Cheney Says He Urged Bush To Bomb Syria

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    Dick Cheney Memoir: VP Says He Urged Bush To Bomb Syria
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    WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney writes in his new memoir that President George W. Bush rejected his advice in 2007 to bomb a suspected nuclear reactor site in Syria.

    The New York Times reported Wednesday that Cheney says he was "a lone voice" for military action against Syria. Other advisers were reluctant, Cheney says, because of "the bad intelligence we had received about Iraq's stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction" before the 2003 invasion of that country.

    The Israelis bombed the Syrian site later in 2007.
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    The newspaper said Cheney's book includes criticism of other members of Bush's administration. He accuses former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of naivete and says he believed former Secretary of State Colin Powell tried to undermine Bush "by criticizing administration policy to people outside the government."
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    Syria losin' Iran's support...
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    Iran: Syria Should Heed CitizensÂ’ Demands
    August 27, 2011 - Syria's closest ally, Iran, is calling on the government in Damascus to listen to the people's "legitimate demands."
     
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    Yeah......ya' can't keep an ol' CHICKENHAWK down.....unless it's HIS TURN.....

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    Cheney gettin' brave - now that he's outta office...
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    Powell says Cheney taking 'cheap shots' in book
    Aug 28,`11 WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday dismissed as "cheap shots" the criticism leveled at him and others in Vice President Dick Cheney's memoir.

     
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    Is there any part of the ME (besides Israel) that Cheney wouldn't like to bomb?
     
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    I love it when the left takes the time to tell us what's in a book before it's even released.

    They wouldn't be up to something, would they???


    At any rate...seems all it's gonna do is boost sales.
     

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