Elizabeth Cheney

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Elizabeth Cheney

Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney Perry (born July 28, 1966) is an American attorney. During the George W. Bush administration years she held positions in the State Department of the United States. Her father is former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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  • On torture
    The U.S. does not torture; in fact, what holds up the release from Guantanamo is getting a guarantee from their governments that they won't be tortured. Guantanamo and prisons in Afghanistan are completely consistent with international obligations. Just because the Geneva Convention might not technically apply does not mean that America does not treat people with the spirit of the convention. . . . While we are doing things militarily in the war on terror, we are also spreading hope and opportunity so that the young people do not become recruits for the terrorists.
    • Maha Akeel, Arab News, "Correcting Perceptions About America is My Job: Liz Cheney," Nov. 16, 2005"
  • On women as voters
    Sometimes there is a tendency to talk about women as though we are a herd...women believe this or women want that. But we very much vote on the issues depending on what's important.
    • G. Robert Hillman, "New Bush Campaign Aims to Appeal to Women Voters," Dallas Morning News, May 12, 2004.</ref>
  • On women as achievers
    Find something you really love and make it your career. Don't let anyone discourage you or tell you it's not practical. I have loved the Middle East since I was a little girl. I read my first book about ancient Egypt when I was 10, and I've been hooked ever since. . . I have been blessed to have had great, strong women mentors, beginning with my mother. I have also met incredibly impressive women in the Arab world. They are demonstrating enormous courage as they work to expand women's rights and human freedom in their countries. I am inspired to work harder every time I spend time with them.
    • Barbara Kantrowitz and Holly Peterson, "What I Learned: Whether they're running universities, political campaigns or major corporations, these 11 remarkable women have found their own ways of overcoming obstacles," Newsweek, October 15, 2007.

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