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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

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To: fieldmarshaldj
Who’s that with Mickey Rourke ?

Rowan Atkinson.
51 posted on 09/07/2010 6:58:38 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial President. EVER.)
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To: nuconvert

Cheney 2012.


52 posted on 09/07/2010 7:13:41 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: MinorityRepublican

Correct on the latter, not so on the first.
Poverty and lack of education where the Koran is the only thing taught provides a tool always offering a steady stream of recruits.

Look up the story on the shootings in India last year. The culprits were recruited from impoverished backgrounds. They are easily led and feel they have no future. Perfect cannon fodder.


53 posted on 09/07/2010 7:23:12 AM PDT by romanesq (For George Soros so loved the world, he gave us Obama)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Totally agree with you about Cheney. I continue to like and respect this man. I will never forget that picture, taken at obama’s inauguration, of Cheney, in a black hat, meeting obama’s eye and giving obama a hard stare, while Bush is giving obama a hug. No hugs for obama from Cheney.

I heard Cheney once say that toward the end of Bush's presidency, Bush turned away from the beliefs that he and Cheney once held...Bush turned left and Cheney stayed to the right.

Cheney's family is solid. His daughter and wife are excellent speakers and they share Cheney's belief in America first. I hope to see more of Cheney's daughter in the public light..and soon.

54 posted on 09/07/2010 8:23:35 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Kozak

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


TOTALLY agree with you.


55 posted on 09/07/2010 8:28:08 AM PDT by itssme
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To: ronniesgal
Quaddaffi looks like he just rolled in from a KISS concert.

He looks like Bob Dylan.

56 posted on 09/07/2010 8:29:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nuconvert

57 posted on 09/07/2010 8:30:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Robe

bttt


58 posted on 09/07/2010 8:31:19 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: nuconvert

I wonder if this COULD have been accomplished if the American people supported the notion.

Guess we will never know....


59 posted on 09/07/2010 9:40:23 AM PDT by a real Sheila (HEY, HEY, HO, HO. B.O. HAS GOT TO GO!)
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To: nuconvert

Anybody asked Blair about his role in springing the Lockerbie bomber...?


60 posted on 09/07/2010 9:41:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: ronniesgal

He always looks STONED and like he has had some BAD plastic surgery!


61 posted on 09/07/2010 9:42:31 AM PDT by a real Sheila (HEY, HEY, HO, HO. B.O. HAS GOT TO GO!)
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To: nuconvert

We could have turned the Middle East into a parking lot had we chosen to do so. Unfortunately, since we have somehow come to represent the Nazis in the years after WWII we aren’t allowed to do anything other than “understand” and “build.”


62 posted on 09/07/2010 9:44:55 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Zokhrenu lechayyim Melekh chafetz bachayyim; vekhotvenu beSefer HaChayyim lema`ankha 'Eloqim Chayyim)
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To: Diogenesis
Nice pic of Tony Blair at this link....

Revealed: Blair's role in Megrahi release

63 posted on 09/07/2010 9:45:34 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Diogenesis

He looks like he just went 35 rounds in Lolapalooza 2010, and lost. That rack of military ribbons looks like they were cut from the back of a bag of Kennelration Camel Chow.

Someone needs to tell him to get rid of the fish net. It’s putting a damper on his ogreish manly good looks.

Too bad about that seagull poop on the front of his jacket. Some dictators just can’t get catch a break.

One thing you can say in his favor, he’s got that Michael Jackson touch on the hair down pat. You half expect to see him grab his crotch, stand on his tipee toes, and yell, “Oh!”


64 posted on 09/07/2010 9:55:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: nuconvert

Cheney had the right idea. The delivery of the message that any terrorist world-wide should be scared to death, because we were coming for them, quickly changed to, well that is except for Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and Al Fatah. When that became evident despite Syria and Iran funding and training terrorists to kill U. S. forces, we became the paper tiger to the world.

Good luck turning that perception around. These people seek to destroy us, and we act as if we’ve never heard of them.


65 posted on 09/07/2010 9:59:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: nuconvert

Cheney ‘12.


66 posted on 09/07/2010 10:04:05 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Too bad he is in poor health... But there is the daughter Liz. Sounds like she got a good dose of DNA, along with the influence of Lynne as well ... Groom her for the future...


67 posted on 09/07/2010 10:47:00 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Diogenesis
Hey! Gordon Brown is nearly blind, he thought that was Mickey Rourke!


68 posted on 09/07/2010 11:02:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: mewzilla

His role in the affair was giving the Scots a referendum back in 1997 on whether to have a devolved government. After that, the natural leftist inclinations of the Scottish people could display themselves in their full depressing ‘glory’ in this episode...


69 posted on 09/07/2010 11:05:43 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: nuconvert

What a visionary. Would the Syrians have come around? You really don’t hear much about them.


70 posted on 09/07/2010 11:20:04 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: nuconvert

If a doctor told you that you had cancer and in order to survive you needed a radical procedure to remove it all, you would do what’s recommended...or you would die.

The current Arab/Islamic Mideast status quo is a cancer on civilization.

In that sphere, Cheney’s views are too radical, because we, the West, rather choose to slowly die.


71 posted on 09/07/2010 11:28:41 AM PDT by HearMe
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To: a real Sheila

I thought we should have left Iraq after catching saddam, the cost to us at that time was $800,000,000 and 8 months. Then a third of our troops should have headed into Syria level them and the guys still in Afghanistan and the other two thirds should have effected regime change in Iran, with a two prong attack, then all our troops leave and we would have given those countries much work to do rebuilding with no help from us except a note saying, this is what you get for screwing with the USA. Estimated cost: 1.2 - 2.45 billion. We should have had a public hanging for Saddam and Imanutjob and a few others at Ground Zero.


72 posted on 09/07/2010 11:32:36 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Hugin

No, we got bogged down in not killing civilians who are the victims of the bad guys. Not a bad aim, it takes a tad longer and costs a boatload of money.


73 posted on 09/07/2010 11:33:26 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: nuconvert
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."

This begs the question:

What stopped Cheney?

Was it Cheney's boss?

74 posted on 09/07/2010 11:34:16 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: caver
Typical of the Daily News, they hide the fact that Blair was highly appreciative of Cheney, like he was on ABC yesterday. It wasn't the least bit condemning. He only speaks of Bush and Cheney approvingly in the book and defends them and the Iraq mission to anyone who asks.

Check out his testimony in front of the UK hearings on the war this year (you can find them on C-SPAN). He gives the greatest justification for the war you'll ever hear. They try to get him to denounce the US/Bush and he won't do it. Says he'd do it all again.

75 posted on 09/07/2010 11:42:38 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Interesting. I’ll look further.


76 posted on 09/07/2010 11:54:28 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: nuconvert
I would really have been nice if we had truly been hard on Iraq, i.e. installed a benevolent dictator there until the people could govern themselves.

The idea that you can go into a cruel dictatorship, kill the dictator, disband the army, and expect nothing bad to come of the leadership vacuum is stupidity bordering on insanity.

77 posted on 09/07/2010 2:24:51 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Who’s that with Mickey Rourke ?

That's not Mickey Rourke, that's Gene Simmons from KISS after someone drew a fake beard and mustache with a magic marker.

78 posted on 09/07/2010 4:25:24 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: nuconvert
Iraq, after a poor start, worked well. Syria would have toppled in a day, Iran in half the time as Iraq. Iran has a huge populace who would have been eager to step in and run things had we toppled the religious theocracy.

Dick Cheney was right.

79 posted on 09/07/2010 5:46:20 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Diogenesis

That dude on the right looks like my left one after surfing


80 posted on 09/07/2010 6:15:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Paladin2
We do apparently need a new Muslim World order.

Off to a flying start in Hartford I see.

81 posted on 09/07/2010 7:47:26 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No Gene Simmons after a Kiss concert


82 posted on 09/07/2010 8:07:20 PM PDT by slapshot (w)
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To: nuconvert

Ah, my beloved Bigtime. My favorite Bushie, and once again dead-on.

The current middle east is a mess. Blame the British and their lame attempt at partitioning this and partitioning that. They gave the Jews too little and failed to properly leverage the Sunni/Shi’a split. Now, six decades later, the Jews have made a marvel of their skinny slip of a grudging bequest of a homeland, and the Arab world is a seething quagmire lofted from Third World status only by grace of the West’s insane thirst for oil and myopic insistence on purchasing it elsewhere. Cheney is, as usual, absolutely correct: the configuration needs to be revisited with the benefit of hindsight.


83 posted on 09/07/2010 8:37:45 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: dragnet2
" What stopped Cheney? Was it Cheney's boss?"

Yes. The VP has no power, other than the power of persuasion. Dubya chose to "build" a "legacy" and thereby squandered the mandate he earned in 2004. I'm sure the frustration alone contributed to several of Cheney's heart episodes. Bush, with a soft-headed eye on his encyclopedia entry, failed to stay the course. And not just on foreign policy, either: GWB's treatment of Scooter Libby was shameful, and another example of him ignoring Cheney.
84 posted on 09/07/2010 8:44:12 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
This begs the question: What stopped Cheney? Was it Cheney's boss?

Yes.

Yeah, I kinda figured that....thanks.

85 posted on 09/07/2010 8:49:42 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
In his book, Blair writes Cheney wanted to deliver a message to nations he felt were supporting terrorists and terror organizations.
9/12/01 would have been a good day to do it. Thanks nuconvert.


86 posted on 09/07/2010 10:05:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: nuconvert

God Bless Dick Cheney!


87 posted on 09/07/2010 10:14:41 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: nuconvert

This is from Bev Perlson. She is with the Band of Mothers. They watch over our soldiers like mother hens. She is a wonderful lady. They had a powerful weekend in Kansas.

One of the videos from Leavenworth

http://www.kmbc.com/video/24886137/detail.html

The Band of Mothers will have photos and After Action Report soon! Col Allen West spoke at the rally and hit it out of the park! He is the Leader our country is calling for and he stands by our troops

Just got back from the Leavenworth 10 rally in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. It was terrific and I will try and get a write-up done before I leave for DC on Wednesday.

I just want to call attention to everyone here in this state that we have a Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient from the state of Illinois sitting in Leavenworth. His name is Sgt. Michael Patrick Leahy. Please go to http://www.supportsgtleahy.com/
and sign the petition for this Soldier, there are only 1006 signatures on this petition!!!!!!!!!

I only have one thing to say about this case: The terrorists that Sgt Leahy, Mayo and Hatley were convicted of killing were laughing about the American Soldiers they had killed.

Please send this email all over and ask those you know to sign the Clemency petition. PLEASE SEND A DONATION to help Sgt Leahy’s familiy. I had the honor of meeting his lovely wife this weekend and she is truly a warrior who has every intention of seeing her Hero come home. Jamie Leahy makes the trip to Leavenworth every two weeks, from Bolingbrook, Illinois. I can tell you folks, it’s almost an 8 hour drive.

Also, I am heading to DC this week and I plan to converge on John McCain’s office on Thursday. He sits on the Armed Services Committee and it is time he helped the Leavenworth 10. These Soldiers should be allowed to sign the same Pledge the terrorists are now given: the terrorists sign a Pledge that they won’t return to the battlefield and they are sent home! What is good enough for the terrorists should be good enough for American Soldiers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IT WOULD BE A BIG HELP IF EVERYONE WOULD PICK UP THE PHONE TOMORROW AND CALL SENATOR MCCAIN’S OFFICE AND DEMAND THAT THE LEAVENWORTH 10 BE GIVEN THE SAME PLEDGE TO SIGN THAT THE TERRORISTS ARE BEING GIVEN AND RETURN THEM TO THEIR FAMILIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Senator McCain......(202) 224-2235

Links regarding the Pledge the terrorists are allowed to sign and then released to their “village elders”:

NY Times Article - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/asia/24reconcile.html?src=mv

Diana West Article on releasing the Taliban - http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1415/Clemency-for-Our-Troops.aspx

Please bombard McCain’s office tomorrow with calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank You

Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers


88 posted on 09/08/2010 7:09:36 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: nuconvert

They should have invaded Iran: We would’nt be having the
problems with them now.


89 posted on 09/08/2010 7:45:41 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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