Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Blast from the Past

From the August 31, 2000 NY Times, Dick Cheney on the campaign trail:

Perhaps Mr. Cheney's most pointed dig at the opposition came when he quoted an "observer of the military" in his speech.

"One observer of the military," he said, "had this to say last year: 'Our military faces readiness problems,' he cautioned, 'including falling recruitment, and retention in critical skill areas; aging equipment that costs more to keep operating at acceptable levels of reliability; a need for more support services for a force with a high percentage of married personnel; and frequent deployments.' "

"That is a fair summary of the problem," Mr. Cheney said, "and it came from Senator Joseph Lieberman."

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