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  • Cheney on torture report: 'Full of crap'

    12/10/2014 4:37:03 PM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday called the latest Senate report on torture “full of crap.” “The report’s full of crap, excuse me,” Cheney said in an interview with Fox News after calling the report a “terrible piece of work” and “deeply flawed.” Cheney cited the report’s lack of first-hand accounts from CIA officials as one reason he was dismissing its findings.
  • Cheney: Israel, Arabs Allies Think Obama Supports Muslim Brotherhood

    09/10/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 10,2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, former Vice President Dick Cheney said our Israeli and Arabs allies in the Middle East no longer trust the United States and "deeply believe" the "Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood" because of the way "the United States has conducted itself over the last few years."
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 4:53:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 149 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/17/14 | Dick and Liz Cheney
    <p>Cheney re Obama: Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.</p> <p>As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).</p>
  • Cheney rips Condoleezza Rice in new documentary

    03/01/2013 11:10:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    In an upcoming documentary about the life and legacy of Dick Cheney previewed by Foreign Policy, the former vice president lashes out at former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Brooding over one issue specifically, Cheney criticizes his former colleague for overriding his recommendation to bomb a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007. "I thought [destroying the reactor] would reassert the kind of authority and influence we had back in '03 when we took down Saddam Hussein and eliminated Iraq as a potential source of WMD," Cheney says in the film, The World According to Dick Cheney. "Condi was on the...
  • Dick Cheney to Raise Money for Mitt Romney

    05/21/2012 8:40:30 AM PDT · by BornInASmallTown · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2012 | Patrick O'Connor
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, will host a July fund-raiser for Mitt Romney at their home in Jackson Hole, Wyo., according to a save-the-date e-mail from the Romney campaign. The event will help the likely Republican nominee tap any donors to former President George W. Bush who remain on the sidelines, while fueling Democratic efforts to tie Mr. Romney to President Barack Obama‘s predecessor. The July 12 fund-raiser will be a tiered event, giving donors the chance to pay a little extra for the privilege of dining with Mr. Romney and the former vice president. The...
  • Cheney: Obama "Has Been An Unmitigated Disaster To The Country"

    04/15/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 74 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | APRIL 15, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago. "He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country," Cheney said of President Barack Obama. "I can't think of a time when I felt it was more important for us to defeat an incumbent president today with respect to Barack Obama. I think he has been an unmitigated disaster to the country," Cheney said at the Wyoming Republican Party state...
  • Three Weeks After Heart Transplant, Dick Cheney Takes Stage – Bashes Obama

    04/15/2012 9:04:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Well, bless his heart. Dick Cheney joined daughter Liz Cheney yesterday at the GOP convention in Wyoming three weeks after his heart transplant Cheney blasted Barack Obama as an unmitigated disaster for the country. FOX reported, via Weasel Zippers: Dick Cheney, just weeks after undergoing heart transplant surgery, plunged back into the political theater Saturday — praising presumptive nominee Mitt Romney while slamming President Obama as an “unmitigated disaster.” The tough words came during an hour-and-15-minute talk at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne on Saturday. He sat in a plush chair throughout the long chat with daughter...
  • With new heart, Cheney speaks over an hour in Wyo.

    04/14/2012 6:44:22 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 37 replies
    The Orange County Register via AP ^ | 4/14/2012 | Mead Gruver
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago.
  • Is Dick Cheney Too Old for a Heart Transplant?(Libs angry Cheney got Transpant)

    03/25/2012 3:18:59 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 108 replies · 2+ views
    As Dick Cheney recovers from heart transplant surgery, questions are being raised about whether the former vice president is too old for a new heart. Cheney, 71, who received the new heart Saturday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va., has been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months. Some medical centers will not perform a heart transplant on patient over 65, but other major centers will perform transplants on patients who are as old as 72.
  • Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    03/24/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 305 replies · 8+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Kevin Hechtkopf
    Breaking News: Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant on Saturday, his office announced. A statement from the former vice president's office said Cheney is now recovering in the Intensive Care Unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., outside of Washington.
  • Cheney Axes Canada Trip Because It's Too Dangerous

    03/14/2012 6:38:54 AM PDT · by Dick Holmes · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | Mar 13, 2012 | Kate Schwartz
    Today's "we swear we're not the Onion" story: Dick Cheney has canceled a planned appearance in Toronto ... because he fears it could be too dangerous a trip to take. "He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high," explained the head of the promotions company that had scheduled the April 24 event at the apparently risky Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The National Post reminds us that Cheney reportedly got stuck inside a Vancouver building for seven hours during a September speech after a protest outside indeed turned violent and a security guard was choked.
  • (Saturday vanity) Wristwatches favored by FReepers?

    11/05/2011 12:43:58 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 128 replies
    Random Ruminations | 11/5/11 | marty_f
    Any wristwatch snob FReepers around? Lord knows you can spend any amount of $$ for a wristwatch, but which ones in FReepers' opinions embody the best combination of style, accuracy, durability, bling and overall value?
  • Cheney praises (Anwar al-Awlaki) strike, but seeks apology

    "The thing I am waiting for is for the administration to go back and correct something they said two years ago, when they criticized us for quote overreacting to the events of 9/11," Dick Cheney said. "They in effect said we had walked away from our ideals, taking policy contrary to our ideals when we had enhanced interrogation techniques. They have clearly moved in the direction of taking robust action when they feel it is justified. In this case, it was. They need to go back and reconsider what the president said in Cairo." "He said in his Cairo speech...
  • Cheney's Book Is More Than Meets the Eye

    09/03/2011 5:11:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2011 | Kathryn Lopez
    Days after an earthquake and a hurricane in the nation's capital, there were no locusts as some local wags nervously joked, but a forecast of "heads exploding all over Washington." And so they did. Former vice president Dick Cheney predicted that his memoir, "In My Time," would make Beltway craniums spontaneously combust. And if the man who has been congressman, defense secretary and corporate executive, among other roles, was looking for another career, he wouldn't make a bad psychic. As with many a Washington memoir, most quasi-readers skipped to the hot parts (if they bothered to consider reading the book...
  • Exclusive: Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir

    08/31/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 75 replies
    Rooters ^ | Aug 31, 2011 | By Arshad Mohammed
    (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she resented what she viewed as an attack on her integrity by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his just-published memoir. Speaking in an interview with Reuters, Rice rejected Cheney's contention that she misled President George W. Bush about nuclear diplomacy with North Korea.
  • The Apology Dick Cheney Owes.

    08/30/2011 2:10:43 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 118 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 8/29/2011 | John Hudson
    He should apologize for misleading the country, says The Washington Post's conservative columnist George Will on ABC's This Week on Sunday: Five hundred and sixty five pages and a simple apology would have been in order in some of them. Which is to say, the great fact of those eight years is we went to war—big war, costly war—under false pretenses. And…to write a memoir in which you say essentially nothing seriously went wrong…if I wrote a memoir of my last week, I would have things to apologize for.
  • NBC's Lauer to Cheney: You're the 'Most Divisive Political Figure in This Country in a Century'

    08/30/2011 8:34:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | 8/30/11 | Kyle Drennen
    On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer began a hostile interview with Dick Cheney by running through various derisive labels for the former Vice President: "You've been called 'controversial' and 'divisive.' Some people have called you the most divisive political figure in this country in a century." Cheney simply quipped: "You left out Darth Vader." Later, Lauer interrogated Cheney on interrogation tactics used on terror suspects: "If an American citizen were to be taken into captivity in Iran, for example, and the government of Iran....Would it be okay for the Iranian government to waterboard that American citizen?"
  • Cheney tells inside story of how he bucked administration on 2nd Amendment

    08/28/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 26 August, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s autobiographical book offers new information about a rare instance of Cheney breaking with his own administration’s official policy on a Second Amendment appeals court ruling, angering a top aide to then-President George W. Bush. A source provided The Daily Caller with the passage in Cheney’s soon-to-be released book, “In My Time,” where the former vice president reveals that he and Bush never spoke about his bucking of the administration over the issue — an appeals court ruling that the District of Columbia’s handgun ban is unconstitutional. “The president never said a word to me about...
  • Cheney reveals his 'undisclosed location' (9/11)

    08/26/2011 7:00:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    The Upshot ^ | August 26, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney disappeared and was whisked off to a "secure, undisclosed location" to protect his safety. But Cheney never confirmed where exactly he hunkered down. That is, until now. Cheney confirms in his new memoir, "In My Time," that some of the speculation was correct--one of his "undisclosed locations" was his residence in Northwest Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reports. Which, in turn, means Joe Biden was right. Vice President Biden told the world in 2009 that he discovered the bunker beneath his home during a tour of his new house. Biden...
  • Cheney's Bestseller

    08/26/2011 12:06:06 PM PDT · by Yankeedoodah · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Aug. 26, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    Dick Cheney is already ruling the popular book sale lists, just days before the release of his 576-page book “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.” The former vice president’s attentive reception among American readers is bound to frustrate those journalists who have long been at war with Mr. Cheney. At Amazon, Mr. Cheney’s book is No. 3 on the top-100 list of all books. It is No. 1 on the Amazon’s political books roster, as well as sales lists for U.S. history and biographies. The substantial book is also No. 2 in all book sales at Barnes &...
  • Cheney kept secret resignation letter

    08/24/2011 1:14:11 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 60 replies
    Cheney kept secret resignation letter By: Tim Mak August 24, 2011 02:21 PM EDT Dick Cheney kept a secret resignation letter locked away in a safe in case he were ever to be incapacitated, the former vice president reveals in his new book. The letter, which Cheney signed in March of 2001, was written because of his health. “The possibility that I might have a heart attack or a stroke that would be incapacitating… there is no mechanism for getting rid of a vice president who can’t function,” he told NBC in an interview that will air Monday as the...
  • Gearing up for Cheney’s book release

    08/12/2011 11:17:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    WashPost ^ | 8-11-11 | Steven Levingston
    Dick Cheney’s publisher, media companies and readers are gearing up for the Aug. 30 release of the former vice president’s much-anticipated memoir. Simon & Schuster’s conservative imprint, Threshold, has released the cover image for “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir” and promises that Cheney for the first time “opens up about a life and career in politics.” Media companies are scrambling to land interviews with the former vice president. NBC news will do a multi-part sitdown with the author starting with a prime time Dateline interview on Aug. 29. That will be followed the next day by Cheney’s...
  • Dick Cheney’s memoir will have ‘very strong views,’ daughter Liz says

    05/18/2011 7:40:56 PM PDT · by Jewels1091 · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/18/11 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Dick Cheney has finished his memoir, according to his daughter, and the book is scheduled to come out on Aug. 30. Liz Cheney said that the former vice president’s manuscript was turned in at the beginning of the month. She said the book, currently being edited, will be “very straightforward,” with “a lot of in-depth analysis of really critically important issues.” Cheney’s memoir, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” is being published by Threshold Editions, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster run by Republican strategist and former Cheney aide Mary Matalin.
  • Cheney to NBC: Obama Still a ‘One-Term‘ Prez and I’m ‘Interested’ in Palin

    01/18/2011 10:05:48 AM PST · by cruise_missile · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 18, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    While he may look like only a fraction of his former self, former vice-president Dick Cheney is still as sharp and opinionated as he was during his political career. And like his former boss George W. Bush, he’s stepping out of seclusion to once again acquaint himself with American television sets. In a sit-down with NBC recently, Cheney opened up about the Bush years and current events, as well as what lies ahead. He covered everything from Barack Obama (he’s still a “one-term” president), Sarah Palin (“I’m interested in Gov. Palin like a lot of people are.”), and even gave...
  • Breaking News: Former Vice President Dick Cheney is Hospitalized (title only)

    06/25/2010 5:50:06 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 96 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/25/2010
    Title only posted so far...stay tuned.
  • Charles Rangel slams President Obama for being like Dick Cheney

    06/06/2010 7:22:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies · 695+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 6, 2010 | by Kathleen Lucadamo
    Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country's hunger for oil. "I challenge anyone to tell me we aren't there because of the oil," said Rangel. "The lack of an honest explanation [for the war] is consistent with Bush and Cheney," he told the Daily News during an hour-long interview. Despite his differences with Obama on the war, he praised the President's handling of the broken economy, the BP oil spill and described him as politically savvy....
  • CNN: Dick Cheney Hospitalized With Chest Pains, "Resting Comfortably"

    02/22/2010 4:40:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 159 replies · 4,969+ views
    Monday, February 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer is reporting former Vice President Dick Cheney is in the hospital for chest pains. CNN quotes a spokesman for Cheney saying he is "resting comfortably."
  • In surprise CPAC speech, Cheney says Obama will last one term

    02/18/2010 11:08:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 23 replies · 924+ views
    The Hill ^ | Michael O'Brien
    President Barack Obama will be a one-term president, former Vice President Dick Cheney confidently predicted Thursday. During a surprise appearance at the end of his daughter Liz's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, the former vice president said Republicans would have a "phenomenal year" with the midterm elections, and said Obama would be defeated in 2012. "I think 2010 is going to be a phenomenal year for the conservative cause," Cheney said to raucous applause from the conservative audience. "And I think that Barack Obama is a one-term president." Cheney had been a featured speaker at...
  • Brennan: Cheney may be 'ignorant' of terror facts

    01/03/2010 8:43:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 57 replies · 2,152+ views
    Brennan: Cheney may be 'ignorant' of terror facts President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, said Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's approach to the Christmas Day terror attempt is misinformed or intentionally false. "I'm disappointed. The vice president or others are either willfully mischaracterizing President Obama's actions or are ignorant of the facts," Brennan said on "Fox News Sunday." "I'm neither Republican nor Democrat. I've worked for five previous administrations.....[Obama] says we're at war with Al Qaeda. We're going to destroy Al Qaeda."
  • Rep. Massa challenges Cheney to debate [Vice President Cheney "kicking us in the shins."....]

    12/31/2009 9:51:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies · 2,024+ views
    Rep. Massa challenges Cheney to debate By Eric Zimmermann - 12/31/09 12:06 PM ET Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) is challenging Dick Cheney to a debate about his most recent security criticisms of the Obama administration. Appearing on MSNBC's "Ed Show" Wednesday night, Massa said he's had enough of former Vice President Cheney "kicking us in the shins." "I don't want the president being diverted from his mission on this, having to deal with Dick Cheney. I want Dick Cheney debate me, anywhere, anytime, anyhow. And let's see how he stands up to the truth," Massa said. After host Ed Schultz...
  • Dick Cheney: Barack Obama 'trying to pretend'

    12/30/2009 3:18:54 AM PST · by maggief · 69 replies · 2,613+ views
    Politico ^ | December 30, 2009 | MIKE ALLEN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of “trying to pretend we are not at war” with terrorists, pointing to the White House response to the attempted sky bombing as reflecting a pattern that includes banishing the term “war on terror” and attempting to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. “[W]e are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe,” Cheney said in a statement to POLITICO. “Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to...
  • Matthews: Cheney 'Bath-Tub Ring' Of Bush Administration

    12/21/2009 5:27:11 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 1,435+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bear this one in mind next time you hear a liberal bemoaning that conservatives show insufficient respect for Pres. Obama and VP Biden . . . On this evening's Hardball, Chris Matthews called Dick Cheney "the bath-tub ring of the Bush administration." Chris' calumny came in reaction to the news that the estimable Human Events magazine has named the former VP 'Conservative of the Year'. View video here.
  • Cheney makes big 2010 prediction

    12/09/2009 6:18:12 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies · 2,014+ views
    Cheney makes big 2010 prediction Posted: December 9th, 2009 08:39 AM ET (CNN) - As President Barack Obama nears one year in office, Dick Cheney is predicting the Republican Party is in for a big 2010. "I think we'll pick up a lot of seats," the former vice president told Fox New's Sean Hannity Tuesday. "Prospects for the Republicans in 2010 are very good." Next November, all 435 seats in the House and more than a third in the Senate are up for grabs. Democrats will be defending their 258-177 margin in the House and 20-seat advantage in the Senate....
  • That sound you hear is Dick Cheney slapping down Obama bigtime

    10/21/2009 7:36:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 3,323+ views
    Red State ^ | October 21, 2009
    After this weekend saw all the usual suspects like Rahm and Axelrod spouting to all the Sunday morning news shows (except Fox of course) about how today’s Afghanistan issues are all Bush’s fault because he turned over nothing except 8 years of being “adrift” there, Dick Cheney called them on it today in a major way. "Recently, President Obama’s advisors have decided that it’s easier to blame the Bush Administration than support our troops. This weekend they leveled a charge that cannot go unanswered. The President’s chief of staff claimed that the Bush Administration hadn’t asked any tough questions about...
  • Cheney Offers Sharp Defense of C.I.A. Interrogation Tactics

    08/30/2009 9:30:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies · 1,085+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 30, 2009 | Rachel L. Swarns
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday sharply criticized the Obama administration’s decision to investigate the abuse of prisoners held by the Central Intelligence Agency as he delivered a forceful defense of the full range of interrogation techniques used by intelligence officers. Broadcast just six days after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. appointed a federal prosecutor to examine the abuse of detainees, Mr. Cheney described the use of waterboarding and other coercive methods — including threatening detainees with a gun and a drill — as legal and crucial elements of the counterterrorism war. “I knew about the waterboarding, not...
  • Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation

    08/24/2009 7:43:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 151 replies · 8,527+ views
    weeklystandard.com ^ | August 24, 2009 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney released a statement Monday night about the CIA documents and the coming Justice Department investigation. The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch...
  • Dick Cheney: new doubts about President Obama

    08/25/2009 6:35:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies · 3,135+ views
    Cheney: new doubts about Obama By: Mike Allen August 25, 2009 07:51 AM EST Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a statement Tuesday that the Obama administration's decision to name a prosecutor to look into Bush-era interrogations of suspected terrorists should foster "doubts about this administration’s ability to be responsible for our nation’s security.” "The people involved deserve our gratitude," Cheney said. "They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions." Cheney maintains that records released this week show that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques "provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al...
  • CIA Releases Documents Fmr. Vice President Cheney Requested Be Made Public (VP Cheney was right)

    08/24/2009 6:27:03 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 190 replies · 10,162+ views
    abc ^ | 8/24/2009 | KIRIT RADIA and JASON RYAN
    The CIA released the documents today that former Vice President Dick Cheney requested earlier this year in an attempt to prove his assertion that using enhanced interrogation techniques on terror detainees saved U.S. lives. The documents back up the Bush administration's claims that intelligence gleaned from captured terror suspects had thwarted terrorist attacks, but the visible portions of the heavily redacted reports do not indicate whether such information was obtained as a result of controversial interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding. Cheney's initial request in the spring that the documents be declassified was rejected by the CIA. Lawmakers derided his claims...
  • After Cheney, Biden well on his way to 'restoring' vice presidency [BARF]

    07/28/2009 7:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies · 1,850+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 28, 2009 | By Jules Witcover-Wanker
    Six months ago, embarking on the vice presidency, Joe Biden listed among his top priorities "restoring" the office to its proper constitutional role in the wake of the eight-year tenure of predecessor Dick Cheney. It's early to attempt a reliable assessment of his achievement of that goal. But at the half-year mark, he has from all appearances made a good start, if only because nobody is suggesting, as often was the case with Mr. Cheney, that Mr. Biden is really running the country. Nor has there has been talk of the vice president stealthily at work from an "undisclosed location,"...
  • AP Exclusive: Cheney writes memoir

    06/23/2009 5:03:49 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 13 replies · 694+ views
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 06-23-09 | Hillel Italie
    NEW YORK (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney has signed a book deal with a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster and said he hopes readers of all ideologies will be interested in his story. The memoir by Cheney, widely considered the most powerful vice president in history, is expected to be published in Spring 2011, a few months after President George W. Bush's book comes out. Cheney's work is currently untitled and will cover his long career in government, from chief of staff under President Ford to vice president under Bush, from Vietnam and Watergate to the first...
  • Cheney Responds to Panetta

    06/15/2009 9:38:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,431+ views
    Cheney Responds to Panetta Dick Cheney released a statement responded to CIA Director Leon Panetta's suggestion that the former vice president's criticism of Obama administration policies means Cheney is wishing for another attack. "I hope my old friend Leon was misquoted. The important this is whether the Obama administration will continue the policies that have kept us safe for the last eight years." Panetta was quoted in a lengthy profile by Jane Mayer in this week's New Yorker. “I think he smells some blood in the water on the national-security issue,” he told me. “It’s almost, a little bit, gallows...
  • Cheney hopes CIA director was misquoted

    06/15/2009 9:44:32 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 51 replies · 2,200+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6-15-09 | Reid Wilson
    Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday hit back at CIA Director Leon Panetta, over his suggestion that Cheney wants another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. "I hope my old friend Leon was misquoted," said Cheney in a statement provided to The Hill. "The important thing is whether or not the Obama administration will continue the policies that have kept us safe for the last eight years." Panetta, a veteran politician who served as Bill Clinton's chief of staff, had criticized Cheney for "gallows politics" and said the former vice president hoped the country were subject to another terrorist attack. "I...
  • Dick Cheney emerges as top Obama critic

    05/21/2009 2:28:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies · 965+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 21, 2009 | By Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bent over his speech text, reading in a monotone, former Vice President Dick Cheney could not have presented a more stark contrast to the glitzy style of President Barack Obama. Cheney, who often took a low-profile role as vice president, was off on a high-profile, wide-ranging attack. * On Obama's decision to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay without a plan for dealing with the prisoners: "The administration has found that it's easy to receive applause in Europe for closing Guantanamo. But it's tricky to come up with an alternative that will serve the interests...
  • Transcript: Dick Cheney Remarks at the American Enterprise Institute (5/21/2009)

    05/21/2009 9:58:31 AM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 1,356+ views
    aei.org ^ | 6/21/2009 | Dick Cheney
    Thank you all very much, and Arthur, thank you for that introduction. It’s good to be back at AEI, where we have many friends. Lynne is one of your longtime scholars, and I’m looking forward to spending more time here myself as a returning trustee. What happened was, they were looking for a new member of the board of trustees, and they asked me to head up the search committee. I first came to AEI after serving at the Pentagon, and departed only after a very interesting job offer came along. I had no expectation of returning to public life,...
  • Dick Cheney Donates Millions to Charity (77.89% of income given to charity)

    05/19/2009 1:26:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 86 replies · 3,530+ views
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | April 15, 2006 | www.newsmax.com
    In one of the largest sums ever donated to charity by a U.S. public official, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne gave away nearly $7 million last year to help the poor and to medical research. According to income tax information released by the White House on Friday, the Cheneys' adjusted gross income in 2005 was $8,819,006. The sum was largely the result of Mr. Cheney's stock options from Halliburton and royalties from three books written by Mrs. Cheney. The Cheneys gave more than three-quarters of their income - $6,869,655 - to several charities, including George Washington University's...
  • Cheney's War on the Democrats

    05/17/2009 6:16:48 AM PDT · by kellynla · 58 replies · 2,400+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/25/2009, Volume 014, Issue 34 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Well, that settles it. Maureen Dowd thinks Dick Cheney should shut up. Cheney, she writes, is "batty," has "numskull ideas," and "still loves torture." Just as Jeb Bush and other Republicans are trying to get kinder and gentler, Cheney has popped out of his dungeon, scary organ music blaring, to carry on his nasty campaign of fear and loathing. Cheney, she concludes, "has replaced Sarah Palin as Rogue Diva." Oh, snap. All of this, we are told, is hurting Republicans. "It is very difficult for me to understand how the continued presence of Dick Cheney in the public eye could...
  • Rasmussen: Only 38% Agree With Cheney That Obama Has Hurt National Security

    05/14/2009 10:10:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies · 1,475+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | May 14, 2009
    Just 38% of U.S. voters agree with former Vice President Dick Cheney that America is less safe now because of changes President Obama has made in national security. Fifty-one percent (51%) disagree with Cheney, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. The partisan divided is predictable: 72% of Republicans agree with Cheney, while 80% of Democrats disagree. Among voters not affiliated with either party, 35% think Cheney is right, but 50% say he’s wrong. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of all voters attach some importance to Cheney’s comments since he left office, but only 17% say his opinions are Very...
  • Does Cheney Help or Hurt the GOP?

    05/14/2009 8:08:41 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 64 replies · 1,090+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2009; 7:48 AM ET | Doug Feaver
    Dan Balz has stirred up partisans in writing that Cheney is "the most visible critic of President Obama's national security policies and, to the alarm of many people in the Republican Party, the most forceful and uncompromising defender of the Bush administration's record." Republican-sounding readers cite the article as another proof that the MSM is a bunch of left-wing loonies and Democratic-sounding readers mostly attack Cheney and his role in the Bush Administration and cheer him on, thinking he helps their cause. But CUPPAJO said, "I don't think it is the Reps that are wincing. I think you in the...
  • Feingold: Cheney interrogation claims 'misleading' (Then release the memos and let Americans decide)

    05/13/2009 3:52:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 520+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/13/2009 | Kara Rowland
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney is "misleading the American people" by asserting that harsh interrogation tactics used on suspected terrorists were essential to keeping America safe, a Democratic senator charged Wednesday at an oversight hearing on the Bush administration's so-called "torture memos." Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat, rejected claims made by Mr. Cheney in recent days that classified CIA memos prove that waterboarding and other techniques approved by the Bush administration Justice Department protected the nation from more terrorist attacks after 9/11. "Nothing I have seen -- including the two documents to which former Vice President Cheney has repeatedly referred...
  • CNN: Cheney ramps up attacks on both sides of the aisle

    05/11/2009 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies · 2,386+ views
    CNN.com ^ | May 11, 2009 | From Jim Acosta and Ed Hornick
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Far from a secure, undisclosed location, former Vice President Dick Cheney is out in the open and increasing his criticism on the Obama administration and even fellow Republicans. But Ed Rollins, a CNN contributor and GOP strategist, says Cheney's attacks are not helping the Republican image. "While he certainly has a right to defend what they did over the last eight years, since he was the architect of much of it ... at the end of the day, we need to be looking forward, not backwards," Rollins said Monday. "[Powell] is a man of great stature and...