Archive for the 'Cheney' Category

Key Counterterrorism Adviser Slams Cheney

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Cheney, Obama, Terrorism, The War On Terrorism

On Meet The Press today, John Brennan (Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism) said the following when asked about Cheney’s comments: “I’m very disappointed in the vice president’s comments,” Mr. Brennan said, describing himself as neither a Democrat nor a Republican. “Either the vice president is willfully mischaracterizing this president’s position both […]

January 3rd, 2010 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Generals, Admirals Call Cheneys Scaremongers For Terrorism Claims

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, Guantanamo Bay, Military, The War On Terrorism

If you didn’t believe me before about Guantanamo and why it was a remarkably dumb idea, will you believe these guys? From Politico: “It’s up to all of us to say these arguments advanced by Cheney and his acolytes are nonsense and that really what they’re doing is undermining our national security by delaying the […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Cheney Behind Illegal C.I.A. Program Concealment

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, cia, The War On Terrorism, Transparency

Not that it’s a surprise, but are we at the point now where we start talking seriously about prosecutions? Because it’s apparent that Cheney directed the C.I.A. to break the law by concealing information and if the guy can get away with anything as long as it was done for national security reasons, well, what […]

July 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Gay Marriage

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Cheney, Homosexuality, Law, Marriage, Obama, Republicans, Sexuality, Video

“I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they […]

June 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Obama’s And Cheney’s National Security Speeches

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Cheney, National Security, Obama, Terrorism, Video

It was must see TV yesterday, but I’m just getting around to it now. Ultimately, I think this did little to change any minds, but it did position Obama more firmly in the center of this issue and made Cheney seem further off to the right since he offered nothing new except justifications. Because he […]

May 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Bush’s Own Anti-Torture Memo To Be Released

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Cheney, History, Torture

We all knew this had to happen sooner or later, and it looks like the White House wants to put this issue to bed once and for all. From Wash Post: Government officials familiar with the CIA’s early interrogations say the most powerful evidence of apparent excesses is contained in the “top secret” May 7, […]

May 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Unreliable Sources

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, Foreign Policy, Hillary, Quotes

“I don’t consider him a particularly reliable source of information.” – Hillary Clinton on Dick Cheney Washington Post has more on the “Return of Hillary Clinton“ It wasn’t the most stirring defense, but a defense it was, and it served as a reminder of Clinton’s relatively low-profile in the first months of her tenure. To […]

April 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Quote Of The Day

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

“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 […]

February 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

There Is One Person Americans Dislike More Than Bush

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, History, Polls

Not that he really cares, but nonetheless… From NY Times: Americans’ historically negative assessment of the administration is not limited to the president. Vice President Dick Cheney’s favorability rating in the new poll is 13 percent, the lowest of his time in office. So will he stay off the national stage? Maybe… In an interview […]

January 17th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Cheney, History, Iraq

“The original intelligence was wrong, no question about it. But there were parts of it that were right. It wasn’t 100 percent wrong. It was correct in saying he had the technology. It was correct in saying he still had the people who knew how to build weapons of mass destruction. I think it was […]

January 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »