ON-Lion Letter
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Award by the Center for Security Policy (CSP) in Washington, D.C., in October.  During his acceptance remarks at a gala dinner celebration, Cheney critiqued the current administration's national-security stances, saying that "[w]e cannot protect this country by putting politics over security, and turning the guns on our own guys."

On Afghanistan, Cheney said, "The White House must stop dithering while America's armed forces are in danger.  Make no mistake, signals of indecision out of Washington hurt our allies and embolden our adversaries.  Waffling, while our troops on the ground face an emboldened enemy, endangers them and hurts our cause."

On intelligence, he said, the current administration is "giving in to the angry left, slandering people who did a hard job well, and demagoguing an issue more serious than any other they'll face in these four years.

"We cannot hope to win a war by talking down our country and those who do its hardest work -- the men and women of our military," Cheney concluded.  "They are, after all, the true keepers of the flame."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports CSP.
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