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Prudence Bushnell
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Prudence Bushnell

As CEO of Sage Associates, Ambassador Prudence Bushnell lectures and consults on international and leadership topics.

Free Speech

That former leaders, from private or public sectors, are entitled to free speech reflects positively on our national values; that Dick Cheney condemns respect for human rights in matters of national security reflects negatively on his. So be it.

By Prudence Bushnell

 |  May 12, 2009; 6:58 AM ET
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That former leaders, from private or public sectors, are entitled to free speech reflects positively on our national values; that old Pru resorts to sophistry in misrepresenting Vice President Cheney's position on human rights reflects negatively on hers. So be it.

Posted by: peterd | May 13, 2009 11:19 AM
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I'd love to hear more from Dick Cheney about what was done and why. But only under oath, with questioning done by a trained prosecutor!

This is why we need investigations and, where appropriate, prosecutions.

What have we ever heard from Cheney that was not a lie or a misstatement? There is nothing that he says that we can rely on. He needs to be questioned in a forum where, at long last, there are consequences for his statements.

Posted by: HankNTennessee | May 13, 2009 8:05 AM
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Eloquently and simply put. I agree with Ms. Bushnell.

Why has the Post posed such a ridiculous question as: "Is the former VP exercising his right to free speech or his is criticism coming off as sour grapes?"

The answer is yes and yes; he's exercising his right to free speech AND his criticism sounds like sour grapes.

Posted by: MontaraCA | May 13, 2009 1:17 AM
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