In a speech today at the American Legion, Vice President Cheney said:
I realize the Annual Convention of the American Legion is not a political event, and I will not speak this morning about the presidential campaign.
Moments later, he said:
President Bush stood firm, along with a number of notably courageous members of Congress, some of them from Arizona. They knew a surge of operations was our big chance to get things right.
In 2001, McCain said he would have picked Cheney as Vice President had he been elected. Cheney told McCain he would have agreed to the job.