Cheney lied, Americans died

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    That is the message presented by journalist Barton Gellman in his new book, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency. "This vice president is the nearest thing to a deputy president the country's ever had," Gellman told The Daily Show's Jon Stewart on Monday. "Until now, it would have been ludicrous to wonder, 'How do you hold a vice president accountable?'"

    Gellman described how Cheney convinced former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, a leading Republican opponent of war with Iraq, to vote in favor of the war resolution.

    "Cheney ... had ... a borrowed hideaway office in the Capitol building," Gellman explained. "He brings Armey in ... and he lays out a big stack of papers and says, 'Let me explain to you what's really going on. ... Saddam is much more dangerous than we want to tell the public.'"

    "He told Armey two things that he's never said in public and that are not true," Gellman continued. "He said that Saddam personally, and his family, had direct ties with al Qaeda. And he said that Iraq was making substantial progress towards a miniature nuclear weapon."

    According to Gellman's book, Cheney told Armey that Iraq would soon have "packages that could be moved even by ground personnel" and "a delivery system in their relationship with organizations such as al Qaeda." These claims, writes Gellman, "crossed so far beyond the known universe of fact that they were simply without foundation."

    Although Cheney's mini-nuke fabrication has not previously been revealed, Cheney did state somewhat cryptically in a September 2002 interview with Tim Russert, "That’s why it’s so important for us when we do identify the kind of threat that we see emerging now in Iraq, when we do see the capabilities of that regime and the way Saddam Hussein has operated over the years that we have to give serious consideration to how we’re going to address it before he can launch an attack, not wait until after he’s launched an attack."

    "Armey is a very angry man at this point," Gellman told Stewart. "He was against the war. ... He was actually weeping in the well of the House when he cast his vote."

    In his book, Gellman quotes Armey as saying, "Had I known or believed then what I believe now, I would have publicly opposed [the war] resolution right to the bitter end, and I believe I might have stopped it from happening."

    "I deserved better than to be bullshitted by the vice president," Armey told Gellman.

    The Raw Story | Author: Dick Armey livid Cheney 'bullshitted' him about Iraq 'mini-nuke'
     
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    Well, Well, Well, another book bashing the current administration. That's original.
     
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    Well, well, well, indeed.

    Another apologist for the worst administration in our lifetimes sticking his head up his ass rather than facing the sad truth that he has been mislead by a cabal of pathological liars.

    How common.
     
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    Sure thing. After 8 years of you all crying "liar" over and over we are TIRED of it. Grow the fuck up. Remind me again how you stick to facts and the issues yet can shout "liar" with the best with zero evidence and in the face of the actual facts?
     
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    More confirmation of what the public suspected at the time.

    You have to as yourself... "Why would anyone, especially the VP bullshit the country into a war?" Follow the money...

    -Joe
     
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    The testimony of Republican Senator Dick Armey is pretty compelling evidence.

    It is amazing that Cheney would lie to one of the leaders of his own party so blatantly.
     
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    Armey was a Congressman. you pretty much have to be to be House Majority Leader.
    try to keep up, kirky.
     
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    Is this same RawStory that had the Jason Leopold and W. R. Pitt story that was certain Karl Rove would be indicted within 24 hours and when the indictment failed to appear they reassured their readers they meant 24 BUSINESS hours?

    Oh, man that was fun to watch the heads explode over at democratunderground.com.

    Good times.
     
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    ROFLMNAO... BULLSHIT!

    This is such a pack of hearsay lies and disinformation it's hard to even speak to it.

    For Starters... what was in that pile of paperwork? Are we to believe that Cheney brought in his own sci-fi blog? Or was it intelligence reports which supported the information he was passing on?

    But this is typical of the anti-American left...
     
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    ROFL... Yet another leftist using hearsay propaganda as 'confirmation'...
     

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