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Dick Cheney Quotes


Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney served as the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 under George W. Bush.
(1941 - )

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A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
 

Direct threats require decisive action.
[Action]
 

Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better.
 

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.
 

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.
 

I can think of a lot of words to describe Senator Kerry's position on Iraq; "consistent" is not one of them.
 

I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad.
[Against]
 

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.
 

I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.
 

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.
[Against]
 

In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority.
 

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
 

Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys.
[America]
 

The Columbia is lost, but the dreams that inspired its crew remain with us.
 

The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats.
 

The plan was criticized by some retired military officers embedded in TV studios. But with every advance by our coalition forces, the wisdom of that plan becomes more apparent.
 

The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security.
 

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.
 

We have to make America the best place in the world to do business.
[America]
 

We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and be willing to use force if necessary.
 


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