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CNNís Anderson Cooper: Is Cheney 'Emboldening Our Enemies?'
NewsBusters.org ^ | 5/22/2009 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 05/22/2009 2:30:32 PM PDT by Pyro7480

Liz Cheney, Daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney | & Anderson Cooper, CNN Anchor | NewsBusters.orgAnchor Anderson Cooper grilled Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney on his CNN program on Thursday evening about her father’s defense of the Bush administration’s anti-terror tactics. At one point, he asked, “Is it appropriate, though, for your father, who has had access to high-level intelligence for -- for eight years, to be very publicly waving a flag, saying, we’re much weaker now than ever before? Isn’t that, in fact, emboldening our enemies? Couldn’t you make that argument?”

Cooper later asked the former State Department official, “If a Democrat was doing this in a Republican administration, wouldn’t be the Republicans be saying, this is traitorous?” The anchor also questioned whether the CIA actually took care in implementing its enhanced interrogations: “But -- more than 100 people are known to have died in U.S. custody. Twenty -- I think about 20 of those have been ruled a homicide. I mean, if -- if these were just tightly-controlled things, how come so many people are being murdered in U.S. custody?”

The CNN anchor had the Cheney daughter on for a live interview eleven minutes into the 10 pm Eastern hour of his Anderson Cooper 360 program. He came out the gate using a term that he led his program with: “Is it -- is it appropriate for your father to be so out in front right now so soon after leaving office, essentially mocking the sitting president of the United States?”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andersoncooper; cheney; cnn; gay; gayagenda; homosexual; homosexualagenda; lizcheney; terrorism
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1 posted on 05/22/2009 2:30:32 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

Lord Zeros incompetence and weak behavior is emboldening our enemies. While he’s working on terrorists rights, they’re plotting more murders.


2 posted on 05/22/2009 2:32:32 PM PDT by BipolarBob (It takes a Kenyan village to raise a US president.)
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To: Pyro7480

“If a Democrat was doing this in a Republican administration, wouldn’t be the Republicans be saying, this is traitorous?”

When was the last time a Republican called anyone (not counting nobodies like Johnny Walker) traitorous? Alger Hiss?

Coop lives in an alternate reality, where trying to make us stronger is actually exposing our weaknesses and disagreeing with others is calling them traitors.


3 posted on 05/22/2009 2:32:45 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Pyro7480

Bastards all.


4 posted on 05/22/2009 2:33:02 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Pyro7480

Yes, Cheney is emboldening Coopers’ enemies, which is to say, “us”.


5 posted on 05/22/2009 2:34:17 PM PDT by marron
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To: Pyro7480
Thru the looking glass with these morons.

Each day bring some new idiocy, always more jaw-dropping than the one before.

6 posted on 05/22/2009 2:34:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tublecane
Coop lives in an alternate reality, where trying to make us stronger is actually exposing our weaknesses and disagreeing with others is calling them traitors.

The joy of being a liberal is making reality whatever you want it to be.

7 posted on 05/22/2009 2:34:46 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: BipolarBob

You’re exactly right. Cheney is just stating the obvious.


8 posted on 05/22/2009 2:35:56 PM PDT by derllak
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To: Pyro7480

Can you imagine after they spent 8 years undermining America under George Bush?

The whole Anderson Cooper interview was an obamination, and she kicked his butt. He tried to blame Bush and Cheney for every prisoner that has died in custody, and said that Abu Grahib was masterminded by the general who rean the EIT’s at Gitmo.

These looney tunes leftists actually believe such nonsense.


9 posted on 05/22/2009 2:37:21 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Pyro7480
Liz Cheney mopped the floor with Cooper. Cooper looked like an idiot. Cooper kept trying to link the CIA interrogations and Gitmo to Abu Ghraib. Liz kept having to point out to Cooper that the two were not related. Cooper asked if the CIA’s activities didn't infect army units. It seems Cooper forgot that the Abu Ghraib folks were a National Guard unit not regular army!!
10 posted on 05/22/2009 2:37:48 PM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: Pyro7480

Just what can I say about the stupidity of Anderson Cooper and the Commie News Network.What a dunce.


11 posted on 05/22/2009 2:38:07 PM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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To: Tublecane

“If a Democrat was doing this in a Republican administration,.....”

If?? If???? If???????!!!!


12 posted on 05/22/2009 2:39:07 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Pyro7480
Cooper later asked the former State Department official, “If a Democrat was doing this in a Republican administration, wouldn’t be the Republicans be saying, this is traitorous?”

It's like Bizarro World.

13 posted on 05/22/2009 2:41:00 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Putin warned Obama not to pursue Marxism. Obama has ignored him.)
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To: Pyro7480

Anderson is a true idiot. Stupid can’t even describe what comes out of his mouth.


14 posted on 05/22/2009 2:42:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Pyro7480

“If a Democrat was doing this in a Republican administration, wouldn’t be the Republicans be saying, this is traitorous?”

Oh that’s right, democrats never put politics ahead of national security. /s


15 posted on 05/22/2009 2:44:13 PM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
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To: freekitty
Stupid can’t even describe what comes out of his mouth.

That's because it's hard to speak when he has teabags in his mouth.

16 posted on 05/22/2009 2:44:56 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: Pyro7480

Too much teabagging has affected Cooper’s brain.


17 posted on 05/22/2009 2:45:37 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Pyro7480

Audacity is a way of life for those people. This is not surprising as they so desperately want Cheney to ‘shut up’, but to answer that charge is simple in that they are shown to have done nothing but attack the Bush administration for POLITICAL PURPOSES when they CLEARLY never had a plan of their own or an answer for fighting terrorism and after so viciously attacking Bush and the administration actually are keeping in place some of their techniques they were so worked up in a frenzy about which shows they were willing to watch Americans get hurt to hurt Bush. It is 0bama who is clearly emboldening our enemies and until he shows any sort of plan outside demonizing the Bush administration and bringing on a rightful response from Cheney and wanting to play pattycake with terrorists they have no position to be preaching their hypocrisies. And the Cheneys are doing their country a service in calling out these radicals who want to do nothing but weaken this country while attacking those who kept us safe after 9/11. They brought it on and now can’t handle it.


18 posted on 05/22/2009 2:46:33 PM PDT by bushfamfan (United States of America: July 4, 1776-November 4, 2008)
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To: Williams

The funny thing is - VPDC specifically addressed the difference between the reprehensible actions at AG and Gitmo. Apparently Andy either didn’t listen, or didn’t read, or, more likely, he is simply ignoring the fact that the argument has been made, discussed, and answered in order to continue his own political spin on the question.


19 posted on 05/22/2009 2:46:34 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: Pyro7480

Yes, because his enemies are Republicans.


20 posted on 05/22/2009 2:46:59 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Pyro7480

Who? Blanderson Goober?

Cheney is emboldening our enemies? Wow, you have to be particularly gifted in the fool department, to come up with that analysis.


21 posted on 05/22/2009 2:47:00 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: Pyro7480

The people who say nothing about outright treason from the NYT & others have absolutely no right to talk about “emboldening our enemies”.


22 posted on 05/22/2009 2:47:43 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: Tublecane

Coop lives in an alternate reality, where trying to make us stronger is actually exposing our weaknesses and disagreeing with others is calling them traitors.””

Too bad that Coop didn’t stay in the rag business with nis Mommy- Gloria Vanderbilt. He is much better suited there with his IQ.


23 posted on 05/22/2009 2:49:36 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Pyro7480

What an utterly stupid question for Cooper to ask. Does he even think about what he’s saying?


24 posted on 05/22/2009 2:50:50 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Pyro7480
"CNN’s Anderson Cooper: Is Cheney 'Emboldening Our Enemies?'"

NO! But the man anderson cooper calls our president is.

25 posted on 05/22/2009 2:51:15 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane/_/World+Peace?autostart)
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To: ridesthemiles

Too bad that Coop didn’t stay in the rag business with nis Mommy- Gloria Vanderbilt. He is much better suited there with his IQ.”

Liz Cheney came from a much better gene pool, also.


26 posted on 05/22/2009 2:51:30 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Pyro7480

We should nominate one person to watch CNN, so the rest of us don’t have to.


27 posted on 05/22/2009 2:51:55 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: popdonnelly
We should nominate one person to watch CNN, so the rest of us don’t have to.

Isn't that what this NewsBuster is doing? It seems that he mainly blog on CNN.

28 posted on 05/22/2009 2:53:05 PM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: Tublecane

But-but-but I thought “dissension is patriotic”. Where is the definition on what is or is not “dissent”, and what is or is not “weakening of the national resolve”?

The fact is, there is no national resolve about anything right now. This country is running on cruise control, set up long ago, that had been more or less successfully modulated during the very brief period when Republicans used to take responsibility for their actions, and TRIED to override the troublesome glitches that continually crept into the system. But in a moment of a terrible lapse of judgment, they gave up doing the right thing, and went back to doing the expedient thing. We are simply plunging down an ever-steeper path, with no exit strategy in sight.

Maybe we can surf the avalanche to the bottom.

Or not.


29 posted on 05/22/2009 2:53:24 PM PDT by alloysteel (When the chips are down - the buffalo is empty.)
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To: Pyro7480

Cooper is a loon... and getting loonier by the day, apparently.


30 posted on 05/22/2009 2:55:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Cooper is a loon... and getting loonier by the day, apparently.

Not to mention a tad light in his loafers.

31 posted on 05/22/2009 2:58:17 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Tublecane

Could we or Lynn remind him about Algore and his “he betrayed us, he acted on our fears!”, or Hillary’s “What did he know and when did he know it?” How about Harry Reid’s “The war is lost!”? Could we argue that that emboldened our enemies against our troops on the battlefield?

Another question I’d ask this tea bagging afficianado is, “If a democratic vice-president calls out a Republican president, don’t people like you and the rest of the driveby media applaud and go with the accusation as THE story, as opposed to this question you just asked me, or have you completely forgotten you and the rest of the driveby medias utterly biased support for the democrats these past 8 years?”


32 posted on 05/22/2009 2:59:25 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Pyro7480

Obama is the biggest recruiting tool al Qaeda has.


33 posted on 05/22/2009 3:01:46 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Log Cabin Metrosexual Hairless RINOs for Bipartisan-ness)
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To: Pyro7480

“If a Democrat was doing this in a Republican administration, wouldn’t be the Republicans be saying, this is traitorous?”

He doesn’t have to ask this as a retorical question, the Democrats started doing this as soon as the initial shock of September 11 wore off. There are plenty of examples of Democrats undermining Bush in a manner that clearly emboldened our enemies, not the least of which is Jimmy Carter.


34 posted on 05/22/2009 3:04:29 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: unkus

Bastards, traitors, human waste, and they’re a national disgrace and not worthy of being called an American. May they go down in history accordingly.


35 posted on 05/22/2009 3:07:03 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: KJC1

LOL


36 posted on 05/22/2009 3:11:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Pyro7480
If anything emboldens our enemies, it's the nattering of effete metrosexuals like Anderson Cooper; and the belief generated thereby that all Americans are as pathetically incapable of confronting those who mean to do us harm because they are too preoccupied with the supposed need to empathize with their hateful grievances.
37 posted on 05/22/2009 3:19:59 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Pyro7480

Stuck on stupid.


38 posted on 05/22/2009 3:21:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: carcraft
"Cooper kept trying to link the CIA interrogations and Gitmo to Abu Ghraib."

This is right out of the Democrat talking points and the leftist media playbook.

The CIA interrogations, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghraib are three distinctly different things.

The CIA, not being a military organization, was the only organization authorized to do "enhanced interrogations". The "Torture memos" gave specific permission to the CIA and the CIA only. These interrogations were generally done in third countries (see leftist talking point "CIA Secret Prisons" and leftist talking point "Extraordinary Rendition") The Army, being a military organization, used the Army Field Manual for interrogations.

Guantanamo is military run, not CIA, and has primarily housed Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured in Afghanistan, and other terrorists captured in locations not associated with the military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. I do not know of reports of many Iraqi captured in Iraq being sent to Gitmo. Iraq had a lot of prisons, so it was easy to just keep captured prisoners in Iraq.

I don't understand what the big deal about Guantanamo is. There have not been any major scandals from Guantanamo. There was Newsweak's false scandal of the Koran desecration. But no stories of "torture". Simply put, Guantanamo has no place in the conversation on "abuse" or "enhanced interrogation" or "torture".

As I understand it, Abu Ghraib was mostly a prison used to house criminals, rather than high-value terrorist detainees. That is probably why Army Reserve MPs worked Abu Ghraib, while active duty military guards and military interrogators worked Gitmo.

The left is inventing its own narrative. And only Cheney is defending the CIA, Guantanamo, and the military.

Cheney deserves a medal.

The MSM is a joke.

39 posted on 05/22/2009 3:22:04 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Pyro7480

The Dems don’t need an attack machine, its called the Establishmedia.

Pray for Amercia


40 posted on 05/22/2009 3:30:56 PM PDT by bray (SarDate.2012)
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To: Pyro7480

Gloria, contain your son please....


41 posted on 05/22/2009 3:32:06 PM PDT by sappy
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To: Pyro7480
“Is it appropriate, though, for your father, who has had access to high-level intelligence for -- for eight years, to be very publicly waving a flag, saying, we’re much weaker now than ever before? Isn’t that, in fact, emboldening our enemies? Couldn’t you make that argument?”

As dumb as Cooper is, I didn't think that even he was capable of rationalizing Obama's incompetency in such a moronic twisted way as he's done here.

These people are truly deranged...

42 posted on 05/22/2009 3:33:25 PM PDT by csense
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To: Pyro7480

Trial balloon that will fall flat like a lead balloon.

The Dems are desperate at this point. They can’t have an intellectual debate on protecting the citizens of this country so they have to start LYING like they always do.


43 posted on 05/22/2009 3:35:23 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Pyro7480

Cable News Ratings, Foxnews Crushing MSNBC and CNN (Chart)


44 posted on 05/22/2009 3:37:24 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Pyro7480

No, but your cult leader is.


45 posted on 05/22/2009 3:42:25 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: Pyro7480

Nothing to worry about Anderson. Urkel can just send you to the Middle East and you can teabag and b*tchslap them all into submission


46 posted on 05/22/2009 3:43:03 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Pyro7480

Emboldening our enemies Anderson?? You lib drive-by’s didn’t care much about that for the last eight years...When you were bashing the POTUS BUSH on a daily basis or sensationalizing bad stories about or own troops.

The Drive-By’s have NO credibility anymore.......


47 posted on 05/22/2009 3:52:05 PM PDT by jakerobins
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right , let’s just hope our enemies don’t notice the train wreck that is occurring in Washington DC.
What they may underestimate is the ability and the likelihood
of our U.S. military to reach out and crush them like a bug if they think they can now act up any more than they do already .
Something tell me there is not a lot of undue waiting around for D.C. to call the shots , if there is a good shot to be taken . And that’s the way it should be .


48 posted on 05/22/2009 4:01:46 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse (America needs to be lead by warriors , not lawyers)
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WOW! Absolutely STUNNING hypocricy! Have these libtards no shame at all? do they all have their heads stuffed up Satan’s 4$$?


49 posted on 05/22/2009 4:13:47 PM PDT by Enoughofthissocialism
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To: Pyro7480

Related thread:

The hidden hand of Dick Cheney (He has them quaking in their Birckenstocks!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2250231/posts


50 posted on 05/22/2009 6:30:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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