Verbatim: Sep. 27, 2004

"He failed to tell you the truth. You deserve better. The Commander in Chief has to level with the troops and the nation."

JOHN KERRY, speaking about President Bush's record on the Iraq war, at a National Guard conference in Las Vegas

"Senator Kerry said today that leadership starts with telling the truth. But the American people also know that true leadership requires the ability to make a decision."

VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY, responding to Kerry's comments, at a campaign stop in Reno, Nev.

"It's beyond pitiful, it's beyond embarrassing. It's now in the zone of dangerous."


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