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RAW DATA: Text of Dick Cheney's National Security Speech at AEI (MUST save)
Fox News ^ | 5-21-09

Posted on 05/21/2009 9:13:46 AM PDT by STARWISE

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Dick Cheney's finest hour, without a doubt. God bless and protect his health.

The little dictator's been taken to the woodshed .. BIG time.

1 posted on 05/21/2009 9:13:46 AM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

God Bless him; I wish he was the President the last 8 years instead Bush!


2 posted on 05/21/2009 9:18:14 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: martinidon

Spare me.


3 posted on 05/21/2009 9:18:57 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: martinidon

Cheney FTW


4 posted on 05/21/2009 9:19:09 AM PDT by opticks
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To: STARWISE

Just read it on FX. Fabulous! I hope it makes a difference to the far-left and the One, but I am skeptical that anything good will ever come while he is in office. For Cheney it is a defining moment and I wish her could run for POTUS.


5 posted on 05/21/2009 9:19:17 AM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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Yet somehow, when the soul-searching was done and the veil was lifted on the policies of the Bush administration, the public was given less than half the truth.

The released memos were carefully redacted to leave out references to what our government learned through the methods in question. Other memos, laying out specific terrorist plots that were averted, apparently were not even considered for release.

For reasons the administration has yet to explain, they believe the public has a right to know the method of the questions, but not the content of the answers.

Over on the left wing of the president's party, there appears to be little curiosity in finding out what was learned from the terrorists. The kind of answers they're after would be heard before a so-called "Truth Commission."

Some are even demanding that those who recommended and approved the interrogations be prosecuted, in effect treating political disagreements as a punishable offense, and political opponents as criminals. It's hard to imagine a worse precedent, filled with more possibilities for trouble and abuse, than to have an incoming administration criminalize the policy decisions of its predecessors.

Apart from doing a serious injustice to intelligence operators and lawyers who deserve far better for their devoted service, the danger here is a loss of focus on national security, and what it requires.

I would advise the administration to think very carefully about the course ahead. All the zeal that has been directed at interrogations is utterly misplaced. And staying on that path will only lead our government further away from its duty to protect the American people.

6 posted on 05/21/2009 9:21:03 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

bump for later


7 posted on 05/21/2009 9:22:20 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama...the convergence of Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle)
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To: STARWISE

Absolutely fantastic to see him on TV this morning defending the USA. With his health problems and a long life of public service behind him, he could be fishing in the Big Sky Country for his remaining years. Instead, he is still fighting for our country. What a patriot! Too bad he was not our president. We would not have been loved, but we would have been respected.


8 posted on 05/21/2009 9:22:51 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: STARWISE

I love this man. God bless Dick Cheney.


9 posted on 05/21/2009 9:24:26 AM PDT by fullchroma (right-wing radical in pearls and lipstick)
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To: STARWISE

Dick Cheney’s finest hour, without a doubt. God bless and protect his health.
The little dictator’s been taken to the woodshed .. BIG time.

AMEN!!!! I encourage everyone to comment on as many different stories as they can. The left (and there nastiness) are out in full force.


10 posted on 05/21/2009 9:24:32 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Save for later.


11 posted on 05/21/2009 9:26:43 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: STARWISE

Outstanding speech by Cheney. I hope it gives the people who voted for Obama something to think about.


12 posted on 05/21/2009 9:31:30 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: STARWISE

Ex.Cell.Ent.
Right on, Mr. Cheney!


13 posted on 05/21/2009 9:32:22 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (For the sake of our Republic....RAISE HOLY HELL!)
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To: STARWISE

Bump and Mark.


14 posted on 05/21/2009 9:37:32 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ReneeLynn

Ping for later.


15 posted on 05/21/2009 9:39:03 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: STARWISE

Excellent.


16 posted on 05/21/2009 9:41:04 AM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: STARWISE

Ping


17 posted on 05/21/2009 9:42:21 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: STARWISE
Direct link to AEI Speech.
18 posted on 05/21/2009 9:46:48 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: blackd77

You’re gonna want to read this...


19 posted on 05/21/2009 9:47:45 AM PDT by goodnesswins (WE have a REPUBLIC.....IF we can KEEP IT!!!)
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To: STARWISE

Bumperoo!


20 posted on 05/21/2009 9:48:30 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Built Ford tough not Obama weak.)
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To: STARWISE

It sure is nice to hear an adult give a speech


21 posted on 05/21/2009 9:50:32 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (We are all equal here but some of us are more equal than others.)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks


22 posted on 05/21/2009 9:51:29 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

I have no hope that those who voted for Obama did any THINKING - just feeling....oh yes, love that feeling.....


23 posted on 05/21/2009 9:51:38 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

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.


24 posted on 05/21/2009 9:53:58 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: STARWISE
Cheney National Security Speech at AEI

05/21/09

PDF

Link: Wide Screen

Link: Normal Screen

25 posted on 05/21/2009 9:55:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: Rightly Biased
It sure is nice to hear an adult give a speech

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.

26 posted on 05/21/2009 9:55:22 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: STARWISE

Saved for future reference...


27 posted on 05/21/2009 9:57:15 AM PDT by meyer (Obama is to the USA as Mugabe is to Zimbabwe.)
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To: STARWISE

That was inincredible speech. Thanks to all who are in clandestine service to our nation. Most will never be known or recognized.


28 posted on 05/21/2009 10:04:34 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

“Cheney can sound like this without the teleprompter.”

He probably even remembers that the defense secretary’s name is Robert (not William) Gates!


29 posted on 05/21/2009 10:04:35 AM PDT by DrC
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

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.


30 posted on 05/21/2009 10:13:36 AM PDT by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops by accusing them of war crimes.)
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To: fullchroma

Amen. He’s a remarkable man.


31 posted on 05/21/2009 10:16:47 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: DoughtyOne

ping


32 posted on 05/21/2009 10:19:24 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: STARWISE

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.


33 posted on 05/21/2009 10:22:57 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Methinks that has already begun.


34 posted on 05/21/2009 10:40:36 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: STARWISE

Great speech. Took Bozo to task several times and the left more than once!


35 posted on 05/21/2009 10:41:08 AM PDT by calex59
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To: DoughtyOne; snugs; CheneyChick

Thank you.


36 posted on 05/21/2009 11:09:36 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: harpu

Printing now, thank you!


37 posted on 05/21/2009 11:18:25 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: STARWISE
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.

LOL. Cheney has a great sense of humor. That's probably why democrats hate him so much.

38 posted on 05/21/2009 11:34:41 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Ping


39 posted on 05/21/2009 11:37:50 AM PDT by Tomato lover (The Lord freed me of the world's opinion of success)
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To: STARWISE

Bump.


40 posted on 05/21/2009 11:53:03 AM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: STARWISE

Bump


41 posted on 05/21/2009 11:54:09 AM PDT by MissNomer (Proud member of FR's "Final 300")
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To: DrC
God bless them in His restful peace. We can never repay them and their loved ones for all they sacrificed for us.


42 posted on 05/21/2009 12:02:43 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

THAT is the backdrop obama used as a photo op when he was at the CIA.

(with all the pictures and cameras take pictures of the employees)


43 posted on 05/21/2009 12:06:08 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: STARWISE

You bet.


44 posted on 05/21/2009 12:09:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: STARWISE

Keith Olbermann’s head is going to explode tonight!

(And I don’t have cable anymore...)


45 posted on 05/21/2009 1:20:33 PM PDT by Deo volente
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To: STARWISE

Great speach!


46 posted on 05/21/2009 1:26:24 PM PDT by flutters (God Bless The USA)
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To: STARWISE

Cheney in ‘12. “See Dick run!”


47 posted on 05/21/2009 1:59:04 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the ping - great read - my oh my how we/I miss them


48 posted on 05/21/2009 5:08:16 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: VRWCmember

Absolutely they demonize him because they cannot understand him how he can be strong and tough yet human, warm and funny. It is called a well balanced human being something they do not understand and certainly are not.


49 posted on 05/21/2009 5:16:02 PM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: goodnesswins

Thanks.


50 posted on 05/21/2009 8:21:36 PM PDT by blackd77
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