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Cheney and Condi Defend Their Debacles

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Posted on Sep 10, 2006
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Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice each went on TV Sunday to perform CPR on the administration?s legacy.  Though both admitted to more dogged resistance in Iraq and Afghanistan than expected, the pair defended the administration?s decision-making and claimed we are safer now thanks to Bush?s policies.


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Mr. Cheney said that while Americans understandably were concerned about setbacks in the fight against terror, they needed to keep in mind a bottom-line fact: ?I don?t know how you can explain five years of no attacks, five years of successful disruption of attacks, five years of defeating efforts of Al Qaeda to come back and kill more Americans ? you?ve got to give some credence to the notion that maybe somebody did something right.?

The anniversary of the attacks by 19 Al Qaeda hijackers has brought a sharp, public, often rancorous re-examination of security policies under President Bush and even before him ? an ABC-TV program suggesting that Clinton administration officials missed a chance to kill Osama bin Laden was re-edited after those officials protested forcefully that they were misrepresented.

The Bush administration, meantime, has cast an extraordinary focus on security questions in the past week. ?America is safer,? Mr. Bush said last week, ?and America?s winning the war on terror.?

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By saul, September 11, 2006 at 8:38 pm Link to this comment
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Pathological liars of a feather stick together

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By J Havoc, September 11, 2006 at 3:12 pm Link to this comment
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They in some weird way remind me of the “Batman” TV show villains…

W. as Cesar Romero’s Joker
Rummy as Frank Gorshin’s Riddler
Condi as the Eartha Kitt Catwoman
and of course, the Chen-guin, originally played perfectly by Burgess “Mick” Meredith.

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By Jon B, September 11, 2006 at 2:27 pm Link to this comment
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According to the world leaders around the globe, we are not safer since 9/11.
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/15489041.htm

Not a lot of people have underground bunkers like them in the whitehourse.

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By GW=MCHammered, September 11, 2006 at 11:49 am Link to this comment
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Bush-Cheney-Rummy-Rove-Condi, “The Great Dividers.” This mob better start pulling rabbits out of hats soon. Their pink-slipping pragmatists, street-corner bully tactics and over-spun rhetoric has worn thin, is overpriced and treacherous. Look out homeland weaknesses: oil, digital dollars, and trusted coalitions. America will only be safer when it is again The United States.

“I don’t know how you can explain five years of no attacks, five years of successful disruption of attacks, five years of defeating efforts of al-Qaida to come back and kill more Americans — you’ve got to give some credence to the notion that maybe somebody did something right.”
~Vice President Dick Cheney

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
~Napoleon Bonaparte

I - R - A - Q

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By G. Anderson, September 11, 2006 at 10:46 am Link to this comment
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Heartlessness is a kind of myopia, all it’s own. I doubt if Dick Cheney has ever looked closely at any of the coffins behind him, or understood in a feeling way, what that means to the families, to the loved ones, to a country that will go on, with an empty chair, and a photograph instead of a living breathing person.

Or understand the agony and the anguish that the 19,000 some odd wounded will endure for the rest of their lives, because of his myopia.

Condi on the other hand, was just a shill they used to try and attract voters of color, she brings nothing to the table, nothing at all, her policies have all turned to ashes in the mouths of her supporters, as lies always do.

Hope is not a plan.

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By C Quil, September 11, 2006 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
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Condoleezza Rice is in Canada today to - what, exactly? What idiot decided that would be a good move? Out of the frying pan into the fire, I think.

There is a protest planned in Halifax today. The police will probably move them ten blocks away so that it will look like she’s welcome.

And what’s this about Harvard considering her for President (or whatever the head honcho is called). She might have to juggle her duties with attending her war crimes trial, if there is fairness in the world anyway.

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By Jon B, September 10, 2006 at 11:36 pm Link to this comment
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The current administration is in power. The floor is theirs and they can say whatever they wanted. The troubles are: Bush’s declining rating and the oppostion worldwide say it all.

Nice try but no cigar.

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By kevin99999, September 10, 2006 at 10:36 pm Link to this comment
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And Harvard wants this lying scamming woman as university president. Is everyone going mad?

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By Franklin Schroeter, September 10, 2006 at 10:18 pm Link to this comment
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Regarding the Cheney and Rice portraits in the accompanying photograph.

These people are war criminals…... so why are they touched up to look like Uncle Charlie and his accomplished (or maybe accomplice) granddaughter????  Their usual malevolent expressions would more suitably fit their ages and the background of death.

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