Cheney: Senate Resolution "Won't Stop Us"

CBS News

01/25/07

The White House reaction to the Senate resolution opposing President Bush’s decision to send more troops to Iraq came from Vice President Dick Cheney. In a word, he was defiant, saying about the general idea of a resolution, ‘It won’t stop us.’ ‘We are moving forward. The Congress has control over the purse strings. They have the right, obviously, if they want, to cut off funding’ …. He dismissed suggestions that the Bush administration’s credibility is on the line because of mistakes in Iraq as ‘hogwash’...

//www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/25/politics/main2397224.shtml



Hedgehog follies

The American Prospect
by Harold Meyerson

01/25/07

In the beginning, George W. Bush sent American forces into Iraq with no apparent thought about the sectarian tensions that could explode once Saddam Hussein was ousted. Now, nearing the end of his presidency, Bush is sending more American forces into Iraq with no apparent regard for the verdict of the American people, rendered in November’s election, that they’ve had it with his war. And, by the evidence of all available polling, with Bush himself. The decline in Bush’s support to Watergate-era Nixonian depths since he announced that his new Iraq policy was his old Iraq policy, only more so, stems, I suspect, from three conclusions that the public has reached about the president and his war...

//www.prospect.org/web/view-web.ww?id=12401



Dick Cheney vs. reality

Mother Jones
by Daniel Schulman

01/25/07

By now there is a consensus, among lawmakers, military leaders, and the American public — even among the very same hawks who were beating the drum for this war — that Iraq is a horrible debacle. Of late, even our notoriously stubborn commander-in-chief has tempered his ‘mission accomplished’ rhetoric, allowing, in a recent policy address, that the situation in Iraq is ‘unacceptable’ and that ‘mistakes have been made.’ Apparently Dick Cheney didn’t get the memo. He is still telling that same old Iraq fairytale...

//www.motherjones.com/news/update/2007/01/cheney_reality.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Cheney Spars with Blitzer Over Criticism of Iraq

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During an exclusive interview with Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room, an especially brash Vice President Cheney called criticism of his administration's handling of Iraq "hogwash".

//www.ichblog.eu/content/view/187/59/



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