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Cheney Holds Firm on Iraq, Pelosi Comments (In case you didn't hear him the first time)
ABC News ^ | 2/23/07 | JONATHAN KARL

Posted on 02/23/2007 7:56:05 AM PST by teddyballgame

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 23, 2007 — Vice President Dick Cheney continued his war of words with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in an exclusive interview with ABC News today.

"My statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, is that we will validate the strategy of al Qaeda," Cheney said. "I said it, and I meant it."

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1 posted on 02/23/2007 7:56:07 AM PST by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame
I said it, and I meant it."

Amen

2 posted on 02/23/2007 7:58:33 AM PST by rhombus
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To: rhombus

Cheney's from the John Howard school. We need more of Dick in WH, not Hillary.


3 posted on 02/23/2007 7:59:28 AM PST by zarf (Her hair was of a dank yellow, and fell over her temples like sauerkraut......)
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To: teddyballgame

"My statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, is that we will validate the strategy of al Qaeda," Cheney said. "I said it, and I meant it."



PERFECT!


4 posted on 02/23/2007 8:00:11 AM PST by DrDeb
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To: teddyballgame

Go Cheney! That communist, anti-American hag needs to be put in her place. Thank you again voters (and non-voters) for putting that reprobate in that position.


5 posted on 02/23/2007 8:00:14 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: teddyballgame
Cheney said: "The point I made, and I'll make it again, is that al Qaeda functions on the basis that they think they can break our will. That's their fundamental underlying strategy, that if they can kill enough Americans or cause enough havoc, create enough chaos in Iraq, then we'll quit and go home."

Man I wish Cheney was running in '08 instead of the losers we presently have running.

6 posted on 02/23/2007 8:00:35 AM PST by GATOR NAVY (Naming CVNs after congressmen and mediocre presidents burns my butt)
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To: teddyballgame

EXCELLENT!! I am so sick of conservatives who back off and apologize every time a liberal puts on their little hissy "outrage" show. We need more Cheneys.


7 posted on 02/23/2007 8:00:49 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: teddyballgame
"My statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, is that we will validate the strategy of al Qaeda," Cheney said. "I said it, and I meant it."

Hopefully Dubya won't go wobbly on Cheney ... Nancy, after all, called the WH demanding a retraction. Stand firm Mr. President ... back your V/P.

8 posted on 02/23/2007 8:02:11 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: GATOR NAVY
Man I wish Cheney was running in '08 instead of the losers we presently have running.

I so agree. It's sad.

9 posted on 02/23/2007 8:04:07 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: teddyballgame

Truth hurts...just ask Nancy.


10 posted on 02/23/2007 8:04:27 AM PST by tje
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To: teddyballgame

I think our President could learn a lot from the Vice President as to how to deal with the clowns in the Congress, especially the Pelosi posse!


11 posted on 02/23/2007 8:05:37 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: teddyballgame

Mean what you say, say what you mean.


12 posted on 02/23/2007 8:08:43 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: teddyballgame
"My statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, is that we will validate the strategy of al Qaeda," Cheney said. "I said it, and I meant it."

Queen Nan is going to throw a genuine ground pounding, foot stomping, screaming tantrum this time. :-)

13 posted on 02/23/2007 8:09:00 AM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: BluH2o

Stand firm Mr. President ... back your V/P.
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I am not holding my breath. The very thought of that arrogant limosine liberal hag calling the White House complaining about EXACTLY WHAT THE LIBS DO is the epitome of HYPOCRISY. The middle name of the socialist libs.


14 posted on 02/23/2007 8:10:50 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: geezerwheezer

The WH knows what they're doing, it's called Good Cop/Bad Cop. Cheney's playing the role of pitbull while Bush plays the role gentleman statesman. Bottom line is, what Cheney is saying is exactly how the WH feels.


15 posted on 02/23/2007 8:11:13 AM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: teddyballgame

When he's right, he's right.


16 posted on 02/23/2007 8:15:59 AM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: appealforcourage.org)
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To: teddyballgame

"I said it, and I meant it."

THat's why I like this man. A spineless weasel, he is not!


17 posted on 02/23/2007 8:16:27 AM PST by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: teddyballgame

Is there video of this?


18 posted on 02/23/2007 8:16:52 AM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: appealforcourage.org)
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To: teddyballgame

Cheney has BALLS!


19 posted on 02/23/2007 8:18:42 AM PST by Married with Children
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To: moose2004

Exactly!


20 posted on 02/23/2007 8:19:52 AM PST by DrDeb
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To: moose2004

And if you have another tantrum, you will get spanked and will stand in the corner


21 posted on 02/23/2007 8:20:13 AM PST by bullfeather (illegitimate non carborundum)
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To: teddyballgame
"I am not sure what part of it that Nancy disagreed with," Cheney told ABC News..."

LOL! Not Ms. or Madam Pelosi, or Speaker Pelose...but 'Nancy'.

22 posted on 02/23/2007 8:20:40 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: Married with Children

"Cheney has BALLS!"

Brass ones, that clank together when he walks. That's why I love this man and liberals hate him. An unapolagetic conservative. We need more them.


23 posted on 02/23/2007 8:23:12 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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Right on, Mr. Vice President. Thank you.


24 posted on 02/23/2007 8:31:27 AM PST by TheBridge
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To: teddyballgame

Thank God the White House didn't ask Cheney to stand down.


25 posted on 02/23/2007 8:31:53 AM PST by popdonnelly ([Democrats] are jubilant at our disasters and are cast down when the rebels are defeated -Sept. 1862)
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To: teddyballgame

Cheney should get accolades for serving his country as Vice President and putting up with all the liberal and leftist crap, when he didn't have to do it.


26 posted on 02/23/2007 8:34:39 AM PST by popdonnelly ([Democrats] are jubilant at our disasters and are cast down when the rebels are defeated -Sept. 1862)
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To: teddyballgame
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Cheney is a meany, WAAAH!!!

27 posted on 02/23/2007 8:36:33 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Cheney for President.


28 posted on 02/23/2007 8:38:40 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: DrDeb

Pelosi policy = Al Qaeda strategy

The new (Democratic) Math.


29 posted on 02/23/2007 8:44:00 AM PST by Deo volente
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To: teddyballgame

I am waiting for the libs to start crying how politics should stop at our shores. You know someone is going to say it.


30 posted on 02/23/2007 8:45:14 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: BluH2o

Just a friendly reminder .. VP Cheney is his own person .. what W says is irrelevant.


31 posted on 02/23/2007 8:48:56 AM PST by Seajay (Ordem e Progresso)
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To: teddyballgame
"I am not sure what part of it that Nancy disagreed with," Cheney told ABC News during an interview today in Sydney, Australia. "She accused me of questioning her patriotism. I didn't question her patriotism, I questioned her judgment."


32 posted on 02/23/2007 8:55:55 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Fake but Accurate": NY Times)
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To: Seajay
VP Cheney is his own person .. what W says is irrelevant.

My point is ... if Dubya makes nice to Nancy over Cheney's remark it will be perceived as a victory of sorts for the 'Rats. The liberal MSM will push it as a repudiation of Cheney by the President.

33 posted on 02/23/2007 8:56:11 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: 7thson

The liberals in Congress were saying it when they were backing Clintoon for going to war in Bosnia. Hawks then, nitwits now.


34 posted on 02/23/2007 8:57:07 AM PST by Caribou
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To: Caribou

"I am not sure what part of it that Nancy disagreed with," Cheney told ABC News during an interview today in Sydney, Australia. "She accused me of questioning her patriotism. I didn't question her patriotism, I questioned her judgment."

I wish a Republican would come out and question their Patriotism.


35 posted on 02/23/2007 9:09:53 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: teddyballgame

Cheney is THE most eloquent stater of simple truth I've ever heard. His brilliant summations of issues and positions - on the fly, leave opponents speechless.

I remember the first time I saw him in an interview, as Defense Secretary on ABC with that mannequin-clown Sam Donaldson. Sam came loaded for bear with all kinds of criticisms of Desert Storm. Cheney didn't counterattack, just merely stated the situation in such a concisely benign and unarguable way as to make any would-be cross-examiner have to go along with it.

The interview ended very amicably with an out-of-ammo Donaldson stacking his papers in brainscrambled fashion as he muttered "Well, yes, I see...and uh, yeah..right. Well uh..thank you Mr. Secretary and uhh...we'll be right back."

And it's good to see he can also fight. Way to go, Mr. Vice President.


36 posted on 02/23/2007 9:17:17 AM PST by guitfiddlist (When the 'Rats break out switchblades, it's no time to invoke Robert's Rules.)
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To: teddyballgame
"I am not sure what part of it that Nancy disagreed with," Cheney told ABC News during an interview today in Sydney, Australia. "She accused me of questioning her patriotism. I didn't question her patriotism, I questioned her judgment." I wish a Republican would come out and question their Patriotism.

Like you, I believe the Democratic leadership is acting treasonously. Their treason does not come from an active interest in selling out our country in favor of another. Their motives are more selfish than that. They want power and they see the way to it as defeating Bush in any way they can - and they don't give a damn about the damage to the country they inflict as the Collateral Damage they supposedly so abhorr.

In defense of those treasonous bastards that actually believe in any principles whatsoever, in their supreme arrogance, they believe that any travesty committed in their slash-and-burn campaign for power is excusable for the higher good they will achieve. After burning down the country, they'll then be then be able to build the "totally like progressive" utopia they long ago envisioned through the clouds of reefer smoke in their ivory tower dorm rooms.

As for the others, they have no such petty illusions. They just want power for its own sake, to make up for being the greedy, miserable zeroes they know they are.

But, of course, you can't tell them that...yet. I think that'll come when events force us all to get REAL serious with these people. For now, though, the way to call them is exactly by questioning their judgement, which forces them to explain how they think their plans of action will lead to...what goal now? Let the hard-edged debates begin - where we corner the little 'rat vermin into explaining themselves.

37 posted on 02/23/2007 9:38:26 AM PST by guitfiddlist (When the 'Rats break out switchblades, it's no time to invoke Robert's Rules.)
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To: teddyballgame
NOT BACKING DOWN

Not words I hear GOPers saying lately.

38 posted on 02/23/2007 9:42:28 AM PST by lormand (Michael Wiener - the tough talking populist moron, who claims to be a Conservative)
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To: teddyballgame

Once again Cheney delivers a policy study in a live interview. I do not think, short of POTUS,There is a single person in the administration with as clear a view of policy as strategy than Dick Cheney. The right man for the right time from the RIGHT party.


39 posted on 02/23/2007 10:23:50 AM PST by ping jockey (We have sissy's for leaders and WE will pay the highest cost.)
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To: teddyballgame
"I am not sure what part of it that Nancy disagreed with," Cheney told ABC News

Gotta love that gratuitous "Nancy."

40 posted on 02/23/2007 10:48:37 AM PST by r9etb
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Gotta love that gratuitous "Nancy."

A good smack on her and all her nancy boys in the House.

41 posted on 02/23/2007 10:59:49 AM PST by guitfiddlist (When the 'Rats break out switchblades, it's no time to invoke Robert's Rules.)
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To: guitfiddlist

Yeah, I think Rush nails it - the Democrats now own defeat. They are heavily invested in us failing. What happens when things go well in Iraq? The American people don't like to lose. This is lost on these traitors.


42 posted on 02/23/2007 11:15:26 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: teddyballgame

Right on Mr Vice President! Don't BACK DOWN in the face of petty sniveling backstabbing from this arrogant botoxed Pelosi woman.

And speaking of "We won't back down" - here's a troop tribute that makes the same point:


http://www.tcfatlanta.org/Soldiers.html


43 posted on 02/23/2007 12:25:48 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: teddyballgame

Go Dick go! This is another RAT witch that needs her comeuppance.


44 posted on 02/23/2007 1:11:34 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: teddyballgame

How I wish Cheney were President.


45 posted on 02/23/2007 1:14:10 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Misery loves miserable company.......ask any liberal. Hunter in 08!)
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To: silverleaf

That was good, thanks.


46 posted on 02/23/2007 1:15:51 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Misery loves miserable company.......ask any liberal. Hunter in 08!)
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To: Caribou
The liberals in Congress were saying it when they were backing Clintoon for going to war in Bosnia. Hawks Imbeciles then, dangerous, disingenuous, ultra-nitwits now.

Fixed.

47 posted on 02/23/2007 1:22:43 PM PST by Sicon
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To: Deo volente

"Pelosi policy = Al Qaeda strategy

The new (Democratic) Math."




LOL!


48 posted on 02/23/2007 1:41:57 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: guitfiddlist

Well stated.


49 posted on 02/23/2007 1:43:41 PM PST by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops without actually being helpful to them.)
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