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    Speaking of disrespecting the troops. Leave it to my brother members at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) service organization to do the right thing.

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    Injured vets tell pull Dick Cheney invitation over security demands
    By James Gordon Meek
    Daily News Washington Bureau

    Sunday, July 27th 2008, 11:55 PM


    Ceneta/AP

    Vice President Cheney was told to get lost by Disabled American Veterans, which had invited him to its convention next month.



    WASHINGTON - Vice President Cheney's invitation to address wounded combat veterans next month has been yanked because the group felt his security demands were Draconian and unreasonable.

    The veep had planned to speak to the Disabled American Veterans at 8:30 a.m. at its August convention in Las Vegas.

    His staff insisted the sick vets be sequestered for two hours before Cheney's arrival and couldn't leave until he'd finished talking, officials confirmed.

    "Word got back to us ... that this would be a prerequisite," said the veterans executive director, David Gorman, who noted the meeting hall doesn't have any rest rooms. "We told them it just wasn't acceptable."

    When Cheney spoke to the group in 2004, his handlers imposed the same stringent security lockdown, upsetting members, officials said.

    Many of the vets are elderly and left pieces of themselves on foreign battlefields since World War II, and others were crippled by recent service in Iraq and Afghanistan. For health reasons, many can't be stuck in a room for hours.

    "It was a huge imposition on our delegates," added David Autry, another Disabled American Veterans official.

    Autry said vets would've had to get up "at Oh-dark-30 and try to get breakfast and showered and get their prosthetics on."

    Once inside, they "could not leave the meeting room, and the bathrooms are outside," he said.

    Cheney's office acknowledged the security requests, but insisted he is sensitive to combat veterans' needs.

    Spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said the two-hour rule is "a recommendation, not a requirement," and "we always work to make sure the bathrooms are within the security perimeters."

    "The vice president would never let us do anything that didn't help facilitate the needs of our veterans," Mitchell added.

    Cheney has visited hospitalized wounded warriors and invited Walter Reed Army Medical Center patients for fly-fishing lessons around his swimming pool.

    But the vice president's rules for speaking to groups seem more stringent than those of his boss.

    President Bush routinely speaks at events such as large dinners where thousands of guests freely pass back and forth through Secret Service screening portals.

    Gorman first invited Bush, who has never addressed the group, but the White House declined last month.

    GOP presidential hopeful John McCain plans to speak in Las Vegas, and organizers expect Democrat Barack Obama will, too.

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    With Thomas M. DeFrank

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_w...ney_invit.html

  • #2
    LMAO, this has nothing to do with the story but it seems like news stories use that picture of him as much as possible...and I love it...lol...

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    • #3
      I also approve of my fellow DAV members withdrawal of invitation. Unfortunately, I don't think Cheney even cares a fig.

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      • #4
        Interesting......


        I believe this thread will die a quick death, as no one will want to post a response.

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        • #5
          I've been on the escort team for Cheney when he's visited Florida and spoke. I don't remeber anything like the requirements in the article. His security was the same as the prez though. Perhaps it was a misunderstanding over "required" and "suggested". But if it was'nt, that sucks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cmr164 View Post
            I also approve of my fellow DAV members withdrawal of invitation. Unfortunately, I don't think Cheney even cares a fig.
            Why do you approve of their behavior? Does the DAV get to tell what the security measures will be? Unless we forget, POTUS and VP do not make the rules, the secret service does.
            A Veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to, and including their life. That is honor, and there are way too many people in this country today, who no longer understand that fact!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ray8285 View Post
              Why do you approve of their behavior? Does the DAV get to tell what the security measures will be? Unless we forget, POTUS and VP do not make the rules, the secret service does.
              No they just decide who is invited and who isn't. And since princess cheney is so high maintainence they told him to hit the bricks. I totally approve of it. Cheney should jump through his own a-hole to make disabled vets happy. But he won't because they are nobody to him. They are a means to an end.
              Two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead.

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              • #8
                Dick Cheney is a good and decent American. His life has been threatened by nutbags from every walk of life and thus, the SS has insisted upon these measures.

                The man has given millions to charity to include disabled vets and has dedicated his life to the service of America.

                Contrary to the complete Kool Aid regarding Halliburton, he was a self-made g***ilionaire long before he was named their COB - a figurehead position only.

                I can attest from personal knowledge - the man is humble and gracious to both law enforcement and military personnel. He has nothing to apologize for.

                The only reason you don't hear more about his kinder, gentler side, is that he refused to tout or take credit for it.

                Many here take immense joy in besmirching a good man. Sad statement.
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                  • #10
                    God forbid Cheney take even a fraction of a fraction of the risk he has put the men and women of the armed services in. He is a coward and an evil POS. They are "the help" to him and people like him don't break bread with "the help" if they don't have too. It might make him uncomfortable.
                    Two people can keep a secret if one of them is dead.

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                    • #11
                      The Obama flu? Some of the people on this forum are out of their minds.

                      Bottom line...the only threat he was probably facing was a little bit of disgruntled veterans angry with his buddy in the oval office.
                      -I don't feel you honor someone by creating a physical gesture (the salute). You honor them by holding them in memory and, in law enforcement, proceeding in vigilant, ethical police work. You honor this country or deceased soldiers or whatever you're honoring when you salute a flag by thinking, feeling, and continuing a life of freedom.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ray8285 View Post
                        Why do you approve of their behavior? Does the DAV get to tell what the security measures will be? Unless we forget, POTUS and VP do not make the rules, the secret service does.
                        Cheney's 'requirements' were far more that what POTUS asks for. And yes I heartily applaud my fellow DAV members for telling the #*$&# VP to take a hike.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by djack16 View Post
                          The Obama flu? Some of the people on this forum are out of their minds.

                          Bottom line...the only threat he was probably facing was a little bit of disgruntled veterans angry with his buddy in the oval office.
                          In my opinion, Cheney was warned of major, disabled veterans, outbursts at the convention. It made sense to raise the security issue; a win-win situation for both sides. Cheney can't be blamed for ducking out of a disabled war veterans convention, and the disabled veterans got to flex their muscles.

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