Quotes by Dick Cheney

A little tough talk in the midst of a campaign or as part of a presidential debate cannot obscure a record of 30 years of being on the wrong side of defense issues.
– Dick Cheney
According to a news account last month, people leaving the Democratic National Convention asked a Boston policeman for directions. He replied, Leave here - and go vote Republican.
– Dick Cheney
At least this much is clear: Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam Hussein would still be in power today in Iraq.
– Dick Cheney
Direct threats require decisive action.
– Dick Cheney
Europeans know that their great experiment in building peace, unity and prosperity cannot survive as a privileged enclave, surrounded on its outskirts by breeding grounds of hatred and fanaticism.
– Dick Cheney
Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better.
– Dick Cheney
Four years ago, some said the world had grown calm, and many assumed that the United States was invulnerable to danger. That thought might have been comforting; it was also false. Like other generations of Americans, we soon discovered that history had great and unexpected duties in store for us.
– Dick Cheney
From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.
– Dick Cheney
Had the decision belonged to Senator Kerry, Saddam hussein would still be in power today in Iraq. In fact, Saddam Hussein would almost certainly still be in control of Kuwait.
– Dick Cheney
How could any responsible leader have ignored the Iraqi threat? If we had not acted, Saddam Hussein and his sons would still be in power.
– Dick Cheney
I can think of a lot of words to describe Senator Kerry's position on Iraq; consistent is not one of them.
– Dick Cheney
I think the record speaks for itself. These are two individuals who have been for the war when the headlines were good and against it when their poll ratings were bad.
– Dick Cheney
I'm absolutely convinced that the threat we face now, the idea of a terrorist in the middle of one of our cities with a nuclear weapon, is very real and that we have to use extraordinary measures to deal with it.
– Dick Cheney
I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.
– Dick Cheney
If they couldn't stand up to the pressures that Howard Dean represented, how can we expect them to stand up to Al Qaida?
– Dick Cheney
If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S., has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations, then I think the U.S. is justified in dealing with that, if necessary, by military force.
– Dick Cheney
In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority.
– Dick Cheney
In my capacity as vice president, I am the president of Senate, the presiding officer. I'm up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they're in session. The first time I ever met you [John Edwards] was when you walked on the stage tonight.
– Dick Cheney
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
– Dick Cheney
Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys.
– Dick Cheney