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Tony Blair on Dick Cheney: He wanted to remake Middle East after 9/11, invade Iraq, Syria, Iran
N.Y. Daily News ^ | September 5th 2010

Posted on 09/07/2010 4:48:41 AM PDT by nuconvert

Dick Cheney wanted to invade several Middle East nations, not just Iraq, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair reveals in his new book.

Blair writes that the former Vice President had a goal to remake the power structure of several countries in that part of the world.

Cheney "would have worked through the whole lot, Iraq, Syria, Iran, dealing with all their surrogates in the course of it -- Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.," Blair wrote in his memoir, "A Journey."

The former PM told Christiane Amanpour on ABC's "This Week" that Cheney, 69, believed "the world had to be remade after September the 11th."

"Dick was always absolutely hard-line on these things," Blair said. "I mean, I think he would openly avow this."

In his book, Blair writes Cheney wanted to deliver a message to nations he felt were supporting terrorists and terror organizations.

"He was for hard, hard power," he wrote. "No ifs, no buts, no maybes. We're coming after you so change or be changed."

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To: caver

Amen!


21 posted on 09/07/2010 5:05:26 AM PDT by Irenic
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To: nuconvert

And Cheney was right. If we had kept Syria and Iran in line, there wouldn’t have been so many terrorists supported by those regimes coming in to Iraq to kill our soldiers.


22 posted on 09/07/2010 5:05:41 AM PDT by gramho12 (Our forefathers gave up everything for our freedom; what have we done?)
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To: nuconvert

Well, they did remake the Mideast. Obama didn’t learn that lesson and is still trying to play the old and anachronistic game of pre 9/11

When he captured Baghdad, Tommy Franks became a general of historical proportions because that action changed the course of history.

There is still time to take out Iran, after which Syria will disintegrate. The allies of the Gulf/Israel coalition will do the heavy lifting.


23 posted on 09/07/2010 5:10:55 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: nuconvert
"No ifs, no buts, no maybes. We're coming after you so change or be changed."

Kinda has a nice ring to it.

24 posted on 09/07/2010 5:16:55 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: gramho12
The younger people of Iran want more freedom. If and we hope WHEN they can overthrow the clerics they will not be as willing or ready to send large amounts of money to other countries. With a slight nudge and positive support from the outside world, Iran has a very good chance of falling from within but first we need a REAL President with REAL b-lls to lead the way and stop kissing Muzzie ass-s!
25 posted on 09/07/2010 5:16:59 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: nuconvert
"He was for hard, hard power," he wrote. "No ifs, no buts, no maybes. We're coming after you so change or be changed."

And Cheney was absolutely right! Too bad that Bush didn't listen to him.

26 posted on 09/07/2010 5:18:55 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: nuconvert

Cheney would have made the best president since Reagan, bar none.


27 posted on 09/07/2010 5:22:35 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: gramho12

“And Cheney was right. If we had kept Syria and Iran in line, there wouldn’t have been so many terrorists supported by those regimes coming in to Iraq to kill our soldiers”

Or supporting the Taliban to kill us in Afghanistan.


28 posted on 09/07/2010 5:27:07 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ronniesgal

LOL!

Quaddaffi looks like he fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.


29 posted on 09/07/2010 5:27:46 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: Michael Barnes

No, it does not


30 posted on 09/07/2010 5:29:16 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Diogenesis

that pic is creeeeepy...4 dead eyes...


31 posted on 09/07/2010 5:29:50 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: nuconvert

Cheney Chick, here! He’s a man’s man, and that’s the appeal! He calls it as he sees it, and he has the testosterone to say it. It would be a better world if he had been president at any point in time.


32 posted on 09/07/2010 5:36:47 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: nuconvert

In the words of Dick Cheney himself ... “SO !!!”


33 posted on 09/07/2010 5:43:25 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: nuconvert

Miss Me Yet?

34 posted on 09/07/2010 5:44:46 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: nuconvert
Cheney "would have worked through the whole lot, Iraq, Syria, Iran, dealing with all their surrogates in the course of it -- Hezbollah, Hamas, etc.,"

That would have led to the eternally-elusive "peace in the Middle East". What a missed opportunity.

Now it's back to the fraud of endless "peace talks" that only appease and strengthen our Muslim enemies.

God bless you and keep you safe and healthy, Richard Cheney. Americans who can reason still love you.

35 posted on 09/07/2010 5:46:03 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: nuconvert

The wrong guy was at the top of the GOP ticket in 2000, and that should be clearly evident to anyone with a room temperature IQ.

President Dick Cheney would have kept the White House (and probably the Congress too) in GOP hands, and the Usurper from Kenya might still be a state Senator in the Land o’ Lincoln.


36 posted on 09/07/2010 5:48:13 AM PDT by mkjessup ("Wait by the river and your enemies will float by" - old Japanese proverb, and I'm waitin'.)
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To: gramho12

Yes but look at it this way. Many of the radical Muslims died for Allah in Iraq. And the young people in Iran are (relatively) liberal. It’s only a matter of time before everyone behind the ‘79 Revolution would die. Once that happens, Iran will become one of the most free and secular countries in the Middle East, almost like Turkey although they’re becoming more Islamist recently.


37 posted on 09/07/2010 5:52:00 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: mkjessup

“The wrong guy was at the top of the GOP ticket in 2000, and that should be clearly evident to anyone with a room temperature IQ.”

Hard to say if Cheney with his health history would have been electable - the media would have pounded that message daily & put a lot of doubt in peoples’ minds


38 posted on 09/07/2010 5:54:16 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: montag813

You got to wonder who stopped it.


39 posted on 09/07/2010 5:54:29 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: nuconvert

Onme of the reasons I suported invading Iraq was the real estate dictum, “Location. Location, Location”. Figured, turn left, take out Syria, Hamas, Hezbollah. Turn right, and send all the mullahs off to meet the hidden Imam.

Cheney was right on the money.


40 posted on 09/07/2010 5:56:14 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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