Cheney calls Romney the ‘only man’ able to lead the country though a crisis like 9/11 By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News

Cheney calls Romney the ‘only man’ able to lead the country though a crisis like 9/11

By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told a group of Republican donors Thursday that Mitt Romney is the "only man" qualified to lead the country through a potential crisis like the 9/11 attacks.

Speaking at the first of two fundraisers he hosted for Romney near Jackson, Wyo., Cheney praised Romney as the only candidate in the race who can handle "the kind of challenges a president has to deal with."

"There is always, sooner or later, a crisis, totally unanticipated. You can't plan on it, you don't know what it's going to be, but if you go through the campaigns and study the history books and talk to all the experts, sooner or later there's going to be a big surprise, usually an unpleasant one," Cheney said, citing the memory of the 9/11 attacks. "When I think about the kind of individual I want in the Oval Office in that moment of crisis, who has to make those key decisions, some of them life and death decisions, decisions as the commander in chief, who has the responsibility for sending our young men and women in harm's way. That man's Mitt Romney."

Romney, who took the stage after Cheney, praised the former vice president as a "great American leader" who dedicated his life to public service.

"He went back to Washington and served year after year after year--and not always in ways that achieved a lot of visibility. And at times when he achieved visibility, (it was) sometimes not the visibility he wanted, but in each case, put his country foremost in his life," Romney said, according to a pool report. "And to do that and to bring up a family in that something is something which I respect and admire."

Romney made no mention of Cheney's ex-boss, former President George W. Bush—whom Romney has distanced himself from during the campaign. Romney and Cheney spoke to donors who paid between $1,000 and $10,000 to hear the men speak at a local country club. Individuals who contributed $30,000 were invited to a private dinner at Cheney's Wyoming home. The two events were expected to bring in at least $4 million for the Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee.

Hitler Didn't Die!

Have you read the controversies over the facts that Hitler and Borman didn't die and they both had estancias in Chile or Argentina? No matter, either way they both had the courtesy to shut the f* up.

In the Kingdom of the Blind the One Eyed Man is King

This is emblematic of what the social historian and political theorist Hannah Arendt called the "banality of evil;" quotidian exposure to the extreme, the repugnant, has created a diffidence towards censure and allows these bugs to periodically crawl out from under their rocks. In the comments on the WSJ article someone was listing Rice's qualifications as if no hint of scandal had ever touched her and that she was nothing more than her handlers want to project: a scholar and stateswoman. Dick Gregory suggests that evil is invisible. He tells a vignette about how if one were to go to Germany today and see a building dedicated to an ex Nazi, say a Hitler library, that it would be a shock but on coming home seeing The J. Edgar Hoover Building or The Nixon Library creates no such outrage. Also, so strong is the fatuous worship of glitz and power that once a Jewish woman, the wife of a Nazi Party functionary, just couldn't leave well enough alone and had to attend a cocktail party with high level officials, paying with her life. Word on the street is that some of our "brightest lights" have had their wings clipped and find international travel a difficult prospect to consider. These include: John Yoo, Viet Minh and even Bush and Cheney. Let's just hope that, in regards to Rice, that the possibility of her being unable to travel and perform the duties of the office will lead to her consideration being quietly tabled.

Edit: I replaced Herbert C. Hoover Building with J. Edgar Hoover Building which was as Dick Gregory stated and the error was mine.

Song lyric

Your comments remind me of a great rock lyric:

'If Adolf Hitler flew in today
They'd send a limousine anyway.'

The Clash, 'White Man In Hammersmith Palais,' 1978

Won't vote for Mitt Romney.

His comments on willingness to attack Iran as a pre-emptive strike were most unwelcomed... Condie Rice as VP? give me a break...

Anyone who thinks a Cheney endorsement is a good thing doesn't know Dick... Cheney.

IMO, we don't have much of a choice in November. I just hope we aren't faced with another false-flag event in the next few months...

another false flag

if anyone would be in the know, it'd be cheney. we are in the near state of necessity of posting info on light poles, similar to the movie 'sophie scholl: the final days," RECOMMENDED BY RET. USAF LT COL KAREN KWIATOWSKI whom i deeply admire despite mistaken apprehension of plane (none) at the pentagon. see frank legge's comprehensive recent article at journal of 911studies.

gore vidal's assessment: "america has one political party, the property party, with two right wings, the dems and repubs." i've been making it a point to spread this around my proudly 'progressive' friends, the ones who think they are so well informed by reading the nyt and listening/watching charlie rose. saying "npr makes me sick" is always a good conversation starter.

Sophie Scholl - The Final Days: True Story of Anti-Nazi Activist

Here is Part 1 of the complete film. Look around and you will find the rest.

Excellent Film

I have seen this film several times. As it says, it is about the final days of some of the White Rose members, the Scholl faction. The book associated with the film is Sophie Scholl and the White Rose , there are other books as well but this may be the best. Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose) 1982 is also an excellent film. It is directed by Michael Verhoeven and features an excellent actress, Lena Stolze, in the role of Sophie Scholl. Another excellent political film is Costa-Gavras' Missing with Jack Lemmon and Sissy Spacek. It is a pretty accurate look at American intervention in South America:"When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him." It is based on the book which was originally titled: The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice (1978) by Thomas Hauser; with the success of the movie the book was re-titled to simply Missing .

My encounter with Sophie Scholl....

As soon as Sophie Scholl came out on DVD, I rented the film from Blockbuster, put it in the player, started the film, then sat down to label and sleeve 9/11 DVDs as I watched. Imagine my "Twilight Zone" moment when the White Roses slipped into the basement to print and address their pamphlets!!

Public "Choices"

"IMO, we don't have much of a choice in November."

The Democrat and Republican parties, along with Supreme Court sanctioned unlimted private funding of these parties, are purposely constructed impediments IMO, to independent forces seeking higher office.

Due to ignorance and/or an unwillingness, most can not resist the arranged journey they are taken on during each election year.

While the Supreme Court will force federally funded health care upon the nation, they rule in favor of methods that allow powerful unelected private interests to control federal elections.


I won't vote for Romney either. He donated over 1.4 million to a religion founded by a barely literate farmer who claimed to have translated the tenets of their scriptures from Egyptian hieroglyphics USING special GLASSES! (source Der Spiegel). No wonder Europeans think religeous Americans are peculiar and fanatic.

Also, many thought Bush lacked the brains to be president but few questioned Cheneys intelligence or the lack thereof and his inexplicable meteoric rise in business and government. He wasn't even a good ole boy or pull the school tie, so it's a mystery.