posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 11:57 AM
The Vice President considers it his job to come up with worst case scenarios in terms of threats against the US. He suggests his forays into this
"dark side" are helping keep Americans safer and cites the fact that there have been no further terror attacks on US soil in the five years since
Cheney said he now recognizes that the insurgency in Iraq was not "in its last throes," as he said in May 2005. "I think there is no question but
that we did not anticipate an insurgency that would last this long," the vice president said.
Cheney shrugged off news reports that his influence was waning, partly as a result of foreign policy miscalculations and partly as other advisers,
especially Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, were getting more attention from President Bush.
Cheney challenged polls suggesting that a majority of people in the United States do not believe the Bush administration's claim that the war in Iraq
is the central front in the fight against terrorism.
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Cheney feints left, he feints right, he drives the lane, he goes for a "slam dunk!"
Cheney, Cheney, Cheney. He wishes it was all about him. Except the part he blames on George Tenet, which is everything bad.
But his "dark side" is helping keep America safe. What was that old quote about the Abyss 'staring back'?
I thought his most telling remarks regarded his disagreement with the USSC decision that the administration "overstepped its authority" (abused its
power) with the circumvention of the Geneva Convention regarding the detainees, and his comment that reporters weren't in season (yet).
[edit on 11/9/2006 by Mirthful Me]