"these extremists, the Neo-cons"

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (b. 1941) was the United States Vice President from January 2001 to January 2009. He was a controversial figure, accused of warmongering, and thought to be the real force behind the decision-making of then President George W. Bush.

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Final Interview with Bob Scheiffer on Face the Nation (Jan 4th 09):

 

Donald Rumsfeld has had many political appointments, but in 2003 he was Secretary of Defense. He resigned from the position in 2006. 

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Paul Dundes Wolfowitz (b. 1943) is viewed as one of the architects of the Iraq War. He was Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2005. 

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Wolfowitz on the Iraq War