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Thursday, 15 February 2007
Yankees abroad plan to boo Cheney visit to Australia
Mood:  loud
Topic: peace

No one seems too keen to welcome war mongering Dick Cheney, USA Vice President to Australia on Feb 22nd 2007. The Australian's Matt Price wrote of his dodgy credentials in a scathing column recently partly extracted elsewhere on SAM: Refer 14th Feb 2007

PM Howard running over political crocs to VP Cheney visit Feb 22, safe haven or vortex of demise?
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: election Oz 2007

Similarly notice these adverse mainstream reports:

Cheney may snub outspoken Japan Defense chief: report - Boston Globe - 11 Feb 2007

Visit not helping Howard | The Courier-Mail

Dan Froomkin - The Unraveling of Dick Cheney - washingtonpost.com

The Raw Story | Friend: Cheney says Washington is 'all BS,' full of 'suffering fools'

His chief of staff is in big big legal poo there in the USA in a 'CIA leak trial' as per the Huffington Post blog image here:


Caption: "I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, right, arrives at U.S. Federal Court in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007 with one of his lawyers, William Jeffress, Jr."

Now we have received this email from an active member of Democrats Abroad Australia:




Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:18 AM

Subject: Dick Cheney: Puppetmaster!

Hola! Tom Just a FYI about Puppetmaster Cheney's visit, no doubt there will be lots of actions going on as a member of US Democrats Abroad Australia DAA, we had planned to do a peaceful protest. But the DNC in Washington said we have to adhere to a protocol not to criticise the President when out of country (since when is Dick the President?) We decided if can't protest without fear of cancelling our chapter, we could either act as individuals or Angry Americans Abroad or as so sneakly suggested at last nights meeting, we could get a permit form the City Council to do "US Voter Registration" in Martin Place.

Quite clever I thought (not my idea by the way), I'm also trying to get my PA system back for quality audio protests which I could lend to any Australian groups.

Sorry I haven't hooked up with you sooner, but I've been doing Chinese New Year installations. But now I have your email it will be a good way to keep in touch.



04xx xxx xxx

Even though Cheney is only flying into Canberra, and not coming to Sydney, we are hoping to get some coverage of Angry Americans! See the attached email below from our chair Marla.



Hola! xxx

It was good talking to you, as promised here is the info about our peaceful demo 21 February 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

To: xxxxx
Subject: DAA Launching Pre-Emptive PEACE Strike


Mark your calendar!
21 February 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Martin Place, SYDNEY (near the bottom of the stairs to the US Consulate)

The NSW Chapter of US Democrats Abroad Australia is planing a PEACEFUL demonstration on the eve of Dick Cheney's visit to Australia.

TELL your friends, family and colleagues.  We want a crowd!

More details to follow.

Democratically yours,
xxxxx xxxxxx

As to Cheney's specific itinerary this is open source


Cheney in Australia


February 13, 2007 12:15am

Article from: The Advertiser

U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney will deliver a major speech on U.S. foreign policy and the Australia-America alliance when he visits Sydney next week.

Mr Cheney is due to address the Australian American Leadership Dialogue at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney on Friday of next week.

His trip comes after a brief visit to Japan, at which he plans to snub Defence Minister Fumio Kyuma, who called the Iraq war a "mistake".

Posted by editor at 8:33 AM EADT
Updated: Thursday, 15 February 2007 9:01 AM EADT

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