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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:33 PM
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Cheney: the terrorists are betting that they can run out the clock on the Bush-Cheney administration

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/0...

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Was Iraq tougher than he had thought it would be?

Yes, that's true. . . . The notion that somehow we've got to get across to people is they just cannot think of this as a conventional war. This is not Desert Storm. It's not Korea. It's not World War II. This is a struggle that's going to go on in that part of the world for decades. I don't know that you're going to be involved for Iraq for decades; I don't want to say that. But just think about it. We just have to have people understand that, and understand that the alternative is not peace.

The alternative is not, we go back to the way the world was before 9/11. You can't turn back the clock. . . . There's always a possibility that maybe the next president you elect decides they don't want to continue the policy and so they adopt the other approach, the one that failed before 9/11. And I think to some extent the terrorists are betting that they can run out the clock on the Bush-Cheney administration and that it will be easier for them in the future because they won't face the kind of determined action that this administration has taken to take them on, to take the fight to them, to put in place first-rate defenses here at home, to do all those things we've done that have kept us safe and secure for the last five years.

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Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at THE WEEKLY STANDARD. This article is adapted from his new biography Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President (HarperCollins).


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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:37 PM
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1. Is that a hint that the Bush/Cheney Administration should never end?
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:38 PM
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4. remember a vote for a Democrat is a vote for the "terrarists"
:sarcasm:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:40 PM
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6. or is it a hint that the football may be released?
:scared:

These evil fucks scare the shit out of me...
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rubberducky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:37 PM
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2. Big talk from a 5 deferment kind of guy.
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:38 PM
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3. hmmm... well they probably can, seeing as how its less than two years away.
So I guess we better make the bush-cheney regime permanent, otherwise the terrorists will win. Have I got that right?

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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:39 PM
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5. Cheney continues to treat the American people like children
Well, all I can say is screw you, Dad.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:42 PM
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7. When I read the title, I thought it was a parody
It turns out I was sadly mistaken.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:45 PM
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8. What 'failed approach'?
The "not-attacking-Iraq" approach?

Here's Cheney, in 1992:

WASHINGTON -- In an assessment that differs sharply with his view today, Dick Cheney more than a decade ago defended the decision to leave Saddam Hussein in power after the first Gulf War, telling a Seattle audience that capturing Saddam wouldn't be worth additional U.S. casualties or the risk of getting "bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq."

Cheney, who was secretary of defense at the time, made the observations answering audience questions after a speech to the Discovery Institute in August 1992, nearly 18 months after U.S. forces routed the Iraqi army and liberated Kuwait.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/192908_cheney29....
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 03:50 PM
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9. The Alternative Is Not Peace
So that would leave us with perpetual war with */Cheney in charge. When is he going in for that heart operation?
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:13 PM
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10. Gee, dick, maybe there's more than one alternative.
Maybe if we stop bombing people, less of them will want to terrorize us.
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:16 PM
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11. I am betting that the terrorist will not only run out the clock on
bush, they will run out the clock on the next few presidents. Look at Israel as an example as to what happens if you don't make peace.
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conspirator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:28 PM
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12. Even if it takes blowing up the fuc*king entire planet this administration will keep
making money err... I mean fighting them over there.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:28 PM
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13. What a line of shit
" ... to do all those things we've done that have kept us safe and secure for
the last five years."

bush & Cheney had 52 warnings about 9/11 and did nothing. Keeping us safe?
Please.
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:30 PM
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14. Wow, Cheney knows the mind of "the terrorists."
Turns out the terrorists' thoughts completely justify an imminent attack on Iran.

Funny how that works out.

What would we do without a mindreading VP?
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:45 PM
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15. Americans always "have to understand". We never seem quite to "get it".
Edited on Mon Jul-16-07 04:45 PM by WinkyDink
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:47 PM
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16. Smear and Fear Is All That They Have
If they cannot make you afraid, then they will smear you.
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