Skip to comments.CHENEY FIGHTS BACK
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 its 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 thats 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 Iraqs 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 couldnt 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 were 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 were not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.
Were going to continue throwing their own words back at them. And far more important, were 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.
Cheney is the BEST SPOKESPERSON for this Administration.
Remember the RPGs he used to throw at Kerry/Edwards last year?
I love him! God bless his heart.
It's Dick and Lynne Cheney.
OMG! Good for the VP! Setting the story straight and naming names!!
You go, sir!
posting, so I can find my place in the morning.
This looks like a good effort on Cheney's part. I hope it works, but I am feeling pessimistic about our chances, friends. Too many only listen to "libsoundbites", and can't be bothered to think for themselves.
On that sad note, I am heading for bed.
I would truly hope this man, is not prefering Wyoming flies to stating Our Nation's purpose in War. If not- you can make post card sentiments a big hit- somwhere.
You are an outstanding father, and we will do our best to honor your son's excellent memory.
God bless you and your family.
I agree. On the morrow,Marine Uncle...
Reid is the political equivalent of a street punk.
"It's a pleasure to see all of you. I'm sorry that we couldn't be joined by Senators Harry Reid, John Kerry, or Jay Rockefeller. They were unable to attend due to a prior lack of commitment."
Mr Cheney, the SADDEST part is that LIBERALS will say or do ANYTHING to try and take political advantage...even if it means imperiling our troops and our country!!!!
Wow! That IS good.
If the President knew, for certain as they are lying about, that there were no WMD in Iraq, he would not purposely jeopardize his record -- risk that it would be found out he knew -- and still have attacked Iraq anyway. He would have been pretty stupid to just go ahead and wait for it to be discovered that he knew something different than the whole world of people who agreed that the WMD's were there.
And, if he did, indeed know for certain there were no WMD's in Iraq....who else did? I mean, someone else must have told him, right? He didn't go there and explore the country himself. Where is the proof? Where are the people who must have advised him otherwise? Who are THEY?
There is absolutely no logic to the lies of the Dems. If they believe that the President is privvy to information that no one else in the world had - where did that information come from?
Well gosh *blushing*--thank you! :-D
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