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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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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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