May 1963: Dick Cheney graduates from Casper Community College  January 1969: Dick Cheney Begins Public Service Career in Nixon Administration  November 9, 1989: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Topples Berlin Wall  February 27, 1991: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Crushes Saddam Hussein  December 8, 1991: Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Brings Down Soviet Union December 31, 1999: Dick Cheney Prepares to Celebrate Last New Year of Twentieth Century January 20, 2001: Dick Cheney Restores Integrity to Office of Vice President  May 1, 2003: Vice President Dick Cheney Crushes Saddam Hussein  May 9, 2007: Dick Cheney Unites Iraqi People  January 20, 2009......

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bush Overlooks Ultimate Middle East Peacemaker

In his quest to continue and enhance Middle East Peace, President Bush may have made a critical oversight:

The Bush administration is laying the groundwork for an announcement of Tony Blair as special Middle East envoy for Palestinian governance and economic issues after he steps down as Britain's prime minister, following two months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, according to U.S. officials.

Blair would report to the so-called Quartet overseeing Middle East peace efforts--the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia--and work on issues limited to the internal workings of a future Palestinian state. Political negotiations involving Palestinians, Israelis and the Arab states would be left to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the officials said.

The idea, first proposed by Rice, was embraced by the Israeli government during talks between President Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert this week. The Palestinians have yet to be approached, but U.S. officials believe they would welcome a Blair appointment.

When you think of the words "Middle East Peace," there is one man whose name is synonymous with the concept. And that name is Dick Cheney. Cheney has worked tirelessly for Middle East peace since the Gulf War, and as recent democratic elections in Iraq and the Palestinian territories show, the dividends are already becoming readily apparent. We saw Cheney's leadership proven once again on his recent Middle-East tour.

It is true that at one time, Tony Blair might have seemed a promising candidate for the role of Middle East Peacemaker (to his credit, Blair made possible the liberation of Iraq), and I suppose it is a good omen for Blair that Israel is backing him for his prospective new job, as it means that some Middle Eastern countries are already lining up behind him. But more than anything else, Blair should be disqualified for this role by his recent failure to nuke Iran and his speaking of French.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Surrogate Romney Gets it Right

A few days ago, I mentioned that former Taxachusetts Governor Mitt Romney had effectively endorsed Dick Cheney for President. Apparently, despite making that endorsement, Romney has decided to remain in the race, acting as a surrogate candidate who can speak for Cheney while he waits for the perfect opening to enter the race.

And Romney is doing a respectable job in his new role:

While he refused all requests for pardons as governor, Romney has said that could change if he's elected president.

Asked in last week's debate if he would consider pardoning Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was convicted of lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation, Romney said: "It's worth looking at that. I will study it very closely if I'm lucky enough to be president. And I'd keep that option open."

Thursday, June 14, 2007

An Inconvenient Nuisance

Charlatan Al Gore flies around the country in a big private jet telling people they should sell their cars and all ride bikes to work. Unfortunately many people have been misled by his socialist screed An Inconvenient Truth, but a new film that is coming out may make Gore little more than an Inconvenient Nuisance:

This is going to be bigger than Passion of the Christ. It's called An Infallible Truth.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Most City People Would Love to Live in Guantanamo

OhioNeocon recently pointed to Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's very relevant point that most prisoners would love to be in Guantanamo. I think it's hard to argue with that point, and I think you can go even farther and say a good number of American citizens who are not currently in prison would prefer to be in least the city types who like to eat fancy foreign food.

Republican Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter fills us in on the scoop:

And for those defeatocrats who say we should shut down Guantamo, the obvious response is that it is better to have them eating lemon fish and glazed chicken in Guantamo than in your hometown.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

2008 Veepstakes: VP Thompson?

Bill over at OhioNeocon has mused about a possible Cheney-Thompson ticket, and I think it would definitely be strong. Fred Thompson is youthful (six years younger than McCain), and with Hollywood good looks. As Bill points out, the man is experienced as well. And now it looks like there are indications that a Cheney-Thompson ticket may be coming soon to a ballot box near you:

FRED THOMPSON IS adding more big-name policy talent as his testing-the-waters committee continues to grow into a real presidential campaign. Among the new additions: Mark Esper, national security adviser to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist; Joel Shin, a top policy staffer on Bush-Cheney 2000; and Elizabeth Cheney, a former top official in the State Department's Near East and South Asia department.

Liz Cheney, the older of Vice President Dick Cheney's two daughters, served most recently as principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs and coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives. That title--no doubt one of the longest in the federal government--means that Cheney was on the leading edge of President Bush's effort to bring democratic and market-based reform to the region. A longtime democracy advocate, Cheney was a strong proponent of women's rights in the region. Her previous experience includes time at the World Bank, two prior stints at the State Department, and service as a US AID officer in Poland and Hungary.

If you are looking for hints that a Cheney-Thompson ticket might be in the works, there probably couldn't be a bigger one than Cheney's own daughter going to work for Thompson's campaign, setting up the legwork, so to speak. And you've got to give credit to OhioNeocon for breaking this story before anyone knew it was a story.

I still hope that Cheney considers Gonzales, but if he's made up his mind about Thompson, then it's certainly a choice I can live with.

Resign, Voinovich!

Apparently some "Republicans" are eager to share the stage with democrats in conducting their political theater:

“If I were president, I would have asked Alberto Gonzales to resign as attorney general,” George V. Voinovich, Republican of Ohio, said in a statement. But he said, “Today’s vote does nothing to rectify the current problem or ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

What problem is that, Senator Voinovich? That we have a hispanic as attorney general? He's not an illegal. Clearly Senator Voinovich has decided that he needs to appease the left to win in Ohio. If he read this website, he would know it never works.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Will Democrats Apologize After Gonzales Exoneration?

I've made no secret here before of my admiration for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a man who seems to symbolize a new generation of leadership in today's Republican party. Democrats are clearly threatened by the fact that a Hispanic possessed of such intellect and ability would be a member of the Republican party, to the extent that in a way they have become obsessed. Indeed, over the last several weeks, it has been hard to watch the liberal news without hearing some liberal democrat saying the words "Gonzales resign."

So Democrats, in typical fashion of the type of tactics embraced by the Nancy Pelosi-Hugo Chavez leftists of today, marched full steam with their political theatrics. They decided they would throw everything they had at Gonzales, and wait for something to stick.

But there was one thing they didn't realize. Gonzales was too smart for them. Not only was there no evidence of his having done anything wrong to begin with, but he didn't get caught up in the democrats' clever semantic traps either. Gonzales answered every question, and answered them honestly, and left the hapless democrats with nothing.

Finally, today, the desperate democrats decided to give it one last go, in an unheard of socialist-style vote of no-confidence. Well, the move backfired majorly. Even the democrat led Senate was compelled to exonerate Gonzales of wrongdoing. Now there are two new words that people are starting to say in reference to Alberto Gonzales: Teflon Gonzo. Whether or not the democrats decide to apologize to Gonzales, one thing is sure: his stock has risen significantly from this ordeal.

Dick Cheney, Man of Peace

Some people on the left like to employ profanity and overly broad generalizations in a desperate attempt to win arguments which the facts would not otherwise allow them to do. These desperate tactics are on display daily on left-wing blogs such as The Katrinacrats and Atrios.

One such common left-wing falsehood is that Dick Cheney is a warmonger. Plainly, this is false. Dick Cheney is a man of peace, in fact the ultimate man of peace, because he is a man of peace with a plan b if the whole peace thing doesn't work out. And plan B is war.

When you go to the doctor for a major operation, you want him to have a plan of action in case something doesn't go as expected. And peace is a wonderful ideal, but you want a leader who has a "plan b" as well.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Colin Powell Announces Support for Dick Cheney for President

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has announced he intends to support Dick Cheney for President.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has sought out former Secretary of State Colin Powell for advice on foreign policy matters.

While Powell served in the administrations of two Republican presidents, he said Sunday it was too early in the 2008 race to say whether he would back the GOP nominee.

"I'm going to support the best person that I can find who will lead this country for the eight years beginning in January of 2009," Powell said.

Eight years as VP, four as secretary of defense, 10 years in Congress, service to four presidents: the best person that Powell could possibly find is Dick Cheney. I'd say a Powell endorsement is a pretty significant acheivement for the nascent Cheney campaign.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Democrat Hypocrisy (Where's the Media?)

What is it with corruption and the name William Jefferson? First we had the sordid presidency of William Jefferson Clinton, and now democrat congressman William Jefferson (pictured above with his namesake) has been charged with bribery. However, as Ohio Neocon points out, the media (except for Fox News) is completely ignoring this latest democrat outrage, even while they go out of their way to nitpick the smallest Republican foible.

This provides another powerful justification for a Cheney presidency: he would be uniquely able to root out corruption in our government.