Cheney Warns Against Vote for Kerry

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  1. Cheney Warns Against Vote for Kerry

    Tue Sep 7, 6:29 PM ET

    By AMY LORENTZEN, Associated Press Writer

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) said Tuesday that the nation faces the threat of another terrorist attack if voters make the "wrong choice" on Election Day, suggesting that Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) would follow a pre-Sept. 11 policy of reacting defensively.

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    The Kerry-Edwards campaign immediately rejected those comments as "scare tactics" that crossed the line.


    "It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States," Cheney told about 350 supporters at a town-hall meeting in this Iowa city.


    If Kerry were elected, Cheney said the nation risks falling back into a "pre-9/11 mind-set" that terrorist attacks are criminal acts that require a reactive approach. Instead, he said Bush's offensive approach works to root out terrorists where they plan and train, and pressure countries that harbor terrorists.


    Cheney pointed to Afghanistan as a success story in pursuing terrorists although the Sept. 11 mastermind, Osama bin Laden remains at large. In Iraq , the vice president said, the United States has taken out a leader who used weapons of mass destruction against his own people and harbored other terrorists.


    "Saddam Hussein today is in jail, which is exactly where he belongs," Cheney said.


    Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards issued a statement, saying, "Dick Cheney's scare tactics crossed the line today, showing once again that he and George Bush will do anything and say anything to save their jobs. Protecting America from vicious terrorists is not a Democratic or Republican issue and Dick Cheney and George Bush should know that."


    "John Kerry and I will keep America safe, and we will not divide the American people to do it," Edwards added.


    The candidates are campaigning hard for Iowa's seven electoral votes. Democrat Al Gore narrowly won the state in 2000. Bush has campaigned in the state five times in the last month, and Cheney has made three stops.


    Hours before Cheney spoke, the Congressional Budget Office said this year's federal deficit will hit a record $422 billion. Cheney, in praising Bush's tax cuts, noted that the CBO said this year's projected deficit will be smaller than analysts had expected.
     
  2. by the way, where the hell has Chairman been?
     
  3. its true

    afterall Kerry said he would forefully defend America only after we have been attacked, last time i checked thats not defending but striking back
     
  4. I think its a pretty low blow, but look at how many meetings Kerry showed up for on the intelligence committee. Look at how he voted militarily in the Senate. you cant deny the man isnt exactly the person that is going to keep the military strong, despite if he wants to go to war or not.
     
  5. That, and the advertisement showing the democratic presidents in relation with Nazis are two official republican advertisements that should've never been... they're really going low this time.
     
  6. I like Bush. I will vote for bush. I like cheney too. However, I do NOT like scare tactics and I find this in poor taste.
     
  7. This is just an embarassment for republicans... "scare tactics" are nothing but imaginary low-blows...
     
  8. democratsl ike to use al ot of scare tactics though, so I see htis as evening the score. however, like I said I dontl ike the whole idea of scare tactics on EITHER side.
     
  9. scare tactics is something that come with politics, both sides do it to a point, but it was kinda over the line by saying this, espically when I think that both administrations really would continue to crack down on terrorism, and without a doubt both would defend america.
     
  10. The fact that he supported Bill Clinton's move to decrease the size of the military as well as a history of voting AGAINST things for the military.

    He voted against body armor, ammunition, fuel, spare parts, armored vehicles, extra pay for hardship duty, and support for military families. Yet he turns around and claims he supports the military men and women as well as their familys.

    We saw the TRUE John Kerry when he told Hollywood's elite that they were the heart and soul of America.
     
  11. DK, you are forgetting the first bush also went for reducing the military, as did at the time dick chaney, who was secertary of defense.
     
  12. Bad idea for Cheney. In less than 5 minutes even a stupid candidate like Kerry can write a why-not-to-vote-Bush-Cheney list.

    But reading the posts of this thread I think that Cheney knows how the "culture of fear" works in his country.
     
  13. That's because Bush came in after Reagan and had to much stuff as it was and just trimmed things down to size. Clinton sent home over 400,000 soldiers.

    John Kerry supported the war in Iraq while voting against giving ballistics vests, ammo, parts, and pay.
     
  14. He wont listen...
     
  15. It sounds like politics.
     

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