Dick Cheney, fresh off the unveiling of a bust celebrating his legacy in Emancipation Hall in the Senate, is getting a lot of credit for criticizing Donald Trump's latest racist call to exclude Muslims from the country. That's the part of the interview that has been interpreted as an attempt to moderate the boiling racism that Trump has used -- for months, really -- to remain atop the GOP presidential primary race. But Cheney didn't stop there. He then emphasized that one of his ancestors arrived as a religious refugee, a Puritan. There has been little recognition that, in speaking out against the ban on all Muslims, Cheney either unintentionally or intentionally propagated another racist myth, that there "wasn't anybody here" when the Puritans came.
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Click Here. Baghdad "Once you get to Baghdad, it's not clear what you do with it. It's not clear what kind of government you put in place of the one that's currently there now. Is it going to be a Shia regime, a Sunni regime, a Kurdish regime? Or one that tilts toward the Baathists, or one that tilts toward Islamic fundamentalists? How much credibility is that going to have if it's set up by the American military there? How long does the United States military have to stay there to protect the people that sign on for that government, and what happens once we leave?
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Criticizing Trump is not new for Cheney, the No. And as the prospect of a post-Trump GOP begins to come into view, her relative independence from the president could position her for another rapid rise in party leadership. John Shimkus R-Ill. In her latest rebuke of Trump, Cheney openly questioned whether the president was aware of reports that the Russians offered Afghan militants bounties to kill U. Greg Walden R-Ore.
Today Dick Cheney is known as George W. Bush's vice president and a GOP stalwart. But before taking on Washington, Cheney's road was less than perfectly paved with many bumps that had an influence on his political outlook and rise to the top. Here's a look at how a young Cheney found his path in life and politics.