Comments on: The First Draft: Now he’s talking! http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TC http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391312 Fri, 15 May 2009 13:00:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391312 Cheney is right to keep up the pressure by talking out. The whole truth will come out.

For instance, first Nancy Pelosi (in typical democratic finger wagging style) insisted she was never informed or a part of any meeting where waterboarding was discussed. Now she is saying she was mislead by the CIA and Bush administration…

Well, doesn’t that make her a liar? Either she did or did not attend meetings where waterboarding was discussed.

She has lost credibility and the democrats better watch their step. As people want to forget, there were a lot of democrats who said “to do what ever it takes” right after 9/11. Now for political reasons, they want to run and blame. It is just like the WMD argument in Iraq. Lots of democrats gave speeches on the floors of congress saying how dangerous Iraq and their WMDs were and that we needed to go in and take care of it. Now they want to run and blame.

Yeah, the most ethical congress ever (FYI Nancy Pelosi said that)….

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By: brian lee http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391305 Fri, 15 May 2009 05:55:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391305 is anyone taking notes debbie?liberals have problems remembering past comments,i wonder if you will be as strident with your hatred when inflation is out of control and unemployment at 14%.

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By: Eloise http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391295 Thu, 14 May 2009 15:17:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391295 send him to the Hague

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By: Tom Bowman http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391291 Thu, 14 May 2009 02:20:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391291 Yea, Al Gore quietly left the public eye. What is this guy smoking?

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By: jason http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391281 Tue, 12 May 2009 21:38:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391281 To address the author’s questions: Does it matter? Not to me. Should he be allowed to speak? Of course he should and he owe’s nothing to Obama or “his” administration. To address these comments: Come on you guys. The federal government hasn’t really supported the Constitution as “rule of law” since it’s inception. This all goes far beyond the republicrats of our day. Americans have claimed for many years that we have been the beacon for freedom, liberty, and free will since we “declared” our freedom from England. To know and understand the definitions of these “rights” might serve us all well. Look them up if your not absolutely familiar with their meanings. While your looking things up add to the list Republic, Republican, Democracy, and Democrat. You may be surprised at what you find.

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By: Thomas Tran http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391277 Tue, 12 May 2009 14:05:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391277 Come on people. After 9-11 Bush – Cheney administration had to do dirty jobs to protect YOU and me. We are now safe in U.S. And this is what they get from you? — It’s inhuman to interrogate a terrorist, but It’s the RIGHT to kill unborn child —- No wonder, wherever I go, people in the third world are laughing at us.

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By: jeremy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391276 Tue, 12 May 2009 11:19:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391276 By the By M

these people, especially Dick, CREATED the global situation that led to our security being compromised.
yet another example of doublethink from a conservative.

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By: jeremy http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391275 Tue, 12 May 2009 11:17:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391275 I think it doesn’t matter. in my line of work I hear Americans saying the most profoundly stupid things, especially republicans. the fact that any republican can stand anywhere and say anything remotely supportive of the past 8 years is a tribute to the human ability to change reality to support their ego.

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By: Lord Astral http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391272 Tue, 12 May 2009 06:21:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391272 Mr. Cheney certainly has the right, as we all do, to speak his mind on the pertinent issues of our time. Just because Mr. Cheney or, as I like to refer to him – Dick – is forthright enough to espouse his radically unAmerican views. I say unAmerican because he opposes the fundamental rights espoused by our Constitution.

Anyway, Dick should be allowed the freedom of speech that he would like to deny others. And we shouldn’t even put him on a secret terrorist watch list because he criticizes the President. Of course Dick and Bush did exactly that to democratic opponents, but I am a better person than he is, and refuse to lower my self to his level and be a Dick.

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/05/11/the-first-draft-now-hes-talking/comment-page-1/#comment-391271 Tue, 12 May 2009 05:24:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=17477#comment-391271 “So go ahead, but be glad you are alive to criticize. For the time being, it is still a free country.” Sounds a little like channeling Ari Fleischer there when he told the press to watch what they say lest they help the terrorists win. Thing is, though, even saying something like that to the press is an indication the terrorists have already won since they made the government take away one of our First Amendment rights, the free press. “The majority of this country is still right of center”, results of the last two elections notwithstanding. “Nobody was wanting to prosecute Al Gore for his role in helping pollute the planet.” What exactly was Al Gore’s role in polluting the planet, and what Geneva protocol was violated by any such polluting? Was it a war crime to pollute? “If Dick Cheney is that concerned about the safety of our nation, why doesn’t he contact Obama directly instead of going on all of these news shows?” Good point but I’d go further: if Dick Cheney was so concerned about the safety of our country, why didn’t he run for president in 2008 like VPs normally do after their time in second place is up? What was he so afraid of? Perhaps a little close scrutiny of his record and beliefs? Or is he really only good at flapping his gums like his buddy Rush, both chickenhawks and draft dodgers who are very brave with other people’s lives? Good point, getplaning; I read that recently in the paper, that one of the primary reasons for all the waterboarding was to get “confessions” out of the 9/11 conspirators that there was in fact a connection between them and Iraq when in fact there was none, i.e. to justify after the fact that the reasons for going into Iraq were true when they were in fact false. “But wasn’t that Mr. Powell up at the UN making the ”evidence” case? Why no flak for his part? He was in a supreme position to have spoken up for the truth, having
been head of military and the State.” Well, at the time he was the Secretary of State, a position he held at the pleasure of the president, i.e. he was Bush’s mouthpiece at the UN doing Bush’s bidding; not spouting the party line would have been disloyal for him and been the end of his career in the GOP. I seem to recall he has since recanted his spouting up for Bush’s rush to war, so either way he’s now just a RINO to the True Believers.

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