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  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • Affleck: Bush 'Can Be Hung' for Leakgate

    04/08/2006 8:16:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 225 replies · 7,061+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/8/06 | NewsMax
    Actor Ben Affleck has made it very clear where his sympathies lie in the Leakgate affair -- and it isn't with the White House. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Affleck charged that President Bush "probably also leaked” CIA agent Valerie Plame's name and so "if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” He continued: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that.” Affleck also called DeLay a "criminal."
  • Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate

    04/09/2006 5:41:46 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 93 replies · 2,998+ views
    National Ledger ^ | April 9, 2006 | Josh Hart
    Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate By Josh Hart Apr 9, 2006 Actor Ben Affleck suggested this weekend on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' that President Bush “probably leaked” Valerie Plame's name and so “if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” The would be politician and Democrat went through this exchange according to News Busters that gives a brief and rough transcript on how Mr. Affleck came to this conclusion. *** The panel guests were Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) who was quite humorous as he let loose with some funny four-quotes. Bill...
  • Judith Miller Recants; Where's the Media?

    07/10/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Peter Berkowitz
    In “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey,” which hit book store shelves Tuesday, April 7, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller revealed in the final chapter that she now believes that she was induced by then-Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to give false testimony in the 2007 trial of I. “Lewis” Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Given that Fitzgerald’s three-and-a-half year-long investigation and prosecution of Libby riveted the nation’s capital and generated vast news coverage implying, when not outright declaring, that the Bush administration lied the nation into war, one might think that recantation...
  • First on CNN: Cheney says he will support Trump

    05/06/2016 11:37:11 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 132 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/06/16 | tom lobianco
    Washington (CNN)Former Vice President Dick Cheney will support Donald Trump, he told CNN Friday, an important move as the presumptive Republican nominee is encountering intense resistance from senior members of his own party. Cheney told CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel that he has always supported the GOP nominee and will do so this year as well. The announcement makes Cheney one of the few Republican Party elders to announce their support of Trump and comes a day after House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN he is "just not ready" to back Trump.
  • Maher Fantasizes About Trump Dying on Stage, Jokes About Cheney Dying

    03/12/2016 10:03:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 12, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's Real Time on HBO, host Bill Maher joked about having a fantasy that an apparently unstoppable Donald Trump will unexpectedly drop dead on stage, and, moments later, joked about the possibility that discussing former Vice President Dick Cheney on his show might result in his death as he recalled the coincidental passing of Antonin Scalia and Nancy Reagan right after Maher had mentioned them on the air. Maher Fantasizes Trump Dying on Stage, Jokes About Cheney DyingThe HBO comedian set up his Trump death fantasy by recalling that people often ask him if the GOP candidate could really...
  • Quotes of the day

    02/15/2016 9:42:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 15, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    George W. Bush returned to the presidential campaign trail on Monday night to campaign for Jeb Bush, telling voters in South Carolina that his brother has the “experience and character to be a great president.”… The former president pointed to the abundant “name-calling” in the 2016 election — an apparent reference to the jabs exchanged between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump in recent months — and joked that according to their father, George H.W. Bush, “labels are for soup cans.”…Although the former president did not once mention Trump’s name in his 20-minute speech, the implicit message was clear: Trump is...
  • Matalin: Cheney Will Be VP

    07/18/2004 6:44:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 2,237+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/19/04 | NewsMax
    A month ago, after Vice President Dick Cheney caused a stir when he told Sen. Pat Leahy to "f--- yourself," White House Communications Director Dan Bartlett advised the Cheney team to "just make a joke of it," a senior White House official tells Newsweek. But Cheney did not. Rather, the veep affirmed to Fox News that he had told off Leahy and "felt better afterwards." Mary Matalin, the former White House aide who acts as an informal media and political adviser for the Cheneys tells Newsweek that she doubts Cheney had ever heard the White House official's advice. "I know...
  • Cheney: Being Darth Vader Not So Bad

    10/31/2007 4:25:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 33+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/31/7 | BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The joke's on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they're OK with that. As he launched into a health-care speech Wednesday, President Bush warmed up his audience with a nod to Halloween, at Cheney's expense. "This morning I was with the vice president," Bush told a gathering of grocery manufacturers. "I was asking him what costume he was planning. He said, 'Well, I'm already wearing it.' Then he mumbled something about the dark side of the force." Ah yes, that old Darth Vader line. Used to be that only Cheney's critics called him that,...
  • Star Wars Creator: Bush is Darth Vader, Cheney is the Emperor [Lucas in BDS Shocka]

    04/20/2009 8:13:49 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 59 replies · 1,633+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 20, 2009 - 11:08 | Noel Sheppard
    It's been a question discussed by liberal bloggers for years, and the creator of "Star Wars" has finally settled it once and for all: Former Vice President Dick Cheney is Emperor Palpatine, and former President George W. Bush is Darth Vader. Phew...glad that's settled.
  • Cheney's Dog Darth Vader for Halloween ... (Cheney in a wicked response)

    11/01/2007 4:06:21 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 71 replies · 3,470+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2007
    ABC News' Jennifer Duck Reports: The Vice President's dogs may beat the President's dogs in the best dressed category this Halloween. Late night TV shows have ridiculed and compared Vice President Dick Cheney to Darth Vader. So in a wicked response, Cheney dressed one of his dogs, Jackson, as the famous Star Wars character. Cheney's other Labrador retriever, Dave, is dressed up as superman. The canine costume may also be a jab at Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. In September after the Democratic-led Congress failed to persuade congressional Republicans to force the President to change course in Iraq...
  • Early Show Speculates on Rift Between "Darth Vader" Cheney and Bush(Harry Smith megabarf alert)

    02/20/2006 4:16:14 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    NewsBusters, Scott Whitlock's blog ^ | 02/20/06 | Scott Whitlock
    Some people may have been wondering if the nine-day old Dick Cheney hunting story would be going away. Don’t count on it. On the February 20 edition of the Early Show, Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor at Newsweek, told Harry Smith that "People who don’t like [Cheney] think this is the dark, Darth Vader type." His analysis coincided with the new issue of Newsweek that features a cover story, written by Thomas, on "Cheney’s Secret World." The online edition features this sub-headline: "He peppered a man in the face, but didn’t tell his boss. Inside Dick Cheney’s dark, secretive mind-set-and...
  • HILLARY ATTACKS: CALLS CHENEY 'DARTH VADER'(Drudge Headline)

    09/20/2007 9:49:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies · 68+ views
    Politico ^ | 9-19-07 | Ben Stein
    "Vice President [Dick] Cheney came up to see the Republicans yesterday. You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Hillary Clinton said just now (video) at a $100-a-head fundraiser at town hall near New York's Times Square, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war.
  • Best Obama Action Figure Ever Battles Darth Vader, Terrorists, Dick Cheney

    04/04/2009 11:46:48 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies · 664+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | Jan. 21, 2009 | Jesus Diaz
    Geezuss. Rollerblading. In spandex. Christ. This is, without a doubt, the best President Obama action figure ever: Posable, with facial expressions, interchangeable hands, katanas, 9mm gun, assault rifle, and a lightsaber, among many other complements.
  • "Dick Cheney: Washington trembles at the return of 'Darth Vader'"

    05/23/2009 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 93 replies · 3,370+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | May 4, 2009 | Ewen Mac
    Barack Obama, unlike George Bush who wanted to be in bed before 10pm, likes to work late. But even by his standards Wednesday was out of the ordinary, sitting up in a largely empty White House until 2.30am as he edited a speech an adviser later described as one of the most important of his life. He was still nervous about it when he rose to deliver it eight hours later. Normally Mr Cool, he fluffed his opening, referring to the defence secretary, Robert Gates, as Bill, the Microsoft founder. Part of the explanation for the bout of jitters is...
  • Darth Cheney

    09/19/2007 8:07:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies · 1,040+ views
    "You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges," Clinton said just now at Town Hall in New York, referring to Cheney's efforts shore up Republican congressional support for the Iraq war. "I’m not invited to their meetings and I don’t know what he says or does," she said. "But all the brave talk about bringing our troops home, and setting deadlines, and getting out by a certain date just dissipated."
  • Andrew Sullivan: Skywalker Edwards v Darth Vader Cheney

    07/10/2004 4:29:53 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 60 replies · 2,210+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | July 11, 2004 | Andrew Sullivan
    As soon as John Kerry announced his choice of John Edwards as his running mate last week, the contrast was unavoidable. This autumn, Edwards, a telegenic, bubbly lawyer who looks 40, will go up against Big Daddy Cheney, the bald, dour, snarling vice-president whose most recent public pronouncement was to tell a leading Democratic senator to “go f*** yourself”. Edwards is a Southerner from a modest background, but he is also a member of the new class — a multi-millionaire trial lawyer with a fiercely independent career woman for a wife. Cheney is from Wyoming, one of the most beautiful...
  • What is with Dick Cheney?

    06/26/2007 8:11:06 AM PDT · by Democratshavenobrains · 54 replies · 1,232+ views
    I am obviously not some BDS afflicted leftist, but when the Vice President claims he isn't a part of the Executive Branch, I don't know what to think. Mr. Cheney has continually given the Left soundbyte after soundbyte for 7 years that continually embarrass this administration. Why does he do keep doing this? Does he just not care anymore? President Bush made a huge mistake picking this guy for Vice President in my opinion.
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being a ‘GOP Pro’

    08/14/2012 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Agust 14, 2012 | WIlliam Kristol
    I’m reassured—indeed, encouraged—indeed, buoyed!—by this morning's Politico article, "GOP pros fret over Paul Ryan." "GOP pros" are the stupidest part of "the stupid party." For one thing, they're not very professional—why are they using the press to take shots at the Ryan pick in the first place? For another, they're cowardly—“nearly all the Republican professionals interviewed for this story said they would share their unfiltered views only 'on background' rules of attribution." Most of all, they're a terrific contrarian indicator. When "GOP pros" are most full of fear and apprehension about Republican prospects—for example, Reagan in 1980, Gingrich in 1994,...
  • Obama Golfs With Big Money, Oil Moguls in Florida

    03/29/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls. Obama was joined for his round of golf Sunday by Jim Crane, who owns the Floridian. Crane is a major Democratic donor who also golfed with Obama and Tiger Woods in 2013. Also in Obama's foursome is Milton Carroll. He's on the board of directors of Halliburton, the oil company closely associated with former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • Ann Coulter: MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN (Automatons Gone Wild)

    08/03/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Ann Coulter
       MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN August 3, 2011A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone. (Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys.) Jones famously claimed that days after arriving in Iraq...
  • Officials Shifting Focus to Iran

    04/11/2008 8:47:46 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 4 replies · 103+ views
    Militay.com ^ | April 11, 2008 | Staff
    The hours of congressional testimony, the speeches and the press conferences this week were all, nominally, about Iraq. But another, equally explosive question - what to do about Iran - loomed over the presentations by Army Gen. David Petraeus, the American military commander in Iraq, over U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and over U.S. strategy for the Middle East. Petraeus and Crocker, arguing that there has been progress in stabilizing Iraq since President Bush ordered a troop build-up there last year, fingered Iran's support for Shiite militias in Iraq, which they called "special groups," as the No. 1 threat...
  • The White House Is Going To War With Dick Cheney

    09/08/2015 11:03:53 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 9-7-2015 | Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellSeptember 7, 2015 The White House is firing back at former Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney has long been a fierce critic of President Barack Obama. But in recent days, he has been publicly savaging the administration's Iran nuclear deal with new intensity while promoting his new book. In a seemingly unusual reaction, the White House on Tuesday used its official social-media accounts to promote a video blasting Cheney for his comments. The video stressed that Cheney was a leading proponent of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. It also noted that the former vice president continued to...
  • Cheney: European refugee crisis 'direct consequence' of failed Obama policy

    09/06/2015 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 6, 2015
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that the European refugee crisis is “a direct consequence” of President Obama’s failed foreign policy and that he does not support the Iran nuclear deal. Cheney, who was vice president in the George W. Bush administration, said Obama has helped to “create a huge vacuum” in Iraq for terror groups like the Islamic State to flourish and kill by failing to secure an agreement with Iraqi leaders to keep U.S. troops in the country after the war. “That contributed directly to the refugee crisis,” Cheney told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s a crisis of...
  • Cheney: Obama Will Regret ‘Train Wreck’ Nuclear Deal

    09/02/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 5:00 am | Alana Goodman
    Deal ‘will never be forgotten in the Middle East’ Dick Cheney called the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran a “train wreck” that will never be forgotten and characterized it as a betrayal of U.S. allies in the Middle East during an interview with the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. “I cannot explain [President Obama’s] motives other than he thinks this is going to be a great legacy for his presidency,” said Cheney. “I think it’s going to be a train wreck, and he’s not going to want to claim it down the road. He’ll have to find a way...
  • Former VP Cheney Likens Iran Deal to Munich Pact

    08/30/2015 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    inn ^ | 8/30/15 | Elad Benari
    Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz are blasting the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, likening it to the Munich agreement signed in and which paved the way to World War II. The harsh criticism of the deal came in a joint op-ed the two wrote for The Wall Street Journal on Friday. The two write that “despite the explosive spread of terrorist ideology and organizations, the establishment of an Islamic State caliphate in the heart of the Middle East, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and increasing threats from Iran, China, North Korea...
  • White House: 'Pro-war' Cheney, Trump, Cruz are face of Iran deal opposition

    08/28/2015 2:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that those who oppose the Iran nuclear agreement, like former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are "pro-war" and are some of the same people who got the U.S. into a war with Iraq in 2003. "There's no doubt that we've seen forceful advocacy to kill this deal," Earnest said. "It's the same forceful advocacy we've seen in the run up to the Iraq war in 2003. In fact it's many of the same people making the same arguments." Cheney is scheduled to appear Sept. 8 at...
  • 'Neocons' re-emerge amid US election race

    08/14/2015 1:29:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | August 14, 2015 | Andrew Beatty
    Once thought dead and buried on the battlefields of Iraq, a muscular and militaristic "neoconservative" approach to US foreign policy is making a comeback. For most of the last decade, the "neocons" -- personified by former vice president Dick Cheney and ex-Pentagon boss Donald Rumsfeld -- have been out of office and out of fashion. But the 2016 presidential race has seen Republican candidates embrace ideas and advisors once ostracized for the catastrophes and hubris of George W. Bush's "preemptive war" in Iraq. During last week's Republican presidential debates, 17 candidates tripped over themselves to declare President Barack Obama weak...
  • New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks

    In never-before-released photographs taken on Sept. 11, 2001, the shock, horror and gravity of the terrorist attacks can be read on the faces of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, their wives Laura and Lynne, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George Tenet and other senior Bush and Cheney staffers. The photos were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for the Kirk Documentary Group, which covered the Bush administration in many films for FRONTLINE, including Bush’s War, Cheney’s Law and The Dark Side. The photographs, which were...
  • In First Batch of Released Cheney Papers, a Peek at a Polarizing Figure

    06/20/2015 12:24:06 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 19, 2015 | PETER BAKER
    WASHINGTON — In February 2008, an aide sent a news article to Vice President Dick Cheney reporting that former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell might vote for a Democrat for president. Sections were highlighted in yellow, and someone had circled a quotation from Mr. Powell in which he said America had lost “a lot” of prestige around the world. Mr. Cheney recorded no reaction, but one can imagine some consternation at what the vice president presumably deemed disloyalty to the administration that both of them had served. Mr. Powell had been the vice president’s chief internal adversary during President...
  • Cheney: President Obama Wants ‘To Take America Down’ [VIDEO]

    04/08/2015 8:47:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2015 | Al Weaver
    In an appearance on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” Tuesday night, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Obama’s actions on the world stage exemplify a president who wants “to take America down.”Cheney also touched on Obama’s comments on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, telling Hewitt that Obama is the only post-World War II president to believe that America doesn’t need “to play a leading role in the world.”The former vice president made the appearance following the announcement of a new book on American foreign policy, co-authored by himself and daughter Liz Cheney, will be released in September. HEWITT: Let...
  • Rand Paul Bashes Neocons and Compares GOP Opposition to Jimmy Carter

    04/07/2015 10:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 8, 2015 | Emma Roller
    Watching the ads that run during Hannity, it's not a great mystery to figure out who the show's target audience is: retirement savings plans, arthritis cream, and of course, Cialis. But speaking to Sean Hannity on Tuesday night—in an interview taped just after he announced his presidential run—Sen. Rand Paul made his pitch to expand the Republican party beyond the largely older, white party base. Hannity successfully pushed Paul to nail down his positions on topics from Iran ("we should not trust them with a nuclear weapon ever") to vaccines ("the benefits are a million to one, you should vaccinate...
  • Bomb suspect killed self; blasted Rove, Cheney and Bush in note

    01/01/2009 11:55:24 AM PST · by Patrick1 · 16 replies · 598+ views
    Al-AP ^ | 01/01/09 | Patrick1
    ASPEN — A man who left bomb threats and homemade bombs around Aspen on New Year's Eve shot and killed himself in his car a few hours after his threats cleared much of the resort town, Aspen Police said. Assistant Aspen Police Chief Bill Linn said James Chester Blanning, 72, walked into two Aspen banks Wednesday afternoon and left packages wrapped in holiday paper along with notes saying the boxes contained bombs. The notes threatened "mass death" and demanded $60,000 cash, along with criticisms of President George Bush, Linn said.
  • Key Witness: Prosecutor Manipulated Me Into Falsely Testifying Against Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-15 | Fred Barnes
    Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, has blown a big hole in the case against Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of lying to avoid blame for outing a CIA agent. Miller was a key witness in Libby’s trial, but in her new book she has repudiated her testimony. Libby was “railroaded in his conviction” by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, she said in an interview on Fox News yesterday. In her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, she writes that Fitzgerald cajoled her into testifying in 2007 that Libby had told her Valerie Plame, the wife of a critic...
  • New book by Dick Cheney takes on Barack Obama

    04/07/2015 11:04:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    AP ^ | April 7, 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The next book by former Vice President Dick Cheney is aimed directly at President Barack Obama. Cheney's "Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America" will be published on Sept. 1 by Threshold Editions, the publisher announced Tuesday. The book, co-authored by Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney, contends that Obama has abandoned a decades-long tradition of American global leadership. In a statement issued by Threshold, a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster, the former vice president said Obama had "significantly diminished" U.S. power at a time of a "rapidly growing" terrorist threat.
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 221 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. “As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...
  • Playboy Interview: Dick Cheney

    03/18/2015 12:46:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Playboy ^ | March 17 , 2015 | James Rosen
    Behind a small desk sits the chair Cheney occupied for eight years as vice president in the White House, and above the white-trimmed fireplace hang three framed swords. One was a gift from the cadets at West Point when Cheney was secretary of defense; the second came from the U.S. Marine Corps commandant when Cheney was guest of honor at the Marine Corps ball two months after 9/11; the third belonged to Samuel Fletcher Cheney, the vice president’s great-grandfather, who fought for the Union in the Civil War—enduring 34 battles, some of the conflict’s bloodiest fighting—only to lose part of...
  • Dick Cheney accused Obama of 'playing the race card' in a Playboy interview

    03/18/2015 9:52:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 3/18/2015 | Colin Campbell
    "I look at Barack Obama and I see the worst president of my lifetime, without question," Cheney told journalist James Rosen. "I used to have significant criticism of Jimmy Carter, but compared to Barack Obama and the damage he is doing to the nation—it’s a tragedy."
  • Dick Cheney calls Obama the 'worst president of my lifetime'

    03/18/2015 10:28:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Week ^ | 03/18/2015 | Catherine Garcia via James Rosen, From PLAYBOY interview with Dick Cheney
    In a new interview with Playboy, former Vice President Dick Cheney accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of "playing the race card" and said that he could "go on for hours" about all of the ways Obama has "undone" the work of President George W. Bush.Although the article claims that Cheney's "preoccupations revolve around the books in his study and the purchase of just the right gifts for his grandchildren," it sounds more like he's kind of obsessed with Obama. Calling him "the worst president in my lifetime," Cheney said his criticism of Obama and Holder has nothing...
  • Bad Moon Risen: Leakers 'Purest' Motives; 'Opposite of Plame'; 'Radicalization' of Foreign Policy

    01/03/2006 5:23:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 1,759+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein January 3, 2006 - 07:58 Katie Couric's just-completed interview with NY Times Reporter James Risen, who broke the NSA surveillance story and is now publishing his book on the matter, 'State of War,' offered a treasure-trove of insights into the matter. And give Katie a gentlelady's 'C' for her questioning. Couric earned the bulk of her credit by posing this seminal line of questioning: "Did [the leakers] have any sympathy or understanding about this new climate this country finds itself in and the criticism the Bush administration took prior to 9/11 for not putting the pieces together...
  • Demonstrators Mark 14th Anniversary of Opening of Guantanamo Prison With Torture Protest....

    01/10/2015 5:51:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | January 10, 2015 | PETE D'AMATO
    Demonstrators Mark 14th Anniversary of Opening of Guantanamo Prison With Torture Protest On Dick Cheney's Lawn Two were arrested during a protest by Code Pink at the McLean, Virginia, home The group also protested at the home of CIA Director John Brennan and called it the Guantanamo Anniversary Weekend Torturers Tour Last month, a report from the US Senate detailed torture techniques used against detainees that included 'rectal rehydration' and 'rectal feeding' The report alleged 26 prisoners detained at Guantanamo were 'wrongfully held' and that there was no evidence that torture helped prevent attacked By PETE D'AMATO 10 January 2015...
  • Defending Vice President Cheney [Against the New York Times call for Prosecution]

    12/24/2014 8:04:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2014 | Elise Cooper
    Unbelievably, the New York Times Editorial Board is calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct a criminal investigation of Vice President Dick Cheney and other members of the Bush administration. They call the enhanced interrogation techniques (EIT) “sadistic” crimes and cite that 25% of those detained are innocent. How quickly they forget what happened to their fellow New Yorkers on September 11, 2001. They worry about the 25% supposedly innocent yet ignore the approximately 30% who were released and returned to the battleground, a figure cited by Obama administration officials. For example, Baghdadi, who was in the...
  • NY Times Editors Call for Prosecution of 'Torturers,' Including Dick Cheney, George Tenet

    12/22/2014 5:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 22, 2014 | Randy Hall
    In an angry editorial published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, the newspaper's editorial board called on president Barack Obama to “Prosecute Torturers and Their Bosses.” The list of offenders “in a credible investigation” is a long one, including former vice president Dick Cheney; his chief of staff, David Addington; former CIA director George Tenet; and John Yoo and Jay Bybee, the lawyers for the Office of Legal Counsel who helped draft the documents clearing the way for “enhanced interrogation“ of prisoners and enemy combatants. In addition, the editors called for charges to be brought against Jose...
  • NY Times safeguards its irrelevancy in call for the prosecution of Dick Cheney

    12/22/2014 8:13:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/22/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    When The New York Times ran an op-ed by American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero calling for the pardoning of the members of the Bush administration who presided over the application of enhanced interrogation techniques to terror suspects, it was a display of shrewd politics. In that piece, Romero virtually conceded that his preferred course of action – a formal pardoning of the members of the Bush administration by President Barack Obama – wouldn’t happen, but to even contemplate that course of action would be to acknowledge the guilt of those who associated with the former administration....
  • Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington

    10/20/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Corn
    Bilderbergers, the Iraq invasion, Alex Jones—the GOP senator has routinely flirted with America's paranoid fringe.This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?" It noted that Paul possessed a "supple mind" and was a "preternaturally confident speaker." Washington Post political prognosticator Chris Cillizza pronounced Paul the "most interesting voice in the GOP right now," and Politico gave him the No. 1 spot on its list of the 50 "most...
  • Ed Schultz to Valerie Plame's Husband: Didn't Cheney 'Torture' Your Family?

    12/15/2014 3:59:22 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With 2015 only a couple of weeks away, Ed Schultz just managed to sneak under the wire in the race for Most Inane Question of the Year by an MSNBC Host. Speaking to Valerie Plame's husband Joe Wilson on the The Ed Show this evening, Schultz suggested: "Your wife was outed by the Vice-President and now he's saying he has no problem with torture. How do you feel about that? I mean isn't it torture what your family went through?" Wilson wasn't wacky enough to bite on Ed's bait, but in other comments made clear that he would like to...
  • Cheney on CIA interrogation: ‘I’d do it again in a minute’

    12/14/2014 12:33:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/14/2014 | By Jacqueline Klimas
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that, despite the backlash against harsh CIA interrogation tactics, he would authorize them again with no hesitation. “It worked. It’s worked now for 13 years. We’ve avoided another mass casualty event against the United States,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I’d do it again in a minute.” Senate Democrats last week released a report that described interrogation tactics including waterboarding, sleep deprivation, rectal feedings and confinements in coffin-sized boxes for more than a week. Many have called the actions torture, saying that they violate international agreements, but Mr. Cheney maintained that...
  • John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release [The Republican "Feinstein"?]

    12/14/2014 11:55:36 AM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 13, 2013
    ByREBECCA KAPLAN FACE THE NATION December 14, 2014 John McCain Stands Out In Defense Of CIA Torture Report Release Nearly a week after the Senate Intelligence Committee released its massive report on the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques, Washington remains divided on even the most basic questions of whether the report was an accurate reflection of what happened and if it should have been released at all. The debate over the report has largely broken down along partisan lines, with Democrats pushing hard to make the report public and Republicans portraying it as an inaccurate picture of the type...
  • CIA’s tactics were torture, McCain says

    12/14/2014 11:51:25 AM PST · by South40 · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 14 DEC 14 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday strongly disputed claims by former Bush administration officials and fellow Republicans that harsh interrogation tactics used by the Central Intelligence Agency did not constitute torture. McCain said he had “vigorous discussion” with former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden during the Bush administration urging them not to use excruciating methods. “I said these things are torture. They’re in violation of the Geneva Convention and the convention against torture,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” noting that Congress later banned some of the techniques that were under debate.