


25 posted on 11/16/2005 4:19:41 PM PST by trubluolyguy (Allah demands you to send your son to die for him, God sent His son to die for me.)
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To: Oeconomicus
"The President and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone – but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history."

Amen!

26 posted on 11/16/2005 4:20:23 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Oeconomicus

A man of few words, quiet demeanor, would rather be in a quiet Wyoming stream casting a dry fly, comes through once more.


27 posted on 11/16/2005 4:22:34 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: trubluolyguy
Speaking truth to power!

Do not let up on this. The timing (the delay in response) can only be explained as a rope-a-dope ploy, and judging from the copious remarks of Reid, Kennedy, et. al., it worked!
28 posted on 11/16/2005 4:22:35 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Mo1
Says Mr. Cheney should hold a press conference and start telling the truth

Looks like Reid got his wish! ROFLOL!

29 posted on 11/16/2005 4:22:44 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: Oeconomicus; annyokie; Fraulein; MaryFromMichigan; nicksaunt; snugs; JustaCowgirl; texasflower; ...

Hey, chicks have rules, too.

30 posted on 11/16/2005 4:23:48 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: Mo1

Harry Reid should go straight to hell. He deserves it. He's a lying sorry ass bastard.


31 posted on 11/16/2005 4:23:49 PM PST by Cautor
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To: Oeconomicus
The President and I cannot prevent certain politicians from losing their memory, or their backbone – but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.

Bravo Mister Vice President.

32 posted on 11/16/2005 4:24:12 PM PST by Reagan Man (Secure our borders;punish employers who hire illegals;stop all welfare to illegals)
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To: Oeconomicus; Chgogal; Grampa Dave
 


33 posted on 11/16/2005 4:24:53 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
 
 

34 posted on 11/16/2005 4:27:03 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: AmericaUnited
Looks like Reid got his wish! ROFLOL!

I'm ROFLOL also !!!

35 posted on 11/16/2005 4:28:01 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Oeconomicus

Bravo! Now lets go a step further and bring up sedition and treason


36 posted on 11/16/2005 4:29:36 PM PST by oneofmany (Tolerance is the virtue of a man with no convictions - G.K. Chesterton(The Apostle of Common Sense)
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To: Mo1

Little Harry is taking this issue in a direction he really should not want to. Is he really this stupid? What gives?


37 posted on 11/16/2005 4:30:23 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (It is easy to call for a pi$$ing contest when you aren't going to be in the line of fire.)
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To: livius

They've finally grown a set.


38 posted on 11/16/2005 4:30:39 PM PST by RockinRight (Itís likely for a Conservative to be a Republican, but not always the other way around)
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To: Oeconomicus

I still like Cheney/Rice in '08!
Although, I wouldn't mind Rice coming back to CA to run against DiFi next year. But Cheney would cruicify anyone including Clintoon in 2008.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


39 posted on 11/16/2005 4:32:18 PM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: Oeconomicus

40 posted on 11/16/2005 4:33:29 PM PST by Oeconomicus
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To: Zathras
Cheney and The Hammer in '08!

Big Time!

41 posted on 11/16/2005 4:33:59 PM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: Oeconomicus

Now if the Gutless GOP Senators would actually grow a spine. Where is Senator Allen?


43 posted on 11/16/2005 4:35:16 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: Oeconomicus; Mo1
PREACH IT, Mr. CHENEY!!

Over and over and over and over again......

44 posted on 11/16/2005 4:35:58 PM PST by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraq War VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: Cautor
When Mr Reid became MINORITY (although you would hardly know it) leader the buzz in the press was he was a moderate,down home,even pro life senator.

I said at the time that I watched him during the Trent Lott episode declare that Republicans have for years worked to disenfranchise blacks in the south.
He never once offered even a flimsy example,just stated it as accepted fact without need of evidence or explanation.Of course it went unchallenged by the interviewer.

I said that because of that type of statement he could never be trusted and his whole persona was a charade.
Nothing has changed.

45 posted on 11/16/2005 4:36:55 PM PST by carlr
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To: Oeconomicus

Smells like...victory.

46 posted on 11/16/2005 4:38:33 PM PST by Oeconomicus
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To: TomGuy
Where is Cheney delivering that speech?

Frontiers of Freedom Institute 2005 Ronald Reagan Gala

Somewhere in the DC area, I'd guess.

47 posted on 11/16/2005 4:38:41 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Coop

Coop, I love your tagline and agree with it wholeheartedly.


48 posted on 11/16/2005 4:40:41 PM PST by Wolfstar (The stakes in the global war on terror are too high for politicians to throw out false charges.)
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To: Oeconomicus

"We can never say enough how much we appreciate them, and how proud they make us"


Well Mr. Vice President, we are proud of them too, and most of us are proud of You and President Bush as well!! God Bless you both, your families, and the administration.!

Great speech, give em......heck LOL


49 posted on 11/16/2005 4:41:15 PM PST by gidget7 (Get GLSEN out of our schools!!!!!!)
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To: Coop
but we’re not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.

Bravo! Now let's roll!!

50 posted on 11/16/2005 4:41:22 PM PST by ReaganRevolution
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