"I think the world increasingly will understand that what we have here are a group of barbarians, that they threaten all of us. . . It's an attack not just upon the United States, but upon civilized society." - Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in his interview with Tim Russert on Meet The Press on September 16, 2001. The quote is from part one of the interview, at the 13:13 - 13:51 mark.
"The key here to keep in mind is that what we're asking nations to do, is step up and be counted. They're going to have to decide. Are they going to stand with the United States, and believe in freedom, and democracy, and civilization, or are they going to stand with the terrorists and the barbarians? And it's a fairly clear-cut choice." - Dick Cheney, from part two of the interview, at the 1:39 - 2:00 mark.
"We also have to work, though, sort of the dark side, if you will. We’ve got to spend time in the shadows in the intelligence world." - Dick Cheney, from part two of the interview, at the 5:25 - 5:32 mark.