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Thursday, June 17, 2004
 
Giant turtle exists, Cheney insists. His name is Fred.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites), who took the lead in pushing the idea of a flat earth resting on the back of a giant turtle, has no intention of backing down despite a finding to the contrary by the Sept. 11 commission, aides said on Wednesday.


Administration officials stood by Cheney, who critics accuse of using faulty intelligence about alleged incidents of people falling off the edge of the earth and being eaten by a giant turtle to push the nation to war.


A White House official said Cheney's assertion, which he repeated this week, that the giant turtle preferred to eat Spaghettio's, were based on "facts."

 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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