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Once Again, Cheney Sets the Agenda

Tomorrow, former Vice President Dick Cheney will be speaking at the American Enterprise Institute. His speech will be entitled “Keeping America Safe.” It seems safe to assume that the topics of Guantanamo Bay, detainee interrogation, military tribunals, the State Secrets Act, and other big issues will come up.

Invitations for Cheney’s speech went out early last week. Interestingly, late last week White House officials began mentioning the possibility of a presidential speech on these issues, and now President Obama is scheduled to give a major address detailing his plans to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, including, presumably, resolving the previously delayed decision about where, precisely, all these captured terrorists will be going.

Obama’s speech is scheduled for immediately after Cheney’s.

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