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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 12:55 AM
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Cheney calls Mubarak a good friend, US ally
Source: AP

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday called Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a good friend and U.S. ally, and he urged the Obama administration to move cautiously as turmoil continued to shake that nation's government.

Cheney's comments came a day after President Barack Obama pressed Mubarak to consider his legacy and exit office in a way that would give his country the best chance for peace and democracy.

Cheney said the U.S. should take measured steps in public, and suggested that too much pressure could backfire.

"There is a reason why a lot of diplomacy is conducted in secret. There are good reasons for there to be confidentiality in some of those communications. And I think President Mubarak needs to be treated as he deserved over the years, because he has been a good friend," Cheney said at an event commemorating the centennial of President Ronald Reagan's birth.


Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20110206/D9L745480.htm...
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 01:03 AM
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1. From one torturer to another
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 01:21 AM
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4. +infinity
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 12:15 PM
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19. exactly.
Cheney also loved the apartheid regime and thought Nelson Mandela was a terrorist.

there should be a dictionary entry called "wrong side of history" with his picture beside it.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 01:05 AM
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2. He should maybe go visit his good friend?
I'm sure he'll have a big reception at the airport.
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Joyce78 Donating Member (497 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 01:06 AM
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3. I'll take a try at Cheney's remarks ...
Sit down and shut up. Contemplate your heart transplant ... try to find anyone who would donate. First and foremost you creep, you might want to consider a heart implant along with a brain implant. Evidentally, you've been missing both since your creation.
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HankyDubs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 01:46 AM
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5. careful
"First and foremost you creep, you might want to consider a heart implant along with a brain implant."

Careful Joyce. My sources tell me that Dick is already prowling the streets looking for a fresh pink heart to insert into his (literally) heartless torso.
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 02:33 AM
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6. This video is as relevant now as it was then....
In case you missed it...


A patriot letting then V.P. Cheney hear what most of American wanted to say...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjeQrvClomI

:toast:
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Scottybeamer70 Donating Member (844 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 02:40 AM
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7. Birds of a feather.......
and all that..........
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 03:42 AM
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8. He would.
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Prometheus Bound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 03:57 AM
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9. Well, it would be a bit hypocritical for him to say otherwise.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 04:11 AM
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10. Hopefully Mubarak knows how to duck better than Cheney's other friend.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 04:15 AM
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11. For a RepubliCrony with Five freaking military deferments, Cheney
is about as sorry a soul as Republiconism has to offer up...of course he and his Republicon support brutal fascist dictatorship, and spit on anything that hints at freedom, democracy, or honor...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 04:29 AM
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12. Does this war criminal ever STFU
:puke:
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 06:01 AM
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15. run him thru a USA microwave oven airport X-ray scanner a few times, he will then
pulseless pacemaker and all
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 05:50 AM
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13. Why, sure he is. He's even help US if we wanted a war started.
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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 05:56 AM
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14. war criminal Cheney called Clinton-era sanctions against Iran bad for Halliburton
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_3360.sh...

When Dick Cheney was chief executive of Halliburton in the 1990s, he urged Congress to ease sanctions against Iran and enter into diplomatic discussions with the countrys leaders so the oilfield services company could legally do business there.

"Let me make a generalized statement about a trend I see in the U.S. Congress that I find disturbing, that applies not only with respect to the Iranian situation but a number of others as well," Cheney said at the time.

"I think we Americans sometimes make mistakes . . . There seems to be an assumption that somehow we know what's best for everybody else and that we are going to use our economic clout to get everybody else to live the way we would like."





my loathing for this vampyr knows no bounds :mad:

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Marblehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 09:42 AM
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16. fu chainey
this man is the scum of the earth
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 12:06 PM
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17. Good reason to get rid of Mubarak. n/t
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 12:10 PM
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18. Of course one souless murderer would admire another one.
However it the spirit of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, we could call Dick Cheney an enemy of the American people, which would make his buddy Mubarak also our enemy.
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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 12:28 PM
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20. ANY person that the evil and heartless sociopath Dick Cheney supports
Immediately makes the hairs on the nape of my neck stand straight up.



:scared:
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 02:57 PM
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21. He is correct. Mubarak WAS a good friend and ally to the US, like it or not.
Not the first time we've buddied up with self serving dictators.

It's the way America works, like it or not.

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