Cheney Defiant

Dick CheneyIn an appearance this morning on ABC News This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Vice-President Dick Cheney was quick to mention 9/11, the War on Terror, and gave strong indication of how he would relate to a Democratic-controlled Congress. If served a subpoena, he would refuse to comply.

Cheney said the administration is moving “full speed ahead” with its policy on the war in Iraq.

“We’ve got the basic strategy right,” Cheney told George Stephanopoulos in an interview that was broadcast Sunday on “This Week.”

ABC News reports on the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll which shows 57 percent of Americans said that the war was not worth fighting. The poll also showed President Bush’s job approval rating dropped to 37 percent, the second-lowest mark of his presidency.

Cheney said that even with most pollsters predicting that Democrats would gain seats in both houses of Congress, voter sentiment would not influence Bush’s Iraq policy.

“It may not be popular with the public — it doesn’t matter in the sense that we have to continue the mission and do what we think is right. And that’s exactly what we’re doing,” Cheney said. “We’re not running for office. We’re doing what we think is right.”

Dick Cheney: staying the course.