[Mb-civic] Cheney's No Terrorism Expert

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Cheney's No Terrorism Expert 

Vice president's comments ignore the facts and distort recent history.

By Daniel Benjamin
Daniel Benjamin, co-author of "The Age of Sacred Terror" (Random House, 2002), was on the National Security Council staff from 1994 to 1999.

September 12 2004

The bottom half of any presidential ticket traditionally belongs to the campaign hit man, the guy who sticks the shiv in while the presidential nominee floats above the fray. With his recent charge that a vote for John Kerry could return us to the bad old days of feckless counter-terrorism and be a prelude to terrorist attack, Vice President Dick Cheney has redefined the role downward. 

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