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
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The little dictator's been taken to the woodshed .. BIG time.
God Bless him; I wish he was the President the last 8 years instead Bush!
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.
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.
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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.
I love this man. God bless Dick Cheney.
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.
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Outstanding speech by Cheney. I hope it gives the people who voted for Obama something to think about.
Right on, Mr. Cheney!
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You’re gonna want to read this...
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