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I love the guy, but I know he's not everyone's cup of tea. ;D

In any event, we can probably all agree that he has good taste in electronic book readers.

From an article today on Politico.com (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/18390.html)

Here's the relevant part of the article:

"While Cheney's words were dire, his own mood was relaxed, even loquacious. He was not on crutches - much less the wheelchair he rode to Obama's Inauguration - from an injury while moving a box of books into his new home.

Suddenly a man of leisure, Cheney has a Kindle, Amazon's wireless reading device, and said he used it recently to read James M. McPherson's new "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief.""
 

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Yeah you have to admit that does make him slightly cooler.. ;)

 

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Just have to be careful he's not packing any bird shot.. LOL
 

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Well, I think it's fine that he owns one since he obviously wanted one or he wouldn't have gotten it. I think it's shameful those of you posting frownies and other negatives. That's because if someone had said Biden had one and I'd posted a string of frownies I'd be lambasted for it.
 
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Well, I think it's fine that he owns one since he obviously wanted one or he wouldn't have gotten it. I think it's shameful those of you posting frownies and other negatives. That's because if someone had said Biden had one and I'd posted a string of frownies I'd be lambasted for it.
1) Those aren't "frownies." Look closer. Those are the X-over-the-mouth-I'm-not-gonna-say-anything emoticon.

2) :-X
 

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Bacardi Jim said:
Maybe they'll let him take it with him to prison.
I'm suprised he likes it..you can't shoot someone with it or teach people how to torture others with it.

Jim you are an evil influence ;)
 

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[quote author=Politico.com]

Cheney warns of new attacks

By JOHN F. HARRIS & MIKE ALLEN & JIM VANDEHEI

Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a "high probability" that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration's policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.

In an interview Tuesday with Politico, Cheney unyieldingly defended the Bush administration's support for the Guantanamo Bay prison and coercive interrogation of terrorism suspects.

And he asserted that President Obama will either backtrack on his stated intentions to end those policies or put the country at risk in ways more severe than most Americans - and, he charged, many members of Obama's own team - understand.

"When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry," Cheney said.

Protecting the country's security is "a tough, mean, dirty, nasty business," he said. "These are evil people. And we're not going to win this fight by turning the other cheek."

Citing intelligence reports, Cheney said at least 61 of the inmates who were released from Guantanamo during the Bush administration - "that's about 11 or 12 percent" - have "gone back into the business of being terrorists."

The 200 or so inmates still there, he claimed, are "the hard core" whose "recidivism rate would be much higher." (Lawyers for Guantanamo detainees have strongly disputed the recidivism figures, asserting that the Pentagon data have inconsistencies and omissions.) Cheney called Guantanamo a "first-class program," and "a necessary facility" that is operated legally and with better food and treatment than the jails in inmates' native countries.

But he said he worried that "instead of sitting down and carefully evaluating the policies," Obama officials are unwisely following "campaign rhetoric" and preparing to release terrorism suspects or afford them legal protections granted to more conventional defendants in crime cases.

The choice, he alleged, reflects a naive mindset among the new team in Washington: "The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I'm not at all sure that that's what the Obama administration

The dire portrait Cheney painted of the country's security situation was made even grimmer by his comments agreeing with analysts who believe this recession may be a once-in-a-century disaster.

"It's unlike anything I've ever seen," Cheney said. "The combination of the financial crisis that started last year, coupled now with, obviously, a major recession, I think we're a long way from having solved these problems."

The interview, less than two weeks after the Bush administration ceded power to Obama, found the man who is arguably the most controversial - and almost surely the most influential - vice president in U.S. history in a self-vindicating mood.

He expressed confidence that files will some day be publicly accessible offering specific evidence that waterboarding and other policies he promoted - over sharp internal dissent from colleagues and harsh public criticism - were directly responsible for averting new Sept. 11-style attacks.

Not content to wait for a historical verdict, Cheney said he is set to plunge into his own memoirs, feeling liberated to describe behind-the-scenes roles over several decades in government now that the "statute of limitations has expired" on many of the most sensitive episodes.

His comments made unmistakable that Cheney - likely more than former President Bush, who has not yet given post-White House interviews - is willing and even eager to spar with the new administration and its supporters over the issues he cares most about.

His standing in this public debate is beset by contradictions. Cheney for years has had intimate access to the sort of highly classified national security intelligence that Obama and his teams are only recently seeing.


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The whole story: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/18390.html
 

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Bacardi Jim said:
It allows him to carefully study the document he helped destroy.
You made your opinion quite clear in the chat session a few weeks ago, and I think political cr*p like that, on either side, doesn't belong on these boards. I'm sure there are many nutty politcal boards that you can express your wishes.
 
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