Flanigan passed it to Gonzales, and Gonzales sent it as "my judgment" to Bush. He looked down the line of young lovelies and walked down and gave every one of them a kiss. The Cheney-Rumsfeld position would place the president indisputably in breach of international law and would undermine cooperation from allied governments. Then Henry threatened to quit. Then I got on the airplane and flew back to Washington. Thus formed the core legal team that Cheney oversaw, directly and indirectly, after the terrorist attacks.
And he pretty much put together this kind of crazy quilt coalition, and it was George Meany and the American Jewish Congress and others who finally got some funds out of Congress.
It's 'Marty, what do you think of where we stand today? The fact that the vice president was interested meant that everyone paid attention. I made an effort at one point to get him to appoint Bob as an ambassador. Because if we'd gone to Baghdad we would have been all alone. In response, Senator John Kerry asserted, "It is hard to name a government official with less credibility on Iraq [than Cheney].