Bye-Bye Cheney
June 26, 2004
Jon Stewart Nails Cheney In An Outright Lie

This is from the June 21, 2004 program.

Stewart: "Mr. Vice President, I have to inform you: You're pants are on fire."

Cheney said he never stated that it was "pretty well confirmed" that meetings had taken place between Saddam's Officials and Al Queda members. The Daily Show dug up the Meet the Press coverage from December 9, 2001 that proves otherwise.

As a blogger and "traditional" journalist, I always hesitate to throw the word "lie" around unless I can validate my statement. How wonderful that we live in an age where I can present my case and back it up with evidence all on one interactive medium (for those that have quicktime, anyway...)

I also had the luxury of having the Daily Show With Jon Stewart to do my homework for me.

Here's the Complete Video Clip of the contradicting statements as presented within this larger daily show clip. (The larger clip also contains footage of the Shrub and Rummy making excuses for their past inaccurate statements.)

Here'sa tiny clip of Cheney denying he ever said the meeting was "pretty well confirmed.
(Source: CNBC)

CNBC: "You have said in the past that it was quote "pretty well confirmed."

Cheney: "No, I never said that. Never said that. Absolutely not."

Here's a little clip of the Meet the Press footage
where he clearly did say just that such a meeting was "pretty well confirmed."
(Source: Meet The Press, December 9, 2001)

Cheney: "It's been pretty well confirmed, that he didn't go to Prague and he did meet with a Senior Official of the Iraqi Intelligence service."

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Thank you for sharing this. I, as a British reader, appreciate being able to get this sort of clip without having to move to - say - Iowa.

Posted by: Roo on June 27, 2004 02:21 PM

Cheney: "It's been pretty well confirmed, that he didn't go to Prague and he did meet with a Senior Official of the Iraqi Intelligence service."

Should be:

Cheney: "It's been pretty well confirmed, that he did go to Prague and he did meet with a Senior Official of the Iraqi Intelligence service."

Posted by: Greg on July 1, 2004 09:34 AM

I was searching high and low for clear, un-contestable video for some republican friends. Thanks very much for preserving this.

Posted by: Thomas on July 1, 2004 01:36 PM

From 1957 when the first Special Forces teams in Vietnam began training the nucleus of the Vietnamese Special Forces and Airborne Ranger units, the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) had strongly resisted any proposal that the SF be used in their basic mission of operating in the enemy's rear areas. This was due to a number of reasons; principally the caveat imposed that US Forces not engage in combat and they not go into Laos, Cambodia or North Vietnam. Secondly, President Nixon's blessing on Special Forces at Fort Bragg infuriated the higher commands who had been trying to squash Special Forces for years.

Investigative reporter, Simon Marshall in Cheney: The Story He Cannot Tell (Doubleday) to be released next month, reveals Dick Cheney was recruited into a secret black-ops team called Alpha Major within the Special Forces. Although he "took to the training like a salami to a pizza" it quickly became apparent that Cheney was one of the anti-gods who would not play the game according to the rules of war. Additionally, in defiance to Army regulations, when Cheney went into the field, he defied orders that the officially-damned beret of the Green Beret would not be worn.

As soon as he jumped into an operational area during maneuvers, he violated the official regulations against "the wearing of the green" and gleefully turned many maneuvers into chaos. In an early 501s maneuver Louisiana, Cheney and some of his buddies turned road signs around, sending convoys of equipment, rations and fuel heading off into completely different directions than intended. Units preparing for an assault were visited at night, preceding their assault, and received a briefing by a "Lt. Col Cheney" who brought XVIII Airborne Corps' revision to their original attack plan, sending their regiment in another direction, in which they attacked one of their own units.

The confusion caused the Commanding General of XVIII Airborne Corps to stop the operations. All Alpha Major personnel were sent back to Fort Bragg and the maneuvers resumed. However, upon return to Fort Bragg, the Commanding General wrote a new regulation which made the wearing of the beret a Courts Martial offense.

The North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and their southern cousins the Viet Cong (VC) operated with impunity in the sparsely-settled countryside. One reason was the excellent camouflage discipline of the NVA and the fact that most of their movement was at night. While bombing raids on the trail caused some delays, the absence of ground action against their main supply route permitted the NVA to move staggering amounts of men and material into South Vietnam to prepare for an extended war.

The NVA established power bases in South Vietnam from the rugged mountains of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) a strip of land extending from the Yellow Sea to the borders of Laos, established to divide North and South Vietnam and Central Highlands in the north to the jungles, rice paddies and flat expanses of the Mekong Delta in the South. In the South, in addition to using the natural camouflage of the jungles, the VC dug and lived in miles of sophisticated caves and tunnels. MACV intelligence analysts were certain that these bases existed, but the enemy's strict camouflage and security discipline made the bases almost impossible to locate by air reconnaissance.

The only American troops which might be in position to challenge them were Cheney's men aligned along these borders. They also suffered the most from the enemy' utilization of the zone to Marshall their troops to attack the SF camps. Small wonder the battered teams began to feel the buffer zone was MACV's revenge and that a courts martial for violating the zone was preferable to filling the insides of body bags. Instead of stopping at the zone, they began to follow enemy troops across and attacking them in their bivouac areas.

Cheney was careful to insure that the map coordinates given higher headquarters for any troop movements or operations were well out of the zone. A little judicious lying, perhaps, but the A-Teams in the field had little or no support in the event they were attacked. Cheney and his team were responsible for dramatically shortening the war, wrote Military brass began court marshal proceedings against Cheney when it was discovered that his team violated border restrictions on a regular basis. But with Nixon's intercession they agreed to give Cheney an honorable discharge and swore Cheney to silence. An oath that he has kept to this day despite the fact that he's been derided constantly for the seeming lack of military service.

Dick Cheney is truly an American Hero.


Posted by: Dr. Stacy Ingersol on September 6, 2004 06:32 AM

Thanks so much for the daily clips, I laughed so hard my stomach hurts, the only problem is these liars still have a chance of winning.

Hope you find the stuff I have been doing entertaining.


Posted by: Jorn Rash on October 7, 2004 06:11 PM

Bush Legacy Death & Debt

One of the first things Bush did tonight is lie. He claimed he never said Osama bin Laden was not important. Mr. President you need to read your own statements.

"I don't know where he is. I have no idea and I really don't care. It's not that important." March 13, 2002

If people re-elect GWB I think the following list is just a minor indication as to how he will continue to mismanage America.

Bush opposes increasing the 7-year-old minimum wage.
Bush opposes a real health care program.
Bush will work to make abortion illegal.
Bush will continue to block cheaper drugs from Canada.
Bush will continue his isolationist policies that see America alone in the world.
Bush will continue to favor the rich and penalize the middle class.
Bush will continue to increase allowable pollutants to help his rich friends gain money.
Bush will continue to give special treatment to Dick Cheney's Halliburton corporation.
Bush will remove more individual American rights by increasing his "homeland security" erosion of basic America principles of justice and democracy.
Bush will continue to oversee a rise in oil costs with no significant plan or investment in changing America's Oil Based Economy.
Bush will continue to award so called American Corporations for moving jobs offshore.
Bush will continue to give lip service to education but will in stead give that money to his wealthy friends.

Overall America will continue to suffer if George W. Bush is able to figure out a way to keep himself in office.

Posted by: Jorn Rash on October 13, 2004 10:01 PM

Im trying to find a copy of the clip where Stewart makes a comment about a meeting of Bush, Cheney, and a whole bunch of Oil company members and he shows them all walking down a beach while playing the Imperial March from Star Wars.

Posted by: Lestrad on October 17, 2004 01:43 PM
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