Sunday, December 18, 2005

How Many Times Did Cheney Invoke 9/11 in Iraq Speech?

Things are going so well in Iraq Vice President Dick Cheney flew there to do his part in the White House's propaganda onslaught this week to shore up Bush's sagging poll numbers.

The White House this afternoon posted Cheney's remarks to the troops and he mentioned 9/11 four times:

> When the United States was attacked on a terrible September morning four years ago, President Bush said the struggle would be long and difficult. [...]

> They've made clear, as well, their ultimate ambition: to acquire weapons of mass destruction, to destroy Israel, to intimidate all Western countries, to cause mass death in the United States. The terrorists' war against America began long before 9/11. [...]

> Ultimately, of course, they attacked the homeland on 9/11 and took the lives of 3,000 people aboard passenger jets, and at the World Trade Center, and at the Pentagon. [...]

> Every American serving in this war can be absolutely certain the people of the United States are behind you. Americans will not support a policy of submission, resignation, or defeatism in the face of terror. Our country will never go back to the false comforts of the world before September 11, 2001. [...]

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