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  • Rand Paul Blasts Dick Cheney: ‘Someone Should Have Been Removed From Office’ For Pre-9/11 Failures

    07/19/2013 11:06:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18 2013 | Noah Rothman
    en. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room on Tuesday evening where he was asked to respond to former Vice President Dick Cheney who told Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace that the junior Kentucky senator was wrong when he criticized the NSA’s surveillance programs. Paul tore into the Bush administration’s role in the establishment of the post-9/11 security regime, noting that he thinks it is possible to catch terrorists using methods consistent with the Constitution. Cheney told the Fox News Sunday host that Paul was incorrect in his criticisms of the NSA’s communications monitoring programs. The former vice...
  • Cheney: Obama has 'learned from experience' that Bush was right

    01/17/2011 2:50:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | January, 17, 2011 | Daniel Stauss
    President Obama has “learned from experience” that some of the Bush administration’s decisions on terrorism issues were necessary, according to former Vice President Dick Cheney. In his first interview since undergoing major heart surgery last July, Cheney said he thinks Obama has been forced to rethink some of his national security positions now that he sits in the Oval Office. "I think he's learned that what we did was far more appropriate than he ever gave us credit for while he was a candidate. So I think he's learned from experience. And part of that experience was the Democrats having...
  • HYPOCRITE! Bill Maher and Rep Barney Frank Joke About Assassination Attempt on Cheney

    01/13/2011 10:54:09 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 12 replies
    Religio-Political Talk Blog ^ | 1-13-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    Watch two videos, one is Bill Maher joking about a botched attempt to take VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney's life. The watch a video of Bill Maher saying Republicans want to kill people or use such language, not Liberals.
  • November 23: Dick Cheney Exclusive Interview

    11/23/2009 11:27:05 AM PST · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 1,066+ views
    Scott Hennen ^ | 11-23-09
    November 23: Dick Cheney Exclusive Interview
  • Congressman: Holder should expand prosecutor's inquiry to include Cheney [Jerrold Nadler(D-N.Y.)

    09/01/2009 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 946+ views
    Congressman: Holder should expand prosecutor's inquiry to include Cheney By Michael O'Brien - 09/01/09 12:29 PM ET Attorney General Eric Holder should expand a special prosecutor's investigation into detainee abuse during the Bush administration to include high-ranking officials like Vice President Dick Cheney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday. Nadler defended Holder's decision last week to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the abuse and potential torture conducted by CIA officials during the Bush administration. "My criticism of the attorney general is that he should not limit the investigation to people in the field who may have committed torture, but...
  • Cheney For President

    Our guess, however, is that Cheney overstates when he says "so many Americans have doubts." We'd venture that for most people the Obama administration's see-no-evil approach is comforting. After years of fear and vigilance, it's nice to be able to relax and not worry so much about terrorism. It's nice--but potentially dangerous. If the Bush administration's policies really did keep us safe for 7˝ years, then it stands to reason that the Obama administrations' policies may be endangering us now. Certainly that is how the public would see it in the event of another terrorist attack. If that happens, heaven...
  • 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...
  • Facebook for Bushies (George W. Bush alum create own social networking site)

    08/09/2009 9:19:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 565+ views
    Politico.com via NBC New York ^ | Sun, Aug 9, 2009 | DANIEL LIBIT
    Though George W. Bush left office with the reputation of a technological lummox — infamously using the term “Internets” — his former staffers are using their tech savvy to stay connected. Despite a handful of established Facebook groups for those who worked in the Bush administration, an effort is under way to create an online social network — for Bushies only. Tony Fratto, a former deputy press secretary who currently heads the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association, is spearheading the charge. He told POLITICO this week that that Web developers are currently hard at work experimenting with mock-ups, and he predicts a...
  • Bush-Era Debate: Using G.I.’s in U.S.

    07/24/2009 6:54:54 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 53 replies · 3,047+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 24, 2009 | MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID JOHNSTON
    WASHINGTON — Top Bush administration officials in 2002 debated testing the Constitution by sending American troops into the suburbs of Buffalo to arrest a group of men suspected of plotting with Al Qaeda, according to former administration officials. Some of the advisers to President George W. Bush, including Vice President Dick Cheney, argued that a president had the power to use the military on domestic soil to sweep up the terrorism suspects, who came to be known as the Lackawanna Six, and declare them enemy combatants. Mr. Bush ultimately decided against the proposal to use military force. A decision to...
  • Paper: Bush Considered Sending Troops into Buffalo (But He Didn't)

    07/24/2009 9:02:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies · 913+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/24/2009 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON – The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have been a nearly unprecedented use of military power, The New York Times reported. Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush advisers at the time strongly urged that the military be used to apprehend men who were suspected of plotting with al Qaida, who later became known as the Lackawanna Six, the Times reported on its Web site Friday night. It cited former administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • The Cheney “Scandal”

    07/14/2009 6:07:05 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 12 replies · 578+ views
    NRO ^ | Jonah Goldberg
    Okay, so I’ve had internet problems and staying abreast of the news has been a problem. So, I’m willing to concede that maybe I’m missing something. But, from what I can tell this Cheney scandal story (much hyped in our little New York Times digest thingamajig), is the mother of all nothingburgers. It’s hard for me not to see it as a ploy by Democrats to distract from the fact that the stimulus bill is a dud, healthcare is going badly and cap-and-trade looks like a disaster. The base always enjoys beating up on Cheney and the press likes that...
  • Cheney was terrific

    05/21/2009 4:42:05 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies · 1,157+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 19, 2009 | Quin Hillyer
    In the past I have made quite clear my admiration for former Vice President Dick Cheney. So it will come as no surprise that I think his speech today at the American Enterprise Institute was pitch perfect. But I will say something stronger: I think that if somebody came to the subject fresh, with no preconceived notions, and watched (as so many of us did) President Barack Obama and Cheney back to back today, dueling across town, that open-minded person would believe that Cheney made a far stronger case. And oddly enough, Cheney's very lack of "style points" served only...
  • Cheney: Obama endangers the nation

    05/11/2009 3:09:00 AM PDT · by Man50D · 10 replies · 656+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Sean Lengell
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday continued his verbal attack against President Obama, saying that the country is more vulnerable to a potential terrorist attack since the Obama administration took power. Mr. Cheney said that administration's dismantling of many of the policies and protections instituted by President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — including the planned closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba and halting controversial prisoner interrogation techniques — have made the country more vulnerable to future attacks. "That's my belief," Mr. Cheney said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I think...
  • Obama open to torture memo prosecutions

    04/22/2009 2:27:22 PM PDT · by topfile · 92 replies · 5,048+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama for the first time Tuesday opened the door to prosecuting former Bush administration officials, saying those who approved harsh interrogation techniques for suspected terrorists may be subject to criminal charges. The president also left open the possibility for an independent commission to examine the interrogations of detainees with techniques that included waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other tactics that defenders said produced valuable information. The remarks were a reversal from several days ago, when Mr. Obama said he wanted to move forward and his chief of staff appeared to rule out any prosecutions. The president took a harder line...
  • (Vice President)Cheney: U.S. won't pressure Israel on security

    03/23/2008 12:25:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 1,001+ views
    al Reuters via Tahoo! News ^ | March 22, 2008 | Tabassum Zakaria
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney, starting a visit on Saturday to try to push forward Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, said Washington would never pressure Israel to take steps that threaten its security. Palestinians accuse Israel of undermining the U.S.-sponsored peace talks by expanding Jewish settlements, refusing to remove West Bank roadblocks and mounting offensives against militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip who fire cross-border rockets into the Jewish state. "America's commitment to Israel's security is enduring and unshakable, as is Israel's right to protect itself always against terrorism, rocket attacks and other attacks from forces dedicated to Israel's destruction,"...
  • Political Theatre of the Absurd (Even the left is sick of Code Pink!)

    03/19/2008 8:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,669+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | March 18, 2008 | Paul Waldman
    A few months ago, a day before one of the occasional marches the Capital sees demanding an end to the Iraq War, I began the descent into the Metro stop near my office, looked up, and saw a number of representatives of Code Pink standing at the railing overlooking the escalator. Or rather, I heard them first. They were screaming at the parade of commuters, at the top of their lungs and in a tone somewhere between simple frustration and righteous anger, "End the war!!!" Well, I thought, that ought to take care of things. Good work, hippies! I kid...
  • W.'s Gun Battle (District of Columbia v. Heller case)

    03/14/2008 1:19:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,075+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 13, 2008 | Robert Novak
    Preparing to hear oral arguments Tuesday on the extent of gun rights guaranteed by the Constitution's Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has before it a brief signed by Vice President Cheney opposing the Bush administration's stance. Even more remarkably, Cheney is faithfully reflecting the views of President George W. Bush. The government position filed with the Supreme Court by U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement stunned gun advocates by opposing the breadth of an appellate court affirmation of individual ownership rights. The Justice Department, not the vice president, is out of order. But if Bush agrees with Cheney, why did...
  • CNN Fires Ranting Liberal Producer for Blogging

    02/14/2008 8:52:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 457+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 14, 2008 | Matthew Sheffield
    CNN has fired producer Chez Pazienza after the network brass realized he had been blogging at his own left-wing site and several others over a period of years: In a phone interview this morning, Mr. Pazienza, 38, said he joined CNN as a senior producer in January 2004 and has consistently received positive performance evaluations of his work. He spent his first year at CNN at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, then moved to New York to work on “CNN Daybreak,” which has since been canceled, then “American Morning,” which is shown Monday through Friday, from 6 to 9 a.m....
  • Republicans Out-Raised Democrats for National Commitees

    01/03/2008 1:35:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 76+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 2, 2008, | Leslie Wayne
    When it comes to fund-raising, Democrats have outpaced Republicans almost across the board. The lone exception is the Republican National Committee, which reported yesterday that it had raised $83 million for the year, easily topping the Democratic National Committee, which had raised $50.5 million in the first 11 months of 2007. Republicans say that this cash pile — the Republican committee has $17.2 million on hand, compared to the $2.8 million the Democratic committee reported — should help the Republican presidential nominee in the fall. “Our significant fund-raising advantage over the D.N.C.,” said Alex Conant, a spokesman for the Republican...
  • The "fix" (Cindy Sheehan suspects president will suspend elections, endorses Ron Paul)

    11/25/2007 7:02:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 485+ views
    Cindy Sheehan for Congress Blog ^ | October 22, 2007 | Cindy Sheehan
    There is quite a lot of interesting, but wild, speculation running around the blog-o-sphere, progressive circles and just plain dinner conversation these days about whether BushCo will allow a peaceful and constitutional transfer of Executive power in the ’08 elections. Unless or until George Bush appears on our TV boxes one night, wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie with his hands sweatily clasped in a desperate death grip on top of his desk in the Oval Office, telling us that some catastrophic event, whether man-made or natural, has just occurred somewhere, and he must, for the...