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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 09:49 AM
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Cheney Slams Obama Administration for Opening Investigation of CIA Interrogators
Source: ABC News

Former Vice President Dick Cheney slammed the Obama Administration for its decision to appoint a prosecutor to review and investigate whether CIA interrogators violated US torture statues and questioned its ability to protect the nations security.

President Obamas decision to allow the Justice Department to investigate and possibly prosecute CIA personnel, and his decision to remove authority for interrogation from the CIA to the White House, serves as a reminder, if any were needed, of why so many Americans have doubts about this Administrations ability to be responsible for our nations security, the former vice president said in a statement Monday.

Cheney said the intelligence gained from interrogations of terror suspects saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks.

The people involved deserve our gratitude. They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions, he said.

Read more: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/08/cheney-...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 09:50 AM
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1. "No gratitude from me. Do unto others..." - JC
Edited on Tue Aug-25-09 09:56 AM by SpiralHawk
" xVP Dickie 'Five Military Deferments' Cheney and his Republicon Chickenhawk Fear Freak Cronies may think torture is somehow Christian. But I say unto Thee, this is total freaking perverted Republicon bullshit propaganda, and the gates to the KINGDOM are locked unto them." - JC

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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 09:51 AM
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2. Is that squirming I hear? Hope so. nt
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 09:55 AM
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3. Guess we can expect Lynn Cheney to be out making the
rounds again in defense of her Daddy. :eyes:
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BonnieJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:49 AM
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23. That would be Liz.
Lynn is the diabolical Mrs. Cheney.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:57 AM
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29. D'oh. I knew that. Hope we don't see either.
:hi:
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:52 AM
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25. You're thinking of Liz.
Lynn is his wife. Liz and Mary are his daughters.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:56 AM
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27. Thanks. I knew that. Don't know why I posted
Lynn :shrug: Maybe she will be out there too at this rate.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 12:25 PM
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46. You've seen one Cheney, you've seen them all.
Except for Mary. She seems to fly below the radar. Maybe they embarrass her.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 09:58 AM
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4. a war criminal says what?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 09:58 AM
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5. To disagree with a president during a time of war is treason, Mr. dick.
I'm sure Mr. dick will recall that little mantra.
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:05 AM
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6. Me thinks he doth protest too much
That's not a ringing in your ears Dick,

it the sound that leg irons make as they are frog marched to prison.
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TheCoxwain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:06 AM
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7. Cheney - Go fuck yourselves !!!!
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:07 AM
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8. Cheney needs to stock up
on personal lubricant.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:07 AM
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9. Let's hear what the big Dick says under oath at his TRIAL. Till then STFU Dick head
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:10 AM
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10. So what about the outing of CIA agent Val Plame, Dick?
Edited on Tue Aug-25-09 10:11 AM by Botany

Your handwriting was on the NY Times editorial by Joe Wilson's .... something about Val Plame.

God knows how many people got killed because of that stunt.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:12 AM
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11. Cheney mad = we're doing something right.
K&R
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:12 AM
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12. Sorry, Darth - your sticky finger prints are ALL over that report.
A little worried, perhaps?

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:13 AM
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13. Gettin scared now DICK?
Torturing people doesn't make countries more secure you evil bastard. It just creates the need for more and more wars. Which is of course the goal.
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jmondine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:28 AM
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35. Exactly what I was thinking
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:14 AM
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14. Yo, Dick.
Could you just shut up now? You're reign is over. You are a has been. What part of that don't you undestand?
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:16 AM
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15. I'm shocked at Cheney's reaction. (Okay, I'm not.) nt
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:34 AM
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16. Here's what the admin should say in retort
"Actually Mr. Cheney (no honorific) should be happy. If we don't investigate, the World Court will, and he would likely suffer a lot harsher treatment there than he will here"
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demoborn47 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:35 AM
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17. Who cares what he thinks?

He bullied his way into the White House with his own agenda. WTF does he know about torture besides the fact that he ordered it? He may be right by not interogating the CIA, we should question him. Whata ya think Dick? ya prick.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:35 AM
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18. of course - what alleged criminal wouldn't say an investigation is a bad thing
say good night dick
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:36 AM
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19. LOL! I wish someone was taking bets on this one.
The odds may not have been great, but I could have used a little spending money.
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abbeyco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:37 AM
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20. If Darth Dick is pissed
then I'm all the more for the CIA investigations. I'd imagine that Dick is probably contacting David Vitter about diaper use - he's probably peeing himself thinking about how the investigation will likely lead directly to him.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:38 AM
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21. Hopefully your next DICK...nt
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:47 AM
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22. "They do not deserve to be the targets of political investigations or prosecutions"
uh... yes they do BUT you should have been FIRST!! evil bastard.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:51 AM
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24. What a cowardly little man he is....
Always afraid, always crapping his pants over imaginary dangers combined with the real fear of having to face up to his criminal activities. So pathetic.
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Altoid_Cyclist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:55 AM
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26. Alright, who lifted up the rock that he lives under?
Maybe we can find him a nice prison cell to live in.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:56 AM
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28. Shut it, Darth!
The nerve of this guy!
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:06 AM
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30. It was not Obama's call. It was Holders. As it should be.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:16 AM
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33. I'm guessing the truth is somewhere in between.
Don't tell me your boss/friend has nothing to do with what you do or don't do on the job.

I'll give them both credit if this goes well and criticize them both if it does not.
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 02:16 PM
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53. Obama could be breaking the law if he interfered.
It could be construed as obstruction if he had tried to stop it. Now, a wink and a nod to go forward would not be out of line.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:39 AM
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39. Yep... but Cheney knows to slime the leader. It's a tactic.
And yeah, it was always going to be Holder's call... which is why so many here got so pissed off at all the "why won't Obama prosecute" crap that idiots were spewing.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:10 AM
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31. Why of course he does.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:12 AM
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32. Being a dick is bad enough. Being an irrelevant dick is just sad. STFU.
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:19 AM
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34. Aw Christ! Does This Mean I'm Going To Have To See...
Liz on every GD "news" program I watch for the next two weeks?

Jay
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:30 AM
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36. KING DRONE outraged? Imagine, the most monotone, emotionless creature
Edited on Tue Aug-25-09 11:31 AM by peacetalksforall
for ten years except for sneers .... is ... is SHOWING EMOTION!

What pricked him? There are nerves running through the drone? The next thing we see will be moist eyes? Then glycerine tears?

The bottom of the pit for morals is talking morality? Ain't that sumpthin!
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:34 AM
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37. ONLY IN AMERICA!!!,, Can a man who NEVER served,,
a day of his entire life in the military, and had spent his entire life in the confineS of DC, 'know' SO MUCH about national security
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:44 AM
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42. But golly, he is a world leader in war profiteering.
As Secretary of Defense he pushed privatization of military services. As CEO of Halliburton he reaped the rewards of that work. Then as head of the Bush-Cheney Junta he continued his privatization to extreme levels which have generated extreme profits for his friends.

Never mind that he seriously damaged our national security; he took care of number one-- the financial security of his associates.
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:36 AM
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38. Fucking 'cuff the bastard...
and then let's duck tape his lying mouth shut


grrrr
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randr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:40 AM
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40. Just like Libby needs a pardon.
This whole thing involves a very small number of rouge elements within the neocon cesspool.
The vast majority of agents are as horrified and embarrassed as the rest of the country.
No, absolutely NO, evidence has come forward to date supporting Dick's assertion of lives saved.
We live the greatest country the world has ever known due to our adherence to strict moral principals when it comes to human rights.
Dick and his friends betrayed us all.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:42 AM
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41. Suddenly all that noise-making a few months ago makes sense, no?
And here's some of the noise I was making at the same time:

I believe (and I choose that word carefully) that the Bush Administration operated a massive program of kidnapping, torture, and eventual execution of thousands of Iraqi citizens. I believe that Cheney's public efforts are designed to stabilize a base of public support for himself now, before the exposure of that program. The torture is part of a ball of yarn that unravels to something far darker and larger than most Americans dare to imagine.

http://journals.democraticunderground.com/sofa%20king/9...
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 06:28 PM
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64. Notice also that the recent document release shows C was--gasp!--lying.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/29/Levin-Cheney-lyi... /

As Senator Levin has maintained since May of this year.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 11:44 AM
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43. We dont need a speech from a war criminal...nor do we need counselling
from same.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 12:01 PM
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44. He's getting nervous.
As he should be.
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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 12:10 PM
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45. Fuck you Dick Cheney eom
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 12:26 PM
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47. I'm guessing all that corporatemediawhoredom
PR campaign with the lizard cheney and the dick has gotten them bupkis.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 12:30 PM
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48. One word for Trick Dick II : GUILTY!
Obviously.

What a freakin psychopath. I SO hope he ends up having to lawyer up for these investigations. And that's the LEAST I hope for.
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 12:31 PM
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49. This is precisely the reason why Obama handled the matter in the manner he did
The decision to investigate and prosecute was placed in the hands of the DOJ...and solely in their hands. That is how it is supposed to be done. He has insulated the administration from the decision, but through has actions has reinstated a separation of powers. He is brilliant so don't every make assumptions on anything he does until a matter is brought to conclusion..that includes health care reform.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 12:33 PM
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50. Sure Cheney hates investigations.. he also hates orange jumpsuits.
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4_TN_TITANS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 01:36 PM
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51. We must be getting warm
if Cheney is crawling out of his undisclosed lair.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 01:46 PM
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52. Candidate tor this year's "You Call This NEWS?" award
I suppose Obama could just go ahead and write his OWN laws, but your party doesn't get to stay in power that way...in case you haven't noticed, DICK!

:eyes:
rocktivity
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 02:25 PM
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54. Will someone please slam Cheney into jail?
:argh:
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 05:20 PM
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55. So how's Cheney going to "prove" that this compromises our nations
security?

You got another inside job in the works Dickless? :shrug:
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:30 PM
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56. Go. Fuck. Yourself.
I hope you swing from the gallows, you traitorous shit stain.
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-25-09 10:42 PM
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57. this vile putrid piece of carrion offal needs a shakespeare to do justice to his villainy.
richard lying-heart the 2nd - making the world nostalgic for nixon.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 01:07 AM
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58. Sadism
pure and simple. That program was for Cheney's sexual gratification and nothing more. He's a sick and twisted criminal pervert.
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 01:37 AM
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59. i want cheney to pay for his crimes with a long prison sentence
fuck that asshole
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 01:37 AM
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60. i want cheney to pay for his crimes with a long prison sentence
fuck that asshole
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 01:45 AM
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61. When You Are a Lemon, Mr. Cheney, Prepare to Be Squeezed!
Next stop, the Hague!
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 02:50 AM
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62. "responsible for our nation's security"? 9/11 happened under whose watch?
like cheney EVER had any interest in "national security." the less secure the nation during his illegitimate time in office, the fatter his wallet got.
the wheels of justice turn sooo slowly, but they will get to you, you evil POS.
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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 05:14 PM
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63. Reminiscent of Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men
hopefully with a similar outcome.
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