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More headlines: Dick Cheney on Homeland Security

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“Help is on the way” for military leadership & morale

For eight years, Clinton and Gore have extended our military commitments while depleting our military power. Rarely has so much been demanded of our armed forces, and so little given to them in return. George W. Bush and I are going to change that. I have seen our military at its finest. And I can promise them now, help is on the way. Soon, our men and women in uniform will once again have a commander in chief they can respect, one who understands their mission and restores their morale.
Source: Speech accepting nomination for Vice Presidency Aug 2, 2000

1980s: Against nuclear freeze; for draft registration

Source: Congressional Record, in Poltics in America, Alan Ehrenhalt Jan 1, 1986

Would invade Kuwait even if Congress voted against it

Q: But if you’d lost the vote [in Congress authorizing force in Kuwait]?

A: I would certainly have recommended we go forward anyway. Again, you don’t go back having deployed forces over there and decided it was of strategically vital interest. The worst thing you could do in terms of the situation in that part of the world once you’ve got 500,000 troops out there in the desert is you can’t leave them there indefinitely, you cannot sustain that kind of deployment over time. Then you’re in real trouble if you decide you’re gonna bring them home.

Q: The President would have accepted that recommendation do you think?

A: It’s my conviction, that he would in fact have gone forward whether Congress had supported the effort or not.

Source: PBS FrontLine interview Jan 9, 1996

Warned in 1990 of nuclear & chemical proliferation

By the year 2000, we estimate that at least fifteen developing nations will have the ability to build and deploy ballistic missiles. Eight of those nations either have or are near to acquiring nuclear capabilities. Thirty countries will have chemical weapons, as well, and ten, we estimate, will be able to deploy biological weapons.
Source: Congressional testimony cited by Center for Defense Info. Jan 1, 1992

Other candidates on Homeland Security: Dick Cheney on other issues:
Former Presidents:
George W. Bush (R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton (D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr. (R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan (R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter (D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford (R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon (R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson (D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy (D,1961-1963)
Dwight Eisenhower (R,1953-1961)
Harry_S_TrumanHarry S Truman(D,1945-1953)

Former Contenders:
V.P.Al Gore
Pat Buchanan
V.P.Dick Cheney
Sen.Bob Dole
Ralph Nader
Gov.Sarah Palin

Political Thinkers:
Noam Chomsky
Milton Friedman
Arianna Huffington
Rush Limbaugh
Tea Party
Ayn Rand
Secy.Robert Reich
Donald Trump
Gov.Jesse Ventura
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Page last updated: Jul 05, 2014