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ABCNews | FULL INTERVIEW: Vice President Dick Cheney (page three)
RADDATZ: Let me go back to the Americans. Two-thirds of Americans say it's not worth fighting, and they're looking at the value gain versus the cost in American lives, certainly, and Iraqi lives.
THE VICE PRESIDENT: So?
RADDATZ: So -- you don't care what the American people think?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: No, I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls. Think about what would have happened if Abraham Lincoln had paid attention to polls, if they had had polls during the Civil War. He never would have succeeded if he hadn't had a clear objective, a vision for where he wanted to go, and he was willing to withstand the slings and arrows of the political wars in order to get there. And this President has been very courageous, very consistent, very determined to continue down the course we were on and to achieve our objective. And that's victory in Iraq, that's the establishment of a democracy where there's never been a democracy, it's the establishment of a regime that respects the rights and liberties of their people, as an ally for the United States in the war against terror, and as a positive force for change in the Middle East. That's a huge accomplishment.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
I say bollocks to that. Are you going to trust an established, respected news org like ABC or are you going to take the word of some white house press corps yes man?
They are doing damage control so that Dick's real first response doesn't make him out to appear to be what his first name implies (and what he actually IS)
Originally posted by LastOutfiniteVoiceEternal
If any of you cared to read the actual article as I didn't care to read every post of this thread (so sorry if it's been said already) Cheney didn't say "so".
"So" maybe I'll look like an idiot, and maybe not. And if he really did say "so"... well, regardless of what he said I didn't like him to begin with.
[edit on 19-3-2008 by LastOutfiniteVoiceEternal]
The White House later released a transcript which shows that Cheney's first response wasn't "so" as ABC presented on its broadcast.
When first informed by Raddatz that "two-thirds of Americans say [the Iraq war] was not worth fighting," the vice president responded, "They ought to go spend time, like you and I have, Martha. You know what's been happening in Iraq. You've been there as much as anybody. There has, in fact, been fundamental change and transformation, and improvement for the better. I think even you would admit that."
Originally posted by jasonjnelsonSooooooooo.... This is what really happened. Great thread title though. Thats how you bring 'em in!
Originally posted by InSpiteOf
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
Thats because they dont serve you, they serve their own class interests as has always been the case. Their rhetoric always differs from the actions they take and the policies they impliment. Its not so hard to believe they serve themselves over their consituents
Originally posted by InSpiteOf
Originally posted by Harlequin
The Next US President has allready been decided - now just wait for teh circus of so called democracy to pull into town but the winner allready knows.
That quite the jaded, although acurate, perspective. Do you feel the rest of the American public, or rather, a fair portion of the American public, feels the same way?