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Dick Cheney Quotes

Dick Cheney
I'm absolutely convinced that the threat we face now, the idea of a terrorist in the middle of one of our cities with a nuclear weapon, is very real and that we have to use extraordinary measures to deal with it.
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#American Vicepresident

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We will succeed in Iraq, just like we did in Afghanistan.
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#Afghanistan

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From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
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#American Vicepresident #Education

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There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
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#American Vicepresident #Deceit

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I'm one of those people who thinks that Clinton is an embarrassment for the most part.
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#Embarrassment

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According to a news account last month, people leaving the Democratic National Convention asked a Boston policeman for directions. He replied, "Leave here - and go vote Republican."
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#Boston

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I can look at the data generated by the Defense Department itself: some 40 percent of our Army helicopters not combat ready, the fact that money is now being drained out of the procurement budget to support a lot of the deployments overseas, the fact that the force has gotten as small as it has, ... Clearly, some reductions were justified with the end of the Cold War. But we have gone way beyond that now.
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#Army

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Yet there is no doubt of our nation's strength. This is a tribute above all to the American worker and entrepreneur ... productivity in the past four quarters has been very impressive. Higher productivity, of course, leads to wage increases and even greater investment and even more jobs down the line,
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#Doubt

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He will, as he said he would, consult widely with our Congress, with our friends and allies around the world.
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#Congress

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When George Bush asked me to sign on, it obviously wasn't because he was worried about carrying Wyoming. We got 70 percent of the vote in Wyoming, although those three electoral votes turned out to be pretty important last time around.
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#American Vicepresident

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We are very concerned with the loss of life now on both sides. The level of violence appears to be escalating. That's clearly not in anybody's interest. We need to find some way to try to cap the violence and get some process started to rebuild confidence.
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#Life

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The progress we've seen in Iraq has been superb and we can be confident going forward because the Iraqi people value their own liberty and are determined to choose their own destiny,
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#Iraq

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Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait.
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#American Vicepresident

Dick Cheney
[On Sunday, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney appeared to support the Mitchell report's recommendation of a cease-fire.] We need to find some way to try and cap that violence and get some kind of process started, ... It is conceivable that when the Mitchell Plan is released this week that that may provide some basis on which to proceed.
Dick Cheney
#Fire

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We will ... succeed at getting a democracy established in Iraq. And I think, when we do, that will be the end of the insurgency.
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#Democracy

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With the right policies and with the incredible energy and talent of American workers all over this country, we'll keep a good thing going and see even better days in the greatest nation on Earth.
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#Country

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The days of looking the other way while despotic regimes trample human rights, rob their nations' wealth, and then excuse their failings by feeding their people a steady diet of anti-Western hatred are over.
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#Human Rights

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My first thought was, bold words for a man whose office is the subject of an on-going criminal inquiry. But apparently that's not the subject of polite conversation.
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#Man

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[Approving gay marriage is the correct and moral thing to do, even if the country isn't ready for it. Just as it took major movements to oppose sexism and racism, we are in the now midst of] the first throes ... a long hard slog.
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#Country

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The loss to our country is irreplaceable, ... We will honor their memory forever and we will honor their sacrifice by completing the mission.
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#Country

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but we're also going to want new talent. We're going to want to emphasize diversity. We're going to want a broad Cabinet.
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#Diversity

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We know he has been absolutely trying to acquire nuclear weapons and we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons, ... Meet the Press.
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#Trying

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We realize that Congress will work its will, ... A legislative process will move forward here. We intend to work with Congress to perfect the bill as it unfolds here.
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#Congress

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Today, Congress gathers near that battlefield to honor the character shown and the courage shown in New York these last 360 days, and to remember every innocent life taken in the attacks of September 11th,
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#Character

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Every American who pays federal income tax benefited from the Bush tax cuts,
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#Income

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Our goal would be an Iraq that has territorial integrity, a government that is democratic and pluralistic, a nation where the human rights of every ethnic and religious group are recognized and respected,
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#Government

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When you start to piece it all together, and again we haven't finished the investigation and maybe it is coincidence, but I must say I'm a skeptic, ... I think the only responsible thing for us to do is to proceed on the basis they could be linked.
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#Coincidence

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supporting the status quo, because we thought the status quo would bring us security and would bring us stability. Sept. 11 just changed that in a way that's irreversible for us.
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#Security