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Dick Cheney

“You know, Paul, Reagan proved deficits don't matter.”

(Quoted to Former Treasury Secretary Paul O' Neill – Sources: OnTheIssues.org; Washington Post; Truth-Out.org)

Let us rid ourselves of the fiction that low oil prices are somehow good for the United States.

(In October 1986, when Dick Cheney was the lone congressman from energy-rich Wyoming, he introduced legislation to create a new import tax that would have caused the price of oil, and ultimately the price of gasoline paid by drivers, to soar by billions of dollars per year. “THE 2004 CAMPAIGN: THE VICE PRESIDENT; Cheney Tax Plan From '86 Would Have Raised Gas Prices,” by Richard A. Oppel, Jr., April 6, 2004, New York TimesSource)

We will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.

(March 16, 2003, Meet the Press with Tim Russert – Source)

Principle is okay up to a certain point, but principle doesn't do any good if you lose.

(1976 presidential campaign – Source)

We also have to work, though, sort of the dark side, if you will. We've got to spend time in the shadows in the intelligence world. A lot of what needs to be done here will have to be done quietly, without any discussion, using sources and methods that are available to our intelligence agencies, if we're going to be successful.”

(Sept. 16, 2001, talking with NBC’s Tim Russert – Source)

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