View Full Version : Cheney Thought He Had Lethal Anthrax Dose

07-14-2008, 07:55 PM
I wonder where that conspiracy theory came from? Did the secretary do it? The butler, the mailman, the vast left wingnut conspiracy, or was it possibly from the lil' one himself?!??!?????????????!?!??!??! Yahahahahahahahhah, only the shadow knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Scare Prompted Veep to Take Hard Line on Terror Suspects, New Book Contends

In the days after 9/11, when fears of another terrorist strike were at their peak, Vice President Dick Cheney was convinced that he had been subjected to a lethal dose of anthrax, according to a new book.

White House insiders from that white-knuckle time told author Jane Mayer, who authored "The Dark Side, The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals," that the scare contributed to Cheney's insistence on hard-line tactics for fighting terror.

Mayer, a writer for the New Yorker, claims that the vice president became the driving force in pushing for tougher interrogation tactics that critics charge went over the legal line and constitute torture.

On Oct. 18, 2001, a White House alarm went off indicating that sensors had detected dangerous levels of radioactive, chemical or biological agents. According to Mayer, anyone who had entered the White House situation room, including Cheney, had been exposed.

When vice president wasn't in the bunker, Mayer claims that "a sense of constant danger followed Cheney everywhere." The route was altered daily during the veep's commute to his above-ground office. On the back seat next to him would be a duffel bag stuffed with a gas mask and biochemical survival suit. And a doctor nearly always traveled with him, "The Dark Side" claims........."

More: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=5368813&page=1

I imagine the veep sees a lot of things in a lot of shadows...........He is a nut, don't you know?