July 27, 2004: Cheney to Democrats: Weakness Invites Terror (Reuters)

  • Despite violence in Iraq and the threat of new al Qaedaattacks in the United States, Cheney told the 2,500 Marines andsailors: “Sixteen months ago, Iraq was a gathering threat tothe United States and the civilized world. Now it is a risingdemocracy, an ally in the war on terror and the American peopleare safer for it,” Cheney said.