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#1. His regime has had high-level contacts with al Qaeda going back a decade and has provided training to al Qaeda terrorists. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#2. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#3. Well, we've got a major effort under way to try to educate everybody, to let them know we have a zero tolerance policy where sexual assault is involved. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#4. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#5. Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many, - Author: Dick Cheney
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#6. I think it's fair to say you can't predict a straight line to victory. You know, there'll be good days and bad days along the way. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#7. There's overwhelming evidence that there was a connection between Al Qaeda and the Iraqi government - Author: Dick Cheney
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#8. One of the reasons the deficit got as big as it did, frankly, was because of the economic slowdown, the fall-off in deficits, the terrorist attacks. A significant chunk was taken out of the economy by what happened after the attacks of 9/11. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#9. You wake up every morning with a smile on your face because you've got a new day you never expected to have. And there's a sense of wonderment. Nothing short of magical. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#10. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#11. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#12. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#13. I feel very strongly that the significance of 9/11 cannot be underestimated. It forces us to think in new ways about strategy, about national security, about how we structure our forces and about how we use U.S. military power. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#14. We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and be willing to use force if necessary. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#15. I think Barack Obama is a one-term President. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#16. [In response to the question "Do you think that you underestimated the insurgency's strength?"] I think so. I guess if I look back on it now, I don't think anybody anticipated the level of violence that we've encountered. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#17. I - obviously, I'm not a big fan of President Obama. I think he's been one of our weakest presidents. I just fundamentally disagree with him philosophically. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#18. The bottom line is that we've had enormous successes (in Iraq) and we will continue to have enormous successes. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#19. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#20. I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. But I also believe that gay and lesbians and gay and lesbian couples, those who have been in long-term relationships, deserve to be treated respectfully, they deserve to have benefits. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#21. I mean, it's not just one day you get up, bang, and you got Osama bin Laden. It's the kind of thing where an awful lot of people over a long period of time - thousands have worked this case and these issues and followed on the leads and captured bad guys and interrogated them and so-forth. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#22. I believe very deeply in the proposition that what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. It was hard to do. It took a long time. There were significant costs involved. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#23. I'm often asked why I left politics and went to Halliburton and I explain that I reached the point where I was mean-spirited, short-tempered and intolerant of those who disagreed with me and they said 'Hell, you'd make a great CEO', so I went to Texas and joined the private sector. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#24. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#25. I believe that we were not as effective in the second term dealing with this issue of nuclear none proliferation as we had been during the first term when we stripped Libya and Iraq and A.Q. Khan and their capacity to proliferate nuclear technology. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#26. And the fact of the matter is there were thousands of people that went through those training camps in Afghanistan. We know they are seeking deadlier weapons - chemical, biological and nuclear weapons if they can get it. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#27. The Iraqi forces are conducting the Mother of all Retreats. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#28. You know, in this business, you don't have any control over what the press says and how they portray things. And that's their prerogative. But I think anybody who looks at it objectively has trouble making the case that somehow this is a bad economy. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#29. I can think of a lot of words to describe Senator Kerry's position on Iraq; 'consistent' is not one of them. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#30. Westerners know the difference between a talker and the real deal. If Rick Perry wasn't right to be governor of Texas, why should he be president? - Author: Dick Cheney
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#31. I did my 40 years in Washington, 40-plus, and it's time to pause and reflect and think about what I've seen and done. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#32. I think we need a very, very serious effort, primarily through tax policy to provide incentives and encouragement for people to save and invest and expand their businesses and to create more jobs. The kind of thing we did in the early Reagan years, 30 years ago. I think that's essential. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#33. Obviously, it's a big problem how do we provide quality care to the maximum number of people. And it's not an easy problem to solve. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#34. I want to avoid personal attacks, ... I promise not to make fun of your singing. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#35. If you're going to go increase taxes on small businesses, you're going to slow down the extent to which we're able to reduce unemployment. So I think it's a serious mistake; the wrong time to raise taxes. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#36. It's a tougher program for tougher customers. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#37. How could any responsible leader have ignored the Iraqi threat? If we had not acted, Saddam Hussein and his sons would still be in power. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#38. From our perspective, trying to deal with this continuing campaign of terror, if you will, the war on terror that we're engaged in, this is a continuing enterprise. The people that were involved in some of those activities before 9/11 are still out there. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#39. The Middle East, with two-thirds of the world's oil and lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#40. With respect to the question of relationships, my general view is that freedom means freedom for everyone. People ... ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#41. It will be necessary for us to be a nation of men, and not laws. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#42. The issue is that [Saddam] has chemical weapons. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#43. Europeans know that their great experiment in building peace, unity and prosperity cannot survive as a privileged enclave, surrounded on its outskirts by breeding grounds of hatred and fanaticism. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#44. My own belief is that the way we grow the economy, create jobs, create wealth is in the private sector. The government doesn't do that. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#45. We've had experiences where the president's been shot, but never had a situation where the vice president shot somebody. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#46. That's the nature of the intelligence business. You have to work with what you can get your hands on, but it is.. and in fact it's more an art form than it is a science, and you have to continually work the problem, continually try.. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#47. I do not believe the President requires any additional authorization from the Congress before committing US forces to achieve our objectives in the Gulf. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#48. We do know, with absolute certainty, that [Saddam] is using his procurement system to acquire the equipment he needs in order to enrich uranium to build a nuclear weapon. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#49. We need to have a pro-growth policy put in place that offers people hope and offers the opportunity for businesses to expand and for them to have confidence in what the world is going to look like for the next two or three or four years with respect to economic policy. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#50. We have no intention of ignoring or appeasing history's latest gang of fanatics trying to murder their way to power. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#51. Whoever controls the flow of Persian Gulf oil has a stranglehold not only on our economy but also on the other countries of the world as well. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#52. I've been criticized because I've had the temerity to speak out and done a couple of interviews since I left office. I don't find anything surprising about that. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#53. Cheney, Cheney, you can't hide, we charge you with genocide. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#54. I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I'd see. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#55. I don't think that [the war in Iraq] damaged our reputation around the world. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#56. One of the worst things we could do is start to act now as though the attack of 9/11 is a thing of the past and will never be repeated. That's just not true. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#57. The important thing here to understand is that the people that are at Guantanamo are bad people. I mean, these are terrorists for the most part. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#58. People tell me that Senator Edwards got picked for his good looks, his sex appeal, and his great hair. I say to them: How do you think I got the job? - Author: Dick Cheney
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#59. It's awfully hard to convey a sense of credibility to allies when you [the Congress] voted for the war and then you declared: Wrong war, wrong place, wrong time. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#60. I think you can not be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#61. Another argument holds that opposing Saddam Hussein would cause even greater troubles in that part of the world, and interfere with the larger war against terror. I believe the opposite is true. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#62. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#63. Don Rumsfeld is the finest secretary of defense the nation has ever had. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#64. I have not suggested there's a connection between Iraq and 9/11, but there's clearly an established Iraqi track record with terror. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#65. I support the President's plan to amend the Constitution, banning same-sex marriage. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#66. The good Lord didn't see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all considered, one would not normally choose to go. But we go where the business is. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#67. Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#68. I've been extraordinarily fortunate that I've been able to go live a very active, stressful life. And I don't believe that my heart disease changed me for the worst. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#69. You've got a job to do, and because you've got a job to do, you've got to focus on that, so you don't have time for personal considerations. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#70. I think the key that happened on 9/11 is we went from considering terrorist attacks as a law enforcement problem to considering terrorist attacks, especially on the scale we have on 9/11, as being an act of war. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#71. Everyone knows that you're not really a real man unless you own a gun. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#72. We've never made the case, or argued the case, that somehow Osama Bin Laden was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#73. Unfortunately, we don't have the option of marriage in our country. We could go to Britain or Spain or Argentina and do something symbolic, but that's not what I want. I want to have the rights of anybody else in my home country. I don't want to be a second-class citizen - Author: Dick Cheney
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#74. The only thing left that shows I was a heart patient is I have a scar down the middle of my chest where they went in three times to do open heart surgery. I have a brand new heart inside, and all the mechanical and electronic gear and so forth is all gone. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#75. I think the decision that's been made with respect to allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a good one. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#76. I had other priorities in the sixties than military service. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#77. No, I've always been impressed with the tremendous resilience of the American economy. I think over the years, over the decades, it's demonstrated this tremendous ability to take severe body blows, if you will, and bounce back. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#78. I think freedom means freedom for everybody, - Author: Dick Cheney
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#79. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#80. If the Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two or three years ... we would not have had the kind of job growth we've had. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#81. The greatest threat now is a 9/11 occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities ... there's a high probability of such an attempt. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#82. I have not seen Al Gore's movie. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#83. Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#84. I think I was able to survive five heart attacks because I never postponed going to the hospital when something didn't feel right. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#85. The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I'm not at all sure that that's what the Obama administration believes. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#86. The Federal Reserve, the Treasury, all the regulator agencies - if there's a problem of the financial mechanism in society, the only one to fix it is government. They've got a legitimate role. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#87. Reagan proved deficits don't matter. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#88. I am a deficit hawk. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#89. No matter what kind of problem I've run into, there's always been a solution for it. Now, obviously, there will be a point where there aren't any more solutions, and I'll have used up my time. We all do. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#90. Like many Americans, I've always been intrigued by Bill Clinton. I obviously didn't always agree with him - enjoyed running against his legacy in 2000, when Al Gore was his designated successor, but I don't have anything negative I would say about Bill Clinton. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#91. I think there's no question but what the tail end of the Bush administration, Bush-Cheney administration, that we took steps specifically geared to try and free up the financial sector. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#92. You got to have people at the top who respond to and are selected by presidents. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#93. We urge all democratic nations and the United Nations to answer the Iraqi Governing Council's call for support for the people of Iraq in making the transition to democracy. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#94. What we did in Iraq was exactly the right thing to do. If I had it to recommend all over again, I would recommend exactly the same course of action. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#95. It used to be you needed to have a very large sophisticated state before you could even have a nuclear weapon ... Now the technology is widespread enough. It doesn't take very many people to be able to cobble together a devastating attack, and all it takes is one. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#96. 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. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#97. The Columbia is lost, but the dreams that inspired its crew remain with us. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#98. In our own country, we take democratic values seriously - and so we always have a vigorous debate on the issues. That's part of the greatness of America, and we wouldn't have it any other way. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#99. My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators ... I think it will go relatively quickly, ... [in] weeks rather than months. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#100. I worship the ground Paul Ryan walks on. - Author: Dick Cheney
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