Curious about the Edwards line that Cheney, "voted against a resolution calling for the release of Nelson Mandela in South Africa," I dug into Nexis. Why did Cheney cast that vote in 1986? In 2000, he explained, "The [African National Congress] was then viewed as a terrorist organization. It was a step that we simply weren't prepared to take."
Turning a negative into a positive: Dick Cheney--ahead of the curve on the threat of terrorism!
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