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Cheney to Democrats: Weakness Invites Terror
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Tue Jul 27, 2004 02:48 PM ET

By Adam Entous
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Reuters) - Flanked by American flags and howitzers, Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday defended the war in Iraq and a policy of preemptive attack against criticism from Democrats at their national convention.

With President Bush staying out of the political fray at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, Cheney was on the West Coast to rally fellow Republicans for the November election and counter charges by Democrats meeting in Boston.

"Terrorist attacks are not caused by the use of strength. They are invited by the perception of weakness," Cheney said at Camp Pendleton on the Southern California coast.

Cheney said Americans were safer and he stood by prewar characterizations of Iraq as a threat despite the failure to find weapons of mass destruction and new warnings by Cheney and other administration officials that another major terrorist attack may be coming. ;jsessionid=PSKALJBEBKQNGCRBAEZSFFA?type=topNews&storyID=5788729 shit Chainbag!

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  -Cheney to Democrats: Weakness Invites Terror fishface  Jul-27-04 02:42 PM   #0 
  - I wonder if he means  shoelace414   Jul-27-04 02:44 PM   #1 
  - "You have to re-elect George Bush because he'll protect us  fishface   Jul-27-04 02:46 PM   #4 
  - yes, like having our National Guard overseas, our military where  maggrwaggr   Jul-27-04 02:47 PM   #8 
  - Maybe he means ...  Sentinel Chicken   Jul-27-04 02:55 PM   #20 
  - maybe when the Chinese fighter  west michigan   Jul-27-04 04:54 PM   #46 
  - Translation: "We invaded Afghanistan and Iraq because they're weak."  TahitiNut   Jul-27-04 06:43 PM   #57 
  - Democrats to Cheney:  shockingelk   Jul-27-04 02:45 PM   #2 
  - Democrats to Cheney - Go fuck yourself!  ChavezSpeakstheTruth   Jul-27-04 03:00 PM   #25 
  - We are a weakened country in the eyes of the world  MidwestTransplant   Jul-27-04 02:46 PM   #3 
  - Rhetoric about "strength" and "weaknes"...  BloodyWilliam   Jul-27-04 02:46 PM   #5 
  - Guess What Douche? YOU Were The WEAK ASSHOLE IN CHARGE  Beetwasher   Jul-27-04 02:46 PM   #6 
  - Bush must have looked pretty weak on 9/11/01 since  sinkingfeeling   Jul-27-04 02:50 PM   #13 
  - Whens the last time Canada had a terrorist attack?  Massacure   Jul-27-04 02:47 PM   #7 
  - Exactly. And Israel's strength has obviously made them terrorist-free.  Brotherjohn   Jul-27-04 02:50 PM   #12 
     - And it was the bold use of force that stopped IRA terrorism in the UK n/t  geek tragedy   Jul-27-04 02:59 PM   #23 
  - Once again, the "false dichotomy" is dredged up.  Brotherjohn   Jul-27-04 02:48 PM   #9 
  - Only a jackass would be so simplistic...  kingdamon   Jul-27-04 02:49 PM   #10 
  - Is that what ol' "go fuck yourself" was doing when 9/11 occurred?  zidzi   Jul-27-04 02:49 PM   #11 
  - Actually dick, the over-use of our military strength is what causes terra,  shylock1579   Jul-27-04 02:51 PM   #14 
  - How about...  My Pet Goat   Jul-27-04 02:51 PM   #15 
  - CRAZY Cheney. He's a wack job.  Catfight   Jul-27-04 02:52 PM   #16 
  - Strength and Wisdom are not opposing values ...  annxburns   Jul-27-04 02:52 PM   #17 
  - It sure does, Crashcart  gratuitous   Jul-27-04 02:52 PM   #18 
  - thank you, gratuituous  piece sine   Jul-27-04 05:11 PM   #49 
  - another footnote for the 9/11 commission; so, BushCheney invited 9/11  sundancekid   Jul-27-04 02:55 PM   #19 
  - This Looks Like A Job For Pretzelboy...  MrBenchley   Jul-27-04 02:55 PM   #21 
  - BULLSHIT.  Caliphoto   Jul-27-04 02:57 PM   #22 
  - I guess hatred has nothing to do with it...  Bandit   Jul-27-04 03:00 PM   #24 
  - Aww. Poor Dick. Now that the 9/11 Commission has shown him to be weak...  HuckleB   Jul-27-04 03:04 PM   #26 
  - Please Please  0007   Jul-27-04 03:05 PM   #27 
  - Dems to Cheney: Secrecy invites Corruptioni  Dac_76   Jul-27-04 03:07 PM   #28 
  - He is 100% correct. It does, it DID, and the way to prevent it: Vote Kerry  Bush_Eats_Beef   Jul-27-04 03:08 PM   #29 
  - I concur.  sofa king   Jul-28-04 02:59 AM   #69 
  - This is what Card really said to W  DoYouEverWonder   Jul-28-04 06:27 AM   #72 
  - And "bring it on" invites what, Dick?  stickdog   Jul-27-04 03:13 PM   #30 
  - Bill Clinton to BUTTHEAD Cheney...  Triana   Jul-27-04 03:15 PM   #31 
  - Cheney is sooo discredited by now, I doubt anyone with an IQ higher than  wrate   Jul-27-04 03:16 PM   #32 
  - Careful..  fishface   Jul-27-04 03:39 PM   #38 
  - bushco appearance at another military base..  frylock   Jul-27-04 03:25 PM   #33 
  - So the attacks of 9/11 were invited by a perception of weakness:  indepat   Jul-27-04 03:27 PM   #34 
  - ...and IGNORANCE is STRENGTH!  librechik   Jul-27-04 03:27 PM   #35 
  - If we just say FUCK YOU loud enough, maybe that will keep terror at bay  lebkuchen   Jul-27-04 03:28 PM   #36 
  - Does every Cheney photo look like something out of a Third Reich newsreel?  Hobarticus   Jul-27-04 03:35 PM   #37 
  - Cheney's Weakness For Making A Buck By Illegally Selling To Iran Certainly  cryingshame   Jul-27-04 03:48 PM   #39 
  - War Criminal!  Disturbed   Jul-27-04 04:05 PM   #42 
  - Since it is a matter of WHEN and not IF, who is going to ask the question  lovedems   Jul-27-04 03:56 PM   #40 
  - Let's see *dick* a war hero vs. two yellow bellies making money off an  mzmolly   Jul-27-04 04:03 PM   #41 
  - Yuh. The terrorists didn't wait long to attack after Bu$h was selected  Zorra   Jul-27-04 04:28 PM   #43 
  - dick? when you're right, you're right  xchrom   Jul-27-04 04:41 PM   #44 
  - Projecting Strength Just Means you are Hiding Weakness  dave29   Jul-27-04 04:53 PM   #45 
  - Wow, Cheney actually said something that was true!  Rex   Jul-27-04 04:54 PM   #47 
  - "perception of weakness" - Finally a kernel of truth from this admin  FoeOfBush   Jul-27-04 05:38 PM   #53 
     - Yeah same here - Hell must be freezing over as I type this.  Rex   Jul-27-04 07:53 PM   #61 
  - Graduation Day  PROUDNWLIBERAL   Jul-27-04 05:10 PM   #48 
  - A desire to rule the world by way of force invites regime change.  adaircraft   Jul-27-04 05:15 PM   #50 
  - Total idiot  whosinpower   Jul-27-04 05:24 PM   #51 
  - Sorry boo boo. Wisdom and strength are not opposing values.  party_line   Jul-27-04 05:37 PM   #52 
  - So, Bush's "weakness" invited 9/11? I get it.  lottie244   Jul-27-04 05:46 PM   #54 
  - Yes!!  Buzzz   Jul-27-04 06:45 PM   #58 
  - This is the emerging "trump card"  The_Casual_Observer   Jul-27-04 06:19 PM   #55 
  - Crashcart Cheney = SKEWED LOGIC 101  crozet4clark   Jul-28-04 04:50 AM   #71 
  - Like the weakness of Bush being on vacation for a month before 9/11  wishlist   Jul-27-04 06:52 PM   #59 
  - got news for ya cheney: neocons CREATE terrorists, and that means neocons  truthisfreedom   Jul-27-04 07:51 PM   #60 
  - Evil doers and killers that kill.  Disturbed   Jul-27-04 08:05 PM   #62 
  - Well in honesty...  BayouBengal07   Jul-27-04 08:20 PM   #63 
  - Cheney Attacks Kerry, Edwards to Marines  struggle4progress   Jul-28-04 12:50 AM   #64 
  - Jack Rabbit to GOP: Cheney invites conflict of interest  Jack Rabbit   Jul-28-04 12:59 AM   #65 
  - What did Dick do between Jan and Sept. 2001 to strengthen  dralston   Jul-28-04 01:25 AM   #66 
  - Wait a friggen minute...Cheney was supposed to be in charge of Terrorism  opihimoimoi   Jul-28-04 01:45 AM   #67 
  - Case in point is your Administration Dick  socialdemocrat1981   Jul-28-04 02:35 AM   #68 
  - Cheney got exactly right!  Barkley   Jul-28-04 06:30 AM   #73 
  - And there are still morans blindly supporting these idiots.  sfg25   Jul-28-04 03:18 AM   #70 
  - Ignorance & low IQs  Disturbed   Jul-28-04 06:47 AM   #75 
  - "See those howitzers?"  liburl   Jul-28-04 06:35 AM   #74 
  - Billy to Cheney....  deseo   Jul-28-04 06:54 AM   #76 
  - If Cheney were a Democrat...the media would constantly point out...  Q   Jul-28-04 07:19 AM   #77 

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