"The president of the United States now for 50 years is followed at all times, 24 hours a day, by a military aide carrying a football that contains the nuclear codes that he would use and be authorized to use in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States." "He could launch the kind of devastating attack the world has never seen. "He doesn't have to check with anybody. He doesn't have to call the Congress. He doesn't have to check with the courts. He has that authority because of the nature of the world we live in."(Vice-President Cheney-Dec 21,2008)
Awesome power to be passing on to a rookie!
In an interview yesterday on Fox News Sunday Cheney "mocked Vice President-elect Joe Biden's grasp of the Constitution, defended former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and said President Bush 'doesn't have to check with anybody' before launching a nuclear attack."
The Vice-President was combative and unapologetic regarding the Bush administration's vigorous actions which have kept the nation free from further attack these eight years.
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