Following the release of American hostages from Iran, Representative Dick Cheney (R-WY) said, in an interview on January 27, 1981: ” ‘We’ve got some long-term strategic interests in the Persian Gulf, so I think it’s important that we put it [the hostage issue] behind us as quickly as possible. …We should not let the emotion of the moment dictate our responses.’ ”

 – Stephen F. Hayes, Cheney, Page 157