Dick Cheney v. George W. Bush

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    I made the decision to shoot down the plane, says George W. Bush in his memoir.

    I told the president to shoot down the plane, says Dick Cheney in his memoir.

    “I turned to the team gathered in the Oval Office and said ‘let’s go’,” says W. Bush on decision for unjust 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    “The president cleared out the office, looked at me and said ‘Dick, what do you think we ought to do?’” says Cheney about decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

    “After firing (my buddy) Donald Rumsfeld without informing me, he came and informed me and then quickly walked out,” reports Cheney.


    Dick Cheney during interview with Dateline on August 29, 2011:

    Dateline: It’s a very different picture.
    Cheney: That’s the way I recall it. I was giving advice; I wasn’t making the decision. He was making the decision.

    Dateline: Don’t you think it will embarrass him that you point out the difference?
    Cheney: I didn’t set out to embarrass the president or not embarrass the president.

    Dateline: You make it sound like the president was afraid of you when you say “he came and informed me (about firing Rumsfeld) and then quickly walked out.”
    Cheney: There had been growth.


    I thought the vice president is supposed to be the assistant of the president; working alongside the president, but without overshadowing the president. I heard Cheney yesterday and Cheney seem to be bent on crediting himself for decisions made by president he gave advice to and of telling everyone he, Cheney, was in charge. While this may or may not be completely true, it does not paint a good picture of relationship between Cheney and W. Bush.
     
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    Dick Cheney will be interviewed for an hour by Sean Hannity, tonight at 9:00 ET. Fox News Channel.
     
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    That's nice. I have however never been a fan of Hannity. He comes through to me as very zealous and hasty, and never fully comprehending magnitude of issues he talks about.
     
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    Colin Powell says Cheney in his memoir is taking "cheap shots." I guess we ought to be thankful Cheney as graduated to simply taking verbal shots rather than using pistols.
     
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    They are both telling the truth.
    Bush made the decision to shoot down the plane after Cheney told him to do it.
     
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    Do you think they'll touch each other, or will it just be mutual masturbation?
     
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    Cheney's heart condition does not allow for such activities so the masturbation will be pretty one-sided.
     
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    ah, very good point! So you're saying that Sean might be touching himself but not touching any Dick?
     
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    Where do they disagree? Seems to me both accounts could have been correct and there is nothing, in those quotes at least, that point to anything other than Cheney advising and Bush making the calls.


    -- and now I think, what does it matter anyway??
     
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    He is Irish. :doubt:
     

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