“In his Fox News interview [on January 19, 2006] Vice President [Dick] Cheney did not give an inch on the necessity of the NSA [National Security Agency] spying or of the war itself. ‘When we look back on this, ten years hence,’ he insisted, ‘we will [see that we] have fundamentally changed the course of history in that part of the world.’ ”

 – Thomas Powers, The Military Error, Pages 99-100