Quote Of The Day

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Cheney, News, Quotes

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“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…

“The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama administration believes.” -former Vice President Dick Cheney, in an interview with Politico.

Right Dick — and we’ve got a ton of respect right now, don’t we. You are the go-to-guy for actions that generate controversy, no?

I can’t tell you how much I’m glad that guy is not even close to running the Big Show anymore.

[cross-posted at ThePajamaPundit.com]


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3 Responses to “Quote Of The Day”

  1. kranky kritter Says:

    This just goes to show what a prize a-hole Cheney is. Now that the Bush team is off the clock, they can say that the reason we had no further domestic attacks was their vigilance and policy changes. Whatever.

    I have no problem with anyone suggesting that at least some of these policies led to some decreased risk, though the amount is quite obviously not objectively measurable.

    America’s risk of terrorist attack is a function of the number of willing and able terrorist operatives inside our boundaries. And there just aren’t that many. We’ve gone to great cost to provide what are at best marginal safety improvements, because our nation is far too vast and the potential targets far too numerous for us to prevent a moderate-sized team (let’s say 100) of trained and determined terrorists from wreaking substantial havoc leading to widespread panic across the entire nation with readily available everyday items.

    But no one wants to face that. So a blunderbuss like Cheney gets to pat himself on the back and warn the new team off like the Bush admin invented nuclear fusion.

  2. Mike A. Says:

    I will not speak for anyone else here, but I don’t believe all of the prisoners should be lined up and shot without having reasonable evidence of guilt. Those who believe they should be shot without evidence are no different than the terrorists that perform beheadings on innocent citizens. Those who believe they should be executed without evidence are going against the principles of this country from our founding fathers (if anyone can provide an argument against this I would like to see it) and against the foundations of Christian beliefs (and yes I know enough about religion to make that claim). I am a firm believer in an eye-for-an-eye, but I also believe before you take a life, you should be sure you have the right people.

    I can hear the howls that the people who were killed in the attacks and the beheadings did not get a fair trial. I absolutely agree and this makes me angry. But this country is not founded on the belief that we kill anyone that looks like an enemy because we are angry. And if we cannot abide by the fundamental principle of law that have, so far, made our country what it is today, the very thing that makes this country great is in question.

    Although Gitmo will go away, the need to prosecute enemy combatants won’t. And not all enemy combatants will come from other nations. Remember the Oklahoma bombing. There will be more attacks in the future, whether on our shores or on our interests abroad. This country needs to figure out how to effectively prosecute and execute these assholes in a public forum…not secretly.

  3. Jimmy the Dhimmi Says:

    I will not speak for anyone else here, but I don’t believe all of the prisoners should be lined up and shot without having reasonable evidence of guilt. Those who believe they should be shot without evidence are no different than the terrorists that perform beheadings on innocent citizens.

    How about lined up and bombed with a helfire missile launched from predator drone? Is Obama no different than a terrorist?

    Anyway, I don’t see anyone saying that captured terror suspects should be lined up and shot. Not even Darth Vader here. How many detainees were lined up and shot without trial during the Bush administration? Zero.

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