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.
Love that line!
Alrighty! I love it.
The Velment Sledge Hammer SLAMS' EM BIG TIME!!!
Love Vice President Cheney.
Why did Cheney break Matt Drudge's link?
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.
In other words: I'm mad as Zell and not going to take it any more!
Perhaps Drudge was interfering with Cheney's evil hurricane machine.
He's on CNN right now.
The President and I cannot prevent DEMOCRATS from losing their memory, or their backbone but were not going to sit by and let them rewrite history.
Somebody email this to that scumbag Hagel.
Well this explains what Harry Reid just said on the Senate Floor
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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
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.
Don't forget Bush's tornado, earthquake, volcano and sunspot devices...hehe
Oh, I think he'll get castrated in the end.
They (Bush and Cheney) should have come out of the bunker a long time ago.
Thank you. I'll have to catch a repeat. I know his delivery is as good as what I read an hour ago.