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Cheney Warns of Attack — Bring Him Back or Put Him Away?

Ignoring accusations of torture, Dick Cheney wants to make sure everyone knows he still supports "enhanced interrogation techniques" because they keep America safe. In an interview with Politico yesterday, Cheney predicted that the Obama administration will either backtrack on their softy views, or put Americans at grave risk. He said:

When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry. . . These are evil people. And we’re not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek.

To imagine how President Obama would respond to Cheney's critique, we only have to look as far as his inauguration speech when he said:

As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals. Our founding fathers faced with perils that we can scarcely imagine, drafted a charter to assure the rule of law and the rights of man, a charter expanded by the blood of generations. Those ideals still light the world, and we will not give them up for expedience's sake.

Whose view of national security do you agree with more?

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kh61582 kh61582 7 years
So let me get this straight, when Republican Former Vice President Cheney says we need to be tough on national defense it's fear monggering but when Democrat President Obama says that this is the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression (which is not true. Check your facts before you believe this garbage people!) that's not just causing fear. Interesting hypocracy we have going on here.
Jinx Jinx 7 years
Say Good Night Dick!You're done.
Jinx Jinx 7 years
Say Good Night Dick! You're done.
stephley stephley 7 years
There's a surprise.
stephley stephley 7 years
There's a surprise.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
i cant read over the yelling sorry. comment lost on me
nadiap nadiap 7 years
Oh and the FEAR-MONGUERING continues! If the US is attacked again Dick it's because of YOU AND GEORGE. the reasons are: 1.MANIPULATE CIA INTELLIGENCE TO JUSTIFY INVADING A COUNTRY THAT DID NOT ATTACK YOU AND MURDERING 1.2 MILLION PEOPLE WITH 4.5 MILLION REGUGEES. Don't you think those refugees are ripe for Alqueda recruiting Dick? 2.DROPPING BOMBS ON WEDDING PARTIES AND VILLAGES AND THEN GO OOPS MY BAD! 3. TORTURING PEOPLE AND PUT THEM IN SECRET CAMPS FOR SIX YEARS THEN RELEASING THEM BECAUSE YOU WERE TOO INCOMPETENT TO BUILD A REAL CASE. 4. RENDITION RENDITION RENDITION You see if you Dick was interested in America's safety, you and Bush would have paid attention to the August 6, 2001 Briefing. BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO ATTACK US. INSTEAD BUSH STAYED ON VACATION. Why cause YOU NEOCONS WAS DISCUSSING INVADING IRAQ TO FINISH WHAT HIS DADDY STARTED AND YOU KNEW AN ATTACK WOULD GIVE YOU THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY. One of McCain's aid during the campaign said "an attack would be good for the McCain Campain. Yes that's how evil your lot is. You wouldn't mind a couple of dead Americans to help you win an election. DICK YOU AND BUSH HAVE DONE MORE TO PUT THIS COUNTRY IN DANGER THAN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION. IT WILL PROBABLY TAKE 5 ADMINISTRATIONS TO UNDO YOUR DAMAGE TO THIS COUNTRY.
nadiap nadiap 7 years
Oh and the FEAR-MONGUERING continues! If the US is attacked again Dick it's because of YOU AND GEORGE. the reasons are:1.MANIPULATE CIA INTELLIGENCE TO JUSTIFY INVADING A COUNTRY THAT DID NOT ATTACK YOU AND MURDERING 1.2 MILLION PEOPLE WITH 4.5 MILLION REGUGEES. Don't you think those refugees are ripe for Alqueda recruiting Dick?2.DROPPING BOMBS ON WEDDING PARTIES AND VILLAGES AND THEN GO OOPS MY BAD!3. TORTURING PEOPLE AND PUT THEM IN SECRET CAMPS FOR SIX YEARS THEN RELEASING THEM BECAUSE YOU WERE TOO INCOMPETENT TO BUILD A REAL CASE.4. RENDITION RENDITION RENDITIONYou see if you Dick was interested in America's safety, you and Bush would have paid attention to the August 6, 2001 Briefing. BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO ATTACK US. INSTEAD BUSH STAYED ON VACATION. Why cause YOU NEOCONS WAS DISCUSSING INVADING IRAQ TO FINISH WHAT HIS DADDY STARTED AND YOU KNEW AN ATTACK WOULD GIVE YOU THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY. One of McCain's aid during the campaign said "an attack would be good for the McCain Campain. Yes that's how evil your lot is. You wouldn't mind a couple of dead Americans to help you win an election.DICK YOU AND BUSH HAVE DONE MORE TO PUT THIS COUNTRY IN DANGER THAN ANY OTHER ADMINISTRATION. IT WILL PROBABLY TAKE 5 ADMINISTRATIONS TO UNDO YOUR DAMAGE TO THIS COUNTRY.
chatoyante chatoyante 7 years
I don't trust people who rely on hyperbole and scare tactics whenever they want anything done. I can't think of anything coming from Cheney that didn't feature one of those things. It's an easy way to push your own agenda, but it's disrespectful to our intelligence. I think he just wants attention and/or to make people feel unsafe now that the super-hawks are out of office.
tfm tfm 7 years
During the Bush administration's first term I new things were getting rapidly out of hand when they started debating torture on one of the CNN shows. How stupid are people who debate the merits of torture?. Ans. EXTREMELY STUPID!
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 7 years
Perhaps the man feels the need to defend his actions. I could see why he would feel the need, since the UN is rather insistant that an investigation be launched into the actions of the Bush Administration. They must have forgotten about that little treaty Reagan signed about turture.
pour-qua pour-qua 7 years
The hilarious thing here is that McCain was against torture and waterboarding just as much as Obama. Why? Because he had lived through it himself!It would not have mattered in the least who got into the White House, both candidates would have entirely changed the Bush/Cheney rhetoric on torture.
pour-qua pour-qua 7 years
The hilarious thing here is that McCain was against torture and waterboarding just as much as Obama. Why? Because he had lived through it himself! It would not have mattered in the least who got into the White House, both candidates would have entirely changed the Bush/Cheney rhetoric on torture.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I'm not talking about not doing anything, but, using your analogy, the current "stimulus" is like having a 2000lb weight on a 150lb frame, and then throwing another 2000lb of structural support almost to, but not touching the frame. It looks good, but isn't going to do anything to help our current situation.
stephley stephley 7 years
The Washington Times????
stephley stephley 7 years
The Washington Times????
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
You have a point UnDave however when you have a weight of 2000lbs on something that's is rated for 1500lbs you can act to remove some of the weight or sit around and hope it doesn't break under it. Organicsugar you are precisely right our gov. is not designed to work quickly. The business of checks & balances is a timely ordeal however these are extraordinary times and circumstances. We can stand with in the boundaries of what is known or step out of the box.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
You have a point UnDave however when you have a weight of 2000lbs on something that's is rated for 1500lbs you can act to remove some of the weight or sit around and hope it doesn't break under it. Organicsugar you are precisely right our gov. is not designed to work quickly. The business of checks & balances is a timely ordeal however these are extraordinary times and circumstances. We can stand with in the boundaries of what is known or step out of the box.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
This is an interesting article about tax cuts: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/aug/22/20060822-091852-5272r/
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Dave you are correct. Esp. in the case of capital gains taxes which went down and revenues went way up.But if we really want to do something beneficial we should look into the flat tax as every country that has instituted it has had a surge in tax revenue.
hausfrau hausfrau 7 years
Dave you are correct. Esp. in the case of capital gains taxes which went down and revenues went way up. But if we really want to do something beneficial we should look into the flat tax as every country that has instituted it has had a surge in tax revenue.
stephley stephley 7 years
Oh Dave. :(
stephley stephley 7 years
Oh Dave. :(
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
They worked under Bush. When taxes were decreased, tax revenues went up. That's what we've said would happen, and it did.
stephley stephley 7 years
Why wait? We've been having the tax cut debate for decades -they aren't the magic bullet that many people claim: they've been tried, let's move on.
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