Are you saying that Cheney might not have been saying what he really believed but was simply protecting his President.
IMO...yes...but we know what opinions are worth...I won't say he was or wasn't lying...I'll call it Cheney's correct "political" response at the time.
I believe we in the opening skirmishes of WWIII. Things are going to get alot worse before they get better.
I disagree with the WWIII. It may be a sense of security on my part but I just don't see it happening in my life time. Also if it does happen like it did back in history...Axis vs Allies for example...countries vs countries, you don't want to be going against the U.S. in traditional warfare. If I start to discuss that last comment we're going to need a new thread
Are things going to get worse before they get better? IMO..Yes, if we pull out too quickly.
The whole middle east is a mine field.
It always has been...it's going to be for a long time.
Because we were not having around 100 GI's killed & who knows how many others horribly wounded everfy month in 1998.
I just don't agree with this Devil. If only 1 GI died in the entire 1998 year in the Arabian Gulf, that is 1 too many for me. America is numbers sensitive today but they didn't care enough before 9/11. If 10 GIs died in a 1998 helocopter crash in Kuwait America would say "wow...what a shame! Well that's the risk that comes with their job."
Now that's a classic!!! "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue."
Hiding lies & crimes behind a "Top Secret" classsifcations is an old tactic & the mark of a scoundrel.
I agree when it is referred to lies and crimes. I didn't make any comments about using classification to to hide lies and crimes.
we live in a democracy
I disagree...we live in a Republic
that we should just accept whatever they choose to tell us
No... I sure hope I didn't mean that. If I said that we should accept whatever our government tells us then you are perfectly allowed to come visit me and slap me upside the head. Holy crap I hope I didn't say that!! If I did I am very sorry.
However...even on our own soil, there are government operations that exsist, and you can question all year long, for your entire life, enlist CNN, 20/20, 60 Minutes but you still won't get the info you really want...because of it's classification. If that defines a dictatorship then I'll will agree we live in a dictatorship. In my honest opinion, I call it national security.
and good lord the three of us have something else in common also...I'm hopefully finishing a 2 week battle with a crappy cold. I swear it felt like pneumonia (or however you spell it) without the fever. Only thing that helped was rest...oh yeah...and a good debate