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  • George H.W. Bush Settles Old Scores With Cheney and Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 6:58:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 5, 2015 | David Graham
    One of the benefits of being 91 is you don’t have to hold back anymore—you can say what you want. And in a new biography, former President George H.W. Bush tells Jon Meacham just what he thinks about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s work in his son’s administration, as reported by Fox News and The New York Times. “He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” the elder Bush said of the man who served as his secretary of defense. “Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys...
  • George HW Bush slams Rumsfeld and Cheney in new biography

    11/05/2015 10:39:56 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 59 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Nov 5 , 2015 | BBC
    Former American President George HW Bush has publicly criticized Dick Cheney and Donald H Rumsfeld, key members of his son's administration, in a biography due out next week. Mr Cheney, Mr Bush said, built "his own empire" and Mr Rumsfeld "served the president badly," US media report. Mr Bush also called Mr Rumsfeld "an arrogant fellow" with "swagger".
  • Former President George H.W. Bush raps Cheney, Rumsfeld in biography

    11/04/2015 7:01:17 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 45 replies
    One America News Network ^ | November 4, 2015 | Eric Walsh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son’s administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st president, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush,” author Jon Meacham quotes Bush as saying that Cheney and Rumsfeld were too hawkish and that their harsh stance damaged the reputation of the United States, the cable news network said. Speaking of Cheney, who was vice president under President George W. Bush,...
  • Bush 41: Cheney was such an ‘iron-ass’; Cheney: Damn straight

    11/05/2015 7:22:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Bush 43 and Cheney took an "iron-#" approach to dealing with the world's bad actors because the 9/11 attacks made it clear that this was necessary I’m never sure what to make of these way-after-the-fact books that come out, especially when they’re not written by the principals themselves but by a journalist - especially when the journalist in question is liberal creature-of-the-Beltway Jon Meacham. Meacham’s book is called “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” and the Washington Post reports today that Bush 41 - who granted Meacham extensive interviews for the book - took a...
  • GHWB criticizes Cheney/Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 7:07:03 AM PST · by outinyellowdogcountry · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-5-2015 | Brett Bair
    "Destiny And Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush," "he just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew" Bush told Meacham. "The reaction [to 9/11], what to do about the Middle East. Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East ..." The 41st president suggested that Cheney may have been pushed toward a harder line by his wife and daughter, Liz and Lynne. "We smile about it, we laugh about it," Cheney told Fox...
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Officials Shifting Focus to Iran

    04/11/2008 8:47:46 AM PDT · by freerepublic_or_die · 4 replies · 103+ views ^ | April 11, 2008 | Staff
    The hours of congressional testimony, the speeches and the press conferences this week were all, nominally, about Iraq. But another, equally explosive question - what to do about Iran - loomed over the presentations by Army Gen. David Petraeus, the American military commander in Iraq, over U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and over U.S. strategy for the Middle East. Petraeus and Crocker, arguing that there has been progress in stabilizing Iraq since President Bush ordered a troop build-up there last year, fingered Iran's support for Shiite militias in Iraq, which they called "special groups," as the No. 1 threat...
  • Dick Cheney on Iran deal: 'It is madness' ("fiery speech" to air live on C-SPAN2 at 9am)

    09/08/2015 4:02:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 12:00 AM ET, Tue September 8, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer and Jamie Gangel
    Washington - Former Vice President Dick Cheney will say Tuesday that President Barack Obama is responsible for directly equipping Iran with the capability to destroy the United States, calling the negotiated nuclear deal "madness." In a fiery speech to be delivered Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute, the Republican security hawk will unleash an aggressive attack against the Iran deal, which Congress will begin debating this week. "This agreement will give Iran the means to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. homeland," Cheney will say, according to excerpts provided to CNN. "I know of no nation in history that...
  • The White House Is Going To War With Dick Cheney

    09/08/2015 11:03:53 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 9-7-2015 | Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellSeptember 7, 2015 The White House is firing back at former Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney has long been a fierce critic of President Barack Obama. But in recent days, he has been publicly savaging the administration's Iran nuclear deal with new intensity while promoting his new book. In a seemingly unusual reaction, the White House on Tuesday used its official social-media accounts to promote a video blasting Cheney for his comments. The video stressed that Cheney was a leading proponent of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. It also noted that the former vice president continued to...
  • Fox's Chris Wallace Relentlessly Attempts to Goad Dick Cheney Into Trashing Trump on FNS...

    09/07/2015 7:19:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 42 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Trump part starts @ 7:12 ---------- Wallace: Mr Vice President, what do you think of Donald Trump? Cheney: I have,uh, don't know the man, I haven't met him personally. I have refrained from judging any of our candidates -positively or negatively-because we've been concerned primarily about the book, and getting the whole question of national security front-and-center in the debate this year. At some point we may endorse, but I haven't yet. Wallace:Do you think he's -obviously...I know you, you're an avid news follower,reader,watcher- do you think he's...prepared, fit to be president? Cheney:Ah, I'm not going to check any...
  • Cheney: European refugee crisis 'direct consequence' of failed Obama policy

    09/06/2015 11:02:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Fox ^ | September 6, 2015
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that the European refugee crisis is a direct consequence of President Obamas failed foreign policy and that he does not support the Iran nuclear deal. Cheney, who was vice president in the George W. Bush administration, said Obama has helped to create a huge vacuum in Iraq for terror groups like the Islamic State to flourish and kill by failing to secure an agreement with Iraqi leaders to keep U.S. troops in the country after the war. That contributed directly to the refugee crisis, Cheney told Fox News Sunday. Its a crisis of...
  • The Don trumped up by Name-Dropping Radio Talk Show Host

    09/04/2015 8:40:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-04-15 | Wordsmith
    The apple does not fall far from the libertarian tree. The one thing that is the biggest negative in ever considering Rand Paul as PotUS is that he shares the same isolationist/non-interventionist scrawny foreign policy beliefs as his father. Is Rand purposely trying to alienate a segment of the Republican base before primaries by commenting on Dick Cheney's foreign policy in wake of the release of a new book: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized former Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday, calling nearly all of his foreign policy decisions spanning the last three decades a "disaster for this country." "I...
  • Cheney: Obama Will Regret Train Wreck Nuclear Deal

    09/02/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 5:00 am | Alana Goodman
    Deal will never be forgotten in the Middle East Dick Cheney called the Obama administrations nuclear deal with Iran a train wreck that will never be forgotten and characterized it as a betrayal of U.S. allies in the Middle East during an interview with the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday. I cannot explain [President Obamas] motives other than he thinks this is going to be a great legacy for his presidency, said Cheney. I think its going to be a train wreck, and hes not going to want to claim it down the road. Hell have to find a way...
  • Cheney: Obama 'left a path of destruction in his wake'

    08/31/2015 1:50:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 29, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    In a new book, former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney argue that President Obama "has dangerously surrendered [the] nation's global leadership." Before Obama became president, Republican and Democrat presidents understood and delivered on a "75-year, largely bipartisan tradition of ensuring America's pre-eminence and strength," the two write in their book, "Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America." But, "despite the explosive spread of terrorist ideology and organizations, the establishment of an Islamic State caliphate in the heart of the Middle East, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and increasing threats from Iran, China, North Korea and Russia,...
  • Former VP Cheney Likens Iran Deal to Munich Pact

    08/30/2015 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    inn ^ | 8/30/15 | Elad Benari
    Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz are blasting the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, likening it to the Munich agreement signed in and which paved the way to World War II. The harsh criticism of the deal came in a joint op-ed the two wrote for The Wall Street Journal on Friday. The two write that despite the explosive spread of terrorist ideology and organizations, the establishment of an Islamic State caliphate in the heart of the Middle East, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and increasing threats from Iran, China, North Korea...
  • White House: 'Pro-war' Cheney, Trump, Cruz are face of Iran deal opposition

    08/28/2015 2:35:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 | Susan Crabtree
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that those who oppose the Iran nuclear agreement, like former Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are "pro-war" and are some of the same people who got the U.S. into a war with Iraq in 2003. "There's no doubt that we've seen forceful advocacy to kill this deal," Earnest said. "It's the same forceful advocacy we've seen in the run up to the Iraq war in 2003. In fact it's many of the same people making the same arguments." Cheney is scheduled to appear Sept. 8 at...
  • Climate change poses undeniable threat to national security

    07/31/2015 7:17:33 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 43 replies ^ | 7/30/2015 | BRIG GEN Stephen Cheney USMC (RET)
    Having spent more than 30 years in the US Marine Corps, I know what constitutes a national security threat. Climate change, caused in large part by the carbon pollution we dump into our air, presents risks to the safety of both our nation and our world at large. The threats of climate change include extreme weather, rising sea levels, reduced military capacity, and conditions that can enable worldwide violence and perpetuate terrorism. To address this challenge, well need to both prepare for the effects of climate change and reduce the pollution that is causing it. As the Environmental Protection Agency...
  • New Photos Show Bush Administration Reaction to 9/11 Attacks

    In never-before-released photographs taken on Sept. 11, 2001, the shock, horror and gravity of the terrorist attacks can be read on the faces of President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, their wives Laura and Lynne, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George Tenet and other senior Bush and Cheney staffers. The photos were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Colette Neirouz Hanna, coordinating producer for the Kirk Documentary Group, which covered the Bush administration in many films for FRONTLINE, including Bushs War, Cheneys Law and The Dark Side. The photographs, which were...
  • Dick Cheney torches Iran deal: "What the hell is the president thinking?"

    07/15/2015 2:42:27 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 15, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney passionately denounced the Iran nuclear deal in a Fox News interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday night. "You asked the key question, Sean. And that is: What the hell is the president thinking of when he thinks this is a great deal? And I frankly simply do not understand. I haven't met anyone who can explain it to me," he said.
  • It's time for Republican Party leaders to embrace marriage equality [Mary Cheney]

    06/01/2015 11:28:22 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 73 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/01/2015 | Mary Cheney
    Theres been a lot of discussion about same sex marriage over the last few months particularly from the candidates running for the GOP nomination. Sometimes it seems as if they are in a contest to see who can be the most stalwart defender of traditional marriage who can most effectively stoke the unfounded fears of the far right. When talking about same sex marriage, these candidates regularly throw around phrases like religious freedom and religious liberty, warn that marriage equality will lead to the criminalization of Christianity or the downfall of the American family, and fret that our...
  • Chris Matthews Plays Hardball with Mike Morrell..Tries To Anyway

    05/21/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-21-15 | Wordsmith
    Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell has been making his rounds in the media, promoting his new book. Earlier this week, he appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews; and the Iraq war critics have been salivating over this "Aha! Gotcha!" moment: Host Chris Matthews asked Morell about a statement Cheney made in 2003: "We know he [Saddam Hussein] has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." Here's the conversation that followed: MATTHEWS: Was that true? MORELL: We were saying MATTHEWS: Can you answer that question? Was that...
  • The White House Cabal (Major Barf Alert)

    10/25/2005 2:00:18 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 17 replies · 760+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 25, 2005 | LAWRENCE B. WILKERSON
    LAWRENCE B. WILKERSON served as chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell from 2002 to 2005. IN PRESIDENT BUSH'S first term, some of the most important decisions about U.S. national security including vital decisions about postwar Iraq were made by a secretive, little-known cabal. It was made up of a very small group of people led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. When I first discussed this group in a speech last week at the New American Foundation in Washington, my comments caused a significant stir because I had been chief...
  • Cheney: President Obama Wants To Take America Down [VIDEO]

    04/08/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-7-2015 | Al Weaver
    In an appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show Tuesday night, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Obamas actions on the world stage exemplify a president who wants to take America down. Cheney also touched on Obamas comments on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, telling Hewitt that Obama is the only post-World War II president to believe that America doesnt need to play a leading role in the world. The former vice president made the appearance following the announcement of a new book on American foreign policy, co-authored by himself and daughter Liz Cheney, will be released in September.
  • Vice President Dick Cheney Rules Out Chance On Assessing Barack Obama

    04/08/2015 6:59:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 8,2015 | DUANE PATTERSON
    Heres just a sample from the transcript: HH: Is he nave, Mr. Vice President? Or does he have a far-reaching vision that only he entertains of a realigned Middle East that somehow it all works out in the end? DC: I dont know, Hugh. I vacillate between the various theories Ive heard, but you know, if you had somebody as president who wanted to take America down, who wanted to fundamentally weaken our position in the world and reduce our capacity to influence events, turn our back on our allies and encourage our adversaries, it would look exactly like what...
  • Bomb suspect killed self; blasted Rove, Cheney and Bush in note

    01/01/2009 11:55:24 AM PST · by Patrick1 · 16 replies · 598+ views
    Al-AP ^ | 01/01/09 | Patrick1
    ASPEN A man who left bomb threats and homemade bombs around Aspen on New Year's Eve shot and killed himself in his car a few hours after his threats cleared much of the resort town, Aspen Police said. Assistant Aspen Police Chief Bill Linn said James Chester Blanning, 72, walked into two Aspen banks Wednesday afternoon and left packages wrapped in holiday paper along with notes saying the boxes contained bombs. The notes threatened "mass death" and demanded $60,000 cash, along with criticisms of President George Bush, Linn said.
  • Key Witness: Prosecutor Manipulated Me Into Falsely Testifying Against Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-15 | Fred Barnes
    Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, has blown a big hole in the case against Lewis Scooter Libby, convicted of lying to avoid blame for outing a CIA agent. Miller was a key witness in Libbys trial, but in her new book she has repudiated her testimony. Libby was railroaded in his conviction by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, she said in an interview on Fox News yesterday. In her book, The Story: A Reporters Journey, she writes that Fitzgerald cajoled her into testifying in 2007 that Libby had told her Valerie Plame, the wife of a critic...
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 221 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...
  • Second 9/11 Hijacker Tied to Abu Nidal, Iraq

    12/22/2003 8:46:06 AM PST · by truthandlife · 37 replies · 355+ views ^ | 12/22/03 | Carl Limbacher
    When the London Telegraph reported last week that newly uncovered documents link 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta to Iraq-based Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, it wasn't the first time one of the 9/11 hijackers had been reported to have such ties. In a development that adds evidence to the case that Iraq played a direct role in the worst attack ever on the U.S., reports show that Ziad Jarrah - who piloted the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers had discovered they were on a suicide mission - also had ties to Nidal. Like Atta, Jarrah traveled to Hamburg, Germany, where...
  • Sean Penn thanks George Bush, Dick Cheney for inventing Islamic State

    03/22/2015 7:31:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sean Penn sarcastically thanked former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney Wednesday night for inventing the Islamic State terror group that is wreaking havoc across the Middle East. You mentioned Dick Cheney, this kind of, you know, embittered bacteria of humanity, the actor told TBS talk show host Conan O'Brien. Its always a surprise to me to remember that, through bionic technology and so on, this guys still here. These are the guys he and President Bush and some others who invented Daesh, or ISIS, Mr. Penn said, using the Arabic name and the...
  • Obama's Locus

    03/21/2015 6:00:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Lucid people who employ logic and evidence find it unimaginable that Obama does not appear to advance American interests and safeguard American lives. They clearly see a tinderbox ready to ignite in the Middle East. Why doesn't he? Unless, of course, all this is exactly what he seeks and has always sought. In fact, though it defies logic and sound reasoning, everything Obama does is meant to achieve the very opposite of judicious and prudent behavior. In this cartoon, Michael Ramirez perfectly captures the fealty that Obama displays with the dictators and evilmongers of the world. Obama does not care...
  • What if Dick Cheney, Not Hillary Clinton, Deleted 30,000 Emails from a Private Home Server?

    03/20/2015 11:31:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 19, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    The GOP frenzy over Benghazi is primarily a political attack (13 attacks similar to Benghazi took place against U.S. consulates during the Bush years), however it's fair to ask certain questions about anyone who uses personal emails as a public official. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and everyone else in the GOP who've used private emails and servers should have their emails audited by a third-party. Furthermore, since Jeb Bush discussed security issues and troop deployments, he should have his email security analyzed by the Department of Defense. Anyone in government using a private email address should be subject to the...
  • Playboy Interview: Dick Cheney

    03/18/2015 12:46:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 25 replies
    Playboy ^ | March 17 , 2015 | James Rosen
    Behind a small desk sits the chair Cheney occupied for eight years as vice president in the White House, and above the white-trimmed fireplace hang three framed swords. One was a gift from the cadets at West Point when Cheney was secretary of defense; the second came from the U.S. Marine Corps commandant when Cheney was guest of honor at the Marine Corps ball two months after 9/11; the third belonged to Samuel Fletcher Cheney, the vice presidents great-grandfather, who fought for the Union in the Civil Warenduring 34 battles, some of the conflicts bloodiest fightingonly to lose part of...
  • Dick Cheney accused Obama of 'playing the race card' in a Playboy interview

    03/18/2015 9:52:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 3/18/2015 | Colin Campbell
    "I look at Barack Obama and I see the worst president of my lifetime, without question," Cheney told journalist James Rosen. "I used to have significant criticism of Jimmy Carter, but compared to Barack Obama and the damage he is doing to the nationits a tragedy."
  • Bush, Cheney banned from Venezuela

    03/04/2015 3:42:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    USATODAY | Mar. 4, 2015 | Girish Gupta
    Linky only.
  • Bad Moon Risen: Leakers 'Purest' Motives; 'Opposite of Plame'; 'Radicalization' of Foreign Policy

    01/03/2006 5:23:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies · 1,759+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein January 3, 2006 - 07:58 Katie Couric's just-completed interview with NY Times Reporter James Risen, who broke the NSA surveillance story and is now publishing his book on the matter, 'State of War,' offered a treasure-trove of insights into the matter. And give Katie a gentlelady's 'C' for her questioning. Couric earned the bulk of her credit by posing this seminal line of questioning: "Did [the leakers] have any sympathy or understanding about this new climate this country finds itself in and the criticism the Bush administration took prior to 9/11 for not putting the pieces together...
  • Code Pink protesters arrested outside Dick Cheneys Va. home

    01/11/2015 4:02:08 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-11-15 | Jessica Chasmar
    Two protesters affiliated with the antiwar groups Code Pink and Witness Against Torture were arrested Saturday morning outside the home of former Vice President Dick Cheney in McLean, Virginia. The protesters were inside Mr. Cheneys fenced property when police arrived, and the homeowners said they were not allowed to be there, said Fairfax County police spokesman Roger Henriquez, a local Fox affiliate reported. Police asked them to leave or face trespassing charges. Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, were arrested after refusing to leave the property, police said. Police did not know whether the former vice president was home...
  • Two protesters arrested outside Dick Cheney's home

    01/10/2015 7:28:56 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 35 replies ^ | 1/10/15 | Laurie Ure, CNN
    Two anti-war protesters -- one of them an 83-year-old woman -- were arrested Saturday outside the home of former Vice President Dick Cheney in suburban Washington, police said. The two were part of about 20 activists affiliated with the anti-war groups Code Pink and Witness Against Torture, demonstrating Saturday morning at various locations on a "torturers tour."
  • Demonstrators Mark 14th Anniversary of Opening of Guantanamo Prison With Torture Protest....

    01/10/2015 5:51:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | January 10, 2015 | PETE D'AMATO
    Demonstrators Mark 14th Anniversary of Opening of Guantanamo Prison With Torture Protest On Dick Cheney's Lawn Two were arrested during a protest by Code Pink at the McLean, Virginia, home The group also protested at the home of CIA Director John Brennan and called it the Guantanamo Anniversary Weekend Torturers Tour Last month, a report from the US Senate detailed torture techniques used against detainees that included 'rectal rehydration' and 'rectal feeding' The report alleged 26 prisoners detained at Guantanamo were 'wrongfully held' and that there was no evidence that torture helped prevent attacked By PETE D'AMATO 10 January 2015...
  • John Nichols: It is time to apply the rule of law to Dick Cheney (barf alert)

    12/30/2014 9:10:31 AM PST · by rellimpank · 10 replies ^ | 30 dec 2014 | John Nichols
    Arizona Sen. John McCain, who during his time as a prisoner of war came to know something about the abuse of incarcerated combatants, provided the soundest assessment of the revelation that the United States abandoned its values and international standards in order to permit practices that the world knows as torture. We gave up much in the expectation that torture would make us safer, McCain said after the release of details from the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Central Intelligence Agency abuses. Too much. McCain's calculation raises a question: If the United States has given up too much moral territory,...
  • Valerie Plame proves she is a big phony

    12/23/2014 6:48:01 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 12/23/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Valerie Plame was the poster girl for Bush and Cheney-haters? A desk jockey at the CIA with some flowing blonde hair claim to glamour (in terms of image exploitation, a Wendy Davis-like figure), Plame was supposedly endangered when her name was supposedly leaked by someone in the Bush administration, supposedly in retaliation for her husband Joe Wilsons criticism of Iraq War policy.
  • The Welcome Return of the Cheneys [No matter how the Left shrieks]

    06/23/2014 7:15:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/23/2014 | Quin Hilyer
    Shhh Dont tell anybody, because its a big secret: The Cheneys of Wyoming, father and daughter, were largely right about Iraq back in 2003, and they are correct now as well. Former vice president Dick Cheney and former high-ranking State Department official Liz Cheney kicked up a predictable firestorm last week when they wrote a Wall Street Journal column blasting President Obamas foreign and defense policies. Concurrently, they announced a new 501(c)(4) grassroots organization called The Alliance for a Strong America. This group is sure to become a target for lefty loonies and Rand Paul, who doubtless hope to...
  • Cheney on torture report: 'Full of crap'

    12/10/2014 4:37:03 PM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday called the latest Senate report on torture full of crap. The reports full of crap, excuse me, Cheney said in an interview with Fox News after calling the report a terrible piece of work and deeply flawed. Cheney cited the reports lack of first-hand accounts from CIA officials as one reason he was dismissing its findings.
  • A New Ebola Vaccine? Thank Dick Cheney

    10/23/2014 7:45:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 23 Oct 2014
    Thomas Geisbert spent the 90s scraping together funds to work on an Ebola cure. Occasionally, hed get enough to test a potential vaccine in primates, but the monkeys always died. There was just never enough money. The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Dick Cheney helped change that. Cheney, then the vice president, said he feared assaults by bioterrorists could be far more devastating than what happened that day, and became an advocate in the George W. Bush White House At least seven drugs now being tested -- including some used to treat Ebola victims in the U.S. -- grew...
  • Cheney: Stunned over Obama comparison between Mideast, Ferguson unrest

    09/25/2014 9:44:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he was stunned that President Obama appeared to compare the unrest in the Middle East to the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., during his United Nations speech. Cheney, speaking with Fox News on Wednesday, said its outrageous to suggest a moral equivalence between the two situations. I was stunned. I mean, in one case, you've got a police officer involved in a shooting. There may be questions about it. They'll be sorted out through the legal process. There's no comparison to that with what ISIS is doing to thousands of people throughout the Middle East,...
  • Cheney: Israel, Arabs Allies Think Obama Supports Muslim Brotherhood

    09/10/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies ^ | September 10,2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, former Vice President Dick Cheney said our Israeli and Arabs allies in the Middle East no longer trust the United States and "deeply believe" the "Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood" because of the way "the United States has conducted itself over the last few years."
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • Cheney to GOP: Obama Supported the Muslim Brotherhood and Therefore ISIS

    09/09/2014 8:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 9, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    In a closed-door meeting with the House Republicans, former Vice President Dick Cheney placed the blame for ISIS, Hamas, and the multiple Islamist groups proliferating in the Middle East, on the shoulders of Barack Obama. During the meeting, which was confirmed to the Daily Beasts Ben Jacobs by multiple congressmen, Cheney accused Obama of facilitating the Muslim Brotherhood with his policies. According to Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), Cheney said Obama has actually done things that have supported the Muslim Brotherhood, which spurred the beginning of all the Islamist groups that were dealing with now like Hamas and ISIS. Anticipating Obamas...
  • Hillary Clinton Rips Into Dick Cheney For Obama Criticism

    07/29/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    BI ^ | 7-29-2014 | Colin Campbell
    July 29, 2014 Colin Campbell Hillary Clinton isn't a fan of Vice President Dick Cheney's scathing June op-ed on President Barack Obama's foreign policy, which declared, "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much." Clinton, a leading potential presidential contender in 2016, told Fusion host Jorge Ramos that Cheney had a far worse record. "He should have been talking about himself, shouldn't he?" Clinton said of Cheney, according to an interview segment published online Monday evening. In his op-ed, Cheney harshly criticized Obama's approach to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming Obama was more focused...
  • Joy Behar Slams Sarah Palin: You Should Be Turning Letters on a Game Show

    07/18/2014 4:42:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Extra ^ | July 18, 2014
    Extra was with Joy Behar at a special preview of Lipshtick at the Venetian Las Vegas on Thursday, where the comic commented on rumors that Sarah Palin might be joining The View. Behar quipped, Shouldnt Sarah Palin be turning letters over on some game show at this point? Why is she even relevant? She and Dick Cheney need to just sort of say bye-bye and disappear, so I dont really see her on any show, frankly I wouldnt watch. Joy also doesnt think having a male presence on the panel is a good idea. We tried that in the past...
  • Does Dick Cheney believe his lies? (Does Paul Begala believe HIS lies about Cheney?!)

    07/17/2014 6:23:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | July 17, 2014 | Paul Begala
    As an American, I am appalled by Dick Cheney and his relentless, pathetic and ultimately doomed effort to revise the history of his failures. Cheney's endless media appearances, including this remarkable interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, reveal a nearly sociopathic refusal to admit any error, express any remorse, apologize for any mistake. And so let us review the Cheney record: No vice president has done more damage to our country, not even Vice President Aaron Burr, who shot and killed Alexander Hamilton 210 years ago.