Skip to comments.RAW DATA: Text of Dick Cheney's National Security Speech at AEI (MUST save)
Posted on 05/21/2009 9:13:46 AM PDT by STARWISE
Thank you all very much, and Arthur, thank you for that introduction. It's good to be back at AEI, where we have many friends. Lynne is one of your longtime scholars, and I'm looking forward to spending more time here myself as a returning trustee. What happened was, they were looking for a new member of the board of trustees, and they asked me to head up the search committee.
I first came to AEI after serving at the Pentagon, and departed only after a very interesting job offer came along. I had no expectation of returning to public life, but my career worked out a little differently. Those eight years as vice president were quite a journey, and during a time of big events and great decisions, I don't think I missed much.
Being the first vice president who had also served as secretary of defense, naturally my duties tended toward national security. I focused on those challenges day to day, mostly free from the usual political distractions. I had the advantage of being a vice president content with the responsibilities I had, and going about my work with no higher ambition.
Today, I'm an even freer man. Your kind invitation brings me here as a private citizen - a career in politics behind me, no elections to win or lose, and no favor to seek.
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It sure is nice to hear an adult give a speech
I have no hope that those who voted for Obama did any THINKING - just feeling....oh yes, love that feeling.....
Yeah, I just recently posted my take on their thought process, in another thread. Things will probably change only when the “feeling” that they have is no longer a good one.
and the difference is that Cheney can sound like this without the teleprompter. Whereas Obama can't sound this coherent and focused even with TOTUS.
Saved for future reference...
That was inincredible speech. Thanks to all who are in clandestine service to our nation. Most will never be known or recognized.
“Cheney can sound like this without the teleprompter.”
He probably even remembers that the defense secretary’s name is Robert (not William) Gates!
Oh man...this is a no-win situation for the boy Pharaoh. Dick Cheney has spent the last eight years on this; no one is more qualified to speak to it, and the Boy Blunder is in way, way over his head.
Amen. He’s a remarkable man.
Vice President Cheney, the spoken and written word are woefully inadequate to express the depth of our gratitude for your perserverance in shining the light on the truth.
Methinks that has already begun.
Great speech. Took Bozo to task several times and the left more than once!
Printing now, thank you!
LOL. Cheney has a great sense of humor. That's probably why democrats hate him so much.
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